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Magazine Directory for Submissions
« on: March 24, 2014, 06:58:26 PM »
I think it's great that we have the Open for Submissions board so publishers and the like can advertise they are open for submissions, but I thought it'd be nice to have compiled list of magazines/outlets to send short stories, etc in one handy location. I'll update the primary list as I find more places to submit and I would love to see my fellow writers mention magazines not on the list so I can add them!

Abyss & Apex - http://www.abyssapexzine.com/
Albedo www.albedo1.com/submission-guidelines/
Apex Magazine http://www.apex-magazine.com/submission-guidelines/
Beneath Ceaseless Skies http://www.beneath-ceaseless-skies.com/submissions/
Black Static http://ttapress.com/blackstatic/guidelines/
Buzzy Mag http://buzzymag.com/submissions/
Clarkesworld http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/submissions/
Colored Lens http://thecoloredlens.com/?page_id=8
Crossed Genres http://crossedgenres.com/submissions/
Daily Science Fiction http://dailysciencefiction.com/submit
Fiction Vortex http://www.fictionvortex.com/submissions/
GigaNotoSaurus - http://giganotosaurus.org/
Holdfast Magazine - http://www.holdfastmagazine.com/submission-guidelines/4582814806
Ideomancer http://www.ideomancer.com/?page_id=20
Interzone http://ttapress.com/interzone/guidelines/
Lightspeed Magazine http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/about/guidelines/
Lovecraft Ezine http://lovecraftzine.com/submissions/
Nightmare Magazine http://www.nightmare-magazine.com/about/guidelines/
Niteblade http://niteblade.com/home/submissions/
Penumbra http://musapublishing.blogspot.co.uk/p/penumbra.html
Plasma Frequency http://www.plasmafrequencymagazine.com/submitlanding.html
Shimmer Magazine http://www.shimmerzine.com/guidelines/fiction-guidelines/
Strange Horizons http://www.strangehorizons.com/Guidelines.shtml
Stupefying Stories http://stupefyingstories.blogspot.ca/p/submission-guidelines.html
Sword and Sorcery Magazine http://www.swordsandsorcerymagazine.com/submissions.html
Tor.com http://www.tor.com/page/submissions-guidelines
Wily Writers http://www.wilywriters.com/blog/submission-guidelines/

Resources for Finding Markets (Thanks to jefGoelz and CameronJohnston for suggesting)
Duotrope https://duotrope.com/
Ralan http://www.ralan.com/
The (Submission) Grinder http://thegrinder.diabolicalplots.com/

Useful numbers to think about from jefGoelz
There are 145 markets for fantasy short stories.
There are 72 markets that are semi-pro or better (I think 1 cent a word or more).
There are 32 markets that are "pro" (5 or more cents a word).

Abyss & Apex - http://www.abyssapexzine.com/
GigaNotoSaurus - http://giganotosaurus.org/
Heroic Fantasy Quarterly - http://www.heroicfantasyquarterly.com/?page_id=39
Ideomancer - http://www.ideomancer.com/?page_id=20
Holdfast Magazine - http://www.holdfastmagazine.com/submission-guidelines/4582814806
« Last Edit: March 01, 2015, 11:11:36 PM by TravisGGAnderson »
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Re: Magazine Directory for Submissions
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2014, 10:32:41 PM »
Ooh, this is a fantastic idea, thank you!
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Re: Magazine Directory for Submissions
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2014, 03:56:13 AM »
try Ralan.com  I think they have a page of markets.  Or you can go to Duotrope.com and search.  I did, and came up with 292 markets for Fantasy short stories.

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« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2014, 09:09:07 AM »

Well, I can't vouch for all the listed places, but Niteblade is fantastic. They are a superb bridge between 'for the love' magazines and the likes of the pro-pay magazines. One of the few of the level that properly edit accepted submissions, and if you then go on to get novels published, or stories placed in pro-pay mags or whatever then they are more than happy to help promote it. Buzzymag editors are also very good, and they are a pro-pay SFWA qualifying market, so that is always a happy thing when you get accepted.

To find markets I use:
http://thegrinder.diabolicalplots.com/ - (Free) - The (Submission) Grinder, just like Duotrope, but free.
www.ralan.com - (Free) - Ralan market listings of just about everything

or you can sign up for Duotrope - https://duotrope.com/?

From past experience (Ha! - mostly ones that have given nice rejections), other great places to submit stories to are Tor.com, Interzone/Black Static, Stupefying Stories, Daily Science Fiction, The Lovecraft E-Zine.

