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Last Updated: Friday, 11 April 2014

50 Market Listings

4 Updated:
Pedestal Magazine - moved to Pay page
Wily Writers - new GLs coming 01May14
Crossed Genres - now SFWA qualified
Lightspeed - temp. closed to general subs; open to special Fantasy issue



This page contains periodical markets that are SFWA and HWA professional markets, that pay 5¢/word or more for works of all lengths (based on the mean average between the shortest and the longest accepted word counts), and shared royalty markets built on a "professional" model, that do not include stories written by the publisher(s), editor(s), or staff. For SFWA's and HWA's professional market requirements and/or list of such go to SFWA or HWA. Read the complete guidelines carefully before submitting. Try to read at least one issue to get a feel for what is wanted. If in doubt contact the editor. US ($), UK (£), or EU (€) currency are used unless otherwise noted. U.S. addresses are used unless otherwise noted. 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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  • AE: The Canadian Science Fiction Review - quarterly (weekly updates) webzine; all sf (fic/flash/art/comics). Pay: CA6¢/word (art=$20-$100; comics=$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). Pay: 8¢/word. Words: <12k (shorter better). RT: 3-5 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: NONE. (Q). SFWA   [Top]

  • ANALOG SCIENCE FICTION AND FACT - monthly print; sf (fic/nonfic/art). 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]

  • APEX MAGAZINE - monthly webzine; dark speculative (fic/flash/poem/art). Pay: fic/flash=5¢/word; poem=25¢/line. Words: fic/flash=<5k (firm!); poem=not specified. RT: <60 days. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (or use this contact form) (QS).  SFWA   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 31Mar14: closed to submissions until sometime in 2014
  • ARC - quarterly digital; stories with some bearing on the future (no f or steampunk!) (fic, query for nonfic/poem). Pay: fic=£1500 ($2370); nonfic=£250-500; poem=£75/page. Words: fic=>5k; essay=<1½k; feature=>2k. RT: <6 weeks. Reprints: no. E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

  • ASIMOV'S SCIENCE FICTION - monthly print; sf (f&h elements OK) (fic/poem). Pay: fic: <7½k=7-9¢/word; >7½k=7-7½¢/word; poem: $1/line. Words: fic=<20k (seldom buys longer - no novels); poem=<40 lines. RT: <5 weeks average (query after 3 months). Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLINE FORM. (Q). SFWA   [Top]

  • BAYCON PROGRAM BOOK - annual print/eBook; sf/f (fic/flash), theme: see GLs (only accepts 1 short story &1 flash per year). Pay: 5¢/word (min $50). Words: fic=1k-4k; flash=<1k. RT: by February. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLINE FORM ONLY. (QS).   [Top]
    Reading Period: 15Jul-15SepPub Date: fic=last weekend in May; flash=TBD (earlier)

  • BENEATH CEASELESS SKIES - biweekly e-zine; f (fic). Pay: 5¢/word. Words: <10k (not firm). RT: 2-9 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!. Pay: >$750. Words: 1-1½k. RT: <2 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: NONE. Paula Murphey, Senior Editor (no e-mail). SFWA   [Top]

  • BUZZY MAG - continuous webzine; urban & epic f/paranorm rom/hard sf/h (fic). Pay: 10¢/word. Words: <10k. RT: <14 weeks. Reprints: yes, if informed (2¢/word). E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   SFWA   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 01Feb13: closed to submissions until futher notice
  • CEMETERY DANCE MAGAZINE - irregular print/e-zine; h/dark mys/sus (fic/nonfic (queries)/art). Pay: >5¢/word (<$250.) +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]

    MARKET NOTE - 01Aug13: closed to all submissions until July 2014
  • CHIAROSCURO MAGAZINE (ChiZine) - weekly webzine; dark (fic/reviews/poem). Pay: 7¢/word ($10/poem). (Q).   (DLS)   SFWA   [Top]

    NEW LISTING: 11 October 2013 - moved from Flash page    Robert Laughlin
  • CICADA - bimonthly literary mag for ages 14-23; themed (fic/nonfic/poem/art/photo/comics). Pay: fic=<25¢/word; poem=$3 line. Words: fic=½k-9k; poem=<25 lines. RT: 3-6 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. Marianne Carus, Editor-in-Chief.   SFWA   [Top]

  • CLARKESWORLD MAGAZINE - monthly chapbook/webzine; sf/f/h (fic - query for nonfic/art). Pay: <4k=10¢/word, 5¢/word after. Words: 1-8k (prefers 4k). RT: <2 weeks. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLINE FORM ONLY. (QS). SFWA   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 14Feb13: closed to submissions until further notice
  • 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). Pay: AU$300. Words: 2k-4k. RT: approx. 2 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   (DLS) SFWA   [Top]

