News & Updates

  • Slow and steady, we’re making progress!
    This submission cycle is our most challenging one yet. On top of personal and family challenges we’re working through this year, we’ve received so many stories that we have been moving around and planning our budget to make this issue a big one. For those of you with a story that’s been outstanding for > […]
  • An Update on Proton Reader Three
    Friends and Folks, the Proton Reader editorial machine has been creeping along at a snail’s pace through work issues, COVID, and all sorts of fun things. We’re now picking up the pace with an additional editor to help us finish going through what’s left of the submissions. Authors: thank you for your patience! We’ll be […]
  • What We Want (and What We Don’t)
    We value, and encourage, stories from all authors, regardless of race, religion, sexuality, gender identity, or disability status. That being said, we would never query or require an author to disclose information about themselves that they are not ready to share, and we do not collect information about an author other than what they freely […]
  • Submissions opening February 1st, 2023!
    We’re opening submissions for Proton Reader Three on February 1st, 2023. Please review our submission guidelines and enjoy our first two installments of the Proton Reader experience to get a feel for the kinds of stories we publish. Sami and I will send more information as we get closer. If you’re using social media, you […]
  • Reflections on our first year
    In 2022, we published nine authors and a total of 40,947 words of stimulating speculative science fiction. I also break down our costs for the year.
  • An Update
    First, I want to extend another heartfelt thank you to all of you for the reception of Proton Reader so far. I was incredibly overwhelmed with the support, the submissions, and the response to our first issue. I loved every story we published and I’m so glad you did too! Second, I want to apologize […]
  • We’re increasing our per-word rate
    TL;DR: $0.08/word for the first 2000 words, then $0.02/word after that.
  • Call for Submissions
    You know what this world needs? Another place to publish your speculative fiction!