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Last Changed: Monday, 23 May 2022                 36 Market Listings


Updated in the Last Month:
Uncanny - OPEN to novella subs until 15 May; will OPEN to fic subs 16-30 May



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MARKET NOTE - 18Mar21: as of this date, still closed to submissions until after next issue goes live--stay tuned
  • AE: The Canadian Science Fiction Review - weekly webzine; all sf (fic/flash). Pay: CA10¢/word. Words: ½k-3k. RT: slower than <90 days. Reprints: no. E-subs: EMAIL ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

  • ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S MYSTERY MAGAZINE - monthly podcasts & print/digital (except Jan/Feb & Jul/Aug double issues); mys/crime (fic). Pay: 5-8¢/word; sometimes more for established authors. Words: <12k (shorter better). RT: not given (can be 1 year or more; has status tracking). Reprints: no. E-subs: PREFERS! (Q).   SFWA   [Top]

  • ANALOG SCIENCE FICTION AND FACT - bimonthly print; sf (fic/nonfic/art). Pay: <20k=8-10¢/word; 40k-80k serials=6¢/word; poem=$1/line; nonfic=9¢/word. Words: fic=<20k; serials=40k-80k; nonfic=about 4k;poem=not stated. RT: 2-3 months (query after 4 months). Reprints: no. E-subs: PREFERS ONLINE FORM. (Q).   SFWA   [Top]

  • APEX MAGAZINE - bimonthly webzine/webzine/podcast; sf/f/h, mind-bending (fic/flash). Pay: fic/flash=8¢/word ($50 min.); podcast=+1¢/word. Words: fic/flash=<7½k (firm!). RT: <30 days. Reprints: no. E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. (Q).  SFWA   [Top]

  • ASIMOV'S SCIENCE FICTION - bimonthly print/podcasts; sf (f&h elements OK) (fic/poem (podcasts by invitation only). Pay: fic: <7½k=8-10¢/word; 7½k-20k=8¢/word; poem: $1/line; podcasts=no additional pay (usually done for all published stories). Words: fic=1k-20k (seldom buys <1k or >20k; no serials); poem=<40 lines. RT: <5 weeks average (query after 45 days). Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLINE FORM. (Q).   SFWA   [Top]

  • BENEATH CEASELESS SKIES - every 2 weeks e-zine & podcasts; non-contemporary f (fic). Pay: 8¢/word. Words: <15k (not firm). RT: 1-7 weeks. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. Scott H. Andrews, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief (Q).   SFWA   [Top]

  • CLARKESWORLD MAGAZINE - monthly chapbook/webzine; sf/f & dark sf/f (fic/query for nonfic/art). Pay: 12¢/word. Words: 1-22k (firm!). RT: <2 weeks. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLINE FORM ONLY. (QS).   SFWA   [Top]

  • CONSTELLARY TALES - WAS quarterly ezine/podcast; sf & f, no h (fic). (Q).   [Top]

  • COSMIC ROOTS AND ELDRITCH SHORES - monthly webzine; most genres (see GLs) (fic/nonfic/poem/art/video/graphic novels). Pay: fic=8¢/word; poem=$1/line; nonfic=2-8¢/word. Words: fic/nonfic=1k-no limit; poem=<40 lines (not firm, >40 lines pays 8¢/word). RT: <12 weeks. Reprints: yes (fic=2¢/word; poem=50¢/line; nonfic=1-4¢/word). E-subs: ON SITE FORM ONLY. (Q).   Annual Reading Periods (regular & Kepler Award): 1st & 2nd of every month (see GLs).  SFWA   [Top]

  • CRICKET - 9 issues/year print/digital; most genres for readers aged 9-14, no h/dystopias/war stories (fic/nonfic/poem/art). Pay: fic=<25¢/word; poem=<$3/line ($25 min). Words: fic=600-6k; poem=3-35 lines). RT: 3-6 months. Reprints: yes (pays less). E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. Lonnie Plecha, Editor (Select subject: Editorial).   SFWA   [Top]

  • DAILY SCIENCE FICTION - every weekday email/webzine/annual print antho; sf/f/slipstrm (fic/flash/art), needs 100-200 flash/year. Pay: 8¢/word; art=$75). Words: 100-1½k. RT: <4 weeks. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLINE FORM ONLY. Jonathan Laden & Michele-Lee Barasso, Editors (Q).   SFWA   [Top]

  • THE DARK - monthly e-zine/some podcast; h/dark f (fic/art). Pay: fic=6¢/word; art=not given. Words: 2k-6k (query if longer). RT: <1 week. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

