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Last Updated: Wednesday, 17 December 2014

22 Market Listings

1 Updated:
Another Dimension - GLs updated

This page contains periodical markets that pay 3¢/word to 5.99¢/word 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 "semiprofessional" model, that do not include stories written by the publisher(s), editor(s), or staff. 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 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. 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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MARKET NOTE - 26May14: closed to fiction/flash submissions until 2015
  • ABYSS & APEX - quarterly webzine; most genres, no h (fic/flash/poem). Pay: 6¢/word ($75 max.); poem=$5. Words: fic=1½k-10k (if longer query); flash=<1½k. RT: 2-3 months. Reprints: query. E-subs: ONLY. (Q).   Annual Reading Periods: Fic/Flash: 1st week of Feb/May/Aug/Nov; Poetry: Jun & Dec.   [Top]

    UPDATE - 17 December 2014: guidelines updated
  • ANOTHER DIMENSION - quarterly e-zine/webzine/POD/audio; classic h; setting can be real, sf, or f (fic). Pay: 3¢/word. Words: 1k-3k. RT: <6 months. Reprints: yes. E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. (Q).   [Top]
    Yearly Reading Periods: 01Jan-31Mar; 01Apr-30Jun; 01Jul-30Sep; 01Oct-31Dec1st Issue Debut: 1 June 2015

  • AUREALIS - 10 issues/year (skips Dec/Jan) e-zine/print best-of anthos; sf/f/h (fic/nonfic/art). Non-AU authors must query first! Pay: AU$20-60/1k words; art=AU$10-75 . Words: fic=2-8k; nonfic=½k-4k. RT: <2 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   See also aurealisXpress   [Top]
    MARKET NOTE - 01Feb13: temp. closed to fiction subissions
  • COSMOS ONLINE - daily webzine; sf (fic; query for nonfic/art/photo). Pay: AU$100. Words: 2k-4k. RT: approx. 2 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 04Jun14: closed to submissions for the rest of 2014
  • CROWDED MAGAZINE - monthly webzine/annual print/PDF/eBook antho; all sf/f/h (fic). Pay: 5AU¢/word. Words: ½k-20k (prefers max. 10k). RT: <60 days. Reprints: no. E-subs: WEB FORM ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

  • THE DARK - bimonthly e-zine; df/MagReal/dark sf/surreal (fic/nonfic/art). Pay: 3¢/word. Words: 1k-5k (query if longer). RT: 1-4 weeks. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 23Aug14: on indefinite hiatus & closed to submissions; nothing new about Kickstarter-funded issue #7!
  • GUD MAGAZINE - semiannual print/e-zine/e-book/PDF/Kindle/etc.; all genres (fic/nonfic/poem/art/comics). SUB INFO HIDDEN DUE TO HIATUS AND DOWN WEB SITE! (Q).   [Top]

  • HEROIC FANTASY QUARTERLY - quarterly webzine; heroic f/S&S/high f (fic/flash/poem). Pay: fic=$100; flash/poem=$25; epic poem=$100. Words: fic=<10k; serials=<50k; poem=<30 pages. RT: <60 days. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   Yearly Reading Periods: Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec only!   [Top]

  • IDEOMANCER - quarterly e-zine (web/PDF); non-traditional hypertext (fic/poem). Pay: 3¢/word (max $40), $6/poem. Words: <7k. RT: 30 days. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (Q).   (DLS)   Yearly Readings: Dec-Jan/Mar-Apr/Jun-Jul/Sep-Oct only!   [Top]

