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Last Changed: Monday, 5 September 2022                 11 Market Listings

Updated in the Last Month:
Old Moon Quarterly - temp. CLOSED to subs

Markets listed on this page are periodical markets that pay US 3¢/word to US 5.99¢/word for works of all lengths (based on the mean average between the shortest and the longest accepted word counts) that do not include a significant number of stories written by the publisher(s), editor(s), or staff.

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Click on E-subs: LINE for Submission Details

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

MARKET NOTE - 01Sep22: on indefinite hiatus due to health issues; CLOSED to all subs
  • CURIOSITIES & GALLERY OF CURIOSITIES - biannual POD/ebook (Cs), possible twice monthly podcast (GofCs); all retropunks, weird, no sf (fic/art). Pay: 4¢/word. Words: <7½k. RT: <30 days. Reprints: yes, at 1¢/word. E-subs: EMAIL ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

  • THE DREAD MACHINE - continuous webzine/print/e-book/audio; dread-inspiring h/sf/dark fic (macro/flash/fic/serials). Pay: 3¢/word. Words: org. fic: <3½k; serials: <10k. RT: <2 months. Reprints: yes, at 1¢/word; <7½k. E-subs: ON SITE FORM ONLY. , or use this contact form (Q).    See contract.   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 25Aug22: on hiatus for the rest of 2022
  • THE FAIRY TALE MAGAZINE (formerly Enchanted Conversation) - quaterly digital/print yearbook; fairy tales/folklore only (fic/poem), theme: Love. Pay: $50. PG Words: fic=1k-5k (prefers 1k-3½); poem=500. RT: see GLs. Reprints: no. E-subs: EMAIL ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 27Dec21: CLOSED to subs until next reading period, TBA
  • GRIMDARK MAGAZINE - quarterly print/e-zine; grimdark f/grimdardark sf (fic). Pay: AU7¢/word. Words: <4k (considers serial novellas). RT: <6 weeks . Reprints: yes; <10k (AU1¢/word). E-subs: ONLY. (Q).   [Top]

    UPDATE - 28 August 2022: CLOSED to submissions until next reading period, TBA
  • OLD MOON QUARTERLY - quarterly E-zine; f/h/weird (flash/fic). Pay: 5¢/word. Words: 1k-4k. RT: 4-8 weeks. Reprints: no. E-subs: EMAIL ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 01Sep22: CLOSED to all subs until next reading period, TBA
  • 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$100 +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 - twice yearly contest web/e-zine, quarterly mini contests web only; any genre (fic). Prizes: Large=$250/$200/$150 & 0-3 HMs at $75 each; Mini=$35/$25/$15, HM=pub. Words: big=1k-5k; mini= 25-75 words. RT: 4-6 weeks after DL. Reprints: no. E-subs: OFFSITE FORM ONLY. (Q).   [Top]
             Submission/Entry Periods: Big=twice yearly, themed, dates vary (see rules)

    MARKET NOTE - 12Jul22: submissions for issue #16 are OPEN until 02Oct22
  • PLANET SCUMM - triannual paperback/e-book/web/some audio; sf/weird (fic/collections). Pay: 5¢/word +paperback copy. Words: <5k. RT: <4 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: EMAIL ONLY. (QS).    Next Reading Period: issue #16 will OPEN 8 July 2022.   [Top]

    MARKET NOTE - 01Sep22: CLOSED to fic subs until further notice; nonfic always OPEN
  • SCI PHI JOURNAL - quarterly webzine/PDF; sf (see GLs) (fic/nonfic). Pay: fic=3(€)cents/word (translations=1(€)cent/word); nonfic=0. Words: fic=<2k; nonfic=no limit. RT: <60 days. Reprints: no. E-subs: EMAIL ONLY. Ádám Gerencsér & Mariano Martín Rodríguez, Editors (Q).   [Top]

  • SHORT STORY SUBSTACK - bimonthly newsletter/email; all genres (fic). Pay: $100 + 50% of subscription revenue. Words: <10k. RT: <30 days. Reprints: yes. E-subs: EMAIL ONLY. (QS).   [Top]
    Reading Period Opens: 1st of monthDeadline: last day of month

  • STAR*LINE: Digest of the Science Fiction Poetry Association - (See the listing on the Flash/Poetry Market page.)
  • UTOPIA SCIENCE FICTION - bimonthly e-magazine/digital; sf (flash/fic/nonfic/poem/art). Pay: fic=4¢/word (min. $10); nonfic=$20; poem: short=$5, long=$10. Words: fic/nonfic=<6k (serials possible); poem=no limit. RT: <7 weeks. Reprints: no. E-subs: EMAIL ONLY. (QS).   [Top]

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