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Last Updated: Monday, 25 August 2014

39 Market Listings

4 Updated:
Glimmer Train Stories - new word count
Strange Horizons - temp. closed to fic subs
Tor.com - temp. closed to subs
Alfred Hitchcock's - now prefers e-subs
Grimdark Magazine - word count/sub e-mail changes



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 (based on the mean average between the shortest and the longest accepted word counts), and shared royalty markets built on a "professional" model, 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 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/art/comics). Pay: CA6¢/word (art=$20-$100; comics=$20). Words: ½k-3k. RT: <90 days. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (Q). SFWA   [Top]

    UPDATE - 28 July 2014: now prefers e-submissions    Robert Laughlin
  • ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S MYSTERY MAGAZINE - monthly print; mys/crime (fic). 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). 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 - 17Jun14: closed to submissions until 1 September 2014
  • 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: ONLY. (or use this contact form) (QS).  SFWA   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 03Aug14: closed to submissions until sometime in 2014
  • ARC - quarterly digital; stories with some bearing on the future (no f or steampunk!) (fic, query for nonfic/poem). Pay: fic=£1500 ($2370); nonfic=£250-500; poem=£75/page. Words: fic=>5k; essay=<1½k; feature=>2k. RT: <6 weeks. Reprints: no. E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. (Q).   [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]

  • BENEATH CEASELESS SKIES - biweekly e-zine; f (fic). Pay: 6¢/word. Words: <10k (not firm). RT: 2-9 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!. Pay: >$750. Words: 1-1½k. RT: <2 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: NONE. Paula Murphey, Senior Editor (no e-mail). SFWA   [Top]

  • BUZZY MAG - continuous webzine; urban & epic f/paranorm rom/hard sf/h (fic). Pay: 10¢/word. Words: <10k. RT: <14 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). 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]

    NEW LISTING: 11 October 2013 - moved from Flash page    Robert Laughlin
  • CICADA - bimonthly literary mag for ages 14-23; themed (fic/nonfic/poem/art/photo/comics). Pay: fic=<25¢/word; poem=$3 line. Words: fic=½k-9k; poem=<25 lines. 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: <4k=10¢/word, 7¢/word after. Words: 1-8k (prefers 4k). RT: <2 weeks. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLINE FORM ONLY. (QS). SFWA   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 14Feb13: closed to submissions until further notice
  • 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). 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 (fic/nonfic/poem/art). Pay: <25¢/word (poem=<$3/line). Words: <2k (poem=<50 lines). RT: <6 months. Reprints: yes. E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. Lonnie Plecha, Editor (Select subject: Editorial). SFWA   [Top]

  • CROSSED GENRES MAGAZINE - monthly webzine/biannual eBook; sf/f (fic). Pay: 6¢/word +1 print/1 e-copy. Words: 1k-6k. RT: by end-of-month submitted. 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: <3 weeks. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLINE FORM ONLY. Jonathan Laden & Michele-Lee Barasso, Editors (Q). SFWA   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 18Jan14: backlogged; temporarily closed to submissions
  • DARK DISCOVERIES - quarterly print; h (fic/nonfic/art). Pay: 6¢/word (max. $250) Words: fic=½k-6½k (firm!). RT: varies, query if >4 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (Q).   (DLS)   [Top]

  • ELLERY QUEEN'S MYSTERY MAGAZINE - monthly print; mys (fic/flash). Pay: 5-8¢/word. Words: <20k (prefers 2½-8k). RT: <3 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLINE FORM ONLY. (QS). SFWA   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 03Jul14: C.C. Finley will guest edit 2 issues in 2015, more here
  • 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: NONE!. (Q). SFWA   [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]

    UPDATE - 25 August 2014: new word count    Graham J. Darling
  • GLIMMER TRAIN STORIES - quarterly 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. (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). Pay: 6¢/word. Words: 7½-10k (not firm). RT: 2-4 weeks. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLINE FORM. (Q). SFWA   [Top]

