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Last Updated: Monday, 1 September 2014

35 Market Listings

3 Updated:
Pithy Pages - new pay rates, moved from Semipro page
Spellbound - closed by publisher
Mythic Delirium - open to subs



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), and shared royalty markets built on a "pay" model, 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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  • 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]

  • BASTION SCIENCE FICTION MAGAZINE - monthly e-zine; sf (fic). Pay: 1k-2k=$20; 2k-5k=1¢/word. Words: 1k-5k (firm!). RT: < 30 days. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (Q).   [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. E-subs: ONLY. (Q).   Annual Reading Periods: 01Jan-28/29Feb, 01Apr-31May, 01Jul-31Aug, 01Oct-30Nov.   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 28Mar14: temporarily closed to fic/nonfic submissions
  • BEWARE THE DARK - triannual print/digital; h (fic/nonfic/art). Pay: fic=£0.007/word (about 1¢/word; max. £35); nonfic=£0.007/word (max. £15). Words: fic=<5k; nonfic=<2k (flexible). RT: <3 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

  • BIRKENSNAKE - annual print/e-zine; any genre, experimental (fic). Pay: at least 1¢/word. Words: <20k. RT: <2 months. Reprints: query. E-subs: OFF-SITE FORM. (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). 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 - quarterly/annually webzine/e-zine; f/sf/h (micro/flash/fic). 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]

    MARKET NOTE - 25Apr14: redesigning web site, temporarily closed to submissions
  • FRIED FICTION - bimonthly (about) webzine, serials only; all genres (fic). Pay: $25 for 1st episode. Words: overall=no limit, episodes=<1k. RT: 2-6 weeks. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

  • KALEIDOTROPE - quarterly webzine; sf/f/h/cross-genre/slipstrm (fic/flash/nonfic/poem/art/comics). Pay: 1¢/word (poem/art=$10). Words: <10k (query if longer); poem=100 lines. RT: <3months. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   Annual Readings: 01Jan-31Mar.   [Top]

  • LACKINGTON'S - quarterly online PDF; sf/f/mythopoeic/fable/folklore/magreal/post-apocalyptic/cyberpunk/mythpunk/steampunk (fic). Pay: CAD1¢/word. Words: 1½k-5k. RT: <2 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 22Jul14: backlogged & closed to submissions until further notice
  • 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]

    UPDATE - 02 August 2014: open to submissions until 1 October 2014
  • MYTHIC DELIRIUM - quarterly e-book/monthly webzine; all genres (fic/poem). Pay: fic=2¢/word; poem=$5. Words: <4k (firm!). RT: < 2 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   Next Reading Period: 01Aug-01Oct 2014.   [Top]

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

    MARKET NOTE - 28Apr14: on indefinte hiatus
  • THE NEW BEDLAM PROJECT - annual (01Apr) eAntho; most genres (fic/poem). SUBMISSION INFO HIDDEN DUE TO HIATUS! (Q).   [Top]

  • NEWMYTHS.COM - irregular webzine; f/sf (fic/nonfic/poem/art). Pay: fic=$50, flash=$20, poem=$20, nonfic=$50, art=>$60. Words: <10k. RT: <3 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   Reading Periods: irregular (check GLs)   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE: 01Jun14 - temporarily closed to submissions
  • THE PEDESTAL MAGAZINE - irregular webzine; most genres (fic/flash/nonfic/poem), some themes. Pay: fic/nonfic=1-2¢/word; poetry=$40. Words: varies by issue (see GLs). RT: 4-8 weeks. Reprints: No. E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. (Q).   Reading Periods: see online GLs.   [Top]

  • PERIHELION SCIENCE FICTION - monthly e-zine; hard sf (fic/flash/nonfic/art/comics). Pay: fic=1¢/word ($75 max); Flash=$12; cover=$50. Words: fic=1½k-8k; flash=400-1k. RT: <2 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 02Apr13: temporarily closed to submissions
  • 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: fic=$50; flash=$10-$25; poem=$10; +issue. Words: fic=2k-6½; flash=<2k; poem=none specified. RT: <several week safter DL. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLINE FORM. (Q); (Q); (Q).   [Top]

    UPDATE - 25 August 2014: new pay rates; moved from Semipro page
  • PITHY PAGES FOR ERUDITE READERS - bimonthly PDF/Kindle; most genres, no erotic/excessive gore/gratuitous anything (fic/flash/poem/cover art). Pay: fic=$75 or 2 full-page ads; flash=$25 or 1 full-page ad; poem=$15 or 1/2 page ad; cover art=$15 or 1/2 page ad. Words: fic=3k-5k; flash=400-1k; poem=300. RT: 4-8 weeks or sooner. Reprints: no. E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. (Q).   1st Issue Debut: 01Sep14.   [Top]

  • PLASMA FREQUENCY MAGAZINE - bimonthly print/e-zine; sf/f/h (fic/nonfic/art). Pay: 1¢/word. Words: <7½k (prefers <5k). RT: 30-60 days. Reprints: no. E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. (Q).   [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. Sean Moreland, Aalya Ahmad, & Ranylt Richildis, Fiction Editors; Dominik Parisien, Poetry Editor (Q).   [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=$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 March1st Issue Debut: 1 November 2014

  • SCHEHEREZADE'S BEQUEST - annual print online; fairy tales, any genre (fic/flash/poem). Pay: fic=$30; poem=$15. Words: fic/flash=<4k (query if longer); poem=no limit. RT: <2 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 20Jan14: closed to submissions until the next reading period, TBA
  • SHADOWS & TALL TREES - annual print; h/df/weird/exp/gothic/strange/slipstrm/urban (fic/nonfic). Pay: 1¢/word ($50 max) +2 copies. Words: fic=<7½k; nonfic=<2k. RT: fairly fast. Reprints: no. E-subs: QUERIES ONLY. (Q).   Yearly Reading Period: 01Aug-01Apr.   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 02Jun14: closed to submissions until next reading period in 2015, TBA
  • SHROUD MAGAZINE - irregular print; h/df/dark mys & thriller/sus with h elements (fic/flash/nonfic/art). Pay: ½k-1k=$25; 2k-5k=$50; >5k=$65. Words: <5k. RT: 2-4 months. Reprints: query. E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. (Q).   (DLS)   [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]

    UPDATE - 05 August 2014: permanently closed by the publisher   
  • SPELLBOUND - was quarterly children's e-zine; f (fic/poem/art), themed (see GLs), for ages 8-12. Paid: fic=2½¢/word; poem=$10-20. (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: <10k words. Reprints: yes. E-subs: PROSE: BOTH! (QS).   Next Reading Period: TBA.   [Top]

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

  • TRIPTYCH TALES - monthly (1 story) webzine/e-antho; all genres (fic). Pay: $100 flat. Words: 2k-6k. RT: about 1 month. Reprints: print only (no web, pays $50). E-subs: ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

  • 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=$50; others=$35; fic & art=$65. Words: around 1k. 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 February1st Issue Debut: 1 October 2014

  • ZYZZYVA: the journal of west coast writers & artists - tri-annual 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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