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Last Updated: Friday, 20 November 2015

32 Market Listings

Fresh Updated:
Ideomancer - closed by the publisher
Lackington's - temp. open to theme subs
Andromeda Spaceways... - temp. closed to new subs
The Sehnsucht Project - info hidden
The Pedestal Magazine - open to poetry subs

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  • ABYSS & APEX - quarterly webzine; most speculative genres, no vampire h or hf (fic/flash/poem). Pay: 6¢/word ($75 max.); poem=$5. Words: fic=1½k-10k (if longer query); flash=<1250; poem=(see GLs). RT: <8 months. Reprints: no, solicited only. E-subs: E-MAIL ONLY. (Q).   2015 Reading Periods: Fic/Flash: 1st week in Feb/May/Aug/Nov; Poetry: May & Nov.   [Top]

    UPDATE - 14 November 2015: backlogged; closed to new submissions until February 2016; current subs will be processed as usual   
  • ANDROMEDA SPACEWAYS INFLIGHT MAGAZINE (ASIM) - quarterly print/PDF; sf/f/h, keyword: fun (fic/flash/nonfic/poem/art). Pay: 1.25AU¢/word (AU$20 min.), AU$10 for poetry & Flash. Words: <10k (<20k for subscribers & Aus/NZ writers). RT: <7 months. Reprints: query. E-subs: ONLY.   [Top]

  • BETWIXT - quarterly webzine/e-book/POD; all genres (fic). Pay: 3¢/word (max. $225 for 7500 words). Words: 1k-30k (prefers 4k-7k). RT: <2 weeks. Reprints: no, solicited only. E-subs: ONLY. (Q).   Annual Reading Periods: 01Jan-28/29Feb, 01Apr-31May, 01Jul-31Aug, 01Oct-30Nov.   [Top]

  • BREATH & SHADOW - quarterly webzine; all genres (fic/nonfic/poem/drama), authors must be disabled, prioritises New England writers. Pay: <$5-$25. Words: fic/plays=<3k, poem=<200 lines. RT: 3-5 months. Reprints: yes. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

  • DIGITAL SCIENCE FICTION SHORT STORY - weekly & anthology-option reprint e-book; sf (fic). Pay: ORIGINALS BY INVITATION ONLY. Words: 3½k-7½k. RT: <3 weeks. Reprints: ONLY; at 1¢/word . E-subs: ONLINE FORM ONLY. Michael Wills, Editor (Q).   [Top]

  • ELECTRIC SPEC - quarterly e-zine; sf/f/macabre (fic/flash/art). Pay: $20. Words: ¼k-7k. RT: <3 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

  • EXPANDED HORIZONS - irregular webzine; sf/f (fic/reviews), no erotica, or excessive violence/gore; focus is on women & other under-represented backgrounds. Pay: fic/poetry/essays=$30. Words: <6k. RT: <1 month. Reprints: yes. E-subs: ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

  • FANTASY SCROLL MAG - bimonthly/annually webzine/e-zine; f/sf/h (fic/micro/flash/nonfic/art). Pay: 1¢/word. Words: <5k. RT: < 60 days. Reprints: yes. E-subs: ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

  • THE FIRST LINE - quarterly print; all genres (fic/nonfic/poem), first line provided (see site). Pay: fic=$25-$50; poem=$5-$10; nonfic=$25, +copy. Words: fic=300-5k; nonfic=500-800. RT: 2-3 weeks after DL. Reprints: no. E-subs: PREFERS. (QS).   Deadlines: 01Feb, 01May, 01Aug, 01Nov.   [Top]

