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Last Updated: Wednesday, 18 January 2017

36 Market Listings

Fresh Updated:
Apex Magazine - open to fic subs; closed to art subs
Strange Horizons - open to fic subs every Monday
Lightspeed - new off site form URL
Analog SF & Fact - now bimonthly
Asimov's SF - now bimonthly
Deep Magic - open to subs
Unlikely Story - on hiatus


Robert Laughlin's Biennial Market Updates:
AE, Alfred Hitchcock's, Aliterate, Analog SF &Fact, Apex Mag, Asimov's, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Buzzy Mag, Cicada, Clarkesworld, Compelling SF, Cosmic Roots & Eldritch Shores, Cricket, Deep Magic E-Zine, Diabolical Plots, Ellery Queen's, Fantastic Stories..., Gamut



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RL's BIENNIAL UPDATE - 02 January 2017: still rebuilding & not functioning    Robert Laughlin
MARKET NOTE - 02Jan17: web site hacked 11Sep16; still rebuilding (not functioning)
  • AE: The Canadian Science Fiction Review - quarterly (weekly updates) webzine; all sf (fic/flash/nonfiction (query)/art/comics). Pay: fic/flash=CA7¢/word; Nonfiction=CA$20-40; art=CA$20-100; comics=CA$20. Words: ½k-3k. RT: <90 days. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (Q).   SFWA   [Top]

    RL's BIENNIAL UPDATE - 04 January 2017: publication changes    Robert Laughlin
    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]

    RL's BIENNIAL UPDATE - 02 January 2017: new PubSched, guidelines, & guidelines URL; 1 added editor    Robert Laughlin
    MARKET NOTE - 23May16: closed to submissions; should re-open in Spring 2017
  • ALITERATE - biannual print; literary, all genres (fic), blind subs ONLY. Pay: 6¢/word. Words: 2¾k-8k. RT: acknowledgement=<24 hours; final=<21 days after that. Reprints: no. E-subs: E-MAIL ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

    RL's BIENNIAL UPDATE - 05 January 2017: guidelines & submission detail changes    Robert Laughlin
    UPDATE - 02 January 2017: now a bimonthly publication without loss of total pages, details here
  • ANALOG SCIENCE FICTION AND FACT - bimonthly print; sf (fic/nonfic/art)*NCPM. 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]

      RL's BIENNIAL UPDATE - 05 January 2017: new contact person; guideliness & submission detail changes    Robert Laughlin
    UPDATE - 16 January 2017: open to original short fiction, closed to art submissions Paul Baughman
  • 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]

    RL's BIENNIAL UPDATE - 05 January 2017: guideliness & submission detail changes    Robert Laughlin
    UPDATE - 02 January 2017: now a bimonthly publication without loss of total pages, details here
  • ASIMOV'S SCIENCE FICTION - monthly 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]

    RL's BIENNIAL UPDATE - 06 January 2017: publication schedule change    Robert Laughlin
  • 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]

    RL's BIENNIAL UPDATE - 06 January 2017: 1 new fiction piece published; still closed to fiction submissions    Robert Laughlin
    MARKET NOTE - 13May16: closed fic subs; open to genre book review submissions only
  • BUZZY MAG - continuous webzine; urban & epic f/paranorm rom/hard sf/h (fic/nonfic (book reviews)). Pay: fic=10¢/word; reviews=5¢/word. Words: fic=<10k; reviews=400-600. RT: 6-8 weeks. Reprints: yes, if informed (2¢/word). E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   SFWA   [Top]

    RL's BIENNIAL UPDATE - 09 January 2017: massive guidelines changes    Robert Laughlin
  • 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/nonfic=<25¢/word; poem=$3/line. 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]

    RL's BIENNIAL UPDATE - 09 January 2017: small changes in guidelines    Robert Laughlin
  • 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]

    RL's BIENNIAL UPDATE - 09 January 2017:     Robert Laughlin
    MARKET NOTE - 01Dec16: closed to submissions until issue #5 reading period, TBA
  • COMPELLING SCIENCE FICTION - irregular webzine/e-zine, infrequent audio; sf only (fic). Pay: 6¢/word. Words: 1k-10k. RT: <6 weeks (accepted works only). Reprints: yes, 1¢/word. E-subs: E-MAIL ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

    RL's BIENNIAL UPDATE - 11 January 2017: new on site submissions form URL    Robert Laughlin
  • COSMIC ROOTS AND ELDRITCH SHORES - weekly webzine/podcast; most genres (see GLs) (fic/nonfic/poem/art/video/graphic novels). Pay: 6¢/word. Words: fic=1k min, no max. RT: <12 weeks. Reprints: yes (pays 2¢/word). E-subs: ON SITE FORM ONLY. (Q).   Annual Reading Periods: 21-28 Mar, 21-28 Jun, 21-28 Sep, 21-28 Dec.   [Top]

