Tor.com FAQ

Is this the website for Tor Books? Where can I find information on upcoming releases or ask about my favorite books?
The website for Tor and Forge Books is at www.tor-forge.com, and they’ll have information on all their titles and their manuscript submission guidelines. You’re currently visiting Tor.com, a separate blog and community site for science fiction, fantasy, the universe, and related subjects.

So, what’s the difference between Tor Books and Tor.com?
Tor.com is a site dedicated to science fiction, fantasy, and all aspects of SF/F fandom; we publish original fiction and art as well as reviews and commentary on books, stories, movies, comics, and related topics. Tor.com is publisher neutral, and we operate in our own special corner of Macmillan, the publishing company that also encompasses Tor Books. You can read more about us here.

Why should I register for the site?
If you choose to register, you’ll get our weekly newsletter of highlights from the site and early access to exclusive content: stories, wallpapers, and more. You’ll also be able to edit your own comments, subscribe to comment threads, and have the option of sending and exchanging messages with other users—find out more and register here!

I tried to comment, but it’s not showing up—what happened?
Our spam filter may have flagged your comment, especially if it contains links, and we’ll do our best to approve it manually as soon as possible. Comments of an inflammatory or aggressive nature may be wholly or partially unpublished at the moderators’ discretion, as well—please see our full Moderation Policy for further information.

What if I see a comment I think the moderators should deal with?
Please hit “flag” on the comment and we’ll be notified. You must be a registered user and logged in to flag a comment. Please note that we may not be able to respond immediately, but will always deal with problematic comments as quickly as we can.

What is your policy on posting and policing spoilers?
We do our best to warn readers about potential spoilers in our posts and reviews by including spoiler warnings in the title or opening paragraphs of the articles. Non-spoiler articles may also include a clearly-labeled section of whited-out text—highlighting the text with your cursor will reveal potential spoilers, but readers who choose not to do so will remain unspoiled. Readers should expect spoilers in the comment section of most articles, unless a post is clearly marked as a spoiler-free discussion, so proceed with caution. Occasionally, moderators will white-out comment text in order to obscure major spoilers, but we cannot guarantee that commenters will avoid mentioning/referencing spoilers in their ongoing discussions.

How can I get permission to reprint fiction or blog posts from the site?
Permission to reprint, translate, or republish the fiction or non-fiction on the site can only be granted by the individual author(s) of the story or post in question. Please contact the author directly, or email your request to webmaster@tor.com and we will attempt to forward your contact information to the authors, but cannot guarantee a response.

Do you have an RSS feed?
We have several options for subscribing to Tor.com content. You can follow our front page here, or you can choose to subscribe to individual author’s archive pages, follow individual bloggers, or subscribe to an individual series (such as rereads or rewatches).

To find the RSS option for an author or blogger, click on their name—if a feed is available, the ‘RSS feed’ link will appear directly under their name on their author archive page. To subscribe to a series, please visit the series index and click on the RSS icon to the right of the series title. For more information, see the main Subscribe to Tor.com page.


How can I get in touch with Tor.com?
If you’re interested in advertising on Tor.com you can find our guidelines and contact information here.

If you have a problem with the site, drop a line to webmaster@tor.com. Please note that we may not be able to respond immediately, especially over nights, weekends, and holidays, but we will do our best to help as soon as possible—thank you for being patient while we work on fixing the problem!

Does Tor.com accept fiction and non-fiction submissions?
We do! Please take a look at our submission guidelines.

How about art?
Please send postcards and other printed samples to

Irene Gallo
Tor Books
175 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010

Do not send original art. Include website and email address. Samples will not be returned unless accompanied by a SASE.