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Last Changed: Monday, 8 July 2019                 28 Market Listings


Updated in the Last Month:
The Blend International - 1st issue launched early; now reading for issue #2



Markets listed on this page are periodical markets that pay from US 1¢/word to US 2.99¢/word for works of all lengths for short stories and/or articles (based on the mean average between the shortest and the longest accepted word counts) that do not include a significant number of sories written by the publisher(s), editor(s), or staff.

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MARKET NOTE - 16Apr19: will only open to flash submissions in 1st week of August 2019; otherwise all 2019-20 editions are filled
  • ABYSS & APEX - quarterly webzine; sf/f, no h (fic/flash/poem). Pay: fic/flash= 6¢/word ($75 max.); poem=$5.50. Words: fic=1½k-10k (if longer query); flash=<1250; poem=(see GLs). RT: <3 months. Reprints: no, solicited only. E-subs: EMAIL ONLY. (Q).   Reading Period: flash 1st week of August 2019; fiction closed; poetry closed.   [Top]

  • ANDROMEDA SPACEWAYS MAGAZINE - quarterly print/PDF; sf/f/h, keyword: fun (fic/flash/nonfic/poem/art). Pay: ficion=1AUD¢/word (min AUD$20/max AUD$100), poetry/flash=AUD$10; nonfic=AUD$10; artwork: cover=AUD$100, internal=AUD$20; +1 e-copy to all. Words: fic/flash=<10k (<20k for subscribers & Aus/NZ writers); poem=<2 pages; nonfic=1k & up. RT: <3 months. Reprints: highly unlikely. E-subs: ON SITE FORM ONLY. Robbie Matthews, General Manager (Q).   Yearly Reading Periods: 01Feb-31Mar; 01May-30Jun; 01Aug-30Sep; 01Nov-31Dec.   [Top]

    UPDATE - 18 June 2019: launched its 1st issue early; reading has begun for issue #2
  • THE BLEND INTERNATIONAL - twice yearly POD/e-book; lit/lit genre (fic/poem); 5-8 stories & 5 poems/issue. Pay: fic=AUD$50; poem=AUD$2. Words: fic=2½k-7k; poem=<50 lines. RT: 6-8 weeks. Reprints: no. E-subs: EMAIL ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 28Jun19: as of this date, closed to fic/poem subs; open to art
  • BRACKEN - approx. triannual webzine; f/MagReal/fabulism (fic/poem/art). Pay: fic=4¢/word ($50 min.); poem=$15. Words: fic=<2½k; poem=not noted. RT: <2 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: EMAIL ONLY. Alina Rios, Editor-in-Chief (Q).   [Top]

  • BREATH & SHADOW - quarterly webzine; all genres (fic/nonfic/poem/drama), authors must be disabled, prioritises New England writers. Pay: fic/nonfic=$30; poem=$20. Words: fic/plays=<3k, poem=no max lines. RT: 3-5 months. Reprints: yes. E-subs: ONLY. , or use on site form (QS).   [Top]

  • BUCKSHOT MAGAZINE - weekly e-zine; every genre & style (flash/fic/poem). Pay: CA$25 (about $19) flat. Words: <2k. RT: final=<4 weeks. Reprints: no. E-subs: EMAIL ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 08May19: closed to submissions until next reading period this fall
  • CIRSOVA HEROIC FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION MAGAZINE - quarterly POD/e-book/PDF; science fantasy/Sword & Planet/raygun romance (fic). Pay: 1¼¢/word. Words: 2k-7½k (not firm). RT: <2 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: EMAIL ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

  • CRIMSON STREETS - weekly webzine (with Kindle/iBooks/print compilations); pulp, most genres except sf (fic/nonfic/art). Pay: 1¢/word. Words: 800-6k. RT: <2 weeks. Reprints: query. E-subs: EMAIL ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