The best way is really just to browse the listings on the above sites for markets suitable for your story and then submit at the Pro-pay magazine level and work your way down as the rejections come in (and they usually will).

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Re: Magazine Directory for Submissions
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2014, 12:45:29 PM »
Keeping a list like this is a great idea.  :)

I am going to move this topic into the 'Open for Submissions' board, but I'll leave a link from the Writers Corner so people can still find it from here. Maybe this will draw a little more attention to the other things in Open for Submissions as well.

I am sticky-ing it as well to keep it at the top. :)
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Re: Magazine Directory for Submissions
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2014, 04:44:57 PM »
Keeping a list like this is a great idea.  :)

I am going to move this topic into the 'Open for Submissions' board, but I'll leave a link from the Writers Corner so people can still find it from here. Maybe this will draw a little more attention to the other things in Open for Submissions as well.

I am sticky-ing it as well to keep it at the top. :)

Thanks so much Arry. I'll do my best to keep it updated regularly for everyone :)
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Re: Magazine Directory for Submissions
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2014, 04:59:34 PM »

Well, I can't vouch for all the listed places, but Niteblade is fantastic. They are a superb bridge between 'for the love' magazines and the likes of the pro-pay magazines. One of the few of the level that properly edit accepted submissions, and if you then go on to get novels published, or stories placed in pro-pay mags or whatever then they are more than happy to help promote it. Buzzymag editors are also very good, and they are a pro-pay SFWA qualifying market, so that is always a happy thing when you get accepted.

To find markets I use:
http://thegrinder.diabolicalplots.com/ - (Free) - The (Submission) Grinder, just like Duotrope, but free.
www.ralan.com - (Free) - Ralan market listings of just about everything

or you can sign up for Duotrope - https://duotrope.com/?

From past experience (Ha! - mostly ones that have given nice rejections), other great places to submit stories to are Tor.com, Interzone/Black Static, Stupefying Stories, Daily Science Fiction, The Lovecraft E-Zine.

The best way is really just to browse the listings on the above sites for markets suitable for your story and then submit at the Pro-pay magazine level and work your way down as the rejections come in (and they usually will).

Thanks Cameron for all the suggestions. I have added them to the master list :)
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Re: Magazine Directory for Submissions
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2014, 09:24:36 PM »
A few I've been in over the past couple of years and can recommend:

Penumbra - http://musapublishing.blogspot.co.uk/p/penumbra.html
Plasma Frequency - http://www.plasmafrequencymagazine.com/submitlanding.html
The Colored Lens - http://thecoloredlens.com/?page_id=8
Wily Writers - http://www.wilywriters.com/blog/submission-guidelines/ (currently closed to submissions, but worth watching out for when it reopens)

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Re: Magazine Directory for Submissions
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2014, 02:54:21 AM »
just wanted to add some more numbers, because I'm a numbers guy.

There are 145 markets for fantasy short stories.
There are 72 markets that are semi-pro or better (I think 1 cent a word or more).
There are 32 markets that are "pro" (5 or more cents a word).


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Re: Magazine Directory for Submissions
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2014, 06:02:43 PM »
A few I've been in over the past couple of years and can recommend:

Penumbra - http://musapublishing.blogspot.co.uk/p/penumbra.html
Plasma Frequency - http://www.plasmafrequencymagazine.com/submitlanding.html
The Colored Lens - http://thecoloredlens.com/?page_id=8
Wily Writers - http://www.wilywriters.com/blog/submission-guidelines/ (currently closed to submissions, but worth watching out for when it reopens)

Thanks Nyki! They've all been added to the main list now :)
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Re: Magazine Directory for Submissions
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2014, 08:01:12 PM »
Also -
Abyss & Apex - http://www.abyssapexzine.com/
GigaNotoSaurus - http://giganotosaurus.org/
Heroic Fantasy Quarterly - http://www.heroicfantasyquarterly.com/?page_id=39
Ideomancer - http://www.ideomancer.com/?page_id=20
Holdfast Magazine - http://www.holdfastmagazine.com/submission-guidelines/4582814806

I wouldn't recommend submitting anything to Heroic Fantasy Quarterly - as far as I can see they are defunct (that may change). I waited months for any reply and then had to email them to withdraw my story to submit elsewhere, and as expected no reply was ever received.
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Re: Magazine Directory for Submissions
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2015, 11:08:07 PM »
Sorry for the late reply! I will keep that off the list for the time being.
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