  • THE DEADLANDS - monthly ezine/ebook/email/webzine/annual print; all genres (micro/flash/fic/nonfic/poem); theme: death. Pay: 10¢/word. Words: fic=<5k; nonfic=<4k; poem=unlimited (shorter=easier sell; longer=harder sell. RT: 2-4 weeks. Reprints: if 3-years old (1¢/word). E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. (Q).    Reading Periods: fic/nonfic=always open; poem=1st 2 weeks each month.   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 22Oct21: CLOSED to submissions until next reading period, TBA
  • DIABOLICAL PLOTS - twice per month webzine/email/e-book (one 2k story); sf/f/h (fic); 1 story/month. Pay: 10¢/word. Words: <3½k. RT: <30 days after sub period closes. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. David Steffen, Editor (Q).   SFWA   [Top]

  • DREAMFORGE ANVIL - bimonthly webzine/e-books/biannual Kindle POD; sf/f, positive/hopeful themes (micro/flash/fic/nonfic/poem/art). Pay: original online=6¢/word. Words: 100-4.5k (see GLs for sweet spot). RT: 6-9 weeks. Reprints: yes, at 3¢/word. E-subs: ON SITE FORM ONLY. or use this onsite form (Q).   Next Reading Period: TBA.   [Top]

  • ELLERY QUEEN'S MYSTERY MAGAZINE - monthly print/digital, 2 X issues: Jan/Feb & Jul/Aug; mys (fic/flash/photo). Pay: 5-8¢/word (maybe more to established writers). Words: 250-20k (prefers 2½-8k). RT: <3 months. Reprints: non-US considered. E-subs: ONLINE FORM ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

  • ESCAPE POD - NOTE: this e-zine appears on the Under1K/Poetry/Audio/Twitter/Humor markets page, but it is an SFWA qualified pro market.   SFWA   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 02Mar22: OPEN to subs by BIPOC authors only until end of 2022
  • FANTASY MAGAZINE - monthly webzine; f & dark f (flash/fic/poem). Pay: flash/fic=8¢/word; poem=$40. Words: flash/fic=< 7½; poem=perfers shorter. RT: < a few weeks. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLINE FORM ONLY. (Q). 2022 Reading Periods: 1-7 Apr; 1-7 Jul, & 1-7 Oct (open to revision).    SFWA   [Top]

  • The Magazine of FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION - bimonthly print; f/sf (humor OK) (fic/art queries). Pay: 8-12¢/word. Words: <25k. RT: median=6 days (but don't query until after 90 days). Reprints: no. E-subs: PREFERS OFF SITE FORM. (Q).   SFWA   [Top]

  • FLASH FICTION ONLINE - NOTE: this e-zine appears on the Under1K/Poetry/Audio/Twitter/Humor markets page, but it is an SFWA qualified pro market.   SFWA   [Top]

  • FUTURES - NOTE: this e-zine appears on the Under1K/Poetry/Audio/Twitter/Humor markets page, but it is an SFWA qualified pro market.   SFWA   [Top]

  • GALAXY'S EDGE - bimonthly webzine with print/e-pub editions; sf & f in all sub-genres (fic/flash). Pay: 7¢/word + 2 paper copies (US only). Words: <10k (prefers shorter works). RT: <3 months (do NOT inquire before!). Reprints: no. E-subs: MOKSHA PORTAL ONLY. (QS).   Reading Periods: check Moksha portal.   SFWA   [Top]

  • GRANTVILLE GAZETTE - every other month e-zine; AltHist, Eric Flint's 1632 Universe (fic/nonfic); actively seeking new writers. Pay: 6¢/word. Words: 7½-10k (not firm). RT: 2-4 weeks. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLINE FORM. Paula Goodlett, Editor (Q).   SFWA   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 18Mar22: CLOSED to all submissions until TBA
  • HIGHLIGHTS - monthly print/digital; humor/mys/sports/holiday/adv/trad. tale reboots/urban/world cultures (fic/nonfic/poem/cartoons/crafts/puzzels); for readers ages 6-12. Pay: fic/nonfic=$175 & up; poem=$40 & up (buys all rights, including copyright). Words: fic=<750 /see GLs); poem=<10 lines. RT: unknown. Reprints: no. E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. Christine French Cully, Editor-in-Chief (Q).   SFWA   [Top]

