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Last Updated: Monday, 22 August 2016

39 Market Listings

Fresh Listed:
New Zenith - quarterly print/dig/web; all genres, no erotica (fic/poem/art/comics/photo/audio); fic/poem pays 2¢/word ($5 min.)

Fresh Updated:
Bracken - simsubs OK
Mythic Delirium - next reading period announced
The Pedestal Magazine - temp. closed to subs
Sockdolager - open to theme subs
J. Gunn's Ad Astra - status cleared

This page contains periodical markets that pay from 1¢/word to 2.99¢/word for works of all lengths for short stories and/or articles (based on the mean average between the shortest and the longest accepted word counts) that do not include fiction written by the publisher(s), editor(s), or staff. Read the complete guidelines carefully before submitting. If in doubt contact the editor. Try to read at least one issue to get a feel for what is wanted. US ($), UK (£), or EU (€) currency are used unless otherwise noted. Addresses are US unless noted otherwise. These listings are provided in good faith with the belief the info is correct, but accepts no responsibility for any errors or omissions in them. The fact that an entry is listed here is no guarantee that said entity will ever publish anything. Contact with any editor or publisher is at the contributor's own risk. encourages all potential contributors to do a web search of the editor's and/or publisher's name before submitting to them. Each visitor assumes all risk associated with the use or misuse of the information here.

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    UPDATE - 11 July 2016: temporarily closed to submissions    Reggie Kwok
  • 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).   Annual Reading Periods: Fic/Flash: 1st week in Feb/May/Aug/Nov; Poetry: all of May/Nov.   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 30May16: backlogged; closed to all submissions until September 2016
  • 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]

    MARKET NOTE - 01Aug16: closed to subs until further notice
  • BETWIXT - biannual 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).   [Top]

    UPDATE - 22 August 2016: simultaneous submissions now allowed
  • BRACKEN - quarterly webzine; f/MagReal/fabulism (fic/poem/art). Pay: fic=2¢/word; poem=$15. Words: fic=<2½k; poem=<100 lines. RT: <30 days. Reprints: query. E-subs: E-MAIL 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: <$5-$25. Words: fic/plays=<3k, poem=<200 lines. RT: 3-5 months. Reprints: yes. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 23Apr16: closed to 2016 submissions; open for 2017 subs in the fall
  • CIRSOVA HEROIC FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION MAGAZINE - quarterly POD/e-book/PDF; science fantasy/Sword & Planet (fic). Pay: <2½k=2¢/word; >2½k=1¢/word. Words: <7½k (query if longer). RT: <2 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: E-MAIL ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

  • CRIMSON STREETS - weekly webzine (with Kindle/iBooks/print compilations); pulp; no sf or westerns (fic/nonfic). Pay: 1¢/word. Words: 800-6k. RT: <2 weeks. Reprints: query. E-subs: E-MAIL ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

  • DIGITAL FANTASY - weekly & anthology-option reprint e-book; sf (fic). Pay: (ORIGINALS BY INVITATION ONLY). Words: 3½k-7½k. RT: <3 weeks. Reprints: ONLY (1¢/word advance against shared royalty). E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. Michael Wills, Editor (Q).   [Top]

  • DIGITAL HORROR - weekly & anthology-option reprint e-book; sf (fic). Pay: (ORIGINALS BY INVITATION ONLY). Words: 3½k-7½k. RT: <3 weeks. Reprints: ONLY (1¢/word advance against shared royalty). E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. Michael Wills, Editor (Q).   [Top]

  • DIGITAL SCIENCE FICTION - weekly & anthology-option reprint e-book; sf (fic). Pay: (ORIGINALS BY INVITATION ONLY). Words: 3½k-7½k. RT: <3 weeks. Reprints: ONLY (1¢/word advance against shared royalty). E-subs: OFF SITE 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]

    MARKET NOTE - 11Jul16: temporarily closed to submissions
  • 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]

  • GALLERY OF CURIOSITIES - irregular audiozine; weird tale/stmpunk/h/retrofuturistism/goth/sf/f (fic). Pay: 1¢/word. Words: <7½k. RT: <30 days. Reprints: yes. E-subs: E-MAIL ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

    UPDATE - 09 August 2016: confusion cleared; this market is up, active, and seeking submissions    Melissa Mead
  • 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]

    MARKET NOTE - 04Apr16: closed to subs until next reading period, TBA
  • 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 - 11 July 2016: closed to submissions until 5 October 2016 theme (see GLs)    Reggie Kwok
  • 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 - 11Jul16: Gun Control theme open until 30Sep16: Fiction / Art
  • METAPHOROSIS - 1 story/week webzine; sf/f (fic). Pay: 1¢/word. Words: no limits (prefers 1k-6k). RT: <14 days. Reprints: no. E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

    UPDATE - 16 August 2016: next reading period is 1 February to 1 April 2017    Reggie Kwok
  • 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 - 30Jun16: closed to subs until 15 January 2017 (tentative)
  • 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/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).   Reading Periods: 01Jun-31Jul & 01Jan-28Feb.   [Top]

    NEW LISTING: 10 August 2016
  • NEW ZENITH MAGAZINE - quarterly print/digital/webzine; all genres except erotica (fic/poem/art/comics/photo/audio). Pay: fic/poem <250=$5, 251+=2¢/word; photos/photo stories=$7; art/cartoons=case by case. Words: <3k (flexible). RT: 1-2 weeks. Reprints: query. E-subs: PREFERS E-MAIL. (Q).   [Top]
    1st Reading Periods: always openSeasonal Issue Deadlines: Win=15Dec, Spr=15Mar, Sum=15Jun, Aut=15Sep

    UPDATE - 16 August 2016: temporarily closed to subs    Reggie Kwok
  • THE PEDESTAL MAGAZINE - irregular webzine; most genres (flash/poem), some themes. Pay: flash=2.5¢/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]

  • RED SUN MAGAZINE - triannual print/e-pub; sf/f/h (fic/nonfic/art/comics). Pay: 3k-15k=$100; 15k-17k=$150; serials=$300; art/comics=$35; cover=$100; nonfic=$0; all=copies. Words: 3k-17k (prefers 3k-5k); serials=<80k; nonfic=<5k. RT: end of each quadrimester. Reprints: no. E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. (QS).    1st Issue Debut: November 2016.   [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]

    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]

    UPDATE - 16 July 2016: open to theme submissions (Women of War) until 1 November 2016    Reggie Kwok
  • 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]

    MARKET NOTE - 11Jul16: temporarily closed to submissions
  • 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]

  • THREE-LOBED BURNING EYE - biannual webzine/annual print; 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]

  • 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 - 27Jun16: closed to submissions until sometime in 2017
  • 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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