Last Updated: Monday, 20 June 2016
15 Market Listings
Helios Quarterly Magazine - quarterly PDF/ePub/print; sf/f/h (fic/nonfic/poem/art/comics/photos); pays 3¢/word ave.
Helios Quarterly - new submission dates/file format
Shimmer - temp. closed to subs
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MARKET NOTE - 11Apr16: backlogged; closed to subs early; will reopen 01Aug16
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). Annual Reading Periods: fic=01Feb-31May & 01Aug-31Oct; nonfic=see GLs. [Top]
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]
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]
UPDATE - 16 June 2016: new submission dates & file format
NEW LISTING: 10 June 2016
HELIOS QUARTERLY MAGAZINE - quarterly PDF/ePub/print; sf/f/h (fic/nonfic/poem/art/comics/photos). Pay: 3¢/word on average. Words: 50-10k. RT: <1 week. Reprints: no. E-subs: E-MAIL ONLY. (Q). [Top]
Annual Reading Periods: 1-15 Jan, 1-15 Apr, 1-15 Jul, 1-15 Oct Annual Deadlines: 15Jan (Mar), 15Apr (Jun), 15Jul (Sep), 15Oct (Dec) 1st Issue Debut: September 2016
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]
MARKET NOTE - 08Jan15: closed to submissions until further notice
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]
MARKET NOTE - 19 October 2015: closed to fiction submissions until at least 31 May 2016
NAMELESS DIGEST - 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]
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=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]
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)
MARKET NOTE - 15Jun16: closed to all subs until next reading period, TBA
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]
MARKET NOTE - 02May16: open to submissions to 31 July 2016
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]
UPDATE - 09 May 2016: closed to submissions until 3 September 2016
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]
SOLARPUNK PRESS - monthly (1 story /issue) limited print/webzine/audio; solarpunk sf (fic). Pay: 3¢/word. Words: 2k-5k. RT: aiming for <1 month. Reprints: query. E-subs: ON SITE FORM ONLY. (Q). [Top]
Open to Submissions: 27 August 2015
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.)