         *PRO MARKET*
  • KHORÉO MAGAZINE - quarterly electronic & e-book: PDF/EPUB/MOBI; (any spec genre) (fic/nonfic/art); immigrant/diaspora writers only. Pay: fic=8¢/word; nonfic=$200; art=$500. Words: <5k. RT: <45 days usually. Reprints: fic=no; nonfic/art=yes (pays $40/$100). E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. (Q).   Annual Reading Periods: 1-31Jan, 1-30Apr, 1-31Jul, 1-31Oct.   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 01May22: CLOSED to submissions until next reading period, TBA
  • THE LESBIAN HISTORIC MOTIF PODCAST - quarterly webzine/podcast; historical, f elements ok (fic). Pay: 8¢/word. Words: <5k. RT: <2 weeks after DL. Reprints: no. E-subs: EMAIL ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 01May22: CLOSED to all submissions until further notice
  • LIGHTSPEED - monthly webzine, ebook & podcasts; sf/f original (flash/fic/art), also considers for Nightmare (DO NOT SUBMIT TO BOTH!). Pay: 8¢/word. Words: flash=<1½k; fic=1½k-10k. RT: <2 months. Reprints: sf/f, if not currently online (at 2¢/word). E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. (Q).   SFWA   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - annual: only open to fiction submissions in January & July, open year round to art
  • MYSTERION - monthly e-zine; Christian sf/f/h (fic/art), 1 story/issue. Pay: fic=8¢/word; art=$100. Words: <9k. RT: <3 months after sub-period closing. Reprints: yes (at 4¢/word). E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. (Q).    Annual Reading Periods: fic=1-31 Jan & 1-31 Jul; art=year round.   [Top]

  • NIGHTMARE MAGAZINE - monthly webzine/ebook/podcasts; all h/df (flash/short fic/poetry/creative nonfic), also considers for Lightspeed (DO NOT SUBMIT TO BOTH!). Pay: flash/fic=8¢/word; poem=$40. Words: flash=<1k; fic=1½k-7½k (prefers <5k); poem/non-fic=<1k. RT: <a few weeks. Reprints: no. E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. (Q). Magazine link   SFWA    Annual Reading Periods: open for 2 weeks in March & September (see GLs).   [Top]

  • SOLARPUNK MAGAZINE - bimonthly PDF/EPUB mailout; sf/f/h with solarpunk aesthetic (flash/fic/nonfic/poem/art). Pay: Prose=8¢/word ($80 min.); Poem=$40; Nonfic=$75; Cover Art=reprints $100/original unpublished $300; Inside Art=$50 reprints/original unpublished $150. Words: Flash: 500-1500; Fic: 1500-7500; Poems: <5 poems or <5 pages; Nonfic: 1000-2000. RT: <60 days. Reprints: Flash/Fic: no; Poem: no; Nonfic: query. E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. (QS).   [Top]
    2022 Reading Periods: 1-14Jan, 1-14Mar, 1-14May, 1-14Jul, 1-14Sep, 1-14Nov (all from 1st day 12:01 PST to last day 23:59 PST)

    MARKET NOTE - 01Dec21: CLOSED to fiction submissions until sometime in 2022
  • STRANGE HORIZONS - weekly webzine/podcasts; SpecFic, broadly defined (fic/nonfic/poem/art). Pay: fic=10¢/word ($60 min); nonfic=<$90; poem=$50; art=<$200. Words: fic=<10k (prefers <5k), nonfic=1k-10k (not firm); poem=no limit. RT: fic=<40 days or longer (varies by department). Reprints: no. E-subs: FICTION: OFF SITE FORM. (Q).   Fiction Reading Period: check fiction GLs page.   SFWA   [Top]

    UPDATE - 13 May 2022: OPEN to novella submissions until 15 May 2022; will OPEN to fic subs 16-30 May 2022
  • UNCANNY: A Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy - bimonthly e-book/monthly webzine/podcast; sf & f (short story/nonfic/novella/poem/reprint art queries). Pay: Fic=10¢/word; poem=$40; art=$100. Words: flash=750-1.5k; fic=¾k-6k; poem=no limit; novellas=17½k-40k. RT: <45 days. Reprints: solicited only (fic=2¢/word; art=$125). E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. (QS). Reading Periods: vary, see GLs.   SFWA   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 27Sep21: as of this date closed to submissions until 2022 or 2023
  • UNIDENTIFIED FUNNY OBJECTS - annual print/ebook/audio; sf/f humor (fic). (Q). Annual Reading Period: 1-30 April.   SFWA   [Top]

  • UNIVERSE ANNEX - a dept. of Grantville Gazette; bimonthly webzine, 1 story per issue; sf & f adventure (fic); actively seeking new writers. Pay: 6¢/word. Words: <15k (not firm). RT: none per se; selection occurs within 3 months of last revision. Reprints: no. E-subs: POST AT BAEN'S BAR. Walt Boyes, Editor-in-Chief (Q).   SFWA   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 08Dec21: still CLOSED to general submissions (see website for contests)
  • ZOETROPE: ALL-STORY - quarterly print/some content on web site; all genres (fic/plays). Pay: pro. Words: <7k. RT: not given. Reprints: no. E-subs: NONE. Michael Ray, Editor (Q). 2021 Contests Open Dates: fiction: 01Jul to 01Oct; screenplay: 01Jul to 07Sep   [Top]



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