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Last Updated: Thursday, 22 January 2015

47 Market Listings

5 Updated:
Space Squid - temp. closed to subs
Giganotosaurus - editor change
Chrome Baby - temp. closed to subs
Niteblade - closing down
Voluted Tales - on indefinite hiatus



This page contains periodical markets that pay anything from a print copy, an approved (by me) gift, or ¼¢/word up to just less than 1¢/word for works of all lengths (based on the mean average between the shortest and the longest accepted word counts), and which do not include significant amounts of fiction written by the publisher(s), editor(s), or staff. Read the complete guidelines carefully before submitting. If in doubt contact the editor. Try to read at least one issue to get a feel for what is wanted. US ($), UK (£), or EU (€) currency are used unless otherwise noted. Addresses are US unless noted otherwise.

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- THE LISTINGS -

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(QS)

This logo (DLS) is a link to a pertinent editor interview at D.L. Snell's Market Scoops!


  • ACIDIC FICTION - weekly (3 stories) webzine; any contemporary SpecFic (fic). Pay: $35. Words: <6k. RT: 2-4 weeks. Reprints: no. E-subs: ON SITE ONLINE FORM ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

  • ALBEDO ONE - tri-annual print/digital; sf/f/h (fic). Pay: €6 per 1k words (<8k words) +copy. Words: prefers 2½k-8k. RT: 2-4 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: YES. (QS).   (DLS)   [Top]

  • ALLEGORY - tri-annual webzine; most genres (fic/nonfic). Pay: $15. Words: 1k-5k (not firm). RT: 4-6 weeks. Reprints: query. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   Yearly Reading Periods: 01Jan-28Feb; 01May-30Jun; 01Sep-31Oct.    [Top]

  • AURORA WOLF: a Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy - continuous webzine; sf/f (fic/art). Pay: $5. Words: 2½k-5k. RT: not specified. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

  • BETE NOIRE - quarterly print, occasional podcasts; h/dsf/df/mys/crime (fic/poem/art/comics/photos). Pay: $10 + PDF copy. Words: fic=50-4k; poem=<50 lines. RT: <2 months. Reprints: yes. E-subs: ONLY. (Q).   Reading Periods: 1-30Sep, 1-31Dec, 1-31Mar, 1-30Jun.   [Top]

  • CEMETERY MOON - biannual print; h (fic/poem/art). Pay: 1 copy/discounts. Words: <5k. RT: not specified. Reprints: query. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

    UPDATE - 08 January 2015: backlogged, temporarily closed to submissions   
  • CHROME BABY - irregular webzine; sf/slpstrm (fic/flash/poem). Pay: $5. Words: 50-5k. RT: <30 days. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

  • THE COLORED LENS - quarterly webzine/e-zine/eBook; sf/f (fic/nonfic/art). Pay: $20 (novellas 10k-20k=$1 per 1k, serialized). Words: <20k (prefers½k-5k). RT: intitial=<1 month; final=longer. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

  • ENCOUNTERS MAGAZINE - monthly print/POD; sf/f/h/paranormal (fic/art). Pay: ¼¢/word (1-year subscription to all submitters). Words: 3½k-10k (soft). RT: not stated. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 03Jan14: GL changes
  • FICTION VORTEX - weekly (1 story) webzine; sf/f (fic). Pay: $10; (+Editor's Choice=$30; +Reader's Choice=$20). Words: <7½k. RT: <10 days. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

  • THE FIFTH DI... - quarterly webzine; sf/f (fic/poem). Pay: fic=$10; poem=$5. Words: fic=<7½k (query if longer); poem=no limits (likes longer ones). RT: 2 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: YES. (Q).   [Top]

  • THE FUTURE FIRE - quarterly webzine/PDF; SpecFic/cyberpunk/social-political sf (fic/nonfic/poem/art). Pay: fic=$20; poem=$10. Words: <10k (may serialize longer). RT: <30 days. Reprints: query. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

    UPDATE - 21 January 2015: editor change   
  • GIGANOTOSAURUS - monthly webzine; sf/f; 1-story/month (fic). Pay: $100. Words: 5k-25k. RT: <30 days. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

  • GORE MAGAZINE - irregular PDF; gore-horror only (fic/nonfic). Pay: royalty based on issues sold, no guarantees. Words: no limits. RT: 2-3 weeks. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

  • INACCURATE REALITIES: A YA Speculative Fiction Magazine - quarterly print/ebook/PDF; all spefic genres, YA or crossover (fic/art). Pay: $15-$25 (based on length). Words: 2k-5k. RT: feww eeks after DL. Reprints: query. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

  • INfective INk - irregular (but frequent) webzine; all genres except erotica (fic). Pay: fic=$10; flash=$0. Words: fic=1½k-5k; flash=<1½k. RT: <2 weeks. Reprints: yes. E-subs: ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

