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Last Updated: Monday, 20 February 2017

13 Market Listings

Fresh Updated:
Phobos Magazine - on indefinite hiatus
Solarpunk Press - closed by editors
Spinetinglers - revamping & rebranding; temp. closed to subs
On Spec - fic/flash subs closed; poem/art open
Orthogonal - no pubs/issues since Jan/Jul 2016
The Dark - pub-sched, editor, & reprint changes

Robert Laughlin's Biennial Market Updates:
Aurealis, The Dark, Helios Quarterly, Heroic Fantasy Quart., On Spec, On the Premises

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) 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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Click on Publication Title for Full Guidelines
Click on E-subs: LINE for Submission Details

The editor's e-mail link is for Info/Queries only if marked (Q),
... and the E-subs address(es) will found in the guidelines.
The e-address is for Info/Queries & E-subs if marked

This logo (DLS) is a link to a pertinent editor interview at D.L. Snell's Market Scoops!
(Be aware that these interviews may be quite old and not pertinent at this time.)

RL's BIENNIAL UPDATE - 26 January 2017: 2017 submission windows announced    Robert Laughlin
  • AUREALIS - 10 issues/year (3 stories/issue; skips Dec & Jan) e-zine/print best-of anthos; sf/f/h, no non-speculative h (fic/nonfic/art). Pay: AU$20-60/1k words; art=AU$10-75 . Words: fic=2-8k; nonfic=½k-2k. RT: <2 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (QS). 2017 Reading Periods: Aus/NZ authors=01Feb-31Oct; Others=01Aug-31Oct (Note: closed early last year!).   [Top]
    RL's BIENNIAL UPDATE - 26 January 2017: reprint pay, content, submission detail changes    Robert Laughlin
    UPDATE - 23 January 2017: publication schedule, editor, & reprint changes
  • THE DARK - monthly e-zine/some podcast; df/MagReal/dark sf/surreal (fic/art). Pay: 3¢/word. Words: 2k-6k (query if longer). RT: <1 month. Reprints: yes (1¢/word). E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

  • GLITTERSHIP - biweekly (1 story/issue) webzine/podcast; sf/f/h, LGBTQIA only (fic/flash). Pay: 3¢/word. Words: 100-6k. RT: <60 days. Reprints: yes (1¢/word). E-subs: YES. (QS).   [Top]

    RL's BIENNIAL UPDATE - 26 January 2017: pay, word count, RT, themes, & readings changes    Robert Laughlin
  • HELIOS QUARTERLY MAGAZINE - quarterly PDF/ePub/print; sf/f/h (fic/nonfic/poem/art/comics/photos); themes (see GLs). Pay: fic=2-6¢/word; poem=25¢/line. Words: fic= 100-10k; poem=<100 lines. RT: <3 weeks. Reprints: no. E-subs: PREFERS E-MAIL. (Q).   [Top]
    Fic/Nonfic/Poem Annual Reading Periods: 1-15 Jan, 1-15 Apr, 1-15 Jul, 1-15 OctFic/Nonfic/Poem Annual Deadlines: 15Jan (Mar), 15Apr (Jun), 15Jul (Sep), 15Oct (Dec)

    RL's BIENNIAL UPDATE - 27 January 2017: editor added, submission periods readjusted    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: FIC/FLASH: Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec only; POETRY: year round.   [Top]

    UPDATE - 1 February 2017: closed to fiction/flash submissions until further notice; open to poetry/art
    RL's BIENNIAL UPDATE - 27 January 2017: publication form, contact e-address, & submission details changes    Robert Laughlin
  • ON SPEC - quarterly print/digital; most SpecFic genres (fic/flash/poem/art (CA artists ONLY)). Pay: fic=1k-<3k=CA$125; 3k-<5k=CA$175; 5k-6k=CA$200; +2 copies; poem/flash=CA$50 +copy. Words: fic=1k-6k; flash=<1k; 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's BIENNIAL UPDATE - 27 January 2017: prizes up & new mini contests    Robert Laughlin
    MARKET NOTE - 27Jan17: all final round entries are critiqued free, others may order a critique for $15
  • ON THE PREMISES - biannual contest web/e-zine, quarterly mini con tests; any genre (fic). Prizes: $220/$160/$120 & 0-3 HMs@$60; mini=$25/$15/$10. Words: 1k-5k. RT: 4-6 weeks after DL. Reprints: no. E-subs: OFFSITE FORM ONLY. (Q).   [Top]
             Submission/Entry Periods: biannual, themed, dates vary (see rules)

    UPDATE - 30 January 2017: issue #3 in early February; closed to submissions until maybe summer    Robert Laughlin
  • ORTHOGONAL - triannual e-zine; bizro/slpstrm/sf/f/crime/erotica (fic/flash), anonymous only. Pay: fic=$100 +royalty; flash=$30 +royalty. Words: fic=prefers 1k-5k (not firm); flash=<1k. RT: <90 days. Reprints: no. E-subs: E-MAIL ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

    UPDATE - 06 February 2017: on indefinite hiatus; issue #4 pub-date TBA; does plan to come back
  • PHOBOS MAGAZINE - ON INDEFINITE HIATUS irregular print/e-zine; weird, most genres (fic/flash/poem/art), themes (see GLs). Paid: fic/flash=5¢/word; poem=greater of $20 or 5¢/word. (Q).   [Top]

  • 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 - 06 February 2017: closed by the editors    Melissa Mead
  • SOLARPUNK PRESS - WAS monthly (1 story /issue) limited print/webzine/audio; solarpunk sf (fic). Paid: 3¢/word. (Q).   [Top]

    UPDATE - 1 February 2017: revamping web site & rebranding; temp. closed to submissions    Robert Laughlin
  • 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.)

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