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Last Updated: Wednesday, 7 February 2018

35 Market Listings

Fresh Listed:
Amazing Stories - quarterly(?) print/ebook; sf & well written f (fic/art); pays 6¢/word

Fresh Updated:
Deep Magic - pay & GLs changes
Lightspeed - temp. opens to subs
Amazing Stories - new contact email
Amazing Stories - sub-open & 1st issue dates moved back
Deep Magic - open to subs
Grimdark Magazine - temp. open to subs

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MARKET NOTE - 11Jan18: web site hacked in Sep 2017; web site partially back up; open to subs for relaunch issue, but slower response times than normal
  • AE: The Canadian Science Fiction Review - quarterly (weekly updates) webzine; all sf (fic/flash). Pay: CA10¢/word; comics=CA$20. Words: ½k-3k. RT: slower than <90 days. Reprints: no. E-subs: E-MAIL ONLY. (Q).   SFWA   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 29Apr16: last report shows them running about a year behind on replies
  • ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S MYSTERY MAGAZINE - monthly podcasts & print/digital (except Jan/Feb & Jul/Aug double issues); mys/crime (fic). Pay: 8¢/word. Words: <12k (shorter better). RT: not given (can be >1 year; has status tracking). Reprints: no. E-subs: PREFERS! (Q).   SFWA   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 01Jun17: open to submissions until 28 July 2017
  • ALITERATE - biannual print; literary, all genres (fic), blind subs ONLY. Pay: 6¢/word. Words: 2½k-8k. RT: acknowledgement=<24 hours; final=<21 days after that. Reprints: no. E-subs: E-MAIL ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

    UPDATE - 04 February 2018: use the new contact e-mail address below
    UPDATE - 24 January 2018: submission opening & first issue dates moved back 3 months
    NEW LISTING: 10 January 2018
  • AMAZING STORIES - shooting for quarterly print/ebook; sf & well written f (fic/art); aiming at 8-12 stories/issue. Pay: 6¢/word. Words: 1k-10k. RT: <1 month (may be faster in startup). Reprints: query. E-subs: ON SITE SUBMISSION FORM*. (Q).   [Top]
    Readings Open: 1 May 2018
    Do Not Submit Before!
    1st Print Issue of this Incarnation: August 2018

  • ANALOG SCIENCE FICTION AND FACT - bimonthly print; sf (fic/nonfic/art). Pay: <20k=8-10¢/word; 40k-80k serials=6¢/word; poem=$1/line; nonfic=9¢/word. Words: fic=<20k; serials=40k-80k; nonfic=about 4k;poem=not stated. RT: 2-3 months (query after 4 months). Reprints: no. E-subs: PREFERS ONLINE FORM. (Q).   SFWA   [Top]

      MARKET NOTE - 16Jan18: open to original short fic submissions; closed to art subs
  • APEX MAGAZINE - monthly webzine/podcasts; dark speculative (fic/flash/art). Pay: fic/flash=6¢/word; poem=25¢/line; podcasts=1¢/word. Words: fic/flash=<7½k (firm!); poem=<200 lines. RT: <30 days. Reprints: no. E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. (Q).  SFWA   [Top]

  • ASIMOV'S SCIENCE FICTION - bimonthly print/podcasts; sf (f&h elements OK) (fic/poem (podcasts by invitation only). Pay: fic: <7½k=8-10¢/word; 7½k-20k=8¢/word; poem: $1/line; podcasts=no additional pay (usually done for all published stories). Words: fic=1k-20k (seldom buys <1k or >20k; no serials); poem=<40 lines. RT: <5 weeks average (query after 3 months). Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLINE FORM. (Q).   SFWA   [Top]

  • BENEATH CEASELESS SKIES - irregular e-zine & podcasts; f (fic). Pay: 6¢/word. Words: <11k (not firm). RT: 2-7 weeks. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. Scott H. Andrews, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief (Q).   SFWA   [Top]

  • CICADA - bimonthly print/webzine literary realism/sf/f/historical; themes, see FB page (fic/flash/nonfic/poem/art/photo/comics); for readers/writers aged 14-24. Pay: fic=10¢/word; nonfic=<25¢/word; poem=<$3/line ($25 min.). Words: fic=<9k; poem=no limits; nonfic=<5k. RT: 3-6 months. Reprints: yes, at lower rates of pay. E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. Marianne Carus, Editor-in-Chief.   SFWA   [Top]

  • CLARKESWORLD MAGAZINE - monthly chapbook/webzine; sf/f/h (fic - query for nonfic/art). Pay: <5k=10¢/word; >5k=8¢/word. Words: 1-16k (firm!). RT: <2 weeks. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLINE FORM ONLY. (QS).   SFWA   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 05Feb18: closed to submissions until next reading period, TBA
  • COMPELLING SCIENCE FICTION - irregular webzine/e-zine, infrequent audio; plausible sf (mostly) (fic). Pay: 6¢/word. Words: 1k-10k. RT: <6 weeks (accepted works only). Reprints: yes, 1¢/word. E-subs: E-MAIL ONLY. (Q).   SFWA   [Top]

