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    Where would be the best place to try and get a short story published these days? Sci-Fantasy. I think the popularity of this genre has dipped in recent times.
    “The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak”

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    Weird Tales and Interzone are the only two I can think of off the top of my head. There's another one (whose name currently escapes me) which specialises in time travel/alternate world stories. I'll see if I can dig up any more.

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    • #3
      Alan, Paradox is the name of the magazine I had forgotten. Their website address is:

      http://www.paradoxmag.com/

      Their links page has a good long list of about fifty other magazines and webzines, including links to the Weird Tales and Interzone websites:

      http://www.paradoxmag.com/links.htm

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      • #4
        Short Stories

        Thanks for that. I will get copies of all those magazines. I used to buy Interzone (I have the Moorcock special from a few years ago), but have lapsed recently.
        “The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak”

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        • #5
          I'm glad you asked Alan as it's prompted me to start composing a list for any other members here also who might be keen to try sending in a short story or two, but not know quite where to start looking.

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          • #6
            ya! thanks fellas!

            "With a deep, not-unhappy sigh, Elric prepared to do battle with an army." (Red Pearls)
            - Michael Moorcock

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Grey Mouser
              I'm glad you asked Alan as it's prompted me to start composing a list for any other members here also who might be keen to try sending in a short story or two, but not know quite where to start looking.
              We should put it up as a sticky in the forum - along with some general submission guidelines.
              Batman: It's a low neighborhood, full of rumpots. They're used to curious sights, which they attribute to alcoholic delusions.

              Robin: Gosh, drink is sure a filthy thing, isn't it? I'd rather be dead than unable to trust my own eyes!

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              • #8
                I'll start up a thread with some initial info later today or tommorow which can be edited or added to as time goes by. Perhaps we can then get Reinart or Lemec to make it a sticky?

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                • #9
                  To be honest, I only know of two places in the UK, but both are owned by the same company- Interzone and The 3rd Alternative. Then there's Asimov's, Analog and F&SF.

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                  • #10
                    OK the preliminary list is now up. Thx for the xtras Manmiles. Wonder if we should consider webzines for the list as well.

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                    • #11
                      that list is excellent! thanks guys!

                      "With a deep, not-unhappy sigh, Elric prepared to do battle with an army." (Red Pearls)
                      - Michael Moorcock

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                      • #12
                        Great list!

                        Still working on my story - taking a little longer than I though, but dogged determination will out...
                        Batman: It's a low neighborhood, full of rumpots. They're used to curious sights, which they attribute to alcoholic delusions.

                        Robin: Gosh, drink is sure a filthy thing, isn't it? I'd rather be dead than unable to trust my own eyes!

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                        • #13
                          I'll add to it as time goes by, and it needs refining a bit to include whether the various publishers accept art, poetry, articles etc.

                          Devilchicken, glad to hear the story is still progressing. Imho you should try to finish this one. Puts a notch in your belt.

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                          • #14
                            1800 words - things are progressing.
                            Batman: It's a low neighborhood, full of rumpots. They're used to curious sights, which they attribute to alcoholic delusions.

                            Robin: Gosh, drink is sure a filthy thing, isn't it? I'd rather be dead than unable to trust my own eyes!

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                            • #15
                              How about now DC? Will you be letting us see more here or are you planning to send it in to one of the mags?

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