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Analog Science Fiction and Fact

Analog will consider material submitted by any writer solely on the basis of merit. We are eager to find and develop new, capable writers.  We have no hard-and-fast editorial guidelines because science fiction is such a broad field that I don't want to inhibit a new writer's thinking by imposing Thou Shalt Nots. Besides, a great story can make an editor swallow his preconceived taboos.

Andromeda Spaceways

We are looking for engaging stories that pull us in from the start and tell a great tale.  We accept anything considered speculative fiction. This includes science fiction, fantasy, and horror, and any sub-genres that fall into these categories.


Ash Tales

Stories need to be post-apocalyptic, apocalyptic, or dystopian in nature.


Aurealis is looking for science fiction, fantasy, or horror short stories between 2000 and 8000 words. All types of science fiction, fantasy, and horror that are of a “speculative” nature will be considered, but we do not want stories that are derivative in nature, particularly those based on TV series.

Bewildering Stories

We welcome submissions. To expedite consideration, please e-mail them to the appropriate editors. Please include the title in the e-mail subject line. Hiding submission titles behind generic subject lines is liable to cause the submission to be lost.  We sometimes receive blank e-mails that contain only an attachment. Please don’t do that! E-mail that does not state a purpose will be considered spam.

The British Science Fiction Association

We invite original stories of up to 5,000 words, and offer a contributor payment rate of 2 pence per word. You don’t need to be a BSFA member to submit

The Common Tongue

The Common Tongue Magazine is a dark fantasy magazine aiming to bring cultural and integral voices to fantasy and diversify the genre. We value writers and creators who share our ambitions of supporting the writing community and giving voice to writers who help us better understand the world, society, and our environment

Cosmic Roots & Eldritch Shores

Science fiction, fantasy, myth, legend, fairy tales, and eldritch. Submit the first two days each month.

Daily Science Fiction

Science Fiction (DSF) is a market accepting speculative fiction stories from 100 to 1,500 words in length. By this, we mean science fiction, fantasy, slipstream, etc. We will consider flash series--three or more flash tales built around a common theme. 

Diabolical Plots

Genres: science fiction, fantasy, horror (everything must have a speculative element, even horror).

Dream Forge

We’re looking for positive stories of science fiction, fantasy, and speculative fiction. Horror is a stretch for us, but occasionally an unusual one with an upbeat ending makes it through.

Dream of Shadows

We're looking for original and previously unpublished fantasy and horror short fiction of maximum of 1500 words, written in English. We're not too fond of science-fiction. While we will sometimes consider stories of something coming down to Earth from another planet if the focus is horror or fantasy, we're not really looking for space adventures.

Escape Pod

Escape Pod is a science fiction market. We are fairly flexible on what counts as science (superheroes! steampunk! space opera! time travel!) and are interested in exploring the range of the genre. We want stories that center science, technology, future projections, and/or alternate history, and how any or all of these things impact individuals and society.

Eternal Haunted Summer

EHS is an ezine dedicated to 1) original poetry and 2) short fiction about the Gods and Goddesses and heroes of the world’s many Pagan traditions. We feature 3) reviews of books, graphic novels, academic journals, magazines, movies, plays, and so forth which have a Pagan focus, or which otherwise might interest our Pagan readership. And 4) interviews with established and new Pagan authors, or authors of texts that interest a Pagan audience. And finally, 5) essays concerning the Gods, Goddesses, heroes, myths and folklore of the world.

Etherea Magazine

Etherea is seeking fantasy and science fiction short stories. We are not too interested in horror or grimdark, however, every submission is read and considered on its merits. Fan fiction will not be accepted.

Factor Four Magazine

We publish flash fiction in the genres of speculative fiction, specifically science fiction, fantasy, supernatural, super hero, or any combination of these.  We are looking for stories that are engaging to our readers in such a short word count.

Fantasy Magazine

Fiction, poetry, nonfiction submissions accepted.

Fantasy & Science Fiction

Fantasy & Science Fiction has no formula for fiction, but we like to be surprised by stories, either by the character insights, ideas, plots, or prose. The speculative element may be slight, but it should be present. We prefer character-oriented stories, whether it's fantasy, science fiction, horror, humor, or another genre.

Galaxy’s Edge magazine

We buy flash fiction, short stories and novelettes up to 10,000 words. Please note that more words do not necessarily mean a better story. Novelettes are a harder sell in magazine format, with shorter story lengths being more popular with editors, so keep that in mind. We’ll only be buying a novelette if you made this editor either cry (in a good way) or have some form of “Hallelujah!” reaction.


GigaNotoSaurus accepts Science Fiction or Fantasy (or any combination thereof) from 5,000 to 25,000. We could wax eloquent describing the kinds of stories we like, but it wouldn’t be useful; there are dozens of things we don’t know we like until we try them.? Send us that story you really believe in–the one, maybe, that quickly ran out of places to submit it to because it’s so long. Don’t query to gauge our interest in a particular subgenre. Just submit the story.


Hex publishes flash literary fiction and prose poetry with speculative elements. We welcome the surreal, the weird, and the uncanny. Scare us, surprise us, take us to space. Show us how horror, fantasy, and science fiction can be bent in new ways.

Hexagon Speculative Fiction Magazine

We currently only publish speculative fiction.  This includes science fiction, fantasy, horror, cyberpunk, sword, and sorcery, magical realism, paranormal horror, dystopian epics, eldritch horror, superhero, space opera, afrofuturism, weird west, etc.

