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Last Updated: Saturday, 1 August 2015

41 Market Listings

Recently Listed:
Mothership Zeta - quarterly e-zine; sf/f/h (fic/flash); pays fic=6¢/word; flash=$30


Recently Updated:
Diabolical Plots - temp. closed to subs
Lightspeed - temp. closed to subs
Tor.com - temp. closed to fiction subs
Urban Fantasy - word count change



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]

    MARKET NOTE - 08Jun15: closed to subs until 01Sep15
  • 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]

    MARKET NOTE - 20May15: closed to submissions until Fall 2015
  • BAHAMUT JOURNAL - biannual print; global weird (fic/nonfic/poem/plays). Pay: 6¢/word. Words: 2k-10k. RT: varies. Reprints: query. E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. Darin Bradley & Rima Abunasser, Editors (QS).   [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]

    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]

  • CROSSED GENRES MAGAZINE - monthly webzine/biannual eBook; sf/f (fic), themes (see GLs). Pay: 6¢/word +1 print/1 e-copy. Words: 1k-6k. RT: by end of following month. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLINE FORM ONLY. (Q).   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]

    MARKET NOTE - 16Jul15: backlogged & closed to submissions; hopes to open Summer 2015
  • DARK DISCOVERIES - quarterly print; h (fic/nonfic/art). Pay: 6¢/word (max. $300) Words: fic=½k-6½k (firm!). RT: varies, query if >4 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (Q).   (DLS)   [Top]

    UPDATE - 01 August 2015: temporarily closed to submissions
  • 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]

  • FANTASTIC STORIES OF THE IMAGINATION - monthly webzine/e-book/anthos; sf/f (fic). Pay: 15¢/word. Words: <3K; reprint: any length. RT: <8 weeks. Reprints: $25 flat. E-subs: YES. (QS).   [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]

  • FARRAGO'S WAINSCOT - quarterly e-zine/annual print collection; literary weird (fic/poem). Pay: 6¢/word. Words: <4k. RT: <1 month. Reprints: no. E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. Darin Bradley, Aaron Leis, Berrien C. Henderson, & Misti Morrison, Editors (QS).   [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]

  • GLIMMER TRAIN STORIES - triannual print; LITERARY genre work considered (from the horse's mouth) (fic). Pay: $700/story +10 copies. Words: <12k (prefers ½k-12k). RT: 12 weeks. Reprints: No. E-subs: USE ONLINE FORM ONLY. (Q).   Reading Periods: Jan/May/Sep (with a one-week grace period).   [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]

  • 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]

    MARKET NOTE - 25Jun15: open to submissions for issue 5 until mid-October 2015
  • 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: open until mid-October 2015.   [Top]

    UPDATE - 16 July 2015: temporarily 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]

    NEW LISTING: 20 July 2015    Robert Laughlin
    MARKET NOTE: 26Jul15 - closed to subs until mid-October 2015
  • 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 2015Annual Reading Periods: mid-Jan/mid-Apr/mid-Jul/mid-Oct
    (see GLs for exact dates)
    1st Issue Debuts: 1 October 2015

  • 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]

    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: not given (reports of around 3 weeks). Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (Q).   (DLS)   [Top]

    UPDATE - 07 July 2015: temporarily closed to fiction submissions; remains open to nonfic & art    Robert Laughlin
  • TOR.COM - continuous webzine; sf/f (fic/nonfic/art)*NCPM. Only accepts highly professional material; if in doubt, don't sub here. Pay: <5k=25cent;/word, 2nd 5k=15cent;/word, after that=10cent;/word. Words: <17½k (prefers <12k). RT: <7 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. (QS).   SFWA   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 24Jun15: closed to subs until next reading period, TBA
  • 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]

  • 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]

    MARKET NOTE - 01Jun15: closed to subs until further notice; needs flash fiction stories for Unlikely Coulrophobia theme
  • UNLIKELY STORY - irregular webzine; all genres (flash); see site for themes. Pay: 6¢/word. Words: <8k (prefers <5k). RT: <4 weeks. Reprints: solicited only. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   Reading Periods: vary (see GLs).   [Top]

    UPDATE - 06 July 2015: lowers word count from <8k to <6k (still strongly prefers <4k) Tade Thompson
  • URBAN FANTASY MAGAZINE - monthly (2 stories) webzine/e-zine; urban fantasy (fic). Pay: 6¢/word. Words: <8k (strongly prefers <4k!). RT: <90 days. Reprints: no. E-subs: ON SITE FORM ONLY (free log in req.). Jordan Ellinger, Managing 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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