  • ELECTRIC SPEC - quarterly e-zine; sf/f/macabre (fic/flash/art). Pay: $20. Words: ¼k-7k. RT: <3 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 07Jul19: as of this date, still closed to submissions, but continues to publish
  • EXPANDED HORIZONS - irregular (usually 4x/year) webzine; sf/f (fic/poem/reviews), no erotica, or excessive violence/gore; focus is on women & other under-represented backgrounds. Pay: fic/poetry/essays=$30. Words: <6k. RT: <1 month. Reprints: yes. E-subs: ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

  • THE FIRST LINE - quarterly print; all genres (fic/nonfic/poem), you must use the first line provided (see GLs). Pay: fic=$25-$50; poem=$5-$10; nonfic=$25, +copy. Words: fic=300-5k; nonfic=500-800. RT: 2-3 weeks after DL. Reprints: no. E-subs: PREFERS. (QS).   Deadlines: 01Feb, 01May, 01Aug, 01Nov.   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 07Jul19: as of this date, open to fiction & nonfiction, closed to poetry
  • JAMES GUNN'S AD ASTRA - annual print/webzine; sf/f (fic/nonfic/poem). Pay: fic=$50; poem=$20. Words: fic=<7½k (prefers 2½-5k); poem=(not stated). RT: <1 month (query after 3 months). Reprints: no. E-subs: ON SITE FORM ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

  • HEROIC FANTASY QUARTERLY - quarterly webzine; heroic f/S&S/high f (fic/flash/poem/art). Pay: fic=<1k=$25, 1k-5k=$50, 5k-7½k=$75, >7½=$100; poem=$25, epic=$100. Words: fic=<10k; serials=<50k; poem=<30 pages. RT: <60 days. Reprints: no. E-subs: EMAIL ONLY. (QS).   Yearly Reading Periods: FIC: Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec only; POEM: year round.   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 04Jul19: as of this date closed to submissions until 2021
  • KALEIDOTROPE - quarterly webzine; sf/f/h/cross-genre/slipstrm (fic/flash/nonfic/poem/art/photo/comics). Pay: fic=1¢/word; poem=$5; art=$40-60. Words: 250-10k (query if longer); poem=no limits. RT: <3months. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   Annual Readings: vary (see GLs).   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 01 July 2019: closed to submissions until 15 August 2019
  • LACKINGTON'S - biannual online PDF; sf/f/mythopoeic/fable/folklore/magreal/post-apocalyptic/cyberpunk/mythpunk/steampunk (fic/art), some issues themed. Pay: CAD1¢/word (CAD$25 min). Words: 1½k-5k. RT: <2 months. Reprints: if pub. in non-English countries (see GLs). E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

  • LEADING EDGE (BYU) - semiannual print/digital; classic sf & f (fic/nonfic/poem/art). Pay: fic=1¢/word ($10 min/$50 max); poem=$5-$20. Words: fic=<15k (prefers <10k); poem=no limits. RT: 1 year. Reprints: no. E-subs: YES. (Q).   [Top]

  • METAPHOROSIS - 1 story/week webzine; sf/f (fic/art). Pay: 1¢/word. Words: <10k (prefers 1k-6k). RT: <2 weeks. Reprints: no. E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

  • MYSTERY WEEKLY MAGAZINE - monthly POD/PDF; mystery, genre elements OK (fic). Pay: 1¢/word. Words: 2½k-7½k. RT: <6 weeks. Reprints: no. E-subs: ON SITE FORM. Kerry Carter, Editor (Q).   [Top]

  • NEO-OPSIS SF MAGAZINE - annual print; sf, some f (fic/poem/art). Pay: 2½Can¢/word (Can$125 max.) +copy/discounts. Words: <6k (not firm). RT: prelim=<8 weeks; final=longer. Reprints: no. E-subs: YES. Karl Johanson, Editor (QS).   2019 Reading Period: fic/poem=15 May-15June; art=year round.   [Top]

