Last Updated: Friday, 28 April 2017
32 Market Listings
87 Bedford - closed by editors
Neon Lietrary Magazine - open to subs
Night to Dawn - closed to subs
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ALBEDO ONE - irregular (2 or 3 issues/year) print/digital; sf/f/h (fic/art). Pay: fic=€6 per 1k words (<8k words) +copy; art=€20. Words: prefers 2½k-8k. RT: 2-4 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: YES. (QS). Annual Submission Periods: Jan, Apr, Jul, & Oct. (DLS) [Top]
ALLEGORY - triannual webzine; sf/f/h/slipstrm (fic/nonfic). Pay: $15. Words: fic=½k-5k (not firm); nonfic=<2k. RT: 4-6 weeks. Reprints: query. E-subs: ONLY. (QS). Yearly Reading Periods: 01May-30Jun; 01Nov-31Dec. [Top]
AURORA WOLF: a Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy - monthly webzine; sf/f (fic/art). Pay: $5. Words: 2½k-5k. RT: initial=48 hours; final=<30 days. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (Q). [Top]
AWEN - quarterly print; most genres (flash/poem/art). Pay: copy. Words: fic=<10K (prefers <5k); poem="all but the most epic-length". RT: <1 month. Reprints: yes. E-subs: YES. (QS). Annual Reading Periods: Feb-Nov (closed Dec-Jan). [Top]
BETE NOIRE - semiannual print/Kindle/Smashwords; h/dsf/df/mys/crime (fic/poem/art/comics/photos). Pay: $10 + PDF copy. Words: fic=50-4k; poem=<75 lines. RT: <2 months after reading period close. Reprints: yes. E-subs: ONLY. (Q). Reading Periods: 01Feb-31Mar; 01Aug-Sep30. [Top]
MARKET NOTE - 02Feb15: "Acceptance of a submission does not guarantee a publication date."—could be a long wait folks!
THE COLORED LENS - continuous webzine/quarterly e-book; sf/f (fic/nonfic/art). Pay: fic=$20 for 1st 10k +$1 per 1k if longer; flash=$10. Words: <20k (prefers½k-5k). RT: intitial=<1 month; final=longer. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (QS). [Top]
UPDATE - 27 April 2017: closed by editors
87 BEDFORD - WAS quarterly (loosely) webzine; literary & speculative w/ literary aesthetic (fic/flash/micro/poem/audio/video/art/photo). Paid: $5-$10. Lichen Han, Founder, Jane Luo, Managing Editor, Hubert Wang, Art Editor (Q). [Top]
THE FIFTH DI... - quarterly print/webzine; sf/f (fic). Pay: $5-$15 (based on length). Words: <10k. RT: 2 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: YES. (Q). [Top]
GIGANOTOSAURUS - monthly webzine; sf/f; 1-story/month (fic). Pay: $100. Words: 5k-25k. RT: 5k-17k=<30 days; 17k-25k=60 days. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (QS). [Top]
KZINE - triannual kindle e-book; sf/h/f/crime (fic). Pay: advance=3£/1000 words (about ½¢/word) of shared 50% net royalty. Words: 1k-10k (soft). RT: disclosed in <1 week. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (QS). [Top]
LIQUID IMAGINATION ONLINE MAGAZINE - quarterly webzine; sf/f/h/lit/slipstrm (fic/poem). Pay: $8 (+$2 if via PayPal). Words: fic=1k-6k; poem=no limit. RT: <4 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (QS). [Top]
THE LORELEI SIGNAL - quarterly e-zine; f only, with strong female characters (fic/flash/poem). Pay: fic=$7.50; flash/poem=$3. Words: <10k. RT: <2 months. Reprints: yes, $2. E-subs: ONLY. (Q). [Top]
Yearly Reading Periods: 15Jan-15 Feb/15Apr-15 May/15Jul-15Aug/15Oct-15Nov
LOU LIT REVIEW - annual print; sf & literary (flash/poem). Pay: 1 copy ($20 retail value). Words: <1200. RT: 3-6 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: OFF SITE FORM ONLY. (Q) Annual Reading Periods: 01Jan-30Apr; 01Jul-31Oct. [Top]
LUNA STATION QUARTERLY - quarterly webzine/digital download; sf/f & sub-genres (fic), women authors only. Pay: $5/story. Words: ½k-7k (soft). RT: 3 weeks after sub-period. Reprints: yes. E-subs: OFFSITE FORM ONLY. Jennifer Parsons, Editor-in-Chief (Q). Yearly PubDates=Reading Periods: 01Mar=15Sep-15Nov; 01Jun=15Dec-15Feb; 01Sep=15Mar-15May; 01Dec=15Jun-15Aug. [Top]
THE MARTIAN WAVE - annual print; sf (fic/poem), theme (see GLs). Pays ½¢/word (poem=$5). Words: <7½k words. RT: <3 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: E-MAIL ONLY!. (Q). [Top]
MARKET NOTE - 11Apr16: closed to isssue 2 fic/poem subs; next reading period TBA