  • IRREANTUM - biannual literary print (fic/nonfic/poem, play/screenplay excerpts); all genres, which explore the Mormon experience. Pay: 1 copy. Words: <8½. RT: fic/creative essays=by 31Aug; others=2-3 weeks. E-subs: ONLY. (QS) (Q).   Annual Reading Period: fic/essay/poem cash contest=01Jan-31May; all others=year round.   [Top]

  • JUPITER SF - quarterly print/e-zine; sf (fic/poem/art). Pay: 1 copy. Words: 2-10k (fairly firm); poems: <25 lines. RT: 2 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: YES. (Q).   [Top]

  • KZINE - triannual kindle eBook; sf/h/f/crime (fic). Pay: advance=3£/1000 words (about ½¢/word) of shared 50% net royalty. Words: 1k-10k (soft). RT: disclosed in <1 week. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

  • LIQUID IMAGINATION ONLINE MAGAZINE - quarterly webzine; sf/f/h/lit/slipstrm (fic/poem/art/audio). Pay: fic=$5; poem=$5; flash=$2. Words: fic=1k-5k; poem=<1k; flash=<800. RT: 2-3 months. Reprints: yes. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

  • THE LORELEI SIGNAL - quarterly e-zine; sf/f, with strong female characters (fic/flash/poem). Pay: fic=$5; flash/poem=$2. Words: <10k. RT: <2 months. Reprints: yes. E-subs: ONLY. (Q).   [Top]
             Yearly Reading Periods: 15Jan-15 Feb/15Apr-15 May/15Jul-15Aug/15Oct-15Nov

  • LUNA STATION QUARTERLY - quarterly webzine/digital download; sf/f & sub-genres (fic), women authors only. Pay: $5/story. Words: ½k-7k (soft). RT: end of reading period. Reprints: yes. E-subs: OFFSITE FORM ONLY. Jennifer Parsons, Editor (Q).   Yearly PubDates=Reading Periods: 01Mar=15Sep-15Nov; 01Jun=15Dec-15Feb; 01Sep=15Mar-15May; 01Dec=15Jun-15Aug.   [Top]

  • THE MARTIAN WAVE - annual print; sf (fic/poem), theme (see GLs). Pays ½¢/word (poem=$5). Words: <7½k words (query if longer). RT: <3 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: E-MAIL ONLY!. (Q).   [Top]

  • MIRROR DANCE - quarterly e-zine; f (fic/nonfic/poem/art). Pay: $5. Words: fic=no limit (prefers <6k). RT: <6 weeks. Reprints: yes. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

  • MONOMYTH - biannual print; most genres (fic/flash/poem). Pay: copy. Words: 1-10k. RT: <1 month. Reprints: yes. E-subs: YES. (QS).   Yearly Reading Periods: Feb-Nov.   [Top]

  • NEON LITERARY MAGAZINE - quarterly PDF/webzine; lit/sf/exp (fic/poem/art). Pay: 1 print copy +royalties=usually £5-£10). Words: >3 pages. RT: <2 weeks. Reprints: yes. E-subs: ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 22Dec14: will open to fic/poem subs 10Feb-31Mar 2015
  • NIGHT TO DAWN - irregular print; df/h; zombie/mummy/vampire tales with a unique twist (fic/poem). Pay: fic=$5; poem/flash=$2.50. Words: 2½k-5k. RT: query. Reprints: query. E-subs: PREFERS. (Q).   [Top]

  • 9 TALES - monthly e-book; h/f/sf/west (fic). Pay: $5. Words: ½k-20k. RT: 2-4 weeks. Reprints: yes. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

    UPDATE - 06 January 2015: closing: Sep 2015 is last issue; probably open to submissions until 30 April 2015    Robert Laughlin
  • NITEBLADE - quarterly webzine; f/h (fic/flash/poem). Pay: $5 +PDF copy. Words: <7½k. RT: <1 month. Reprints: yes. E-subs: OFFSITE FORM ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

  • NOT ONE OF US - quarterly print; sf/f/h/mainstrm/west about outsiders/social misfits/aliens/etc (fic/poem), no vampires, werewolves, or S&S. Pay: fic=¼¢/word ($5 min) +copy; poem=$5 +copy. Words: fic=3-6k; poem=<epic length (prefers <40 lines). RT: 2 months max. Reprints: no. E-subs: YES. (QS).   [Top]

  • PANTHEON MAGAZINE - quarterly webzine; all genres (fic/nonfic/art/photo). Pay: ¼¢/word ($10 min.) via PayPal. Words: <7½k (query if longer). RT: 2 days average. Reprints: yes. E-subs: VIA E-MAIL. (QS).   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 18Sep14: closed to subs until further notice
  • POLLUTO - quarterly print/PDF; sf/f/h, countercultural element (fic/nonfic/poem/art), themed (see site). Pay: editor's choice=4p/word (<6¢/word; £200 max); others=1 copy. Words: no limits given. RT: <3 months. Reprints: query. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