  • NEW MYTHS - quarterly webzine; f/sf, no pornography (flash/fic/reviews/poem/art). Pay: fic/flash/poem/nonfic=1½¢/word ($30 min.); art=$60; reviews=$30. Words: <10k; reviews=½k-1k. RT: 60-90 days. Reprints: no. E-subs: EMAIL ONLY. (QL).   Annual Flash/Fiction/Poem Reading Periods: 01Jan-28Feb & 01Jun-31Jul; Art/Reviews=always open.   [Top]

  • REFRACTIONS - semiannual print/e-zine/e-book; sf/f/h; no erotica (fic/nonfic (reviews)/poem/art/comics), for ages 13-18. Pay: see contract. Words: <10k. RT: <3 weeks. Reprints: yes, if marked as such. E-subs: EMAIL ONLY. (Q); .   [Top]
    Reading Periods: open year-roundAnnual Issue Deadlines: Fall: 1 October, Spring: 1 March

    MARKET NOTE - 28Jun19: as of this date, closed to submissions until next reading period, TBA
  • SPECULATIVE CITY - biannual e-magazine; sf/f/dark f/SpecFic (flash/fic/nonfic/poem/art); 8 fiction, 3-4 poems, 2 non-fiction pcs. per issue. Pay: $20-$75 based on category & length. Words: <5½k (firm). RT: <90 days or longer. Reprints: no. E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 07Jul19: as of this date, closed to submissions until next reading period, TBA
  • STORYHACK ACTION & ADVENTURE - quarterly(ish) print/ebooks/PDF; thriller/urban f/f/sf/stmpunk/h (fic); 6-12 stories/issue. Pay: 1¢/word. Words: 2k-17½k. RT: average=15 days (query after 30 days). Reprints: no. E-subs: EMAIL ONLY. (Q).   Reading Periods: varies, 2-3 times/year (see GLs).   [Top]

  • TALES FROM THE MOONLIT PATH - quarterly e-zine; h/SpecFic/soft sf (micro/flash/fic/nonfic/poem/art/comics/audio/etc.); 3-7 stories/issue. Pay: $10/story. Words: <2k. RT: <1 month. Reprints: yes. E-subs: EMAIL ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

  • THREE-LOBED BURNING EYE - irregular webzine/annual print/selected podcasts; h/df/MagReal/some sf (fic/flash). Pay: fic=$100; flash=$30 +1 print copy. Words: fic=1k-7k; flash=½k-1k. RT: <90 days. Reprints: no. E-subs: ON-SITE FORM. Andrew S. Fuller, Editor (Q).   [Top]

  • VULTURE BONES MAGAZINE - quarterly webzine/fee e-book; all SpecFic (fic/flash/poem/art/comics/hypertext/interactive fic), for non-cisgender authors only. Pay: fic=1¢/word, flash/poem=min. $5 flat, comics=$15/page. Words: fic=½k;-5k, flash=<½k, comics=<4 pages. RT: <4 weeks. Reprints: query. E-subs: EMAIL ONLY. (Q).   Reading Periods: irregular, see here.   [Top]

  • WEE TALES - semiannual print/e-zine/e-book; sf/f/h (fic/nonfic (reviews)/poem/art/comics), for ages 7-13. Pay: fic/nonfic=$50; others=$35; fic & art=$65. Words: 600-2k. RT: <3 weeks. Reprints: yes, if marked as such. E-subs: ONLY. (QS); .   [Top]
    Reading Periods: open year-roundAnnual Deadlines: Fall: 1 September, Spring: 1 February

  • WRITE AHEAD/THE FUTURE LOOMS - bimonthly print/ezine/ebook; cyberpunk only (flash/fic/art). Pay: £0.02/word (≅2.6¢/word). Words: ¾k-2½k. RT: <3 weeks. Reprints: yes. E-subs: EMAIL ONLY. (QS).   [Top]
    Reading Periods Open: 3 Months each issueDeadlines: 2 weeks before publication date



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