Space Cat Press is a small press publishing several titles a year. In addition to commissioned work, we open occasional submission windows for space-themed anthologies.

We are not currently accepting novel or poetry collection submissions.

Space Cat Press welcomes diverse voices and stories. We encourage writers from under-represented groups to send us your work. Just make sure your submission fits our current theme and publication guidelines.


Here at Space Cat Press, we like to shake things up genre-wise as, in our experience, this makes for a creative combustion. Whatever space inspires you to write, be it traditional sci-fi, weird fiction or steampunk fairytales, we want to read it.

We hope to see submissions in any of the following forms:

  • Poetry
  • Short stories
  • Creative non-fiction
  • Flash fiction

We will pay a flat rate fee for each piece published in an anthology and offer a complimentary copy per author. The rate will be £5 for poems and flash fiction pieces (up to 1,000 words) and £10 for longer prose (1,000-3,000 words).

Submission calls:

Submissions are now: CLOSED!

Race For The Stars shortlist

+1 by James Worrad

’67 Mentions of the Moon’ by Anna Kisby Compton

A matter of scale by Simon Fung

A short history of a universe in fold theory by James Walton

Always Carry A Spare by J. K. Fulton

Considering the Stars by Teika Marija Smits

‘Driving to the moon, with ghosts’ by Kathleen Bell

‘Earth Voyage 2019_Nos 3, 2, & 1’ by Mark Goodwin

‘Frank C Mars Creates His First Chocolate Bar’ by Anna Kisby Compton

‘Hero of the Soviet Union, Twice’ by James Walton

‘Hue of Blue’ by Rebekah Tobias

‘Laika’ by Sarah Doyle

Mother by Paul Rudman

‘Neil Armstrong’s Three Stage Punctuation’ by James Walton

On the Path of Comets by Rod Duncan

One Small Step by Rob Bray

Pathfinder by Katherine Franklin

Scattered Across the Stars by J. K. Fulton

宇宙競争 (Space Race) by Elizabeth Morgan

‘The Chequered Flag’ by Tim Bombdog

The Pioneer’s Dilemma by Yevgeny Salisbury

Valentina by Mary Byrne

‘Visible Spectrum’ by Michele Witthaus

Waning Earth by Richard Urwin

‘What became of the girl who counted’ by Emma Lee

‘What they were hired to do’ by Emma Lee

‘Yuri Gagarin in Dublin’ by Deborah Tyler