Last Changed: Monday, 10 August 2020 22 Market Listings
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Strange Constellations - declared dead
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ALBEDO ONE & 2.0 - irregular print/digital; sf/f/h (fic/art). Pay: fic=€6 per 1k words (<8k words) +copy; art=€20. Words: prefers 2½k-8k. RT: 2-4 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: EMAIL OKAY. (QS). Annual Submission Periods: temp. closed, see GLs [Top]
ALLEGORY - triannual webzine; sf/f/h/slipstrm (fic/nonfic). Pay: $15. Words: fic=½k-5k (not firm); nonfic=<2k. RT: 4-6 weeks. Reprints: query. E-subs: ONLY. (QS). Yearly Reading Periods: 01May-30Jun; 01Nov-31Dec. [Top]
AURORA WOLF: a Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy - monthly webzine; sf/f/hist fic (fic/serials/art). Pay: $5. Words: 2½k-5½k (rarely 2k-6½k). RT: initial=48 hours; final=<30 days. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (Q). [Top]
AWEN - quarterly print; most genres (flash/poem/art). Pay: copy. Words: fic=<10K (prefers <5k); poem="all but the most epic-length". RT: <1 month. Reprints: yes. E-subs: YES. (QS). Annual Reading Periods: Feb-Nov (closed Dec-Jan). [Top]
THE COLORED LENS - irregular e-issues; sf/f (fic/nonfic/art). Pay: fic=$20 for 1st 10k +$1 per 1k if longer; flash=$10. Words: <20k (prefers½k-5k). RT: intitial=<1 month; final=longer. Reprints: no. E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. (QS). [Top]
DAIKAIJUZINE - biannual webzine; sf/f/h (flash/fic/nonfic/poem); 5-10 stories/issue. Pay: fic/nonfic=$10; flash/poem=$5. Words: fic/nonfic=<6k, flash=<1k, poem=1 page. RT: <90 days. Reprints: yes. E-subs: EMAIL ONLY. Richard S. Crawford, Editor (Q). Reading Periods: irregular, see GLs. [Top]
ECONOCLASH REVIEW: Quality Cheap Thrills - biannual print/e-book/audio; all pulp genres (fic/art). Pay: $10. Words: 1½k-4½k. RT: <8 weeks. Reprints: no. E-subs: EMAIL ONLY. (QS). Reading Periods: vary (see GLs). [Top]
KZINE - triannual kindle e-book; sf/h/f/crime (fic). Pay: advance=3£/1000 words (about ½¢/word) of shared 50% net royalty. Words: 1k-8k. RT: disclosed in <1 week. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (QS). [Top]
LIQUID IMAGINATION ONLINE MAGAZINE - quarterly webzine; sf/f/h/lit/slipstrm (flash/fic/poem). Pay: flash=$3, fic/poem=$8 (both +$2 if via PayPal). Words: flash=<1k, fic=1k-6k; poem=no limit. RT: <4 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. (Q). Reading Periods: end ±1 month before pub-date; resume 1st of next month. [Top]
LUNA STATION QUARTERLY - quarterly webzine/digital download; sf/f & sub-genres (fic), women authors only. Pay: $5/story. Words: ½k-7k (soft). RT: 3 weeks after sub-period. Reprints: yes. E-subs: OFFSITE FORM ONLY. Jennifer Lyn Parsons, Editor-in-Chief (Q). Yearly PubDates=Reading Periods: 01Mar=15Sep-15Nov; 01Jun=15Dec-15Feb; 01Sep=15Mar-15May; 01Dec=15Jun-15Aug. [Top]
MIRROR DANCE - quarterly e-zine; f (fic/poem), some themes (see GLs). Pay: $5. Words: fic=no limit (prefers <6k). RT: <2 months. Reprints: yes. E-subs: ONLY. (QS). Reading Periods: vary (see GLs). [Top]
MONOMYTH - biennial print; most genres (fic/flash/poem/art). Pay: copy. Words: <10k (prefers <5k). RT: not specified. Reprints: yes. E-subs: YES. (QS). Yearly Reading Periods: Feb-Nov. [Top]
MYTHAXIS MAGAZINE - triannual/semiannual e-zine; all SpecFic (flash/fic). Pay: $20. Words: 1k-7½k. RT: 14-30 days. Reprints: no. E-subs: EMAIL ONLY. (QS). Reading Periods:normally after each issue, see GLs. [Top]
NOT ONE OF US - biannual print; sf/f/h/mainstrm/west about outsiders/social misfits/aliens/etc (fic/poem/art), no vampires, werewolves, or S&S; themes (see GLs). Pay: fic=¼¢/word ($5 min) +copy; poem=$5 +copy. Words: fic=<7½k (prefers <6k); poem=<40 lines (soft, but no epic length). RT: 2 months max. Reprints: no. E-subs: ON SITE FORM ONLY. John Benson, Editor (QS). [Top]
POLAR BOREALIS MAGAZINE - quarterly PDF; sf/f/df/h/stmpunk/S&S/alt hist/weird (fic/poem/art); CA (or resident) authors/artists only; some themes (see GLs). Pay: fic=CA1¢/word ($10 min); poem=$10; art=CA$5-$40. Words: fic=<3k; poem=<60 lines. RT: <1 week. Reprints: yes. E-subs: EMAIL ONLY. (QS).. Reading Periods: varies, see GLs. [Top]
SPACE SQUID - monthly (roughly) webzine/annual print; scifi/humor (fic/art/comics/photo/eclectic). Pay: $5. Words: 750-3k (not firm). RT: <:3 months. Reprints: yes, if <2 pubs. E-subs: VIA ON SITE FORM OR EMAIL. Matthew F. Amati, Kathryn Newlin, Isobel Horsburgh, & D Chang, Editors (Q).. Reading Periods: varies, see GLs. [Top]
UPDATE - 22 July 2020: nonactive for some time, no reply to e-queries; declared dead
STRANGE CONSTELLATIONS - WAS monthly webzine; all SpecFic; no erotica (fic). Pay: $30. E-subs: ONLY. (Q). [Top]
SWORDS AND SORCERY MAGAZINE - monthly webzine; pre-1900 setting f (fic/graphic fic (query only)/nonfic). Pay: $10. Words: 1½k-6k (query if >6k). RT: <60 days. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (Q). [Top]
THEME OF ABSENCE - weekly e-zine; sf/f/h (fic). Pay: fic=$5; flash=$3. Words: fic=1k-3k; flash=<1k. RT: <30 days. Reprints: no. E-subs: EMAIL ONLY. (QS). [Top]
TIMELESS TALES - semiannual e-zine/audio; all genres except erotica—must be a retelling from their list of fairytales/myths—see GLs (fic/poem), themes (see GLs). Pay: $20. Words: fic=<2k (prefers <1½k); poems=<1½k total (for 3 max). RT: <1 month. Reprints: yes. E-subs: EMAIL ONLY. (Q). Reading Periods: vary (see GLs). [Top]
TQR - quarterly e-zine; all genres (fic). Pay: $50. Words: 4-12k. RT: <2 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: EMAIL ONLY. (QS). [Top]
UTOPIA SCIENCE FICTION - bimonthly e-magazine/digital; sf (flash/fic/nonfic/poem). Pay: fic=$15; nonfic=$16; poem=$2 (1+ pages=$10). Words: fic/nonfic=<6k (serials possible); poem=no limit. RT: <7 weeks. Reprints: no. E-subs: EMAIL ONLY. (QS). [Top]