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Last Updated: Monday, 26 January 2015

40 Market Listings

5 Updated:
Grimdark Magazine - pay raise
Urban Fantasy - word count change
Fantasy & SF - new editor/GLs
Terraform - new Snell's Scoop
Diabolical Plots - temp. closed to subs


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RL ANNUAL UPDATE - 07 January 2015: annual update; nonfiction added    Robert Laughlin
  • AE: The Canadian Science Fiction Review - quarterly (weekly updates) webzine; all sf (fic/flash/nonfiction (query)/art/comics). Pay: fic/flash=CA7¢/word; Nonfiction=CA$20-40; art=CA$20-100; comics=CA$20. Words: ½k-3k. RT: <90 days. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (Q). SFWA   [Top]

  • ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S MYSTERY MAGAZINE - monthly print; mys/crime (fic), *NCPM. Pay: 8¢/word. Words: <12k (shorter better). RT: 3-5 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: PREFERS! (Q). SFWA   [Top]

    RL ANNUAL UPDATE - 07 January 2015: annual update; new postal mail address    Robert Laughlin
  • ANALOG SCIENCE FICTION AND FACT - monthly print; sf (fic/nonfic/art)*NCPM. Pay: <7½k=7-9¢/word; 7½k-10k=$525-$675; >10k=7-7½¢/word; serials=5¢/word; nonfic=7¢/word. Words: <80k (prefers 2-7k for shorts; 10k-20k for novelettes; 40k-80k for serials). RT: 2-3 months (query after 4 months). Reprints: no. E-subs: PREFERS ONLINE FORM. (Q). SFWA   [Top]

    RL ANNUAL UPDATE - 07 January 2015: annual update; .odt files now OK    Robert Laughlin
  • APEX MAGAZINE - monthly webzine; dark speculative (fic/flash/poem/art). Pay: fic/flash=6¢/word; poem=25¢/line. Words: fic/flash=<7½k (firm!); poem=<200 lines. RT: <60 days. Reprints: no. E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. (or use this contact form) (Q).  SFWA   [Top]

    RL ANNUAL UPDATE - 07 January 2015: annual update; .docx files OK for submissions    Robert Laughlin
  • ASIMOV'S SCIENCE FICTION - monthly print; sf (f&h elements OK) (fic/poem). Pay: fic: 1k-7½k=8-10¢/word; 7½k-20k=8-8½¢/word; poem: $1/line. Words: fic=1k-20k (seldom buys shorter or longer; no novels); poem=<40 lines. RT: <5 weeks average (query after 3 months). Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLINE FORM. (Q). SFWA   [Top]

    RL ANNUAL UPDATE - 08 January 2015: annual update; RT change, publisher/editor's title corrected    Robert Laughlin
  • BENEATH CEASELESS SKIES - biweekly e-zine; f (fic). Pay: 6¢/word. Words: <10k (not firm). RT: 2-7 weeks. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (Q). SFWA   [Top]

  • BOYS' LIFE MAGAZINE - monthly print; sf/mys/adv/humor for boys (nonfic), fiction subs are now by assignment ONLY, do NOT submit fiction here!*NCPM. Pay: >$750. Words: 1-1½k. RT: <2 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: NONE. Paula Murphey, Senior Editor (no e-mail). SFWA   [Top]

    RL ANNUAL UPDATE - 08 January 2015: annual update; accepts reviews, RT & word count changes    Robert Laughlin
  • BUZZY MAG - continuous webzine; urban & epic f/paranorm rom/hard sf/h (fic/nonfic (book reviews)). Pay: fic=10¢/word; reviews=5¢/word. Words: fic=<10k; reviews=400-600. RT: 6-8 weeks. Reprints: yes, if informed (2¢/word). E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   SFWA   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 24Jul14: indefinitely closed to fiction/nonfiction submissions
  • CEMETERY DANCE MAGAZINE - irregular print/e-zine; h/dark mys/sus (fic/nonfic; art-queries)*NCPM. Pay: pro rates +2 copies. Words: <5k (query if longer). RT: <4 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: fic=OFFSITE FORM; nonfic=QUERY. Richard T. Chizmar, Editor-in-Chief. (Q).   SFWA   [Top]

    RL ANNUAL UPDATE - 08 January 2015: annual update; line count change, postal subs are a no-no    Robert Laughlin
  • CICADA - bimonthly literary mag for ages 14-23; themed (fic/nonfic/poem/art/photo/comics)*NCPM. Pay: fic=<25¢/word; poem=$3 line. Words: fic=½k-9k; poem=no limit. RT: 3-6 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. Marianne Carus, Editor-in-Chief.   SFWA   [Top]

