Speculative Fiction Markets:

Below is a list of over one hundred active publishers (mostly paying) of short speculative fiction, science fiction and fantasy. Click each link for the submission guidelines.

Obviously the usual rules apply: read the guidelines, buy at least one copy of the publication and read it to get a feel for the type of stories they like, and of course, only submit your BEST work!

 

$ indicates a paying market, $$ indicates semi-pro or pro rates.

 

Last updated October 2021

Abyss & Apex

  - Speculative fiction. $

Ad Astra

 - University of Kansas publication. $

Aftermath

 - Environmental and post-apocalyptic stories. $

 

All Worlds Wayfarer Literary Magazine

 - Speculative fiction with vivid characters. $

Allegory

- Biannual. $

Altered Reality

 - Speculative fiction.

Amazing Stories 

 - SF, themed. $$

Analog

 - Mostly SF. $$

Anathema

 - Open to queer & POC writers. $

Andromeda Spaceways

 - Based in Australia. SF, fantasy, horror. $

Antipodean SF

 - Flash fiction. Non-paying.

Apex

 - Dark speculative fiction. $$

Apparition Literary Magazine

 - Speculative fiction. $

Ares Magazine

 - SF, fantasy, pulp. $

Asimov's Science Fiction

 - Mostly SF. $$

 

Augur

- Canadian literary spec-fic.

Aurealis

 - SF, non-fiction. Priority to Australian & NZ writers. $

 

 

Baffling Magazine

 - Speculative fiction with a queer bent. $$

Bards and Sages Quarterly see also Society of Misfit Stories

 - Speculative fiction quarterly. Society of Misfit Stories takes longer stories, up to 20,000 words. $

Beneath Ceaseless Skies

 - Literary adventure fantasy set in a different world. $

 

Breach Zine

 - SF, horror, dark fantasy. Aust & NZ writers. $

 

Café Irreal

 - Fantastic irreal fiction, Kafka-esque. $

Chrome Baby

 - Short SF. Pays in Bitcoin.

Cirsova

 - Thrilling adventures.$

Clarkesworld

  - SF and fantasy. $$

Common Tongue

 - Dark fantasy and shared universe stories. $

Constelación

 - Spanish and English speculative fiction, themed. $$

Corvid Queen

 - Feminist retelling of fairy tales. $

Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores

- Spec fic. $

Cossmass Infinities

 - Actively seeking under-represented writers. $$

Curiouser

 - Australian. Spec fic grounded in real life. $

Curiosities see also The Gallery of Curiosities

 - Steampunk, retropunk, print & online. $

 

Daily Science Fiction

 - SF under 1500 words. $$

Diabolical Plots

 -  SF, fantasy and horror. $$

Domain SF

 - Hard SF, Australian. $

Drabblecast

 - Weird fiction. $

DreamForge

 - Spec fiction, no horror. $

 

Electric Spec

 - SF, fantasy and macabre. $

Enchanted Conversation

- Fairy tales and myths. $

Escape Pod

 - SF podcast. $$

Etherea Magazine

 - Spec fiction from Australia & elsewhere. $

 

 

 

Fairy Tale Review

 - Annual for stories with a fairy tale feel.

Fantasia Divinity Magazine

 - Any genre.

Fantasy Magazine

 - Fantasy. $$

Fireside Quarterly

 - English or Spanish. $$

Forever

 - Reprint e-zine, SF.

From the Farther Trees

 - Fantasy, print-only. $

Fudoki Magazine

 - Myths, legends, fables.

Fusion Fragment

 - SF, slipstream. $

Future Science Fiction Digest

 - SF by non-EOFL writers. $$

 

GigaNotoSaurus

 - Fantasy and SF. One long story per month. $

 

Hard Universe

 - Hard SF.

Havok Magazine

 -Speculative flash, themed.

Heliotrope

 - Exceptional SF and fantasy. Pays professional rates. $$

Hexagon

 - Speculative fiction in English or French. $

Hypnos

 - Weird fiction. $

 

If There's Anyone Left

 - Flash fiction by marginalized authors.$$

Infinite Worlds

 - Science fiction. $

International Speculative Fiction

 - Speculative fiction.