    RL's BIENNIAL UPDATE - 11 January 2017: pub schedule, contact form URL, & submission detail changes    Robert Laughlin
  • CRICKET - 9 issues/year print/digital; most genres for readers aged 9-14, no h/dystopias/war stories (fic/nonfic/poem/art)*NCPM. 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]

    RL's BIENNIAL UPDATE - 11 January 2017: genres & editor changes    Robert Laughlin
    UPDATE - 31 December 2016: open to submissions    Eneasz Brodski
  • DEEP MAGIC E-ZINE - bimonthly e-pub; clean sf & f (fic/art). Pay: <5k=8¢/word; 5001-16k=6¢/word (max $1060). Words: 1k-40k (16k pay cap). RT: 4-6 weeks. Reprints: yes, if informed (2¢/word). E-subs: ON SITE FORM ONLY. Brendon Taylor, Charlie N. Holmberg, Jeff Wheeler, Jeremy Whitted, & Kristin Ammerman, Editors (Q).   [Top]

    RL's BIENNIAL UPDATE - 13 January 2017: contact URL & fiction content changes    Robert Laughlin
    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]

    RL's BIENNIAL UPDATE - 13 January 2017: pub type, pub schedule, & content changes    Robert Laughlin
  • 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 markets page, but it is an SFWA qualified pro market.   SFWA   [Top]

    RL's BIENNIAL UPDATE - 13 January 2017: reprint pay rate & simsub changes    Robert Laughlin
  • FANTASTIC STORIES OF THE IMAGINATION - bimonthly webzine/e-book/anthos & special issues in off months; sf/f (fic). Pay: 15¢/word. Words: <3K; reprint: any length. RT: <8 weeks. Reprints: yes, 1¢/word ($25 min/$100 max). E-subs: YES. (QS).   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]

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

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

    RL's BIENNIAL UPDATE - 18 January 2017: poem pay rate, many guidelines & submission detales changes    Robert Laughlin
  • GAMUT - irregular, generally daily webzine; f/sf/h/neo-noir/MagReal/transgressive (fic/flash/nonfic/poem). Pay: fic/flash/nonfic=10¢/word; poem=$15-$25. Words: flash=½k-2k; fic=2k+1-5k; nonfic=1k-3k; poem=no limit. RT: <30 days. Reprints: yes, if not online (3¢/word). E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. . Other editors here (Q).   [Top]
    Reading Periods: monthly, 300 maxDeadline: after 300 subs each month

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

    MARKET NOTE - 16Dec16: closed to unsolicited submissions until 31Jan17
  • GRIMDARK MAGAZINE - quarterly print/e-zine; grimdark f/grimdardark sf (fic). Pay: AU7¢/word. Words: <4k. RT: <3 months . Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

  • HIGHLIGHTS - monthly print; humor/mys/sports/holiday/adv/trad. tale reboots/urban/world cultures (fic/nonfic/poem). 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. 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 - quarterly 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 - 06 January 2017: new off site form URL
    MARKET NOTE - 06Jan17: still closed to submissions
  • LIGHTSPEED - monthly webzine; sf/f (fic), also considers for Nightmare (DO NOT SUBMIT TO BOTH!). Pay: 8¢/word. Words: 1½k-7½k (prefers <5k). RT: <2 weeks. Reprints: yes, if not currently online (2¢/word). E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. (Q).   SFWA   [Top]

    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]

    UPDATE - 09 January 2017: open to submissions under the new weekly system (see below); new editors, guidelines, & submission details
    PERMANENT MARKET NOTE: submission form resets each Monday, closes when queue is full
  • 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]

  • TERRAFORM - Motherboard's (Vice Media Group) weekly (1 new story) webzine; sf, esp. nearer future (fic), *NCPM. Pay: 20¢/word. Words: <2k. RT: ONLY REPLIES TO SALES, if >4 months assume rejection! Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (Q).   (DLS)   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 27Dec16: temp. closed to fiction & poetry submissions
  • UNCANNY: A Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy - bimonthly e-book/monthly webzine; sf/f (fic/poem/art). Pay: Fic=8¢/word; poem=$30. Words: fic=¾k-6k; poem=no limit. RT: <45 days. Reprints: solicited only. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   SFWA   [Top]

  • UNIVERSE ANNEX - a department of the Grantville Gazette; bimonthly webzine, 1 story per issue; sf/f adventure (fic)*NCPM. 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]

    UPDATE - 20 December 2016: on hiatus through (at least) 2017    Graham J. Darling
  • UNLIKELY STORY - on hiatus webzine; all genres (flash). Paid: 6¢/word. (Q).   Reading Periods: vary (see GLs).   SFWA   [Top]

  • ZOETROPE: ALL-STORY - quarterly print; all genres (fic/plays)*NCPM. Pay: pro. Words: <7k. RT: not given. Reprints: no. E-subs: NONE. Michael Ray, Editor (no e-mail, query via online form).   [Top]
    Reading Period: 1Jan-31AugClosed: 1Sep-31DecZOETROPE: Virtual Studio Workshop


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