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Wikipedia’s List of Current Mags
Preditors and Editors
Information for Artists, Composers, Game Designers, Poets, and Writers of all persuasions. Following is a detailed description of Preditors & Editors' contents, most of which you can reach using the menu options above.
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——— A list of book publishers and distributors: http://pred-ed.com/peba.ht
NewPages.com is news, information, and guides to literary magazines, independent publishers, creative writing programs, alternative periodicals, indie bookstores, writing contests, and more.
Places for Writers
[places for writers] helps writers find homes for their work. Our goal is to help you write more and get your writing published.
—Emerging publications with ongoing submissions found on pow are:
Top 10 Science Fiction Magazines,
1. The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction http://www.sfsite.com/fsf/
This is a professional magazine that began publishing in 1949 which makes it the second oldest continually publishing science fiction magazines in the country. They have one up on the oldest however, popularity. The publication is tremendously popular. It is the most widely read science fiction magazine in the country. It is consistently outstanding and publishing outstanding authors like (from their site) “Stephen King's Dark Tower, Daniel Keyes's Flowers for Algernon, and Walter M. Miller's A Canticle for Leibowitz.” This magazine is the cream of the alien crop.” Fantasy & Science Fiction magazines represents all of what's best in science fiction today. The publication has an Alexa rating of about 135,000.
2. Analog Science Fiction and Fact http://www.analogsf.co.m/0906/issue_06.shtml
This is a professional magazine that began publishing started publishing 1930 and is as they say “often considered the magazine where science fiction grew up.” They do it very well and have published many outstanding science fiction authors including “Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, Poul Anderson, Spider Robinson, Lois McMaster Bujold, and Michael F. Flynn.” The publication is the oldest science fiction magazine in the country, and they are consistently nominated for award after award. This publication has done an unequivocal job over the last 80 years of keeping great science fiction writing alive in print. They have an Alexa rating of about 691,000.
3. Asimov's Science Fiction http://www.asimovs.com/
This is a professional magazine that began publishing began publishing in 1977 and is simply a high quality science fiction magazine that showcases some of the best in science fiction today. They publish great authors and the publication is one of the best science fiction magazines ever published, hands down. They have an Alexa rating of about 304,000,
4. Strange Horizons http://www.strangehorizons.com
Began publishing in 2000. They are a very popular online science fiction magazine. In 2007 they were nominated for a Hugo award. Works from their issues are consistently chosen for inclusion in many national anthologies. They are a science fiction magazine of the best kind. Strange Horizons represents where science fiction magazines are going in the future. The publication has an Alexa rating of about 200,000.
5. Space and Time Magazine http://spaceandtimemagazine.com/wp/
Space and Time Magazine began publishing in 1966. They publish high quality speculative fiction, and they have been doing it for a long time. The magazine publishes 4 times a year.
6. Interzone http://ttapress.com/interzone/
Began publishing in 1982. They are the longest running science fiction magazine in the UK. They have published many greats including: “Brian Aldiss, Sarah Ash, Michael Moorcock, Bruce Sterling, William Gibson, M. John Harrison, Stephen Baxter, Iain M Banks, J.G. Ballard, Kim Newman, Alastair Reynolds, Harlan Ellison, Greg Egan,” and many more. They are an outstanding magazine that has fought the odds to keep science fiction alive. Has an Alexa rating of about 1.4 million.
7. Weird Tales http://weirdtalesmagazine.com/
Weird Tales began publishing in 1923. They stop publishing a couple of times and started again in in 1988 and was "revamped" in 2007. They are currently publishing speculative fiction.
8. Not one of us, http://not-one-of-us.com/
Began publishing in 1986 and is a wonderful science fiction magazine that has been nominated for many awards and has published many award winning authors. They work hard to keep science fiction alive in the world. Not One of Us is one of those magazines you wish would publish more issues! Has an Alexa rating of about 15 million.
9. Challenger http://www.challzine.net/
Was established in 1993. They have been nominated for a Hugo award many times. They work hard to publish great science fiction. The publication has an Alexa rating of about 6.1 million.
10. Clarkesworld Magazine http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/
Clarkesworld is the newest magazines on our list established in 2006, but the magazine came on in a blaze of glory. They have won many many awards in the science fiction world, and they publish a yearly chapbook of all the stories that have appeared in their magazine. Clarkesworld is where we hope science fiction magazines are going. It is professionally done, full of outstanding science fiction writing, and devoted to creating a presence on the web and in the real world. Everyone science fiction writer trying to publish their stories should give series consideration to this magazine. They have an Alexa rating of about 1.1 million.
