Sci-Fi Market Lists Tales in the Mail

Here are a few markets for the Science Fiction Fantasy Writers.

 

ARTEMIS: SCIENCE FICTION FOR A SPACE-FARING AGE

1380 E 17 St., Ste. 201
Brooklyn, NY 11230

http://www.lrcpublications.com

Description: Artemis is a stand-alone part of the Artemis Project–a commercial venture to establish a lunar colony.

Frequency: Quarterly

Circulation: 8,000

Fiction: Near-term, near-Earth, hard science fiction; up to 15,000 words; 3¢-5¢/word.

Nonfiction: Articles for readers interested in knowning how to get to, build, or live in a lunar colony. Also pieces on commercial space and manned space travel. Up to 5,000 words; 3¢-5¢/word.

Columns, Departments: “News Notes” news related to commercial/manned space and the Moon.

Queries: Not necessary

E-queries: No

Unsolicited mss: Yes

Submission formats: Hard copy

Response: 1-3 months.

Freelance content: 90%

Payment: On acceptance

Tips: “You want me to read your manuscript? Do me the courtesy of reading my magazine. Full writers’ guidelines are available on the Web site.”

 

ASIMOV’S SCIENCE FICTION MAGAZINE

Sheila Williams, editor

475 Park Ave. S, Fl. 11
New York, NY 10016

asimovs@dellmagazines.com

http://www.asimovs.com

Description: Short, character-oriented science fiction and fantasy.

Frequency: 10x/yr

Circulation: 40,000

Fiction: Stories in which characters, rather than science, provide main focus for reader’s interest. Serious, thoughtful fiction; up to 15,000 words; pay varies.

Poetry: Up to 40 lines; $1/line.

Queries: Does Not Accept

E-queries: No

Unsolicited mss: Yes

Submission formats: Hard copy

Response: 5 weeks

Freelance content: 90%

Kill fee: No

Rights: First English Rights, nonexclusive reprint rights

Payment: On acceptance

Tips: “Borderline fantasy is fine, but no sword and/or sorcery. No explicit sex or violence.”

 

FLESH AND BLOOD

121 Joseph St.
Bayville, NJ 08721

horrorjackf@aol.com

http://www.fleshandbloodmagazine.com

Description: Fullsize, award winning dark fantasy magazine. We accept bizarre, and supernatural stories. Despite name, prefers work that is subtle, magic realism, bizarre eccentric, avant-garde, or any mix thereof.

Frequency: 4x/yr

Circulation: 1,000

Fiction: Currently seeking horror/dark fantasy work. Should have one or more of the following elements: dark fantastic, surreal, supernatural, bizarre or offbeat themes. 5,000 words max.; 2¢-5¢/word.

Nonfiction: 5,000 words; $20 for review.

Columns, Departments: 5,000 words; 1¢ /word.

Art: Jpegs; pay varies.

Queries: Not necessary

E-queries: Yes

Unsolicited mss: Yes

Submission formats: Disk, Hard copy

Response: Queries, 2-3 weeks; submissions, 1-2 months

Freelance content: 25%

Kill fee: No

Rights: FNASR

Payment: On publication

Tips: Avoid cliches

 

FOOTSTEPS

Footsteps Press

P.O. Box 75
Round Top, NY 12473

krause5@francomm.com

http://www.footstepspublishing.com

Description: “We are now looking for material only related to horror, sci fi, and fantasy. Submit interviews, bits of novels, short stories.” Query with complete mss and SASE. Send hard copy only. Pays flat fee.

Tips: Material submitted may be on any topic. Also looking for anything related to poems about movies or prose poems. No rhymed poems.

 

LEADING EDGE

3146 JKHB
Provo, UT 84602

tle@byu.edu

Description: Science fiction and fantasy. Publishes many new writers.

Frequency: Semiannual

Circulation: 500

Fiction: To 17,000 words; 1¢/word ($10-$100).

Nonfiction: On science fiction, fantasy, or author interviews; to 10,000 words; pays in copies.

Poetry: Length varies; $10/poem.

Columns, Departments: Book reviews; to 2,000 words; pays in copies.

Queries: Not necessary

E-queries: No

Unsolicited mss: Yes

Submission formats: Hard copy

Response: 2-3 months.

Freelance content: 100%

Kill fee: No

Rights: FNASR

Payment: On publication

Tips: Does not accept submissions by e-mail. Sample copy for $4.95. “Avoid rehashed plots, poor mechanics, poor plot resolution. No sex, graphic violence, or strong language.”

