Last Updated: Wednesday, 15 November 2017
12 Market Listings
Orthogonal - temp. closed to subs
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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). 2017 Reading Periods: Aus/NZ authors=01Feb-31Oct; Others=01Aug-31Oct (Note: they closed early this year (2017)!). [Top]
THE DARK - monthly e-zine/some podcast; df/MagReal/dark sf/surreal (fic/art). Pay: 3¢/word. Words: 2k-6k (query if longer). RT: <1 month. Reprints: yes (1¢/word). 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]
HELIOS QUARTERLY MAGAZINE - quarterly PDF/ePub/print; sf/f/h (fic/nonfic/poem/art/comics/photos); themes (see GLs). Pay: fic=2-6¢/word; poem=25¢/line. Words: fic= 100-10k; poem=<100 lines. RT: <3 weeks. Reprints: no. E-subs: PREFERS E-MAIL. (Q). [Top]
Fic/Nonfic/Poem Annual Reading Periods: 1-15 Jan, 1-15 Apr, 1-15 Jul, 1-15 Oct Fic/Nonfic/Poem Annual Deadlines: 15Jan (Mar), 15Apr (Jun), 15Jul (Sep), 15Oct (Dec)
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: FIC/FLASH: Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec only; POETRY: year round. [Top]
MARKET NOTE - 01Feb17: closed to fiction/flash submissions until further notice; open to poetry/art
ON SPEC - quarterly print/digital; 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]
MARKET NOTE - 27Jan17: all final round entries are critiqued free, others may order a critique for $15
ON THE PREMISES - biannual contest web/e-zine, quarterly mini con tests; any genre (fic). Prizes: $220/$160/$120 & 0-3 HMs@$60; mini=$25/$15/$10. Words: 1k-5k. RT: 4-6 weeks after DL. Reprints: no. E-subs: OFFSITE FORM ONLY. (Q). [Top]
Submission/Entry Periods: biannual, themed, dates vary (see rules)
UPDATE - 2 November 2017: closed to submissions until next reading period, TBA
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]
RED ROOM MAGAZINE - semiannual print/ebook/PDF; h (fic/nonfic/art). Pay: fic/nonfic=3¢/word; art=$30. Words: fic=<4k; nonfic=<1k. RT: 2-4 weeks. Reprints: invite only. E-subs: E-MAIL ONLY. (QS). [Top]
Reading Periods: vary, see GLs Annual Deadlines: Oct issue=01Jul; Apr issue=01Jan
SELENE QUARTERLY MAGAZINE - quarterly print/PDF/ePub/mobi; rom/mys/action/adv (speculative elements OK) (fic/micro/flash/nonfic/poem/art/comics/photos). Pay: fic=3¢/word; drabble=6¢/word; flash=2¢/word; serials=3¢/word; poem=2½¢/line; nonfic=$15/$35. Words: fic=1k+1-1½k; drabble=100; flash=½k-1k; serials=5k-10k; poem=<100 lines; nonfic=<5k. RT: 2-3 weeks. Reprints: no. E-subs: E-MAIL ONLY. (Q). Reading Periods: 1-15 of Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec. [Top]
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]
STAR*LINE: Digest of the Science Fiction Poetry Association - (See the listing on the Flash/Poetry Market page.)