    UPDATE - 19 November 2015:     Robert Laughlin
  • IDEOMANCER - was quarterly e-zine (web/PDF); non-traditional hypertext (fic/poem). Paid: 3¢/word (max $40), $6/poem. (Q).   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 15Apr15: closed to submissions until 1 January 2016
  • KALEIDOTROPE - quarterly webzine; sf/f/h/cross-genre/slipstrm (fic/flash/nonfic/poem/art/photo/comics). Pay: fic=1¢/word; poem=$5; art=$40-60. Words: 250-10k (query if longer); poem=no limits. RT: <3months. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   Annual Readings: vary (see GLs).   [Top]

    UPDATE - 15 November 2015: open to submissions for a limited time with theme (see GLs)   
  • LACKINGTON'S - quarterly online PDF; sf/f/mythopoeic/fable/folklore/magreal/post-apocalyptic/cyberpunk/mythpunk/steampunk (fic/art). Pay: CAD1¢/word. Words: 1½k-5k. RT: <2 months. Reprints: if pub. in non-English countries (see GLs). E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

  • LEADING EDGE (BYU) - semiannual print; classic sf & f (fic/nonfic/poem/art). Pay: fic=1¢/word (max. $50); poem=$10; +1 e-copy. Words: fic=<15k (prefers <10k); poem=no limits. RT: 4-6 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: YES. (Q).   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 02Oct15: closed to subs until next reading period, TBA
  • MYTHIC DELIRIUM - quarterly e-book/monthly webzine; all genres (fic/poem). Pay: fic=2¢/word; poem=$5. Words: <4k (firm!). RT: < 2 months. Reprints: solicited only. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   Next Reading Period: 01Aug-01Oct 2015.   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 01Nov12: closed to fic/poem subs until next reading period (TBA); open to art
  • NEO-OPSIS SF MAGAZINE - triannual print; sf, some f (fic/poem/art). Pay: 2½Can¢/word (Can$125 max.) +1-2 copies. Words: 6k max (prefers less). RT: prelim=<8 weeks; final=longer. Reprints: no. E-subs: YES. Karl Johanson, Editor (QS).   [Top]

  • NEWMYTHS.COM - quarterly webzine; f/sf (fic/nonfic/poem/art). Pay: fic=$50, flash=$20, poem=$20, nonfic=$20-50, art=>$60. Words: <10k. RT: 60-90 days. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   Reading Periods: Jan, Feb, Jun, & Jul.   [Top]

    UPDATE - 02 November 2015: open to poetry submissions; closes after 29 November 2015   
  • THE PEDESTAL MAGAZINE - irregular webzine; most genres (flash/poem), some themes. Pay: flash=3¢/word; poetry=$40. Words: varies by issue (see GLs). RT: 4-8 weeks. Reprints: No. E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. (Q).   Reading Periods/Themes: vary (see GLs).   [Top]

  • PERIHELION SCIENCE FICTION - monthly e-zine; hard sf (fic/flash/nonfic/art/comics). Pay: fic=1¢/word ($75 max); Flash=$12; cover=$60. Words: fic=2k-8k; flash=400-1600. RT: 1-3 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

  • PHANTOM DRIFT: Writing the Weird, Wyrding the Word - annual perfectbound POD; cross genre slipstrm/magreal/lit sf/modern f/df/surreal/psychological/new weird, not open to traditional genre work (fic/nonfic/poem). Pay: $5/page ($10 min) +copy. Words: no limits specified, query. RT: <several weeks safter DL. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLINE FORM. (Q); & , Fiction Editors (Q); (Q).   Annual Reading Period: 01Jan-31Mar.   [Top]

  • REFRACTIONS - semiannual print/e-zine/e-book; sf/f/h; no erotica (fic/nonfic (reviews)/poem/art/comics), for ages 13-18. Pay: fic/essays=$50; others=$35; fic & art=$65. Words: 1k-5k. RT: <3 weeks. Reprints: yes, if marked as such. E-subs: ONLY. (QS); .   [Top]
    Reading Periods: open year-roundAnnual Deadlines: Fall: 1 October, Spring: 1 March