 

MAGAZINE OF FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION

Gordon Van Gelder, Fantasy & Science Fiction

P.O. Box 3447
Hoboken, NJ 07030

fsfmag@fandsf.com

http://www.sfsite.com/fsf

Description: Devoted to science fiction and fantasy readers.

Frequency: Monthly

Circulation: 26,000

Fiction: Prefers character-oriented stories up to 25,000 words; 6¢-9¢/word.

Queries: Does Not Accept

E-queries: No

Unsolicited mss: Yes

Submission formats: Hard copy., Hard copy

Response: 8 weeks

Rights: FNASR, foreign serial, option on anthology

Payment: On acceptance

Tips: “We receive a lot of fantasy fiction, but never enough science fiction or humor.” No simultaneous or electronic submissions.

 

NIGHT TERRORS

1202 W. Market St.
Orrville, OH 44667

editor@night-terrors-publications.com

http://www.night-terrors-publications.com

Description: Short stories of psychological horror, the supernatural, or occult. Emphasis on “continuing terror”; stories should have beginning, middle, and end, but in the end, the terror/threat should not be resolved. Pieces run 2,000-5,000 words.

Frequency: Annual

Circulation: 1,000

Queries: Not necessary

E-queries: Yes

Unsolicited mss: Yes

Submission formats: Hard copy

Response: Queries 1 week, submissions 12 weeks.

Freelance content: 95%

Kill fee: No

Rights: FNASR

Payment: In copies

Tips: “We prefer stories which make the reader think and grow edgy, not those which make them flinch or grow nauseous. No horror in which women or children are abused; no stories with child as point-of-view character.”

 

OF UNICORNS AND SPACE STATIONS

1472 West 2450 South
Woods Cross, UT 84087

Description: Science fiction and fantasy magazine for adults with a family-oriented writing style.

Frequency: Semiannual

Circulation: 200

Fiction: Science fiction or fantasy, sometimes a little horror; 250-5,000 words; 5¢/word.

Poetry: Prefers fixed form poetry; any reasonable length; 5¢/word, $5 max.

Art: B&W line art.

Queries: Not necessary

E-queries: Yes

Unsolicited mss: Yes

Submission formats: Hard copy

Response: 3 months.

Freelance content: 100%

Kill fee: No

Payment: On publication

ON SPEC

P.O. Box 4727
Edmonton, AB T6E 5G6 Canada

onspec@onspec.ca, onspec@canada.com

http://www.onspec.ca

Description: Seeks original, unpublished speculative fiction and poetry by Canadian authors.

Frequency: Quarterly

Circulation: 1,500

Fiction: Science fiction, fantasy, horror, ghost stories, fairy stories, magic realism, speculative fiction; to 6,000 words; C$50-C$180.

Nonfiction: By assignment only.

Poetry: Science fiction, fantasy themes; blank, free verse, discursive prose; to 100 lines; C$20.

Fillers: Science fiction, fantasy, horror, ghost stories, fairy stories, magic realism, speculative fiction; to 1,000 words; C$50.

Art: Illustrations by assignment; B&W photos; $50/inside use, $200/cover.

Queries: Not necessary

E-queries: Yes

Unsolicited mss: Yes

Submission formats: Hard copy

Response: 2-3 months.

Kill fee: Yes

Rights: FNASR

Payment: On acceptance

Tips: Does not consider e-mail or fax submissions. Welcomes non-Canadian authors, but content must remain 80% Canadian. Sample copy $7.

 

OUTER DARKNESS

1312 N. Delaware Pl.
Tulsa, OK 74110

Description: “Where Nightmares Roam Unleashed,” horror and science fiction. Also poetry, cartoons, and interviews.

Frequency: Quarterly

Circulation: 500

Fiction: Traditional horror and science fiction; to 5,000 words.

Nonfiction: Interviews with authors, artists, editors; to 1,500 words.

Poetry: Some free verse, prefers traditional rhyming; to 30 lines.

Art: All stories illustrated, submit sample work.

Queries: Not necessary

E-queries: No

Submission formats: Hard copy

Response: Queries 2 weeks, submissions 8-12 weeks.

Freelance content: 25%

Kill fee: No

Rights: FNAR

Payment: In copies

 

REALMS OF FANTASY

Sovereign Media Co.

441 Carlisle Dr.
Herndon, VA 20170-4884

realmsoffantasy@aol.com

http://www.rofmagazine.com

Description: Devoted to fantasy fiction and artwork. Heroic, contemporary, traditional, feminist, dark, light; up to 10,000 words; 3¢-5¢/word.