  • COSMIC ROOTS AND ELDRITCH SHORES - weekly webzine/podcast; most genres (see GLs) (fic/nonfic/poem/art/video/graphic novels). Pay: fic=6¢/word; nonfic=2-6¢/word. Words: fic=1k min, no max. RT: <12 weeks. Reprints: yes (fic=2¢/word; nonfic=1-6¢/word). E-subs: ON SITE FORM ONLY. (Q).   Annual Reading Periods: 21-28 Mar, 21-28 Jun, 21-28 Sep, 21-28 Dec. SFWA   [Top]

  • CRICKET - 9 issues/year print/digital; most genres for readers aged 9-14, no h/dystopias/war stories (fic/nonfic/poem/art). Pay: fic=<25¢/word; poem=<$3/line ($25 min). Words: fic=600-6k; poem=3-35 lines). RT: 3-6 months. Reprints: yes (pays less). E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. Lonnie Plecha, Editor (Select subject: Editorial).   SFWA   [Top]

  • DAILY SCIENCE FICTION - every weekday e-mail/webzine/annual print antho; sf/f/slipstrm (fic/flash/art), needs 100-200 flash/year. Pay: 8¢/word (print antho bonus=5¢/word); art=$75-$100). Words: 100-1½k. RT: <4 weeks. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLINE FORM ONLY. Jonathan Laden & Michele-Lee Barasso, Editors (Q).   SFWA   [Top]

    UPDATE - 07 February 2018: payment and guidelines changes    James Bassett
    UPDATE - 15 January 2018: open to submissions
  • DEEP MAGIC - bimonthly e-pub; clean sf & f (fic/art). Pay: 6¢/word ($599 cap at 9999 words). Words: 1k-40k (9999 pay cap). RT: 10-12 weeks (do NOT query until after 6 months!). Reprints: yes ($200 cap at 10k words) if not available (2¢/word). E-subs: ON SITE FORM ONLY. Brendon Taylor, Charlie N. Holmberg, Jeff Wheeler, Jeremy Whitted, & Kristin Ammerman, Editors (Q).   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 01Aug16: closed to subs
  • DIABOLICAL PLOTS - twice per month webzine/e-mail/e-book (one 2k story); sf/f/h (fic); 1 story/month. Pay: 8¢/word. Words: <3½k. RT: <30 days after sub period closes. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. David Steffen, Editor (Q).   SFWA   [Top]

  • ELLERY QUEEN'S MYSTERY MAGAZINE - monthly print/difgital, 2 X issues: Jan/Feb & Jul/Aug; mys (fic/flash/photo). Pay: 5-8¢/word. Words: 250-20k (prefers 2½-8k). RT: <3 months. Reprints: non-US considered. E-subs: ONLINE FORM ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

  • ESCAPE POD - NOTE: this e-zine appears on the Under1K/Poetry/Audio/Twitter/Humor markets page, but it is an SFWA qualified pro market.   SFWA   [Top]

  • The Magazine of FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION - bimonthly print; f/sf (humor OK) (fic/art queries). Pay: 7-12¢/word. Words: <25k. RT: <8 weeks. Reprints: no. E-subs: PREFERS OFF SITE FORM. (Q).   SFWA   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 15Jan17: closed to submissions until further notice
  • FIRESIDE MAGAZINE - weekly web publication; any genre, esp. sf & f (fic). Pay: 12.5¢/word. Words: flash=<1k; fic=1k-4k. RT: roughly 1 month after DL. Reprints: no. E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. (Q).   Reading Periods: vary (see GLs).    SFWA   [Top]

  • FLASH FICTION ONLINE - NOTE: this e-zine appears on the Under1K/Poetry/Audio/Twitter/Humor markets page, but it is an SFWA qualified pro market.   SFWA   [Top]

  • FUTURES - NOTE: this e-zine appears on the Under1K/Poetry/Audio/Twitter/Humor markets page, but it is an SFWA qualified pro market.   SFWA   [Top]

  • GRANTVILLE GAZETTE - monthly e-zine; AltHist, Eric Flint's 1632 Universe (fic/nonfic); actively seeking new writers. Pay: 6¢/word. Words: 7½-10k (not firm). RT: 2-4 weeks. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLINE FORM. (Q).   SFWA   [Top]

