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Last Updated: Thursday, 4 February 2016

40 Market Listings

Fresh Listed:
Cosmic Roots & Eldritch Shores - weekly webzine/podcast; most genres (fic/nonfic/poem/art/video/graphic novels); pays 6¢/word


Fresh Updated:
Universe Annex - corrections to sub-info
Strange Horizons - open to fic subs
Apex Magazine - open to fic subs
Fantastic Stories... - new PubSched
Unlikely Story - temp. open to subs
Dark Discoveries - moved to sub-static page
Bahamut Journal - closed to subs indefinitely
Grimdark Mag - open to subs
Tor.com - closed to unsolicited short fiction subs
Farrago's Wainscot - declared snoozing



This page contains periodical markets that are SFWA and HWA professional markets, or ones that pay 6¢/word or more for works of all lengths that do not include stories written by the publisher(s), editor(s), or staff. For SFWA's and HWA's professional market requirements, and/or a list of such, go to SFWA or HWA. Read the complete guidelines carefully before submitting. Try to read at least one issue to get a feel for what is wanted. If in doubt contact the editor. US ($), UK (£), or EU (€) currency are used unless otherwise noted. U.S. addresses are used unless otherwise noted. These listings are provided in good faith with the belief the info is correct, but Ralan.com 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. Ralan.com 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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  • 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]

  • ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S MYSTERY MAGAZINE - monthly print; mys/crime (fic), *NCPM. Pay: 8¢/word. Words: <12k (shorter better). RT: 3-5 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: PREFERS! (Q).   SFWA   [Top]

  • ANALOG SCIENCE FICTION AND FACT - monthly print; sf (fic/nonfic/art)*NCPM. Pay: <7½k=7-9¢/word; 7½k-10k=$525-$675; >10k=7-7½¢/word; serials=5¢/word; nonfic=7¢/word. Words: <80k (prefers 2-7k for shorts; 10k-20k for novelettes; 40k-80k for serials). RT: 2-3 months (query after 4 months). Reprints: no. E-subs: PREFERS ONLINE FORM. (Q).   SFWA   [Top]

    UPDATE - 01 February 2016: open to fiction subs; closed to poetry & art    Barton Paul Levenson
  • APEX MAGAZINE - monthly webzine; dark speculative (fic/flash/poem/art). Pay: fic/flash=6¢/word; poem=25¢/line. Words: fic/flash=<7½k (firm!); poem=<200 lines. RT: <60 days. Reprints: no. E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. (or use this contact form) (Q).  SFWA   [Top]

  • ASIMOV'S SCIENCE FICTION - monthly print; sf (f&h elements OK) (fic/poem). Pay: fic: 1k-7½k=8-10¢/word; 7½k-20k=8-8½¢/word; poem: $1/line. Words: fic=1k-20k (seldom buys shorter or longer; no novels); poem=<40 lines. RT: <5 weeks average (query after 3 months). Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLINE FORM. (Q).   SFWA   [Top]

    UPDATE - 11 January 2016: editors say it's closed to subs indefinitely; moved to Snoozing page
  • BAHAMUT JOURNAL - biannual print; global weird (fic/nonfic/poem/plays). Paid: 6¢/word. Darin Bradley & Rima Abunasser, Editors (Q).   [Top]

  • BENEATH CEASELESS SKIES - biweekly e-zine; f (fic). Pay: 6¢/word. Words: <10k (not firm). RT: 2-7 weeks. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (Q).   SFWA   [Top]

  • BOYS' LIFE MAGAZINE - monthly print; sf/mys/adv/humor for boys (nonfic), fiction subs are now by assignment ONLY, do NOT submit fiction here!*NCPM. Pay: >$750. Words: 1-1½k. RT: <2 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: NONE. Paula Murphey, Senior Editor (no e-mail).   SFWA   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 07Mar15: due to illness temporarily on indefinite hiatus & closed to submissions
  • 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]

    MARKET NOTE - 24Jul14: indefinitely closed to fiction/nonfiction submissions
  • CEMETERY DANCE MAGAZINE - irregular print/e-zine; h/dark mys/sus (fic/nonfic; art-queries)*NCPM. Pay: pro rates +2 copies. Words: <5k (query if longer). RT: <4 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: fic=OFFSITE FORM; nonfic=QUERY. Richard T. Chizmar, Editor-in-Chief. (Q).   SFWA   [Top]

  • CICADA - bimonthly literary mag for ages 14-23; themed (fic/nonfic/poem/art/photo/comics)*NCPM. Pay: fic=<25¢/word; poem=$3 line. Words: fic=½k-9k; poem=no limit. RT: 3-6 months. Reprints: no. 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]