11. Escape Pod http://escapepod.org/guidelines/
Escape Pod publishes in both text and audio; you are offering both of those one-time and archival rights to us when you send us your story.
From Around the Web
Nightmare, October 2012Nightmare is an online horror and dark fantasy magazine. In Nightmare’s pages, you will find all kinds of horror fiction, from zombie stories and haunted house tales, to visceral psychological horror.
Fantasy Scroll Mag
Our mission: to publish high-quality, entertaining, and thought-provoking speculative fiction
Strange Horizons is an online speculative fiction magazine. It also features speculative poetry in every issue.
The Strange Horizons fiction department is temporarily closed to submissions. We will reopen on June 1, 2015.
Interzone has helped launch the careers of many important science fiction and fantasy authors, and continues to publish some of the world's best known writers. Amongst those to have graced its pages are Brian Aldiss, Sarah Ash, Michael Moorcock, Bruce Sterling, William Gibson...
It is strongly recommended that you study the magazine before submitting. Being familiar with what we publish will obviously greatly improve your chances of acceptance.
We are always looking for thoughtful, well written fiction. Our definition of what constitutes science fiction, horror and fantasy is extremely broad and we love to see material which pushes at the boundaries or crosses between genres.
Unusual and beautifully-written speculative fiction stories with full plots and strong characters. The best way to understand what we are looking for is to read an issue of the magazine. We’re most drawn to contemporary fantasy, and seek out stories with a strong emotional core. We like unusual stories with a fluid and distinctive voice, with specific and original images. Send us your odd, unclassifiable stories.
The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction
The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, founded in 1949, is the award-winning SF magazine which is the original publisher of SF classics like Stephen King's Dark Tower, Daniel Keyes's Flowers for Algernon, and Walter M. Miller's A Canticle for Leibowitz.
Lightspeed is a science fiction and fantasy magazine. In its pages, you will find science fiction: from near-future, sociological soft SF, to far-future, star-spanning hard SF—and fantasy: from epic fantasy, sword-and-sorcery, and contemporary urban tales, to magical realism, science-fantasy, and folktales. No subject is off-limits, and we encourage our writers to take chances with their fiction and push the envelope.
Fantasy Magazine is an online magazine focusing exclusively on fantasy fiction. In its pages, you will find all types of fantasy—high fantasy, contemporary urban tales, surrealism, magical realism, science fantasy, folktales…and anything and everything in between. Fantasy is entertainment for the intelligent genre reader—we publish stories of the fantastic that make us think, and tell us what it is to be human.
NOTE: Fantasy Magazine has merged with its sister-magazine, Lightspeed. If you want to submit a story, please submit any fantasy submissions to Lightspeed.
Thank you for your interest in FictionMagazines.com. We are the only short fiction publishing company that produces a monthly magazine in each genre, and we are the only company to offer royalty compensation for short fiction. We hope you see the benefit of publishing with us.We ask that if this is your first time submitting work to FictionMagazines.com, that you send only one submission of your writing to us. That includes all of our publications. We want your absolute best work.
Abyss & Apex
Hugo-Nominated Magazine of Speculative Fiction. Reading Periods:
The submissions editors at Abyss & Apex read short fiction and flash during designated reading periods ONLY, four times a year. The four up-coming reading periods are :
first week of February 2015
first week of May 2o15
first week of August 2015
first week of November 2015
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet
Here are the submission guidelines for Small Beer Press (books), for our zine Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, and for artists:
Misc. / More
Salon welcomes article queries and submissions. The best way to submit articles and story pitches is via email with the words “Editorial Submission” in the subject line. Send your query or submission in plain text in the body of your email, rather than as an attached file.
We publish fiction and nonfiction. There are no rules. The best way to get a sense of what we’re interested in publishing is to read the Quarterly. You can pick up a subscription or back issues here.
The Saturday Evening Post
We accept submissions for
• Lighter Side
• Post-Its Jokes
Go to the magazine section of your local library/bookstore. You’ll find ten or twenty literary journals on hand, relevant to your genre.
The current edition of "Writer's Market" is worth perusing. (Note: “perusing” means, “to study carefully.”)
Used bookshops will offer the previous year’s copies of “Writer’s Market” and other journals for a fraction of the price.
Another journal is “20XX Novel And Short Story Writer's Market (Novel & Short Story Writer's Market.)”