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Last Updated: Friday, 20 April 2018

29 Market Listings

Fresh Updated:
Mythic Delirium - OIH by editor
Kaleidotrope - closed to subs until 1 January 2019
The Sockdolager - OIH



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MARKET NOTE - 08Feb18: closed to fiction/flash submissions until 1st week in August 2018; poetry closed until May 2018
  • ABYSS & APEX - quarterly webzine; sf/f, no h (fic/flash/poem). Pay: fic/flash= 6¢/word ($75 max.); poem=$5.50. Words: fic=1½k-10k (if longer query); flash=<1250; poem=(see GLs). RT: <3 months. Reprints: no, solicited only. E-subs: EMAIL ONLY. (Q).   Reading Periods: fic/flash=1st week in Feb 2018; poetry: May & Nov only.   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 15Apr18: open to submissions
  • ANDROMEDA SPACEWAYS MAGAZINE - quarterly print/PDF; sf/f/h, keyword: fun (fic/flash/nonfic/poem/art). Pay: 1AU¢/word (min A$20/max A$100), A$10 for poetry & Flash; +1 PDF copy to all. Words: fic/flash/nonfic=<10k (<20k for subscribers & Aus/NZ writers); poem=<2 pages. RT: <7 months. Reprints: query. E-subs: ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

  • BRACKEN - approx. triannual webzine; f/MagReal/fabulism (fic/poem/art). Pay: fic=2¢/word; poem=$15. Words: fic=<2½k; poem=<100 lines. RT: <30 days. Reprints: no. E-subs: EMAIL ONLY. Alina Rios, Editor-in-Chief (Q).   [Top]

  • BREATH & SHADOW - quarterly webzine; all genres (fic/nonfic/poem/drama), authors must be disabled, prioritises New England writers. Pay: fic=$30; poem=$20. Words: fic/plays=<3k, poem=no max lines. RT: 3-5 months. Reprints: yes. E-subs: ONLY. , or use on site form (QS).   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 24Aug17: closed to all submissions until next reading period, 1-23 June 2018
  • CIRSOVA HEROIC FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION MAGAZINE - semiannual POD/e-book/PDF; science fantasy/Sword & Planet/raygun rom (fic). Pay: <2½k=2¢/word; >2½k=1¢/word. Words: 2k-7½k (not firm). RT: <2 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: CURRENTLY CLOSED. (QS).   [Top]

  • CRIMSON STREETS - weekly webzine (with Kindle/iBooks/print compilations); pulp, most genres except sf (fic/nonfic/art). Pay: 1¢/word. Words: 800-6k. RT: <2 weeks. Reprints: query. E-subs: EMAIL ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 06Apr18: temporarily closed to all submissions
  • ELECTRIC ATHENAEUM - 1-time (quarterly if funded) webzine/other electronic; any genre (fic/nonfic/poem/art); themed (see GLs). Pay: fic/nonfic=£50; poem=£10; art=£75. Words: fic=3-10k, nonfic=<3k. RT: <2 weeks. Reprints: no. E-subs: EMAIL ONLY. (QS).   [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]

    MARKET NOTE - 13Apr17: temporarily closed to submissions, but still publishing
  • EXPANDED HORIZONS - irregular (usually 4x/year) webzine; sf/f (fic/poem/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]

  • THE FIRST LINE - quarterly print; all genres (fic/nonfic/poem), you must use the first line provided (see GLs). 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]

  • GATHERING STORM MAGAZINE - bimonthly print/e-book/PDF/audio; sf/f/h, open to all (fic/flash/nonfic/poem/art/comics), theme: see GLs. Pay: fic/flash/art/comics=$25; poem=$10; nonfic=$0. Words: <2k (poem=<½k). RT: <2 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. (Q).   Theme Deadlines: see GLs.   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 15Mar18: still getting #6 ready...
  • JAMES GUNN'S AD ASTRA - semiannual print/webzine; sf/f (fic/nonfic/poem/art). Pay: fic=$50; poem=$20. Words: fic=<7½k (prefers 2½-5k); poem=(not stated). RT: <1 month (query after 3 months). Reprints: no. E-subs: ON SITE FORM ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

    UPDATE - 04 April 2018:
  • 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]