    UPDATE - 15 January 2018: open to submissions until 15 February 2018
  • GRIMDARK MAGAZINE - quarterly print/e-zine; grimdark f/grimdardark sf (fic). Pay: AU7¢/word. Words: <4k (considers serial novellas). RT: <6 weeks . Reprints: yes; <6k (AU1¢/word). E-subs: ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

  • HIGHLIGHTS - monthly print; humor/mys/sports/holiday/adv/trad. tale reboots/urban/world cultures (fic/nonfic/poem/cartoons/crafts/puzzels); for readers ages 6-12. Pay: fic/nonfic=$175 & up; poem=$40 & up (buys all rights, does not pay writers under 16). Words: <750 /see GLs); poem=<16 lines. RT: unknown. Reprints: no. E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. Christine French Cully, Editor-in-Chief (Q).   SFWA   [Top]

  • IGMS (Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show) - bimonthly e-zine; f/sf (fic/art). Pay: 6¢/word. Words: <17½k (query if longer). RT: <3 months. Reprints: if obscure. E-subs: ONLINE FORM. Scott M. Roberts, Editor (Q).   SFWA   [Top]

  • ISSUES IN EARTH SCIENCE - biennial webzine; sf/f/mild h/other with Earth Science component (fic/nonfic on a topic). Pay: 6¢/word ($60 min.). Words: fic=1k-3k; nonfic=½k-1k. RT: < 3 months. Reprints: rarely. E-subs: ONLY. (Q).   Reading Periods: see GLs.   [Top]

    UPDATE - 05Feb18: open to sf/f original (no reprints!) submissions now - 19 February 2018
  • LIGHTSPEED - monthly webzine; sf/f original (fic/art), also considers for Nightmare (DO NOT SUBMIT TO BOTH!). Pay: 8¢/word. Words: 1½k-7&frac10;k (prefers <5k). RT: <2 weeks. Reprints: sf/f, if not currently online (at 2¢/word). E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. (Q).   SFWA   [Top]

  • MYSTERION - monthly e-zine; Christian sf/f/h (fic/art), 1 story/issue. Pay: fic=6¢/word; art=$100. Words: <8k. RT: <2 months. Reprints: yes (at 3¢/word). E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. (Q).   [Top]
    Annual Reading Periods: 01-31 January & 01-31 July1st Issue Debut: April 2018

    MARKET NOTE - 16Jun16: temporarily closed to submissions
  • NIGHTMARE MAGAZINE - monthly webzine; all h/df (fic/art), also considers for Lightspeed (DO NOT SUBMIT TO BOTH!). Pay: 6¢/word. Words: 1½k-7½k (prefers <5k). RT: <2 weeks. Reprints: if not currently online (1¢/word). E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. John Joseph Adams, Editor/Publisher (Q).   SFWA   [Top]

  • THE SCHOOL MAGAZINE - 10x/year print, 4 titles; most genres (fic/plays/nonfic(query 1st)/poem/art(query first)), Australian children's (11+) interests/point of view. Pay: prose=AU$270/1k words; poem=AU$47-AU$198 (based on length) +2 copies. Words: fic/plays=<2k (not firm); poem=prefers <30 lines. RT: about 4 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: NONE, but responds via e-mail. (Q).   [Top]

    PERMANENT MARKET NOTE: submission form resets each Monday night UTC & closes when queue is full (which is fast!)
  • STRANGE HORIZONS - weekly webzine/podcasts; SpecFic, broadly defined (fic/nonfic/poem/art). Pay: fic=8¢/word ($60 min); nonfic=<$80; poem=$40; art=<$200. Words: fic=<10k (prefers <5k), nonfic=1k-5k (not firm); poem=no limit. RT: fic=<40 days (varies by department). Reprints: no. E-subs: FICTION: OFF SITE FORM. (Q).   SFWA   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 22Jan17: temp. closed to regular short story/poetry submissions; open to SPECIAL ISSUE
  • UNCANNY: A Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy - bimonthly e-book/monthly webzine/podcast; sf & f (fic/poem; art queries). Pay: Fic=8¢/word; poem=$30. Words: fic=¾k-6k; poem=no limit. RT: <45 days. Reprints: solicited only (1¢/word;). E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   SFWA   [Top]

  • UNIVERSE ANNEX - a dept. of Grantville Gazette; bimonthly webzine, 1 story per issue; sf & f adventure (fic); actively seeking new writers. Pay: 6¢/word. Words: <15k (not firm). RT: none per se; selection occurs within 3 months of last revision. Reprints: no. E-subs: POST AT BAEN'S BAR. (Q).   (DLS)   SFWA   [Top]

  • ZOETROPE: ALL-STORY - quarterly print/some content on web site; all genres (fic/plays). Pay: pro. Words: <7k. RT: not given. Reprints: no. E-subs: NONE. Michael Ray, Editor (Q).   Also hosts the Virtual Studio Workshop   [Top]

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