    RL ANNUAL UPDATE - 08 January 2015: annual update; publisher/editor's title corrected    Robert Laughlin
  • CLARKESWORLD MAGAZINE - monthly chapbook/webzine; sf/f/h (fic - query for nonfic/art). Pay: <4k=10¢/word, 7¢/word after. Words: 1-8k (prefers 4k). RT: <2 weeks. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLINE FORM ONLY. (QS). SFWA   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 08Jan15: still closed to fiction submissions
  • COSMOS - bimonthly print; sf (fic; query for nonfic/art/photo); very high standards, prints only 7 stories/year, subs also considered for Cosmos Online (Semipro)*NCPM. Pay: AU$300. Words: 2k-4k. RT: approx. 2 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   (DLS) SFWA   [Top]

    RL ANNUAL UPDATE - 09 January 2015: annual update; word count/pay/RT/reprint/genre changes    Robert Laughlin
  • CRICKET - monthly print; most genres, no h/dystopias/war stories (fic/nonfic/poem/art)*NCPM. Pay: fic=<25¢/word; poem=<$3/line ($25 min). Words: fic=600-6k; poem=3-35 lines). RT: 3-6 months. Reprints: yes (pays less). E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. Lonnie Plecha, Editor (Select subject: Editorial). SFWA   [Top]

    RL ANNUAL UPDATE - 09 January 2015: annual update; RT change    Robert Laughlin
  • CROSSED GENRES MAGAZINE - monthly webzine/biannual eBook; sf/f (fic). Pay: 6¢/word +1 print/1 e-copy. Words: 1k-6k. RT: by end of following month. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLINE FORM ONLY. (Q). SFWA   [Top]

    RL ANNUAL UPDATE - 09 January 2015: annual update; RT change    Robert Laughlin
  • DAILY SCIENCE FICTION - every weekday e-mail/webzine/annual print antho; sf/f/slipstrm (fic/flash/art), needs 100-200 flash/year. Pay: 8¢/word (print antho bonus=5¢/word); art=$75-$100). Words: 100-1½k. RT: <4 weeks. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLINE FORM ONLY. Jonathan Laden & Michele-Lee Barasso, Editors (Q). SFWA   [Top]

    RL ANNUAL UPDATE - 09 January 2015: annual update; new editor, pay change    Robert Laughlin
    MARKET NOTE - 12Jan15: backlogged & closed to submissions; hopes to open Summer 2015
  • DARK DISCOVERIES - quarterly print; h (fic/nonfic/art). Pay: 6¢/word (max. $300) Words: fic=½k-6½k (firm!). RT: varies, query if >4 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (Q).   (DLS)   [Top]

    RL ANNUAL UPDATE - 09 January 2015: annual update; RT/sim-sub changes    Robert Laughlin UPDATE - 08 January 2015: closed to submissions until 1-31 December 2015    A. W. Gifford
  • DIABOLICAL PLOTS - monthly (1 2k story); sf/f/h (fic). Pay: 6¢/word (max: $120). Words: <2k. RT: <30 days after sub period closes. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. David Steffen & Anthony Sullivan, Editors (Q).   1st Issue Debut: Spring 2015.   [Top]

    RL ANNUAL UPDATE - 12 January 2015: annual update; new editor, no poetry, word count/reprints changes    Robert Laughlin
  • ELLERY QUEEN'S MYSTERY MAGAZINE - monthly print; mys (fic/flash)*NCPM. Pay: 5-8¢/word. Words: 250-20k (prefers 2½-8k). RT: <3 months. Reprints: non-US considered. E-subs: ONLINE FORM ONLY. (QS). SFWA   [Top]

    RL ANNUAL UPDATE - 12 January 2015: annual update; RT change    Robert Laughlin
  • FANTASTIC STORIES OF THE IMAGINATION - monthly webzine/e-book/anthos; sf/f (fic). Pay: 15¢/word. Words: <3K; reprint: any length. RT: <8 weeks. Reprints: $25 flat. E-subs: YES. (QS).   [Top]

    UPDATE - 16 January 2015: new editor from March-April 2015; new guidelines; Gordon continues as publisher    Robert Laughlin
  • The Magazine of FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION - bimonthly print; f/sf (humor OK) (fic/art queries). Pay: 7-12¢/word. Words: <25k. RT: <8 weeks. Reprints: no. E-subs: PREFERS OFF SITE FORM. (Q). SFWA   [Top]

  • FLASH FICTION ONLINE - NOTE: this e-zine appears on the Flash/Poetry/Twitter markets page, but it is an SFWA qualified pro market. SFWA   [Top]