    NEW LISTING: 01 February 2016    Robert Laughlin
    MARKET NOTE - 01Feb16: next submission period is 07-21 February 2016
  • 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: 1-8 weeks. Reprints: yes (pays 2¢/word). E-subs: ON SITE FORM ONLY. (Q).   Next Reading Period: 07-21 February 2016.   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 08Jan15: still closed to fiction submissions
  • COSMOS - bimonthly print; sf (fic; query for nonfic/art/photo); very high standards, prints only 7 stories/year, subs also considered for Cosmos Online (Semipro)*NCPM. Pay: AU$300. Words: 2k-4k. RT: approx. 2 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   (DLS)   SFWA   [Top]

  • CRICKET - monthly print; most genres, 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]

    UPDATE - 19 January 2016: editor says it will not be open to submission again for a while; moved to sub-static page
    MARKET NOTE - 19Jan16: this market is still actively publishing, just not open to submissions at this time!
  • DARK DISCOVERIES - was quarterly print; h (fic/nonfic/art). Paid: 6¢/word (max. $300). (Q).   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 01Aug15: temporarily closed to subs
  • DIABOLICAL PLOTS - monthly (1 2k story); sf/f/h (fic). Pay: 6¢/word (max: $120). Words: <2k. RT: <30 days after sub period closes. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. David Steffen & Anthony Sullivan, Editors (Q).   1st Issue Debut: Spring 2015.   [Top]

  • ELLERY QUEEN'S MYSTERY MAGAZINE - monthly print; mys (fic/flash)*NCPM. Pay: 5-8¢/word. Words: 250-20k (prefers 2½-8k). RT: <3 months. Reprints: non-US considered. E-subs: ONLINE FORM ONLY. (QS).   SFWA   [Top]

    UPDATE - 25 January 2016: new publishing schedule Colleen Douglas
  • 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: $25 flat. 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]

    UPDATE - 05 January 2016: long time OIH; moved to Snoozing by editors
  • FARRAGO'S WAINSCOT - OIH quarterly e-zine/annual print collection; literary weird (fic/poem). Paid: 6¢/word. Darin Bradley, Aaron Leis, Berrien C. Henderson, & Misti Morrison, Editors (Queries ONLY).   [Top]

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

  • 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]

    UPDATE - 11 January 2016: re-opens to submissions
  • 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)*NCPM. Pay: $150 & up (buys all rights, does not pay writers under 16); poem=$25 & up. Words: for ages 3-7=<500; for ages 8-12=<800 (poem=16 lines). RT: unknown. Reprints: no. E-subs: NONE. 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: no limit. RT: <3 months. Reprints: if obscure. E-subs: ONLINE FORM. Edmund R. Schubert, 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]

    MARKET NOTE - 04Nov15: closed to all submissions until sometime in 2016
  • 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: 26Jul15 - closed to submissions until sometime in 2016
  • MOTHERSHIP ZETA MAGAZINE - quarterly e-zine; sf/f/h (fic/flash). Pay: fic=6¢/word; flash=$30. Words: fic=1k-6k; flash=<1k. RT: <6 weeks. Reprints: no. E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. . (Q).   [Top]
    1st Issue Deadline: 25 July 2015Reading Periods:irregular; see GLs for dates

    MARKET NOTE - 22Nov15: closed to submissions until next spring
  • 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 - 1 February 2016: open to fiction submissions    Colleen Douglas
    MARKET NOTE - 05Feb13: submission form closes when the day's quota is met, resets at midnight
  • STRANGE HORIZONS - weekly webzine/podcasts; SpecFic (fic/nonfic/poem/art). Pay: fic=8¢/word ($50 min); nonfic=<$10-50; poem=$30. 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: ONLINE FORM. See department GLs for editors (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]

    UPDATE - 08 January 2016: closed indefinitely to unsolicited short fiction submissions; listing will be removed in 1 month
  • TOR.COM - continuous webzine; sf/f (fic/nonfic/art). Paid: <5k=25cent;/word, 2nd 5k=15cent;/word, after that=10cent;/word. (Q).   SFWA   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 02Feb16: temporarily closed to subs; no reopening date set yet
  • UNCANNY: A Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy - bimonthly e-book/monthly webzine; sf/f (fic/nonfic/poem/art). Pay: Fic=8¢/word; essay=$50; poem=$30. Words: fic=¾k-7½k; poem=no limit. RT: <45 days. Reprints: solicited only. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

    UPDATE - 04 February 2016: corrections made to submission window info    Barton Paul Levenson
  • 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 January 2016: open to submissions for The Journal of Unlikely Observances until 29 February 2016
  • UNLIKELY STORY - triannual webzine; all genres (flash); see site for themes. Pay: 6¢/word. Words: <2k. RT: <4 weeks. Reprints: solicited only. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   Reading Periods: vary (see GLs).   [Top]

    UPDATE - 04 January 2016: temporarily closed to submissions & on hiatus for 3 months; new fiction editor
  • URBAN FANTASY MAGAZINE - monthly (2 stories) webzine/e-zine; urban fantasy (fic). SOME INFO HIDDEN DUE TO HIATUS. Jordan Ellinger, Executive Editor; Camille Gooderham Campbell, Editor (Q).   [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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