MILKFIST - annual print/webzine; sf/f; prefers slipstrm/weird fic/bizarro/magreal (fic/nonfic/poem/art/comics). Pay: fic/nonfic=$10; flash/poem=$5; art=<$30; all=print copy. Words: fic/nonfic=1k-3k, poem=<4 double-spaced pages. RT: <90 days. Reprints: fic/poem=no; nonfic/art=yes. E-subs: E-MAIL ONLY. (QS). [Top]
MIRROR DANCE - quarterly e-zine; f (fic/poem), some themes (see GLs). Pay: $5. Words: fic=no limit (prefers <6k). RT: <2 months. Reprints: yes. E-subs: ONLY. (QS). Reading Periods: vary (see GLs). [Top]
MITHILA REVIEW - irregular webzine/audio; sf/f/h (fic/flash/nonfic/poem/art/comics/audio/etc.). Pay: 4k-8k (or longer) fic=$50; poem/essays/flash/reprints=$10. Words: flexible, flash=ɚ½k. RT: 2-6 weeks. Reprints: query. E-subs: E-MAIL ONLY. (Q). [Top]
MONOMYTH - biennial print; most genres (fic/flash/poem/art). Pay: copy. Words: <10k (prefers <5k). RT: not specified. Reprints: yes. E-subs: YES. (QS). Yearly Reading Periods: Feb-Nov. [Top]
UPDATE - 17 April 2017: open to submissions
NEON LITERARY MAGAZINE - Biennial PDF/webzine; lit/sf/exp (fic/poem/art). Pay: 1 print copy +royalties=usually £5-£10). Words: >3 pages. RT: <1 month. Reprints: yes. E-subs: ONLY. (Q). [Top]
UPDATE - 03 April 2017: closed to submissions until next reading period, TBA
NIGHT TO DAWN - irregular print; df/h; zombie/mummy/vampire tales with a unique twist (fic/nonfic(reviews)/poem/art). Pay: fic=$5 +copy; poem/flash=$2.50. Words: <5k (>5k for serials). RT: query. Reprints: query. E-subs: PREFERS. (Q). [Top]
NOT ONE OF US - triannual print; sf/f/h/mainstrm/west about outsiders/social misfits/aliens/etc (fic/poem/art), no vampires, werewolves, or S&S; themes (see GLs). Pay: fic=¼¢/word ($5 min) +copy; poem=$5 +copy. Words: fic=3-7½k (prefers <6k); poem=<epic length (prefers <40 lines). RT: 2 months max. Reprints: no. E-subs: ON SITE FORM ONLY. John Benson, Editor (QS). [Top]
MARKET NOTE - 09Mar17: closed to fiction subs until late spring 2017; open to poetry & art
POLAR BOREALIS MAGAZINE - triannual PDF; sf/f/df/h/stmpunk/S&S/alt hist/weird (fic/poem/art); CA (or resident) authors/artists only; some themes (see GLs). Pay: fic=CA1¢/word ($10 min); poem=$10; art=CA$10. Words: fic=<3k; poem=<60 lines. RT: <1 week. Reprints: yes. E-subs: E-MAIL ONLY. (QS). [Top]
QUANTUM MUSE - weekly (flash)/monthly (fic) webzine; sf/f/alt, no porn (fic/flash/art). Pay: tips. Words: <8k (>8k may be serialized). RT: fic/art=<3 months; flash=1-2 months. Reprints: yes. E-subs: ONLINE FORM ONLY. (Q). [Top]
SPACEPORTS & SPIDERSILK - (was KidVisions) quarterly e-zine; sf/f/mild h—spooky, not terrifying (fic/nonfic/poem/art), rated PG. Pay: fic=$6; poem/reprints=$2. Words: <3k; poem=25 lines. RT: <1-2 months. Reprints: yes. E-subs: ONLY. (QS). [Top]
SPACE SQUID - monthly (roughly) webzine/annual (usually) print; scifi/humor (fic/art/comics/photo/eclectic). Pay: $5. Words: 750-2k (not firm). RT: <:3 months. Reprints: yes, if <3 pubs. E-subs: ONLY. J.J. Reynolds, Elle Van Hensbergen, Matthew Bey, Steve Wilson, D Chang, & Matthew F. Amati Editors (Q). [Top]
STRANGE CONSTELLATIONS - monthly webzine; sf/f (prefers, other SpecFic OK), no rom/erotica (fic). Pay: $30. Words: 3k-7½k. RT: <2 weeks after reading period closure. Reprints: yes. E-subs: ONLY. (Q). Annual Reading Periods: 01Jan-28Feb & 01Jul-31Aug. [Top]
SWORDS AND SORCERY MAGAZINE - monthly webzine; pre-1900 setting f (fic/graphic fic/nonfic). Pay: $10. Words: 1½k-6k. RT: <60 days. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. (Q). [Top]
THEME OF ABSENCE - weekly e-zine; sf/f/h (fic). Pay: fic=$5; flash=$3. Words: fic=1k-3k; flash=<1k. RT: <30 days. Reprints: no. E-subs: E-MAIL ONLY. (QS). [Top]
MARKET NOTE - 27Mar17: open to submissions until 05May17
TIMELESS TALES - semiannual e-zine/audio; all genres except erotica—must be a retelling from their list of fairytales/myths—see GLs (fic/poem), themes (see GLs). Pay: $20. Words: fic=<2k (prefers <1½k); poems=<1½k total (for 3 max). RT: <1 month. Reprints: yes. E-subs: E-MAIL ONLY. (Q). Reading Period: 27Mar-05May 2017. [Top]
TQR - quarterly e-zine; all genres (fic). Pay: $50. Words: 4-12k. RT: <2 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: E-MAIL ONLY. (QS). [Top]