  • PREMONITIONS - annual print; sf/h (fic/flash/poem/art). Pay: fic (>1k)=£5 or $5 per 1k words +copy; flash (<1k)/poem/art=copy. Words: fic=½k-6k; poem=<50 lines. RT: not specified. Reprints: query (if FBSR unsold). E-subs: . Tony Lee, Editor (Q).   [Top]

  • QUANTUM MUSE - weekly (flash)/monthly (fic) webzine; sf/f/h (fic/flash/art). Pay: tips. Words: <8k. RT: fic/art=<3 months; flash=1-2 months. Reprints: yes. E-subs: ONLINE FORM ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

  • SORCEROUS SIGNALS - quarterly webzine; f (fic/poem). Pay: $5 advance on donations (flash/poems=$2). Words: <10k (soft). RT: <2 weeks. Reprints: yes. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   Yearly Reading Periods: 15Feb-15Mar, 15May-15Jun, 15Aug-15Sep, 15Nov-15Dec.   [Top]

  • SPACEPORTS & SPIDERSILK - (was KidVisions) quarterly e-zine; sf/f/mild h—spooky, not terrifying (fic/nonfic/poem/art), rated PG. Pay: fic/poem=$2; reprints=$1. Words: <2k (prefers <1k); poem=25 lines. RT: <1-2 months. Reprints: yes. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

    UPDATE - 22 January 2015: due to illness, closed to submissions until probably Spring 2015    Robert Laughlin
  • SPACE SQUID - monthly (roughly) webzine; sf/f/h/experimental (fic/art/comics/photo/eclectic). Pay: $5. Words: <1k (not firm). RT: 3 months. Reprints: query. E-subs: ONLY. Elle Van Hensbergen, Matthew Bey, & D Chang, Editors (Q).   [Top]

  • SQ MAG - bimonthly e-zine; all SpecFic: sf/f/h (fic/flash/art). Pay: $15/story. Words: flash-7½k. RT: <4 weeks. Reprints: no. E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. (Q).   Annual Reading Periods: varies (see GLs).   [Top]

  • STRANGE CONSTELLATIONS - monthly webzine; sf/f (prefers, other SpecFic OK) (fic). Pay: $30. Words: 3k-7½k. RT: <30 days. Reprints: yes. E-subs: ONLY. (Q).   Annual Reading Periods: 01Jan-28Feb & 01Jul-31Aug.   [Top]

  • SWORDS AND SORCERY MAGAZINE - monthly webzine; pre-1900 setting f (fic/nonfic). Pay: $10. Words: 1½k-6k. RT: about 4 weeks. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 09Dec14: on indefinite hiatus; closed to submissions until 2016, last 2015 issue: vol10/iss4 (Spring)
  • TALES OF THE TALISMAN -quarterly print; sf & f (fic/poem/art). SUB INFO HIDDEN DUE TO LONG HIATUS! (Q).   [Top]

  • TALES OF THE ZOMBIE WAR - irregular webzine; h/zombie, apocalypse specific (fic/poem). Biannual prizes: 1st=$75, 2nd=$25; others=exposure. Words: no limits. RT: 1-2 months. Reprints: yes. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

  • TQR - quarterly e-zine; all genres (fic). Pay: $50. Words: 4-12k. RT: <2 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: YES. (QS).   Reading Periods: 15Jan-15Feb; 15Jul-15Aug; 15Oct-15Nov (subject to change).   [Top]

  • TRAIL OF INDISCRETION - quarterly print; sf/f/h, no profanity or graphic sex/violence (fic). Pay: 2 copies, discount. Words: <5k. RT: not specified. Reprints: query. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

  • TWILIGHT TIMES - quarterly webzine/possible PDF/print; sf/f/literary/cross-genre (fic/nonfic/poetry/art). Pay: web=$5; print=copy. Words: fic=1k-10k (prefers 1k-6k); essay=3½k; poem=<30 lines. Reprints: yes ($2.50). E-subs: ONLY. (QS). (See also Twilight Times on the Books page)   [Top]

    UPDATE - 05 January 2015: on indefinite hiatus; closed to submissions, no issueS released until further notice
  • VOLUTED TALES MAGAZINE - monthly (in 4 editions, see GLs) PDF/POD; all SpecFic genres (fic/flash/nonfic/poem/art/cartoons/comics). SUBMISSION INFO HIDDEN DUE TO LONG HIATUS! (Q).   [Top]

  • THE WESTERN ONLINE - irregular webzine; western, sf/h elements OK (fic/nonfic/art). Pay: fic=$5; nonfic/art=$3. Words: fic=<5k (prefers <3k); nonfic=<1k; serials=novella length. RT: <1 month. Reprints: yes, if not currently online. E-subs: ONLY. (Q).   [Top]



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