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Last Changed: Saturday, 4 December 2021                 10 Market Listings

Listed in the Last Month:
Planet Scumm - now OPEN to subs; moved from Pay page
Cosmic Horror Monthly - moved from Pay page, various GL changes

Updated in the Last Month:
Enchanted Conversation - CLOSED to all subs in Dec 2021, GL changes

Markets listed on this page are periodical markets that pay US 3¢/word to US 5.99¢/word for works of all lengths (based on the mean average between the shortest and the longest accepted word counts) that do not include a significant number of stories written by the publisher(s), editor(s), or staff.

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UPDATE - 15 November 2021: moved from Pay page, various GL changes, read carefully
  • COSMIC HORROR MONTHLY - monthly print/ezine; cosmic h/lovecraftian/weird (flash/fic/art). Pay: flash/fic=3¢/word; interior art=$10–$20 dollars (negotiable); cover art=$100, reprint=$50 (negotiable). Words: 1k-7½k (perfers 3k-5k). RT: <1 month. Reprints: yes, at 1¢/word. E-subs: EMAIL ONLY. (QS).   Yearly Reading Periods: 01-14 January; 01-14 July.   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 29Nov21: CLOSED to all submissions until late 2021 when the theme will be Weird West
  • CURIOSITIES & GALLERY OF CURIOSITIES - biannual POD/ebook (Cs), possible twice monthly podcast (GofCs); all retropunks, weird, no sf (fic/art). Pay: 4¢/word. Words: <7½k. RT: <30 days. Reprints: yes, at 1¢/word. E-subs: EMAIL ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

  • THE DREAD MACHINE - continuous webzine/print/e-book/audio; dread-inspiring h/sf/dark fic (macro/flash/fic/serials). Pay: 3¢/word. Words: org. fic: <3½k; serials: <10k. RT: <2 months. Reprints: yes, at 1¢/word; <7½k. E-subs: ON SITE FORM ONLY. , or use this contact form (Q).    See contract.   [Top]

    UPDATE - 17 November 2021: CLOSED to all submissions in December 2021, online guideline changes (read carefully)
  • ENCHANTED CONVERSATION: A Fairy Tale Magazine - 5 issues/year webzine; fairy tales/folklore only (fic/nonfic), theme: see GLS. Pay: $50. Words: fic/nonfic: 750-1000; poem: any length. RT: see here. Reprints: no. E-subs: EMAIL ONLY. (Q).   [Top]
    Reading Periods: vary, see GLsDeadline: vary, see GLs

    MARKET NOTE - 27Dec21: CLOSED to subs until next reading period, TBA
  • GRIMDARK MAGAZINE - quarterly print/e-zine; grimdark f/grimdardark sf (fic). Pay: AU7¢/word. Words: <4k (considers serial novellas). RT: <6 weeks . Reprints: yes; <10k (AU1¢/word). E-subs: ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 01Dec21: CLOSED to all subs until next reading period, TBA
  • ON SPEC - quarterly print/digital; 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$100 +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 - twice yearly contest web/e-zine, quarterly mini contests web only; any genre (fic). Prizes: Large=$250/$200/$150 & 0-3 HMs at $75 each; Mini=$35/$25/$15, HM=pub. Words: big=1k-5k; mini= 25-75 words. RT: 4-6 weeks after DL. Reprints: no. E-subs: OFFSITE FORM ONLY. (Q).   [Top]
             Submission/Entry Periods: Big=twice yearly, themed, dates vary (see rules)

    NEW LISTING: 25 November 2021 - now OPEN to subs; word limit change, moved from Pay page
  • PLANET SCUMM - triannual paperback/e-book/web/some audio; sf/weird (fic/collections). Pay: 4¢/word +paperback copy. Words: <5k. RT: <4 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: EMAIL ONLY. (QS).    Reading Period: OPEN now until 17Jan22.   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 01Oct21: CLOSED to submissions until 1-31 January 2022
  • SCI PHI JOURNAL - quarterly webzine/PDF; sf (see GLs) (fic/nonfic). Pay: fic=3(€)cents/word (translations=1(€)cent/word); nonfic=0. Words: fic=<2k; nonfic=no limit. RT: <60 days. Reprints: no. E-subs: EMAIL ONLY. Ádám Gerencsér & Mariano Martín Rodríguez, Editors (Q).   [Top]

  • STAR*LINE: Digest of the Science Fiction Poetry Association - (See the listing on the Flash/Poetry Market page.)

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