Interzone

 - Speculative fiction, illustrated. $$

 

Kaleidotrope

 - Spec fiction & poetry. $

Khoreo

 - Immigrant and diaspora writers.

 

Lackington's

 - Speculative fiction. Themed issues. $

Land Beyond The World

 - SF and fantasy. $

Leading Edge

 - Clean SF and fantasy. Offers critiques.

Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet

 - Speculative fiction. Submit by mail.

Lightspeed

 - SF and fantasy. $$

Liminal Stories

 - Strange and unsettling tales. $

Luna Station Quarterly

 - Emerging women writers. $

 

Mermaids Monthly

 - Mermaid-related fiction and artwork. $$

Metaphorosis

 - SF and fantasy. Vegan. $

Metastellar

 - Mostly flash. $$

Mirror Dance

 - Poetry and fantasy. $

Mithila Review

 - International speculative fiction. $

Mythaxis Magazine (UK)

 - Speculative fiction < 7500 words. $

Mythic Magazine

 - Diverse SF and fantasy. $

 

Neon Magazine

 - Literary speculative fiction, loosely themed. UK. $

Neo-Opsis

 - SF and fantasy. $

New Myths

 - SF and fantasy, also does anthologies. $

Not One of Us

 - Stories with out of place characters. $

 

Omenana

 - African and diaspora writers.

On the Premises

 - Contest winners only. $

On Spec

 - Canadian SF. $

Orion's Belt

 - Literary specfic. $$

 

Perihelion

 - Hard SF. $

PodCastle

 - Fantasy. Reprints welcome. $

 

 

 

Retcon

 - Speculative fiction from BIPOC writers. $$

 

Schlock! Magazine

 - SF, fantasy and horror.

Shoreline of Infinity

 - Based in Scotland. SF. $

Speculative City

 - Speculative cityscape fiction. Themed. $

 

 

Stinger Stories

- <300 words. No payment.

Strange Constellations

 - SF and fantasy. Creative Commons licence.

Strange Horizons

 - Speculative fiction. $$

 

 

The Arcanist

 -  Flash fiction. $$

The Centropic Oracle

 - Speculative fiction audio. $

The Colored Lens

 - Speculative fiction. $

The Common Tongue

 - Dark fantasy. $

The Cosmic Gossip

 - Speculative fiction, New Zealand based.

The Dark

 -  Dark fantasy, horror. $

The Dread Machine

 - Fiction that inspires dread. $

The Fabulist

 - Multiple genres.

The Fantasist

 - Fantasy novellas. $

The Future Fire

 - Socially aware speculative fiction.$

The Gallery of Curiosities see also Curiosities

 - Steampunk, retropunk, podcast version.

The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction

 - More SF than fantasy. $$

The Martian Magazine

 - SF drabbles. $$

The Mesozoic Reader

 - Dinosaurs, fossils, time travel. $

The Overcast

 - Speculative fiction podcast, PNW connection. $

The Were-Traveler

 - Flash and poetry. $

The World of Myth

 - SF, fantasy, horror. Non-paying.

Translunar Travelers Lounge

 - Bi-annual speculative fiction. $

Three Crows

 - Dark & weird, Slavic speculative fiction. $

Three-Lobed Burning Eye

 - Bi-annual speculative fiction. $

 

 

Triangulation

 - Themed issues. Also check out Parsec Ink's contests. $

 

Uncanny

 - SF and fantasy. $$

 

Utopia Science Fiction

 - SF. $

 

Visions Magazine

 - Themed SF. $

 

Weird Tales

 - Dark and perverse.

Welkin & The Book of Idle Tales

 - Fantastic stories, and flash fiction. $

Whetstone

 - Pulp, sword & sorcery. $

 

Wyldblood

 - Speculative and literary fiction. $

Wyrd and Wise

 - Only for witches.

 

Zooscape Zine

 - Fantastically furry fiction. $

Z-Sky

 - Far future SF.