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Last Updated: Saturday, 1 August 2015

33 Market Listings

Recently Updated:
Shroud Magazine - open to subs
Lackington's - temp. closed to subs
Phantom Drift - new reading period; now sub-closed



This page contains periodical markets that pay from 1¢/word to 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 fiction written by the publisher(s), editor(s), or staff. Read the complete guidelines carefully before submitting. If in doubt contact the editor. Try to read at least one issue to get a feel for what is wanted. US ($), UK (£), or EU (€) currency are used unless otherwise noted. Addresses are US unless noted otherwise. These listings are provided in good faith with the belief the info is correct, but Ralan.com accepts no responsibility for any errors or omissions in them. The fact that an entry is listed here is no guarantee that said entity will ever publish anything. Contact with any editor or publisher is at the contributor's own risk. Ralan.com encourages all potential contributors to do a web search of the editor's and/or publisher's name before submitting to them. Each visitor assumes all risk associated with the use or misuse of the information here.

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  • ABYSS & APEX - quarterly webzine; most speculative genres, no vampire h or hf (fic/flash/poem). Pay: 6¢/word ($75 max.); poem=$5. Words: fic=1½k-10k (if longer query); flash=<1250; poem=(see GLs). RT: <8 months. Reprints: no, solicited only. E-subs: E-MAIL ONLY. (Q).   2015 Reading Periods: Fic/Flash: 1st week in Feb/May/Aug/Nov; Poetry: May & Nov.   [Top]

  • ANDROMEDA SPACEWAYS INFLIGHT MAGAZINE (ASIM) - quarterly print/PDF; sf/f/h, keyword: fun (fic/flash/nonfic/poem/art). Pay: 1.25AU¢/word (AU$20 min.), AU$10 for poetry & Flash. Words: <10k (<20k for subscribers & Aus/NZ writers). RT: <7 months. Reprints: query. E-subs: ONLY.   [Top]

  • BETWIXT - quarterly webzine/e-book/POD; all genres (fic). Pay: 3¢/word (max. $225 for 7500 words). Words: 1k-30k (prefers 4k-7k). RT: <2 weeks. Reprints: no, solicited only. E-subs: ONLY. (Q).   Annual Reading Periods: 01Jan-28/29Feb, 01Apr-31May, 01Jul-31Aug, 01Oct-30Nov.   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 16 February 2015: indefinitely closed to submissions
  • BIRKENSNAKE - annual print/e-zine; any genre, experimental (fic). SUB-INFO HIDDEN DUE TO LONG TERM CLOSURE TO SUBMISSIONS! (Q).   [Top]

  • BREATH & SHADOW - quarterly webzine; all genres (fic/nonfic/poem/drama), authors must be disabled, prioritises New England writers. Pay: <$5-$25. Words: fic/plays=<3k, poem=<200 lines. RT: 3-5 months. Reprints: yes. E-subs: 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]

  • EXPANDED HORIZONS - irregular webzine; sf/f (fic/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]

  • FANTASY SCROLL MAG - bimonthly/annually webzine/e-zine; f/sf/h (fic/micro/flash/nonfic/art). Pay: 1¢/word. Words: <5k. RT: < 60 days. Reprints: yes. E-subs: ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

  • THE FIRST LINE - quarterly print; all genres (fic/nonfic/poem), first line provided (see site). 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]

  • IDEOMANCER - quarterly e-zine (web/PDF); non-traditional hypertext (fic/poem). Pay: 3¢/word (max $40), $6/poem. Words: <7k. RT: 30 days. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (Q).   (DLS)   Yearly Readings: Dec-Jan/Mar-Apr/Jun-Jul/Sep-Oct only!   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 15Apr15: closed to submissions until 1 January 2016
  • 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]

    UPDATE - 14 July 2015: closed to submissions until 15 November 2015
  • LACKINGTON'S - quarterly online PDF; sf/f/mythopoeic/fable/folklore/magreal/post-apocalyptic/cyberpunk/mythpunk/steampunk (fic/art). Pay: CAD1¢/word. 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; classic sf & f (fic/nonfic/poem/art). Pay: fic=1¢/word (max. $50); poem=$10; +1 e-copy. Words: fic=<15k (prefers <10k); poem=no limits. RT: 4-6 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: YES. (Q).   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 07Oct14: closed to subs until next reading period, TBA
  • MYTHIC DELIRIUM - quarterly e-book/monthly webzine; all genres (fic/poem). Pay: fic=2¢/word; poem=$5. Words: <4k (firm!). RT: < 2 months. Reprints: solicited only. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   Next Reading Period: 01Aug-01Oct 2015.   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 01Nov12: closed to fic/poem subs until next reading period (TBA); open to art
  • NEO-OPSIS SF MAGAZINE - triannual print; sf, some f (fic/poem/art). Pay: 2½Can¢/word (Can$125 max.) +1-2 copies. Words: 6k max (prefers less). RT: prelim=<8 weeks; final=longer. Reprints: no. E-subs: YES. Karl Johanson, Editor (QS).   [Top]

  • NEWMYTHS.COM - quarterly webzine; f/sf (fic/nonfic/poem/art). Pay: fic=$50, flash=$20, poem=$20, nonfic=$20-50, art=>$60. Words: <10k. RT: 60-90 days. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   Reading Periods: Jan, Feb, Jun, & Jul.   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 01Jun15: closed to subs until next reading period
  • THE PEDESTAL MAGAZINE - irregular webzine; most genres (flash/poem), some themes. Pay: flash=3¢/word; poetry=$40. Words: varies by issue (see GLs). RT: 4-8 weeks. Reprints: No. E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. (Q).   Reading Periods/Themes: vary (see GLs).   [Top]

