60% freelance. “ALLEGORY is a biannual publication of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Founded in 1998, we are one of the oldest continually running ezines in the world. We publish quality original fiction by new and established authors from all around the globe.” Welcomes new writers. Buys first rights for six months. Accepts reprints.
“Leading Edge magazine publishes short stories, poetry, and essays that relate to science fiction, fantasy, and horror. We also contract for short-term blogs and art. The magazine was started in 1981 by a team of students from Brigham Young University and continues to be run by a team of dedicated volunteers. Leading Edge is a great place for both first-time and well-established authors.” Biannual. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 4-5 months after acceptance. Buys First N.A. rights, for six months. No reprints. Responds within one week.
“The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction has been one of the genre’s leading publications since 1949.” Buys first N.A. serial rights and select world rights. Occasionally accepts reprints.
“A science fiction publication.”
Pays $25 flat fee.
Ádám Gerencsér and Mariano Martín Rodríguez, co-editors. 80% freelance. “Sci Phi Journal explores the intersection of speculative philosophy, cosmological, anthropological and theological SFF through conceptual (idea- rather than character-driven) fiction and FNF (fictional non-fiction).” Welcomes new writers. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within 2 months of acceptance. Buys first digital publication rights. No reprints. Responds in 1-2 weeks.
Pays £0.03/word for fiction, £0.01/word for translations for up to 2K words.
“AE is Canadian Science Fiction. We publish weekly short fiction that explores worlds that could be, paying authors fair rates and promoting under-represented voices. AE is volunteer-run by authors and fans who believe that a vibrant, professional market for Canadian science fiction is something worth doing.” Circ. 6K. Quarterly. Pays authors within 60 days. Publishes ms 30 days after acceptance. Buys first serial, electronic N.A and non-exclusive rights. No reprints. Responds within 60 days.
100% freelance. “We want science fiction, fantasy, horror, and mash-ups of all three—the dark, weird stuff down at the bottom of your little literary heart. This magazine is not a publication credit, it is a place to put your secret places and dreams on display. Short fiction.” Unsolicited poetry not accepted. Welcomes new writers. Monthly. Pays 30 days after publication. Publishes ms 3-9 months after acceptance. Buys first rights and non-exclusive anthology rights. Responds 30-60 days.
Pays $0.05/word. Stories no longer than 5000 words.
100% freelance. “We publish Science Fiction and Fantasy only, up to 10K words, and genre poetry. We also review small press books (not self-published unless the author has previously had a story in Abyss & Apex). We especially like to review short story collections.” Welcomes new writers. “25% of our stories are the first things that writer had published. We cannot afford to pay pro rates so, if we see promise in a writer we work with them on rewrites and MAKE pro writers. Some of the writer’s we’ve helped launch are Lavie Tidar and Aliette de Bodard. We published early NK Jemisin and Alan Smale.” Circ. 12K servers/month. Quarterly. Pays 30 days after publication. Publishes around a year after acceptance. Buys “World English Rights, for publication in the English language on the World Wide Web and in downloadable PDF; Right of first offer on world anthology rights; The work shall be available online through an archived copy for at least four months and then Indefinitely or until the author requests its removal.” No reprints. Responds between 2 weeks to 6 months.
Pays $0.06/word, not to exceed $75/story.
“Albedo One is primarily a fiction magazine specializing in Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy (Modern, Urban – no High Fantasy) We also feature book reviews and author interviews.” 70% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 800. Bi-annual in print; weekly online. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 6 months to 2 years after acceptance. Buys first rights. Accepts reprints under special circumstances. Responds within 3 months. Sample articles at website. Subscription €32.00. Guidelines online at http://www.albedo1.com/submission-guidelines.
” Red Sun is a quarterly magazine that publishes science-fiction, fantasy, and horror fiction. We want quality entertainment. The stories can be dark. They can be violent. They can be gory. They can be humorous. They can be weird. They can be political. They can be speculative. They can be populated with any culture, any religion. With men, women, LGBT, black, white, or brown. We are particularly interested in war-themed science fiction five science fiction written by war veterans. In addition to fiction, we want interviews, articles, and reviews up to 5k words that are relevant to the genres we publish, to include role-playing games, board games, movies, television, etc. We also accept artwork & comic strips; no poetry. Art should fit the genres we publish.” 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Quarterly. Pays within 30 days of publication. Publishes ms 1-2 months after acceptance. “We ask for exclusive rights to the author’s work for six months (the duration of a single issue’s run, plus two months), as well as exclusive anthology rights for a year, both to begin at the time of publication.” No reprints. Responds up to 4 months. Sample available for purchase at http://redsunmagazine.com/purchase. Guidelines online at http://redsunmagazine.com/guidelines.