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Last Updated: Thursday, 29 January 2015

20 Market Listings

4 Updated:
Shimmer - open to subs
Shock Totem - on indefinite hiatus
Midnight Echo - temp. closed to subs
Cosmos Online - new GLs link

Robert Laughlin's Annual Updates:
Abyss & Apex, Aurealis, Crowded Magazine, The Dark, Heroic Fantasy, Lamplight, Midnight Echo, Nameless, On Spec, On the Premises, Phobos, Shimmer, The Strand

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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RL ANNUAL UPDATE - 16 January 2015: annual update; editor title/genre/word count/RT/reprints    Robert Laughlin
  • ABYSS & APEX - quarterly webzine; most speculative genres, no vampire h or hf (fic/flash/poem). Pay: 6¢/word ($75 max.); poem=$5. Words: fic=1½k-10k (if longer query); flash=<1250. RT: <8 months. Reprints: no, solicited only. E-subs: ONLY. (Q).   2015 Reading Periods: Fic/Flash: 1st week of Feb/May/Aug/Nov; Poetry: May & Nov.   [Top]

  • 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

    RL ANNUAL UPDATE - 16 January 2015: annual update; genre/word count/SubManager/reading period changes    Robert Laughlin
  • AUREALIS - 10 issues/year (skips Dec/Jan) e-zine/print best-of anthos; sf/f/h, no non-speculative 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).Annual Reading Period: 01Feb-30Nov (closed Dec & Jan).   See also aurealisXpress   [Top]
    UPDATE - 08 January 2015: new guidelines URL    Graham J. Darling
    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]

    RL ANNUAL UPDATE - 16 January 2015: annual update; PubSched/genrereprint changes    Robert Laughlin
    MARKET NOTE - 16Jan15: still closed to submissions
  • CROWDED MAGAZINE - continuous webzine/annual print/PDF/eBook antho; all sf/f/h, no non-speculative h (fic). Pay: 5AU¢/word. Words: ½k-20k (prefers max. 10k). RT: <60 days. Reprints: no, solicited only. E-subs: WEB FORM ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

    RL ANNUAL UPDATE - 16 January 2015: annual update; PubSched/type/RT/sub-file changes    Robert Laughlin
  • THE DARK - quarterly e-zine; df/MagReal/dark sf/surreal (fic/art). Pay: 3¢/word. Words: 1k-5k (query if longer). RT: <1 month. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

    RL ANNUAL UPDATE - 19 January 2015: annual update; material type/editor/reading period/sub format changes    Robert Laughlin
  • HEROIC FANTASY QUARTERLY - quarterly webzine; heroic f/S&S/high f (fic/flash/poem/art). 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 (not poetry): 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]

    RL ANNUAL UPDATE - 19 January 2015: annual update; word count/dislikes changes    Robert Laughlin
  • LAMPLIGHT - quarterly e-zine/annual print (PDF); h/mys/dark sf/noir; no vampires, zombies, werewolves, serial killers, hitmen, excessive gore, or sex (fic/flash). Pay: fic=$150; flash=$50. Words: fic=2-7k; flash=<1k (1k-2k=query). RT: <90 days. Reprints: query. E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

    RL ANNUAL UPDATE - 19 January 2015: annual update; PubSched/pay/editor/GLs changes    Robert Laughlin
    UPDATE - 08 January 2015: closed to submissions until further notice    Graham J. Darling
  • MIDNIGHT ECHO - irregular (Australian HWA); print/PDF; df/h (fic/poem/art/comics), themes (see GLs); open to AU & NZ writers only. Pay: fic=AU3¢/word; poem=AU$15-25. Words: stories=<5k; poem=<100 lines. RT: not specified. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).  Annual Readings: varies (see GLs).   [Top]

    RL ANNUAL UPDATE - 19 January 2015: annual update; PubSched/pay/sub format changes    Robert Laughlin
  • NAMELESS MAGAZINE - continuous 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=30¢/line, web poem=$0; interview=copies; art=>$150. Words: 1½k-9½k. RT: <4 months. Reprints: query. E-subs: OFF-SITE FORM. Jason V Brock & S. T. Joshi, Editors. (Q).   [Top]

    RL ANNUAL UPDATE - 19 January 2015: annual update; pay/word count/sub method changes    Robert Laughlin
    MARKET NOTE - 20Sep14: 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$125-CA$200 +2 copies; poem/flash=CA$50 +copy. Words: fic=<6k; poem=4-100 lines. RT: <4 months (or longer). Reprints: no. E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. (Q).   Reading Periods: vary (see GLs).   [Top]

    RL ANNUAL UPDATE - 20 January 2015: annual update; sub/entry period change    Robert Laughlin
  • 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: triannual, themed, dates vary (see rules)

    RL ANNUAL UPDATE - 20 January 2015: annual update; editor/pay/word count/ changes    Robert Laughlin
    MARKET NOTE - 01Oct14: closed to submissions until next reading period, TBA
  • PHOBOS MAGAZINE - irregular print/e-zine; weird, most genres (fic/flash/poem/art), themes (see GLs). Pay: fic/flash=5¢/word; poem=greater of $20 or 5¢/word. Words: <2½k (serial: 6k max.). RT: <1 month. Reprints: query. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

    RL ANNUAL UPDATE - 20 January 2015: annual update; pay change, no art    Robert Laughlin
    UPDATE - 13 January 2015: open to submissions    Robert Laughlin
  • SHIMMER - 6 issues/year digital & annual print; contemporary f, some sf/h (fic/flash). Pay: fic=5¢/word ($50 min.). Words: <7½k (query if longer) but prefers around 4k. RT: <1 month. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

    UPDATE - 12 January 2015: on indefinite hiatus; closed to all submissions; moved to At Rest page    Nickolas Furr
  • SHOCK TOTEM - on OIH irregular (roughly annual) print/e-zine; df/h (fic/flash/micro/nonfic/poem/art). Paid: 5¢/word (max $250) +copy. SUB INFO WINDOW HIDDEN DUE TO LONG HIATUS! (Q).   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 29Dec14: closed to submissions until Spring 2015, TBD
  • 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.)
    RL ANNUAL UPDATE - 20 January 2015: annual update; no poetry, PubSched change    Robert Laughlin
  • THE STRAND MAGAZINE - quarterly print; mys/detective/terror/supernat (fic/nonfic). 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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