Submission Guidelines

Want to See Your Name in Print?

If you’ve never submitted an article before, it’s easier than you think. If you want to contribute, but are unsure what to write about – simply send a letter of comment on any topic (a past issue, some book or show you liked [or hated]). It’s that easy. We only ask that you consider the audience’s interests: we are fans of science fiction and fantasy.

Letters of Comment

Letters of Comment (LoCs) are the fan version of Letters to the Editor – except you can feel free to address directly anyone you want.

Original Writing

We accept fiction, essays, poetry, con reports, artwork, and interviews. All writing is subject to being edited, but we usually take a very light hand.


We are always looking for cover art and spot art and amusing doodles and thoughtful ones, too.  We have plenty of space to fill and your art may be just what we are looking for.


We would like to publish a review of every new SF/F/H/O novel when published. That’s the objective. We fall a bit short.


Please send your material to the appropriate zine Editor. We are always open for material.  If you are not sure here to send material, send it to George Phillies,

What We Publish

The National Fantasy Fan (TNFF)

The TNFF is the official club newsletter. As a newszine, it publishes official business of the President and Directorate as well as reports from the Bureau Chairs on fan activity. Additionally, we accept news reports that affect fandom in general, such as convention calendars and general fandom news such as death, birth, and engagement announcements. Send your material to its Editor, George Phillies,

Tightbeam (TB)

Tightbeam is our general fanzine (genzine). It publishes just about everything from Letters of Comment (LoCs) on previous issues (or whatever they want to talk about) to reviews and essays. Send your material to its Editor, George Phillies,


N’APA. founded 1959, is our Amateur Press Association, featuring zines from individual Neffers. Send your material to the Official Collator, Jefferson Swycaffer,


Ionisphere, published by our Fan-Pro Coordinating Bureau, features interviews with authors and fen. Send your material to its Editor, John Thiel,

Eldritch Science

Eldritch Science is our fiction zine, published once or twice a year.  Send your material to its Editor, George Phillies,


Origin, the publication of the Fannish Research and History Bureau, includes studies on fannish history and a vigorous letter column.  Send your material to its Editor, John Thiel,


Mangaverse is published by the N3F Anime/Comics/Manga Bureau.  Send your material to its Editrix, Jessi Silver,

Films Fantastic

Films Fantastic features articles on stfnal films, especially older films.  Send your material to its Editor, Eric Jamborsky <>.

The N3F Review of Books

The objective of The N3F Review of Books is to publish a significant review of every new SF/F novel.  We are still lagging a bit.   Its pages also feature Prose Bono, articles on writing and selling stfnal works, reviews of literary-critical works on SF&F, and interviews with SF editors.  Send your reviews to its Editor, George Phillies,


Special Publications

Our special publications come in three flavors:

  1. Works of Reference: Fandbooks, Indexes for veteran fans
  2. One-Offs: One-issue-only zines, cookbooks, etc.
  3. Outreach: Educational guides to new fans

Unlike our other pubs, which are timely and have a short production cycle, our Special publications are arranged with the Editorial Cabal months in advance of actual publication date.

Formats We Will Accept

We prefer electronic files. Send them to the appropriate editor.

Electronic formats:

  • Writing:  We accept documents in  plain text (.txt), rich text (.rtf), and simple Word format (.doc or .docx). You may also cut and paste your text into the body of your email.
  • Art: We accept art in JPEG, JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP, TIF, TIFF formats.

Paper Formats

Please send only copies of your work, whether it is art or text.

Contact Addresses:

Any submission may be sent to the general address or the specialized addresses.

General Submissions

  • U.S. Mail
    George Phillies
    48 Hancock Hill Drive
    Worcester, MA 01609
  • Email: George Phillies (TNFF)


By submitting any material to us, you agree that you claim that you are the original author or creator of this material and have the right to grant us reproduction rights to that work. You also agree your work is to be contributed for one-time use only in an N3F publication in its various print and electronic forms, including our archives, which may be accessible to the public, and other archival sites. All other copyrights are retained by you, the contributor.

Last updated: August 9, 2020 at 16:50 pm

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