  • CRICKET - monthly print; most genres, no h (fic/nonfic/poem/art). Pay: <25¢/word (poem=<$3/line). Words: <2k (poem=<50 lines). RT: <6 months. Reprints: yes. E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. Lonnie Plecha, Editor (Select subject: Editorial). SFWA   [Top]

    UPDATE - 24 March 2014: now SFWA qualified    B. J. Muntain
  • CROSSED GENRES MAGAZINE - monthly webzine/biannual eBook; sf/f (fic). Pay: 5¢/word +1 print/1 e-copy. Words: 1k-6k. RT: by end-of-month submitted. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLINE FORM ONLY. (Q). SFWA   [Top]

  • CROWDED MAGAZINE - monthly webzine/annual print/PDF/eBook antho; all sf/f/h (fic). Pay: 5AU¢/word. Words: ½k-20k (prefers max. 10k). RT: <60 days. Reprints: no. E-subs: WEB FORM ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

  • 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: 100-10k. RT: <3 weeks. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLINE FORM ONLY. Jonathan Laden & Michele-Lee Barasso, Editors (Q). SFWA   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 18Jan14: backlogged; temporarily closed to submissions
  • DARK DISCOVERIES - quarterly print; h (fic/nonfic/art). Pay: 5¢/word (max. $250) Words: fic=½k-6½k (firm!). RT: varies, query if >4 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (Q).   (DLS)   [Top]

  • ELLERY QUEEN'S MYSTERY MAGAZINE - monthly print; mys (fic/flash). Pay: 5-8¢/word. Words: <20k (prefers 2½-8k). RT: <3 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLINE FORM ONLY. (QS). SFWA   [Top]

  • 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: NONE!. (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]

  • GLIMMER TRAIN STORIES - quarterly print; LITERARY genre work considered (from the horse's mouth) (fic). Pay: $700/story +10 copies. Words: <12k (firm). RT: 12 weeks. Reprints: No. E-subs: USE ONLINE FORM. (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). Pay: 5¢/word. Words: 7½-10k (not firm). RT: 2-4 weeks. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLINE FORM. (Q). SFWA   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 27Aug12: issues filled; closed to fiction queries/submissions until further notice
  • GRAVE TALES - quarterly comic book antho; traditional h (flash/comic script/art) Richard Chizmar, Editor-in-Chief (no e-mail).   [Top]

  • HIGHLIGHTS - monthly print; humor/mys/sports/holiday/adv/trad. tale reboots/urban/world cultures (fic/nonfic/poem). 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]

  • INSCRIPTION MAGAZINE - monthly webzine/some e-books; sf/f for teens (fic/art). Pay: 5¢/word. Words: ½k-9k. RT: 2-4 weeks. Reprints: yes, if stated in cover. E-subs: ONLY. (Q).   1st Issue Debut: April 2014 probable.   [Top]

  • IGMS (Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show) - bimonthly e-zine; f/sf (fic/nonfic/art). Pay: 6¢/word <7½k & 5¢/word after. Words: no limit. RT: <3 months. Reprints: if obscure. E-subs: ONLINE FORM. Edmund R. Schubert, Editor (Q). SFWA   [Top]

  • ISSUES IN EARTH SCIENCE - quarterly webzine; sf/f/mild h/other with Earth Science component (fic/nonfic on a topic). Pay: 5¢/word ($50 min.). Words: fic=1k-3k; nonfic=½k-1k. RT: < 3 months. Reprints: rarely. E-subs: ONLY. Russ Colson, Editor: (QS) / (QS).   [Top]
    Reading Periods & Deadlines: vary (see GLs)1st Issue Debut: June 2014 (estimate)

    UPDATE - 18 March 2014: closed to general submissions    Adam Armstrong
  • 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: ONLINE FORM ONLY. John Joseph Adams, Editor/Publisher. (Q). SFWA   [Top]

  • LORE - biannual print; classic sf/f/h (fic). Pay: 5¢/word +copy. Words: 2k-6k (query if longer/shorter). RT: <90 days. Reprints: query (pays 2¢/word +2 copies). E-subs: PREFERS. (Q).   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 25Jan13: will be opening to submissions in late March 2013
  • NAMELESS MAGAZINE - biannual print/e-zine/webzine; h/df (fic/nonfic/poem/art/comics/audio/video). Pay: print fic/nonfic=5¢/word +copy, web fic/nonfic=2¢/word; print poem=15¢/line, web poem=?; interview=copies; art=<$175. Words: 1½k-9½k. RT: <4 months. Reprints: query. E-subs: OFF-SITE FORM. Jason V Brock & S. T. Joshi, Editors. (Q).   1st Issue Debut: April 2012.   [Top]

  • THE NIGHT LAND - webzine; William Hope Hodgson-inspired fiction (fic/nonfic/poem). Pay: 2k-10k=6½-13¢/word (<2k & >10k differ, see GLs). Words: 2-10k (prefers; less/more considered). RT: <1 month. Reprints: No. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