Frequency: Bimonthly

Circulation: 112,000

Queries: Not necessary

Unsolicited mss: Yes

Submission formats: Hard copy

Tips: No standard science-fiction stories (alien worlds, technology-driven, etc.).

 

SILVER WEB

Buzzcity Press

P.O. Box 38190
Tallahassee, FL 32315

buzzcity@yourvillage.com

Description: Fantastical fiction, including science fiction, dark fantasy, etc.

Queries: Preferred

Tips: Currently not accepting unsolicited submissions.

 

SPACE AND TIME

138 W 70 St. 4B
New York, NY 10023-4468

http://www.cith.org/space&time.html

Description: Science fiction, fantasy, horror, and things that fall between the cracks. Also, a healthy selection of poetry (same genre), along with the occasion short feature.

Frequency: Biannual

Circulation: 2,000

Fiction: Science-fiction, fantasy, horror; to 10,000 words; 1¢/word.

Poetry: All styles and forms (rhymed, unrhymed, etc.).

Art: B&W artwork assigned, to illustrate specific stories. Send photocopied samples; $10.

Queries: Not necessary

E-queries: No

Unsolicited mss: Yes

Submission formats: Hard copy

Response: 1-4 months.

Freelance content: 99%

Rights: FNASR

Payment: On publication

Tips: Avoid cliches. No media fiction. Appreciates material that deserves to be in print, but which other magazines don’t quite know what to do with.

 

STRANGE HORIZONS

Strange Horizons

P.O. Box 1693
Dubuque, IA 52004-1693

editor@strangehorizons.com

http://www.strangehorizons.com

Description: E-zine of speculative and science fiction. Features art, articles, fiction, poetry, and reviews.

Frequency: Weekly

Fiction: Up to 5,000 words; pays 5¢/word, minimum $50.

Nonfiction: Articles, 2,000-5,000 words; pays $50/article.

Poetry: Up to 100 lines; pays $20/poem.

Columns, Departments: Art and book reviews, 750-1,000 words; pays $20/review.

Queries: Not necessary

E-queries: Yes

Rights: 1st, worldwide (exclusive for 2 months, then reverts to author)

Tips: No simultaneous submissions. Submit all material via e-mail: fiction@strangehorizons.com; poetry@strangehorizons.com; gallery@strangehorizons.com; articles@strangehorizons.com; reviews@strangehorizons.com. See Web site for specific guidelines.

Will be excepting submissions again in January. Need to submit through on line form.

 

TALEBONES

Fairwood Press

5203 Quincy Ave. SE
Auburn, WA 98092

info@talebones.com

http://www.talebones.com

Description: Science fiction and dark fantasy.

Frequency: Quarterly

Circulation: 1,000

Fiction: Sci-fi and dark fantasy stories with a punch, often slanted toward darker fiction; 6,000 words; 1¢-2¢/word.

Poetry: All suitable forms and themes; $10.

Fillers: Cartoons; $10.

Art: Most formats; $15-$50.

Queries: Not necessary

E-queries: Yes

Unsolicited mss: Yes

Submission formats: disk, hard copy

Response: 1-8 weeks.

Rights: FNASR

Payment: On acceptance

Tips: “Send us your cover letter, but keep it to the point.”

 

TALES OF THE TALISMAN

Hadrosaur Productions

c/o David L. Summers
P.O. Box 2194
Mesilla Park, NM 88047

hadrosaur@zianet.com

http://www.talesofthetalisman.com

Description: Publishes Science fiction, fantasy and horror short stories and poems.

Frequency: Quarterly

Fiction: Literary science fiction and fantasy. Contemporary or historical fiction welcome if it includes a mythic or science-fictional element. Psychological or character-oriented horror considered if it does not present any graphic violence. Submit short stories up to 6,000 words; $10/story.

Poetry: Poems with science fiction/fantasy imagery and themes; up to 50 lines; $4/published poem.

Queries: Not necessary

Unsolicited mss: Yes

Submission formats: Hard copy

Response: 1-6 weeks.

Freelance content: 100%

Rights: One-time

Payment: On acceptance

Tips: “We welcome cross-genre stories, but they must have some element of science fiction or fantasy. We have published western/fantasy cross-genre stories, horror/science fiction cross genre-stories, and more. … Do not send: Stories with graphic violence (good horror is about atmosphere and emotion, not cheap gross outs, and absolutely do not send us stories with violence to children).”

Please remember to research all markets and read the submission guidelines completely before submitting.

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