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Last Updated: Wednesday, 10 December 2014

32 Market Listings

3 Updated:
Bastion SF Magazine - temp. closed
Kaleidotrope - open to subs
Plasma Frequency Magazine - new themed issues



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]

    UPDATE - 09 December 2014: operations suspended indefinitely; closed to submissions until further notice Colleen Douglas
  • BASTION SCIENCE FICTION MAGAZINE - monthly e-zine; sf (fic). SUB INFO HIDDEN DUE TO HIATUS! (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]

    UPDATE - 04 December 2014: open to submissions until 1 April 2015    Robert Laughlin
  • 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: vary (see GLs).   [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]

  • 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: 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 - 04Dec14: closed to submissions until further notice
  • 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/Themes: 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 - 19 November 2014: new themed issues announced
  • 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).   Themed Issues: 2-3/year (see GLs)   [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 March

  • 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]

  • THE SEHNSUCHT PROJECT - (Withersin Press) bimonthly e-zine; f/new age spirituality (fic). Pay: 1¢/word via PayPal only. Words: <2½k. RT: 1-2 weeks. Reprints: query. 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]

  • 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: <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]

    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]

    MARKET NOTE - 29Sep14: closed to submissions until at least 1 May 2015; will process in hand stories & release a new issue
  • 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 February

  • 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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