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Last Updated: Thursday, 4 February 2016

17 Market Listings

Fresh Updated:
Aurealis - open to subs, new GLs
Orthogonal - open to themed subs extended
LampLight - temp. closed to subs
On Spec - temp. open to fic subs
Shimmer - open to subs



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The editor's e-mail link is for Info/Queries only if marked (Q),
... and the E-subs address(es) will found in the guidelines.
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(QS)

This logo (DLS) is a link to a pertinent editor interview at D.L. Snell's Market Scoops!


UPDATE - 05 February 2016: open to submissions; non-AU-no query, new editor, reading periods, & nonfiction word count
  • AUREALIS - 10 issues/year (3 stories/issue; skips Dec & Jan) e-zine/print best-of anthos; sf/f/h, no non-speculative h (fic/nonfic/art). Pay: AU$20-60/1k words; art=AU$10-75 . Words: fic=2-8k; nonfic=½k-2k. RT: <2 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (QS). Annual Reading Periods: 01Feb-31May & 01Aug-31Oct.   [Top]
    MARKET NOTE - 01Feb13: temp. closed to fiction subissions
  • COSMOS ONLINE - daily webzine; sf (fic; query for nonfic/art/photo). Pay: AU$100. Words: 2k-4k. RT: approx. 2 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

  • THE DARK - quarterly e-zine; df/MagReal/dark sf/surreal (fic/art). Pay: 3¢/word. Words: 1k-5k (query if longer). RT: <1 month. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

  • GLITTERSHIP - biweekly (1 story/issue) webzine/podcast; sf/f/h, LGBTQIA only (fic/flash). Pay: 3¢/word. Words: 100-6k. RT: <60 days. Reprints: yes (1¢/word). E-subs: YES. (QS).   [Top]

  • HEROIC FANTASY QUARTERLY - quarterly webzine; heroic f/S&S/high f (fic/flash/poem/art). Pay: fic=$100; flash/poem=$25; epic poem=$100. Words: fic=<10k; serials=<50k; poem=<30 pages. RT: <60 days. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   Yearly Reading Periods (not poetry): Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec only!   [Top]

    UPDATE - 25 January 2016: closed to submissions until the spring (ah, spring!)    Robert Laughlin
  • LAMPLIGHT - quarterly e-zine/annual print (PDF); h/mys/dark sf/noir; no vampires, zombies, werewolves, serial killers, hitmen, excessive gore, or sex (fic/flash). Pay: fic=$150; flash=$50. Words: fic=2-7k; flash=<1k (1k-2k=query). RT: <90 days. Reprints: query. E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 08Jan15: closed to submissions until further notice
  • MIDNIGHT ECHO - irregular (Australian HWA); print/PDF; df/h (fic/poem/art/comics), themes (see GLs); open to AU & NZ writers only. Pay: fic=AU3¢/word; poem=AU$15-25. Words: stories=<5k; poem=<100 lines. RT: not specified. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).  Annual Readings: varies (see GLs).   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 19 October 2015: closed to submissions until at least 31 May 2016
  • NAMELESS DIGEST - continuous print/e-zine/webzine; h/df/dark sf/MagReal/sf/weird/thriller/mythos (fic/nonfic/poem/art/comics/audio/video). Pay: print fic/nonfic=2 or 5¢/word +copy, web fic/nonfic=2¢/word; print poem=30¢/line, web poem=$0; interview=copies; art=>$150. Words: 1½k-9½k. RT: <4 months. Reprints: query. E-subs: OFF-SITE FORM. Jason V Brock & S. T. Joshi, Editors. (Q).   [Top]

    UPDATE - 19 January 2016: open to fiction submissions to 15 February 2016; also open to poem/art subs    Robert Laughlin
  • ON SPEC - quarterly print; most SpecFic genres (fic/flash/poem/art (CA artists ONLY)). Pay: fic=1k-<3k=CA$125; 3k-<5k=CA$175; 5k-6k=CA$200; +2 copies; poem/flash=CA$50 +copy. Words: fic=1k-6k; flash=<1k; poem=4-100 lines. RT: <4 months (or longer). Reprints: no. E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. (Q).   Reading Periods: vary (see GLs).   [Top]

  • ON THE PREMISES - triannual contest web/e-zine; any genre, themed (fic). Prizes: $180/140/100 & 0-3 HMs@$40. Words: 1k-5k. RT: 4-6 weeks after DL. Reprints: no. E-subs: OFFSITE FORM ONLY. (Q).   [Top]
             Submission/Entry Periods: triannual, themed, dates vary (see rules)

    UPDATE - 29 January 2016: open to Flash submissions extended to 13 February 2016 for 2 themed issues: Code & Criminal Variations, see GLs
  • ORTHOGONAL - triannual e-zine; bizro/slpstrm/sf/f/crime/erotica (fic/flash), anonymous only. Pay: fic=$100 +royalty; flash=$30 +royalty. Words: fic=prefers 1k-5k (not firm); flash=<1k. RT: <90 days. Reprints: no. E-subs: E-MAIL ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 01Oct14: closed to submissions until next reading period, TBA
  • PHOBOS MAGAZINE - irregular print/e-zine; weird, most genres (fic/flash/poem/art), themes (see GLs). Pay: fic/flash=5¢/word; poem=greater of $20 or 5¢/word. Words: <2½k (serial: 6k max.). RT: <1 month. Reprints: query. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

    UPDATE - 12 January 2016: open to submissions
  • SHIMMER - 6 issues/year digital & annual print; contemporary f, some sf/h (fic/flash). Pay: fic=5¢/word ($50 min.). Words: <7½k (query if longer) but prefers around 4k. RT: <1 month. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

  • SOLARPUNK PRESS - monthly (1 story /issue) limited print/webzine/audio; solarpunk sf (fic). Pay: 3¢/word. Words: 2k-5k. RT: aiming for <1 month. Reprints: query. E-subs: ON SITE FORM ONLY. (Q).   [Top]
    Open to Submissions: 27 August 2015

  • SPINETINGLERS - monthly webzine/annual print "Best of" antho; h/f/df (fic). Pay: 1st place=£100, 2nd=£50, 3rd-5th=£25. Words: <5k. RT: <30 days. Reprints: yes. E-subs: ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

  • STAR*LINE: Digest of the Science Fiction Poetry Association - (See the listing on the Flash/Poetry Market page.)
  • THE STRAND MAGAZINE - quarterly print; mys/detective/terror/supernat (fic/nonfic). Pay: $25-150. Words: 1k-short novellas (prefers 2-6k). RT: 4-10 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: NONE. (Q).   [Top]


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