    RL ANNUAL UPDATE - 12 January 2015: annual update; no postal mail subs, pub frequency change    Robert Laughlin
  • GLIMMER TRAIN STORIES - triannual print; LITERARY genre work considered (from the horse's mouth) (fic). Pay: $700/story +10 copies. Words: <12k (prefers ½k-12k). RT: 12 weeks. Reprints: No. E-subs: USE ONLINE FORM ONLY. (Q).   Reading Periods: Jan/May/Sep (with a one-week grace period).   [Top]

  • GRANTVILLE GAZETTE - bimonthly e-zine; AltHist, Eric Flint's 1632 Universe (fic/nonfic)*NCPM. Pay: 6¢/word. Words: 7½-10k (not firm). RT: 2-4 weeks. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLINE FORM. (Q). SFWA   [Top]

    UPDATE - 26 January 2015: pay raise starting issue #3, due to AU$/US$ exchange rate    Robert Laughlin
  • GRIMDARK MAGAZINE - quarterly print/e-zine; grimdark f/grimdardark sf (fic). Pay: AU7¢/word. Words: <4k. RT: <3 months . Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

  • HIGHLIGHTS - monthly print; humor/mys/sports/holiday/adv/trad. tale reboots/urban/world cultures (fic/nonfic/poem)*NCPM. Pay: $150 & up (buys all rights, does not pay writers under 16); poem=$25 & up. Words: for ages 3-7=<500; for ages 8-12=<800 (poem=16 lines). RT: unknown. Reprints: no. E-subs: NONE. Christine French Cully, Editor-in-Chief (Q). SFWA   [Top]

    RL ANNUAL UPDATE - 12 January 2015: annual update; editor title change    Robert Laughlin
    MARKET NOTE - 06Jan15: closed to submissions for this year; hopes to re-open in 2015
  • INSCRIPTION MAGAZINE - monthly webzine/some e-books; sf/f for teens (fic/art). Pay: 6¢/word. Words: ½k-9k. RT: 2-4 weeks. Reprints: yes, if stated in cover. E-subs: ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

    RL ANNUAL UPDATE - 13 January 2015: annual update; no longer accepts nonfiction    Robert Laughlin
  • IGMS (Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show) - bimonthly e-zine; f/sf (fic/art). Pay: 6¢/word. Words: no limit. RT: <3 months. Reprints: if obscure. E-subs: ONLINE FORM. Edmund R. Schubert, Editor (Q). SFWA   [Top]

    RL ANNUAL UPDATE - 13 January 2015: annual update; new co-editor    Robert Laughlin
  • ISSUES IN EARTH SCIENCE - quarterly webzine; sf/f/mild h/other with Earth Science component (fic/nonfic on a topic)*NCPM. Pay: 6¢/word ($60 min.). Words: fic=1k-3k; nonfic=½k-1k. RT: < 3 months. Reprints: rarely. E-subs: ONLY. Russ & Mary Colson, Editors: (QS) / (QS).   Reading Periods & Deadlines: vary (see GLs).   [Top]

    RL ANNUAL UPDATE - 13 January 2015: annual update; now buys art, open to subs for special issue (see GLs), DL=15Feb15    Robert Laughlin
    MARKET NOTE - 18Mar14: closed to general submissions
  • LIGHTSPEED - monthly webzine; sf/f (fic), also considers for Nightmare (DO NOT SUBMIT TO BOTH!). Pay: 8¢/word. Words: 1½k-7½k (prefers <5k). RT: <2 weeks. Reprints: yes, if not currently online (2¢/word). E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. John Joseph Adams, Editor/Publisher. (Q). SFWA   [Top]

    RL ANNUAL UPDATE - 13 January 2015: annual update; new guidelines URL, now accepts art    Robert Laughlin
  • NIGHTMARE MAGAZINE - monthly webzine; all h/df (fic/art), also considers for Lightspeed (DO NOT SUBMIT TO BOTH!). Pay: 6¢/word. Words: 1½k-7½k (prefers <5k). RT: <2 weeks. Reprints: if not currently online (1¢/word). E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. John Joseph Adams, Editor/Publisher (Q). SFWA   [Top]

    RL ANNUAL UPDATE - 13 January 2015: annual update; new editor/contact e-mail/GLs    Robert Laughlin
  • ODYSSEY: Adventures in Science - 9 issues/year print; ages 9-14; sf (fic/nonfic); themed;*NCPM. Pay: pro rate assumed. Words: &360;1k. RT: accept=4 months before pub; reject=no reply. Reprints: query. E-subs: QUERY FIRST. (Q). SFWA   Deadlines: (see theme list at web site)   [Top]