  • LAMPLIGHT - quarterly e-zine/annual print (PDF); h/mys/dark sf/noir; no vampires, werewolves or zombies (fic/flash). Pay: fic=$150; flash=$50. Words: fic=>2k; flash=<1k (1k-2k=query). RT: <90 days. Reprints: query. E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 18Nov14: on indefinite hiatus; closed to submissions until further notice; current subs may be withdrawn
  • MICHAEL MOORCOCK'S NEW WORLDS MAGAZINE (GLs) - quarterly print/webzine; all SpecFic (fic). SUB INFO HIDDEN WHILE ON HIATUS! (QS).   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 18Sep14: open to theme (Sinister) submissions until 31 October 2014
  • MIDNIGHT ECHO - biannual (Australian HWA); print/PDF; df/h (fic/nonfic/poem/art/comics), themes (see GLs); open to AU & NZ writers only. Pay: fic=AU3¢/word; poem=<AU$25. Words: stories=<5k; 1 novelette/issue=<10k (max $300, query first); poem=<100 lines. RT: not specified. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).  Annual Readings: varies (see GLs).   [Top]

  • NAMELESS MAGAZINE - biannual print/e-zine/webzine; h/df/dark sf/MagReal/sf/weird/thriller/mythos (fic/nonfic/poem/art/comics/audio/video). Pay: print fic/nonfic=2 or 5¢/word +copy, web fic/nonfic=2¢/word; print poem=15¢/line, web poem=$0; interview=copies; art=<$175. Words: 1½k-9½k. RT: <4 months. Reprints: query. E-subs: OFF-SITE FORM. Jason V Brock & S. T. Joshi, Editors. (Q).   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 20Sep: closed fiction submissions until further notice; open to poetry subs year round
  • ON SPEC - quarterly print; most SpecFic genres (fic/flash/poem/art (CA artists ONLY). Pay: fic=CA$50-CA$200 +2 copies; poem/flash=CA$50 +1 copy. Words: <6k (poem=100 lines). RT: <4 months (or longer). Reprints: no. E-subs: FICTION/FLASH ONLY. (Q).   Reading Periods: vary (see GLs).   [Top]

  • ON THE PREMISES - triannual contest web/e-zine; any genre, themed (fic). Prizes: $180/140/100 & 0-3 HMs@$40. Words: 1k-5k. RT: 4-6 weeks after DL. Reprints: no. E-subs: OFFSITE FORM ONLY. (Q).   [Top]
             Submission/Entry Periods: irregular

    MARKET NOTE - 01Oct14: closed to submissions until next reading period, TBA
  • PHOBOS MAGAZINE - semiannual print/e-zine; weird, most genres (fic/flash/poem/art), themes (see GLs). Pay: 5¢/word. Words: <3k (serial: 6k max.). RT: <1 month. Reprints: query. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

  • SHIMMER - 6 issues/year digital & annual print; contemporary f, some sf/h (fic/flash/art). Pay: fic=5¢/word ($10 min.) +2 copies; art: cover=$90. Words: <7½k (query if longer) but prefers around 4k. RT: <1 month. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

  • SHOCK TOTEM - irregular (roughly annual) print/e-zine; df/h (fic/flash/micro/nonfic/poem/art). Pay: 5¢/word (max $250) +copy. Words: fic=1001-12k; flash=201-1k; micro=<200;nonfic=<2½k; poem= (firm!). RT: <60 days. Reprints: yes (2¢/word). E-subs: OFFSITE FORM ONLY. (Q).   Annual Reading Periods: Feb-May; Aug-Nov.   [Top]

  • SPACESUITS AND SIXGUNS - semiannual e-zine/webzine; sf/f/h/thrillers/detective/pulp (fic/art). Pay: fic=4¢/word; art=varible. Words: <4k. RT: <6 weeks. Reprints: query. E-subs: ONLY. (Q).   1st Issue Debut: TBA.   [Top]

  • SPINETINGLERS - monthly webzine/annual print "Best of" antho; h/f/df (fic). Pay: 1st place=£100, 2nd=£50, 3rd-5th=£25. Words: <5k. RT: <30 days. Reprints: yes. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

  • STAR*LINE: Digest of the Science Fiction Poetry Association - (See the listing on the Flash/Poetry Market page.)
  • THE STRAND MAGAZINE - triannual print; mys/detective/terror/supernat (fic/nonfic/poem). Pay: $25-150. Words: 1k-short novellas (prefers 2-6k). RT: 4-10 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: NONE. (Q).   [Top]

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