    MARKET NOTE - 27Jan15: closed to subs until further notice
  • SCHEHEREZADE'S BEQUEST - annual print online; fairy tales, any genre (fic/flash/nonfic/poem). Pay: fic=$30; nonfic=unknown; poem=$15. Words: fic/flash=<4k (query if longer); nonfic=&360;3k; poem=no limit. RT: about 2 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

    UPDATE - 09 November 2015: info hidden due to broken link   

    MARKET NOTE - 17Aug15: temporarily closed to submissions
  • SHROUD MAGAZINE - annual print/quarterly e-book; h/df/dark mys & thriller/sus with h elements (fic/flash/nonfic/art). Pay: prose=½k-1k=$25, 2k-5k=$50, >5k=$65; poem=$10. Words: ½k-6k. RT: 4 months or more. Reprints: yes, pays $10. E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. (Q).   (DLS)   [Top]

  • THE SOCKDOLAGER - quarterly webzine; sf/f (fic). Pay: 2cent;/word. Words: 1k-5k. RT: <1 month. Reprints: yes, pays $15 flat. E-subs: E-MAIL ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 03Oct15: closed to fiction & poetry submissions until further notice; art queries open year round
  • SPACE & TIME - irregular print; all speculative genres (fic/poem & art queries). Pay: fic=1¢/word; poem=$5, art=$10-int/$25-cov. Words: fic=<10k; poem=<1 page. Reprints: query. E-subs: ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

  • STRANGELET - bimonthly POD/e-book/annual antho; any speculative (fic/flash/nonfic/poem/art/graphic stories). Pay: fic=1¢/word; flash=$2.50/page (min $5); nonfic=1¢/word ($10 min); poem=$2.50/page; art=<$50; graphic stories=$2.50/page ($10 min). Words: fic=2k-7½k; flash=<2k; nonfic=<10k. RT: <2 months. Reprints: only translations. E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 01Apr14: closed to submissions until further notice
  • TALES OF THE UNANTICIPATED - annual (or less) print; sf/f/h/unclassifiable (fic/nonfic/art/cartoons). Pays: 1½-2¢/word. Words: <8k words. Reprints: yes. E-subs: PROSE: BOTH! (QS).   Next Reading Period: TBA.   [Top]

  • THREE-LOBED BURNING EYE - biannual webzine/annual print; h/df/MagReal/some sf (fic). Pay: 3¢/word (max. $35) +1 print copy. Words: ½k-7k. RT: <90 days. Reprints: no. E-subs: ON-SITE FORM. Andrew S. Fuller, Editor (Q).   [Top]

  • TRIPTYCH TALES - monthly (1 story) webzine/e-antho; slipstrm/urban f/sf, with contemporary settings (fic). Pay: $100 flat. Words: 2k-6k. RT: <2 months. Reprints: print only (no web, pays $50). E-subs: ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 01Jun15: closed to subs until at least 1 January 2016
  • UNTIED SHOELACES OF THE MIND - biannual e-zine/audio; rom/action-adv/sf/f/humor/lit/h (fic). Pay: 3¢/word <1k words ($30 max). Words: prefers <2k. RT: <2 weeks. Reprints: yes. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

  • WEE TALES - semiannual print/e-zine/e-book; sf/f/h (fic/nonfic (reviews)/poem/art/comics), for ages 7-12. Pay: fic/nonfic=$50; others=$35; fic & art=$65. Words: 600-2k. RT: <3 weeks. Reprints: yes, if marked as such. E-subs: ONLY. (QS); .   [Top]
    Reading Periods: open year-roundAnnual Deadlines: Fall: 1 September, Spring: 1 February

  • ZYZZYVA: the journal of west coast writers & artists - quarterly print; all genres (fic/nonfic/poem/art). Pay: (thought to be Pay). Words: no limits. RT: "promptly." Reprints: no. E-subs: NONE!. (Q).   Annual Reading Periods: 01Jan-31May & 01Aug-30Nov.   [Top]

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