    MARKET NOTE - 02Feb18: closed to submissions until mid-2018
  • LACKINGTON'S - biannual online PDF; sf/f/mythopoeic/fable/folklore/magreal/post-apocalyptic/cyberpunk/mythpunk/steampunk (fic/art), some issues themed. Pay: CAD1¢/word (CAD$25 min). 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/digital; classic sf & f (fic/nonfic/poem/art). Pay: fic=1¢/word ($10 min/$50 max); poem=$5-$20. Words: fic=<15k (prefers <10k); poem=no limits. RT: 1 year. Reprints: no. E-subs: YES. (Q).   [Top]

  • LONGSHOT ISLAND - quarterly print/PDF; general/lit/sf/f/mys (fic/nonfic/poem/art). Pay: 1¢/word. Words: 1k-5k. RT: <1 week. Reprints: yes. E-subs: EMAIL ONLY. D. S. White, Editor (Q).   [Top]

  • METAPHOROSIS - 1 story/week webzine; sf/f (fic/art). Pay: 1¢/word. Words: <10k (prefers 1k-6k). RT: <1 week. Reprints: no. E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

    UPDATE - 20 April 2018: on indefinite hiatus by the editor
  • MYTHIC DELIRIUM - WAS quarterly e-book/monthly webzine; all genres (fic/poem). Paid: fic=2¢/word; poem=$5. (Q).   [Top]

  • NEO-OPSIS SF MAGAZINE - triannual print; sf, some f (fic/poem/art). Pay: 2½Can¢/word (Can$125 max.) +copy/discounts. Words: <6k (not firm). RT: prelim=<8 weeks; final=longer. Reprints: no. E-subs: YES. Karl Johanson, Editor (QS).   2018 Reading Period: 1-30 November.   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 24Jan18: open to all submissions until 28 February 2018; also for themed antho (see GLs)
  • NEW MYTHS - quarterly webzine; f/sf, no pornography (flash/fic/reviews/poem/art). Pay: fic/flash/poem/nonfic=1½¢/word ($30 min.); art=$60 & up; reviews=$30. Words: <10k; reviews=½k-1k. RT: 60-90 days. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (Q).   Annual Flash/Fiction/Poem Reading Periods: 01Jan-28Feb & 01Jun-31Jul; Art/Reviews always open.   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 06Apr18: will be open for poetry submissions 1 to 27 May 2018 (see guidelines!)
  • THE PEDESTAL MAGAZINE - irregular webzine; most genres (poem); some themes. Pay: = 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 - monthly e-zine; hard sf (fic/nonfic/cover art). Pay: fic=1¢/word ($12 min/$75 max); cover=$60. Words: 800-7k. RT: 1-3 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

  • PRIMORDIAL - quarterly e-zine; sf/dark sf (fic/nonfic/art). Pay: fic=1¢/word; nonfic/art=various flat fees. Words: fic=1k-16k; nonfic=1k-2k. RT: <1 month. Reprints: query. E-subs: EMAIL ONLY. Dale Thomas, Editor (QS).   [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

    UPDATE - 03 April 2018: OIH by editor; do NOT submit here!
  • THE SOCKDOLAGER - WAS quarterly webzine; sf/f (fic). Paid: 2¢/word. (Q).   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 09Apr18: restructuring submission/editing processes; will open again very soon
  • SQ MAG - quarterly (8 stories/issue) e-zine; all SpecFic: sf/f/h (fic/flash/art); May theme: see GLs. Pay: 1¢/word ($15min/$75 max). Words: ½k-7½k (not firm). RT: <4 weeks. Reprints: no. E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

  • STORYHACK ACTION & ADVENTURE - quarterly(ish) print/ebooks/PDF; thriller/urban f/f/sf/stmpunk/h (fic); 6-12 stories/issue. Pay: 1¢/word. Words: 2k-17½k. RT: average=15days (query after 30 days). Reprints: no. E-subs: EMAIL ONLY. (Q).   Reading Periods: varies, 2-3 times/year (see GLs).   [Top]

  • THREE-LOBED BURNING EYE - biannual webzine/annual print/selected podcasts; h/df/MagReal/some sf (fic/flash). Pay: fic=$100; flash=$30 +1 print copy. Words: fic=2k-7k; flash=½k-1k. RT: <90 days. Reprints: no. E-subs: ON-SITE FORM. Andrew S. Fuller, Editor (Q).   [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


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