    UPDATE - 28 July 2014: word count change; new submission e-mail address
  • GRIMDARK MAGAZINE - quarterly print/e-zine; grimdark f/grimdardark sf (fic). Pay: AU6¢/word. Words: <4k. RT: <3 months . Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (Q).   1st Issue Debut: 1 October 2014.   [Top]

  • HIGHLIGHTS - monthly print; humor/mys/sports/holiday/adv/trad. tale reboots/urban/world cultures (fic/nonfic/poem). 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]

  • INSCRIPTION MAGAZINE - monthly webzine/some e-books; sf/f for teens (fic/art). Pay: 6¢/word. Words: ½k-9k. RT: 2-4 weeks. Reprints: yes, if stated in cover. E-subs: ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

  • IGMS (Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show) - bimonthly e-zine; f/sf (fic/nonfic/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. Russ Colson, Editor: (QS) / (QS).   Reading Periods & Deadlines: vary (see GLs).   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 18Mar14: closed to general 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: ONLINE FORM ONLY. John Joseph Adams, Editor/Publisher. (Q). SFWA   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 22Apr14: temporarily closed to submissions
  • NIGHTMARE MAGAZINE - monthly webzine; all h/df (fic), 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: ONLINE FORM ONLY. John Joseph Adams, Editor/Publisher (Q). SFWA   [Top]

  • ODYSSEY: Adventures in Science - monthly print; ages 10-16; sf/legends/etc. (theme) (fic, nonfic, poems). Pay: 20-25¢/word. Words: to 1k. RT: 3-4 months b4 pub. Reprints: query. E-subs: YES. Postal subs: query first. (Q). SFWA   Deadlines: (see theme list at web site)   [Top]

  • PLAYBOY - monthly print, contemporary/mys/sus/sf/humor/sports (fic). No unsolicited subs. Pay: <$5k.   [Top]

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

    UPDATE - 25 August 2014: closed to fiction submissions; will reopen 15 September 2014    David Close
    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=<$30-50; poem=$30. Words: fic=<9k (prefers <5k), nonfic=1k-5k (not firm); poem=<100 lines. RT: fic=<40 days (varies by department). Reprints: no. E-subs: FICTION: ONLINE FORM. See department GLs for editors (Q).   SFWA   Yearly Reading Period: 01Jan-31Oct.   [Top]

    UPDATE - 04 August 2014: closed to submissions until 1 October 2014    Erin M. Hartshorn
  • TOR.COM - continuous webzine; sf/f (fic). 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: slow. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (QS). SFWA   [Top]

  • UNIVERSE ANNEX - a department of the Grantville Gazette; bimonthly webzine, 1 story per issue; sf/f adventure (fic). 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 - 01Aug14: open until 01 October 2014 to submissions for issue #11 Journal of Unlikely Cryptography
  • UNLIKELY STORY - (formerly The Journal of Unlikely Entomology) 3 themed issues/year webzine; all genres (fic/flash/art); see site for themes. Pay: 6¢/word. Words: <8k (prefers <5k). RT: <4 weeks. Reprints: solicited only. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   Reading Periods: 01Aug-01Oct; 01Oct-01Nov.   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 01Mar14: CLOSED to submissions; Kickstarter unsuccessful, considering options to go forward
  • WAYLINES MAGAZINE - Kickstarter-based quarterly webzine; sf/f/h/weird/wonderful (fic/poem/videos). SUB INFO HIDDEN WHILE CLOSED TO SUBS & CONSIDERING OPTIONS. (Q).   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 12Jun14: closed to all submissions indefinitely while overhauling web site
  • WILY WRITERS AUDIBLE FICTION - INFO HIDDEN UNTIL NEW FORMAT/GLs ARE KNOWN. (Q).   [Top]

  • ZOETROPE: ALL-STORY - quarterly print; all genres (fic). 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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