  • PERIHELION SCIENCE FICTION - monthly e-zine; hard sf (fic/flash/nonfic/art/comics). Pay: fic=1¢/word ($75 max); Flash=$12; cover=$60. Words: fic=2k-8k; flash=400-1600. RT: 1-3 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

    UPDATE - 08 July 2015: new reading period; currently closed to all submissions until 1 January 2016
  • PHANTOM DRIFT: Writing the Weird, Wyrding the Word - annual perfectbound POD; cross genre slipstrm/magreal/lit sf/modern f/df/surreal/psychological/new weird, not open to traditional genre work (fic/nonfic/poem). Pay: $5/page ($10 min) +copy. Words: no limits specified, query. RT: <several weeks safter DL. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLINE FORM. (Q); & , Fiction Editors (Q); (Q).   Annual Reading Period: 01Jan-31Mar.   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 02Jun14: temporarily closed to submissions
  • POSTSCRIPTS TO DARKNESS - biannual print/eBook; h/weird/surreal (fic/art). Pay: CA1¢/word (CA$25 min.). Words: 1½k-4½k. RT: <3 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

  • REFRACTIONS - semiannual print/e-zine/e-book; sf/f/h; no erotica (fic/nonfic (reviews)/poem/art/comics), for ages 13-18. Pay: fic/essays=$50; others=$35; fic & art=$65. Words: 1k-5k. RT: <3 weeks. Reprints: yes, if marked as such. E-subs: ONLY. (QS); .   [Top]
    Reading Periods: open year-roundAnnual Deadlines: Fall: 1 October, Spring: 1 March

    MARKET NOTE - 27Jan15: closed to subs until further notice
  • SCHEHEREZADE'S BEQUEST - annual print online; fairy tales, any genre (fic/flash/nonfic/poem). Pay: fic=$30; nonfic=unknown; poem=$15. Words: fic/flash=<4k (query if longer); nonfic=&360;3k; poem=no limit. RT: about 2 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

  • THE SEHNSUCHT PROJECT - bimonthly e-zine; paranormal/New Age spiritual (fic/nonfic/poem/video). Pay: via PayPal only; fic=1¢/word; nonfic/poem/video=unknown. Words: fic=<3½k; nonfic=<1½k; poem=any length. RT: <2 weeks. Reprints: query. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   Reading Periods: vary (see GLs).   [Top]

    UPDATE - 15 July 2015: open to submissions
  • SHROUD MAGAZINE - annual print/quarterly e-book; h/df/dark mys & thriller/sus with h elements (fic/flash/nonfic/art). Pay: prose=½k-1k=$25, 2k-5k=$50, >5k=$65; poem=$10. Words: ½k-6k. RT: 4 months or more. Reprints: yes, pays $10. E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. (Q).   (DLS)   [Top]

  • THE SOCKDOLAGER - quarterly webzine; sf/f (fic). Pay: 2cent;/word. Words: 1k-5k. RT: <1 month. Reprints: yes, pays $15 flat. E-subs: E-MAIL ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 06Aug12: closed to fiction & poetry submissions until further notice; art queries open year round
  • SPACE & TIME - irregular print; all speculative genres (fic/poem & art queries). Pay: fic=1¢/word; poem=$5, art=$10-int/$25-cov. Words: fic=<10k; poem=<1 page. Reprints: query. E-subs: ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

  • STRANGELET - bimonthly POD/e-book/annual antho; any speculative (fic/flash/nonfic/poem/art/graphic stories). Pay: fic=1¢/word; flash=$2.50/page (min $5); nonfic=1¢/word ($10 min); poem=$2.50/page; art=<$50; graphic stories=$2.50/page ($10 min). Words: fic=2k-7½k; flash=<2k; nonfic=<10k. RT: <2 months. Reprints: only translations. E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 01Apr14: closed to submissions until further notice
  • TALES OF THE UNANTICIPATED - annual (or less) print; sf/f/h/unclassifiable (fic/nonfic/art/cartoons). Pays: 1½-2¢/word. Words: <8k words. Reprints: yes. E-subs: PROSE: BOTH! (QS).   Next Reading Period: TBA.   [Top]

  • THREE-LOBED BURNING EYE - biannual webzine/annual print; h/df/MagReal/some sf (fic). Pay: 3¢/word (max. $35) +1 print copy. Words: ½k-7k. RT: <90 days. Reprints: no. E-subs: ON-SITE FORM. Andrew S. Fuller, Editor (Q).   [Top]

  • TRIPTYCH TALES - monthly (1 story) webzine/e-antho; slipstrm/urban f/sf, with contemporary settings (fic). Pay: $100 flat. Words: 2k-6k. RT: <2 months. Reprints: print only (no web, pays $50). E-subs: ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 01Jun15: closed to subs until at least 1 January 2016
  • UNTIED SHOELACES OF THE MIND - biannual e-zine/audio; rom/action-adv/sf/f/humor/lit/h (fic). Pay: 3¢/word <1k words ($30 max). Words: prefers <2k. RT: <2 weeks. Reprints: yes. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

  • WEE TALES - semiannual print/e-zine/e-book; sf/f/h (fic/nonfic (reviews)/poem/art/comics), for ages 7-12. 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

  • ZYZZYVA: the journal of west coast writers & artists - quarterly print; all genres (fic/nonfic/poem/art). Pay: (thought to be Pay). Words: no limits. RT: "promptly." Reprints: no. E-subs: NONE!. (Q).   Annual Reading Periods: 01Jan-31May & 01Aug-30Nov.   [Top]


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