  • NIGHTMARE MAGAZINE - monthly webzine; all h/df (fic), also considers for Lightspeed (DO NOT SUBMIT TO BOTH!). Pay: 5¢/word. Words: 1½k-7½k (prefers <5k). RT: <2 weeks. Reprints: if not currently online (1¢/word). E-subs: ONLINE FORM ONLY. John Joseph Adams, Editor/Publisher (Q).   [Top]

  • ODYSSEY: Adventures in Science - monthly print; ages 10-16; sf/legends/etc. (theme) (fic, nonfic, poems). Pay: 20-25¢/word. Words: to 1k. RT: 3-4 months b4 pub. Reprints: query. E-subs: YES. Postal subs: query first. (Q). SFWA   Deadlines: (see theme list at web site)   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 31Mar14: still on hiatus & closed to all submissions
  • ONE BUCK HORROR - irregular eAntho; h (fic/flash/art). Pay: 5¢/word. Words: <3k. RT: not specified. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLINE FORM ONLY. Christopher Hawkins & Kris M. Hawkins, Editors (Q).   (DLS)   [Top]

  • PENUMBRA - monthly e-zine; all SpecFic genres (fic/flash/nonfic/poem), themed (see web site). Pay: 5¢/word. Words: <3½k. RT: varies, but long. Reprints: query. E-subs: ONLY. (Q).   (DLS)   [Top]

  • PHOBOS MAGAZINE - semiannual print/e-zine; weird, most genres (fic/flash/poem/art), themes (see GLs). Pay: 5¢/word. Words: <3k (serial: 6k max.). RT: <1 month. Reprints: query. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

  • PLAYBOY - monthly print, contemporary/mys/sus/sf/humor/sports (fic). No unsolicited subs. Pay: <$5k.   [Top]

  • THE SCHOOL MAGAZINE - 10x/year print, 4 titles; most genres (fic/nonfic (query 1st)/poem), Australian children's interests/point of view. Pay: prose=AU$270/1k words; poem=AU$47-AU$198 (based on length) +2 copies. Words: prose=<2k (not firm); poem=prefers <30 lines. RT: about 4 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: NONE, but responds via e-mail. (Q).   [Top]

  • SHIMMER - 1, 2, or 3 issues/year print/digital; contemporary f, some sf/h (fic/flash/art). Pay: 5¢/word ($10 min.) +2 copies (art: int=$30; covers=$180). Words: <7½k (query if longer) but prefers around 4k. RT: <1 month. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

  • SHOCK TOTEM - irregular (roughly annual) print/e-zine; df/h (fic/flash/micro/nonfic/poem/art). Pay: 5¢/word (max $250) +copy. Words: fic=1001-12k; flash=201-1k; micro=<200;nonfic=<2½k; poem= (firm!). RT: <60 days. Reprints: yes (2¢/word). E-subs: OFFSITE FORM ONLY. (Q).   Annual Reading Periods: Feb-May; Aug-Nov.   [Top]

    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=<$30-50; poem=$30. Words: fic=<9k (prefers <5k), nonfic=1k-5k (not firm); poem=<100 lines. RT: fic=<40 days (varies by department). Reprints: no. E-subs: FICTION: ONLINE FORM. See department GLs for editors (Q).   SFWA   Yearly Reading Period: 01Jan-31Oct.   [Top]

  • TOR.COM - continuous webzine; sf/f (fic). 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: slow. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (QS). SFWA   [Top]

  • UNIVERSE ANNEX - a department of the Grantville Gazette; bimonthly webzine, 1 story per issue; sf/f adventure (fic). Pay: 5¢/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]

    MARKET NOTE - 04Feb14: open until 01 August 2014 to submissions for issue #10, Journal of Unlikely Entomology
  • UNLIKELY STORY - (formerly The Journal of Unlikely Entomology) 3 themed issues/year webzine; all genres (fic/flash/art); see site for themes. Pay: 5¢/word. Words: <8k (prefers <5k). RT: <4 weeks. Reprints: 1¢/word (strongly prefers original). E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   Reading Periods: vary (see GLs).   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 01Mar14: CLOSED to submissions; Kickstarter unsuccessful, considering options to go forward
  • WAYLINES MAGAZINE - Kickstarter-based quarterly webzine; sf/f/h/weird/wonderful (fic/poem/videos). SUB INFO HIDDEN WHILE CLOSED TO SUBS & CONSIDERING OPTIONS. (Q).   [Top]

    UPDATE - 07 April 2014: changing format/PubSched; closed to submissions until 1 May 2014   
  • WILY WRITERS AUDIBLE FICTION - INFO HIDDEN UNTIL NEW FORMAT/GLs ARE KNOWN. (Q).   [Top]

  • ZOETROPE: ALL-STORY - quarterly print; all genres (fic). 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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