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Last Changed: Tuesday, 24 November 2020                 37 Market Listings


Updated in the Last Month:
Fantasy & Science Fiction - new editor named; temp. closed to subs
Strange Horizons - closed to subs until 1 January 2021



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MARKET NOTE - 17Oct20: 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; comics=CA$20. 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]

  • AMAZING STORIES - shooting for quarterly print/ebook; sf & well written f (fic/poem/art); aiming at 8-12 stories/issue. Pay: 6¢/word. Words: 1k-10k. RT: <1 month (may be faster in startup). Reprints: query. E-subs: ON SITE SUBMISSION FORM*. (Q).   [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 3 months). 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: 2-7 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: 10¢/word. Words: 1-22k (firm!). RT: <2 weeks. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLINE FORM ONLY. (QS).   SFWA   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 14Oct20: as of this date, closed to submissions until next reading period sometime in 2020, TBA
  • CONSTELLARY TALES - quarterly ezine/podcast; sf & f, no h (fic). Pay: 8¢/word. Words: 1k-3½k. RT: <2 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: ON SITE FORM ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

  • COSMIC ROOTS AND ELDRITCH SHORES - monthly webzine; most genres (see GLs) (fic/nonfic/poem/art/video/graphic novels). Pay: fic=6¢/word; poem=$1/line; nonfic=2-6¢/word. Words: fic/non-fic=1k min, no max; poem=40 lines (not firm, over 40 lines pays 6¢/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: 1st & 2nd day of each month (12 am EST/EDT of the 1st to 12 am EST/EDT of the 3rd).  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-$100). 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; df/MagReal/dark sf/surreal (fic/art). Pay: 6¢/word. Words: 2k-6k (query if longer). RT: <1 week. Reprints: yes (1¢/word). E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 02Nov20: as of this date, OPEN to submissions until further notice
  • DEEP MAGIC - irregular e-pub; clean sf & f (fic/art). Pay: 8¢/word (max=$599.92). Words: 1k-40k (7499 word cap for payment). RT: 10-12 weeks (do NOT query until after 6 months!). Reprints: yes, at 2¢/word ($200 cap at 10k words) if not online elsewhere. E-subs: ON SITE FORM ONLY. Brendon Taylor, Charlie N. Holmberg, Dan Hilton, Jeff Wheeler, Kristin Ammerman, Steve R. Yeager, Editors (Q).   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 15Nov20: as of this date, 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 MAGAZINE - triannual print/webzine; sf/f, positive/hopeful themes (micro/flash/fic/nonfic/poem/art). Pay: original print & online=6-8¢/word; online only=4-5¢/word. Words: 100-12k. RT: 6-9 weeks. Reprints: yes, at 4-5¢/word. E-subs: CLOUD-BASED PORTAL ONLY. or use this onsite form (Q).   Next Reading Period: varies (see GLs).   [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]

  • 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). Monthly Reading Periods: 1st week (1st-7th).   SFWA   [Top]

    UPDATE - 04 November 2020: new editor Sheree Renée Thomas starts with March/April 2021 issue; closed to subs until January 2021
  • 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]

  • FIRESIDE MAGAZINE - monthly web publication/quarterly ebook; any genre, esp. sf & f (fic/poem/nonfic/art). Pay: flash/fic=12.5¢/word; poem=$100. Words: flash=<1k; fic=1k-4k; poem=<100 lines. RT: varies (see GLs). Reprints: no. E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. (Q).   2020 Reading Periods: fic: 13-17Apr, 15-19Jun, 23-27Aug, 30Nov-04Dec; art: open; all else closed.    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]

    MARKET NOTE - 17Oct20: as of this date, closed to submissions until next reading period, TBA
  • GALAXY'S EDGE - bimonthly webzine with print/e-pub editions; sf & f in all sub-genres (fic/flash). Pay: 7¢/word. Words: <5k (prefers shorter works). RT: <3 weeks (do NOT inquire before!). Reprints: no. E-subs: EMAIL ONLY. (QS).   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]

  • 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]

    MARKET NOTE - 17Oct20: as of this date, 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 - 03Nov20: as of this date, closed to all submissuions until next reading period, TBA
  • LIGHTSPEED - monthly webzine, ebook & podcasts; sf/f original (fic/art), also considers for Nightmare (DO NOT SUBMIT TO BOTH!). Pay: 8¢/word. Words: 1½k-10k (prefers <5k). 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: <2 months. 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]

    MARKET NOTE - 23Nov20: as of this date, closed to all submissions until next reading period, TBA
  • 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: 8¢/word. Words: 1½k-7½k (prefers <5k). RT: <2 weeks. Reprints: if not currently online (1¢/word). E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. John Joseph Adams, Publisher/Editor (through issue 100) -- Wendy N. Wagner, Editor-in-Chief (from issue 101) (Q). Magazine link   SFWA   [Top]

  • THE SCHOOL MAGAZINE - 10x/year print, 4 titles; most genres (fic/plays/nonfic(query 1st)/poem/art(query first)), Australian children's (11+) interests/point of view. Pay: prose=A$270/1k words; poem=A$47-A$198 (based on length) +2 copies. Words: fic/plays=<2k (not firm); poem=prefers <30 lines. RT: ?. Reprints: no. E-subs: NONE, but responds via email. (Q).   [Top]

    UPDATE - 24 November 2020:     Reggie Kwok
  • 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 (varies by department). Reprints: no. E-subs: FICTION: OFF SITE FORM. (Q).   Reading Period: opens 1600 UTC on Mondays, closes 1600 UTC on Tuesdays.   SFWA   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 02Nov20: as of this date, CLOSED to fiction submissions until next reading period, TBA
  • UNCANNY: A Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy - bimonthly e-book/monthly webzine/podcast; sf & f (fic/poem/reprint art queries). Pay: Fic=10¢/word; poem=$40; art=$100. Words: fic=¾k-6k; poem=no limit. RT: <45 days. Reprints: solicited only (1¢/word;). E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. (QS). Reading Periods: vary, see GLs.   SFWA   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 01May20: as of this date closed to submissions until next reading period
  • 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 - 29Feb20: as of this date, closed to submissions until next reading period, TBA
  • VISIONS - annual print; sf only (micro/flash/fic/nonfic). Pay: ~6¢/word. Words: <3k. RT: <3 months. Reprints: query. E-subs: EMAIL ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 09Nov20: as of this date, still closed to general submissions
  • 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).   [Top]



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