Infinite Worlds

We are interested in printing new, unpublished science fiction and horror stories between 1500–5000 words in length. Writers may be asked to edit their work.  Both Infinite Worlds and Infinite Horrors pay the SFWA qualifying rate of$.08/word. All materials published in our magazines remain the intellectual property of their respective creators. We publish with permission. 

Leading Edge

Leading Edge is a science-fiction and fantasy magazine that publishes the work of people from all over the world. We are always accepting submissions, and we send out acceptances in January and September. There are a few rules, so please read through our submissions guidelines before sending us your work. We look forward to seeing your submission soon.


Lightspeed is seeking original science fiction and fantasy stories. All types of science fiction and fantasy are welcome. No subject should be considered off-limits, and we encourage writers to take chances with their fiction and push the envelope.

Lorelei Signal

The Lorelei Signal is a quarterly SF/Fantasy electronic magazine - one that will feature strong / complex female characters. This does not mean your female character has to be the main hero or villain in the story. What it does mean is no shrinking violets, or women who serve only to get into trouble so the male hero can rescue them.

Lost Colony

Your story must have a science fiction or fantasy element, however light (okay, if you don’t follow this rule, I won’t know until I’ve finished reading your story, but your story will still be rejected and I will be even crankier).

The Martian Wave

The Martian Wave wants original stories with plot, tension, suspense, conflict, and character development. Remember, if readers do not care what happens to your main character[s], they won’t read the story. The narrative should maintain a sense of wondering what’s going to happen next


Neo-opsis will consider material submitted by any writer, professional or amateur. It is our intention to not set down a lot of ground rules for these stories. We don’t want to miss something that we would really like just because it doesn’t fit our rules, but we are more likely to publish stories that are less than 6000 words and fit a science fiction or fantasy theme.


We like to balance each quarterly issue between science fiction and fantasy, dark and light, serious and humorous, hard and soft science fiction, and longer and shorter works.

Not One of Us

Not One of Us is about people (or things) out of place in their surroundings, outsiders, social misfits, aliens in the SF sense—anyone excluded from society for whatever the reason.

Orion’s Belt

 All stories must be under 1200 words (not including the title and byline). All stories over 1200 words will sadly be rejected automatically. All stories must contain significant speculative elements. This does not mean all sci-fi stories must have lasers and rockets. It just means a non-speculative story doesn’t become speculative if you include a single line clarifying the story takes place on Mars.

Planet Scumm

Hard sci-fi, soft sci-fi, sci-fi that melts in your mouth-brain not your hand-brain.  Speculative fiction, weird fiction, slipstream. 
Basically anything that pleases Scummy, our megaphone-toting slime buddy, will be considered for entry to the interstellar archive aboard Scummy’s saucer


PodCastle is looking for quality fantasy fiction. If you’re a writer with a speculative short story that you’d like to hear narrated by one of our performers, we’d like to see it.

Sci-Fi Lampoon

Send us your best fantasy, sci-fi, and horror themed humor. We’re looking for flash (under 1000 words) and short fiction (7500 words, MAX), as well as high-res art, lampoon classifieds and ads.

SFS Stories

SFS Stories is a throwback to the golden age of fantasy and science fiction. Think of authors like Bradbury, Clarke, Asimov, and the sci-fantasy pulp magazines that published their delectable stories. Each ebook issue contains a handful of creative tales for lovers of sci-fi or fantasy flash fiction.

Shoreline of Infinity

We are looking for an engaging science fiction or fantasy story, something that gives reality a tweak on the nose – an idea that makes us stop and think.  But more than that, we want your story to be populated with characters we want to meet and have a drink with or from whom we want to run screaming away; we want characters to hug to ease the pain; we want to read the stories of heroes; we want to be your character.

Space and Time Magazine

We seek broken boundaries, blown minds, and new horizons. Science fiction, fantasy, horror, steampunk, magical realism—we look for work with a speculative element. Creative hybrids welcome. If you can combine horror, science fiction, and fantasy into one compelling plot, you’ve caught our attention. If your story has the power to shake some perspectives, we are interested.  We prefer stories up to 5,000 words but will consider a maximum word count of 10k submitted in standard Shunn electronic manuscript format

Space Squid

Space Squid is a scifi & humor 'zine that's oriented to people who are bored easily. It doesn't have to be scifi. It doesn't have to be funny. We even accept fantasy, bizarro, and experimental. 

Starship Sofa

What do we want?  In a word: science-fiction. From the soft, social science fiction to the weird pulpy stuff to the vigorous hard SF and YA adventure. We welcome all sub-genres and all varieties of punks in all their colors. From high-octane action to quiet philosophical stories, we’re after it all.Science fiction is a rich and diverse genre, push it’s boundaries as far as you can go.

Tall Tale TV

Sci-fi and fantasy, that’s what I’m looking for. This includes all forms of these genres. From Lord of the Rings to Star Wars. Indiana Jones to X-Files. As long as it has some aspect of sci-fi, fantasy, or high adventure that breaks reality it should be good.

Teleport Magazine

 We’re interested in both character and world-oriented stories. Stories can be humorous too as long as they’re science fiction, fantasy or horror. We are not interested in stories with explicit sex or violence- specifically anatomical porn, threats against specific people, or snuff stories. Although we accept horror and don’t wish to limit anyone’s creativity, we ask that it’s not over the top. Profanity is fine as long as it’s organic. Please, no fan fiction.


Science Fiction/Fantasy Short Stories/Horror/Crime/Mystery


Wyngraf buys First North American Serial Rights to short stories of cozy fantasy from 4,000 to 10,000 words long. We currently pay $0.01 (one cent) per word. We know that’s not much, and we hope to increase our rate as soon as possible.

Wyngraf is FANTASY!


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