    RL ANNUAL UPDATE - 14 January 2015: annual update; age clarified, accepts plays, accepts art queries, postal sub address change    Robert Laughlin
  • THE SCHOOL MAGAZINE - 10x/year print, 4 titles; most genres (fic/plays/nonfic(query 1st)/poem/art(query first)), Australian children's (11+) interests/point of view. Pay: prose=AU$270/1k words; poem=AU$47-AU$198 (based on length) +2 copies. Words: fic/plays=<2k (not firm); poem=prefers <30 lines. RT: about 4 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: NONE, but responds via e-mail. (Q).   [Top]

    RL ANNUAL UPDATE - 14 January 2015: annual update; pay/words/reading period/sub limits changed    Robert Laughlin
    MARKET NOTE - 05Feb13: submission form closes when the day's quota is met, resets at midnight
  • STRANGE HORIZONS - weekly webzine/podcasts; SpecFic (fic/nonfic/poem/art). Pay: fic=8¢/word ($50 min); nonfic=<$10-50; poem=$30. Words: fic=<10k (prefers <5k), nonfic=1k-5k (not firm); poem=no limit. RT: fic=<40 days (varies by department). Reprints: no. E-subs: FICTION: ONLINE FORM. See department GLs for editors (Q).   SFWA   [Top]

    RL ANNUAL UPDATE - 14 January 2015: annual update; no multisubs    Robert Laughlin
    UPDATE - 12 January 2015: new Snell's Market Scoop (DLS)   
  • TERRAFORM - Motherboard's (Vice Media Group) weekly (1 new story) webzine; sf, esp. nearer future (fic), *NCPM. Pay: 20¢/word. Words: <2k. RT: not given (reports of around 3 weeks). Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (Q).   (DLS)   [Top]

    RL ANNUAL UPDATE - 14 January 2015: annual update; new editor added to staff, accepts nonfic/art, RT change    Robert Laughlin
  • TOR.COM - continuous webzine; sf/f (fic/nonfic/art)*NCPM. Only accepts highly professional material; if in doubt, don't sub here. Pay: <5k=25cent;/word, 2nd 5k=15cent;/word, after that=10cent;/word. Words: <17½k (prefers <12k). RT: <7 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (QS). SFWA   [Top]

    RL ANNUAL UPDATE - 15 January 2015: annual update; word count, RT/reprint changes    Robert Laughlin
    MARKET NOTE - 15Jan15: closed to submissions until early next year
  • UNCANNY: A Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy - bimonthly e-book/monthly webzine; sf/f (fic/nonfic/poem/art). Pay: Fic=8¢/word; essay=$50; poem=$30. Words: fic=¾k-7½k; poem=no limit. RT: <45 days. Reprints: solicited only. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

  • UNIVERSE ANNEX - a department of the Grantville Gazette; bimonthly webzine, 1 story per issue; sf/f adventure (fic)*NCPM. Pay: 6¢/word. Words: <15k (not firm). RT: none per se; selection occurs within 3 months of last revision. Reprints: no. E-subs: POST AT BAEN'S BAR. (Q).   (DLS)   SFWA   [Top]

    RL ANNUAL UPDATE - 15 January 2015: annual update; PubSched change    Robert Laughlin
  • UNLIKELY STORY - (formerly The Journal of Unlikely Entomology) irregular webzine; all genres (fic/flash/art); see site for themes. Pay: 6¢/word. Words: <8k (prefers <5k). RT: <4 weeks. Reprints: solicited only. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   Reading Periods: vary (see GLs).   [Top]

    UPDATE - 19 January 2015: word count change
    RL ANNUAL UPDATE - 15 January 2015: annual update; editor/submission changes    Robert Laughlin
  • URBAN FANTASY MAGAZINE - monthly (2 stories) webzine/e-zine; urban fantasy (fic). Pay: 6¢/word. Words: <8k (strongly prefers <4k!). RT: <90 days. Reprints: no. E-subs: ON SITE FORM ONLY. Jordan Ellinger, Managing Editor (Q).   [Top]

    RL ANNUAL UPDATE - 15 January 2015: annual update; buys plays    Robert Laughlin
  • ZOETROPE: ALL-STORY - quarterly print; all genres (fic/plays)*NCPM. Pay: pro. Words: <7k. RT: not given. Reprints: no. E-subs: NONE. Michael Ray, Editor (no e-mail, query via online form).   [Top]
    Reading Period: 1Jan-31AugClosed: 1Sep-31DecZOETROPE: Virtual Studio Workshop


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