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    Here’s the first manifestation of a list of short story publishers for visitors to the Enclave. Many of these also accept art submissions and a few will also consider articles and poetry. There are more, and the list will be updated as time goes by. Feel free to post any more in this thread.

    Black Gate
    http://www.blackgate.com/
    Submission Guidelines and Rates:
    http://www.blackgate.com/bg/guide.htm
    ‘adventure-oriented fantasy fiction suitable for all ages, as long as it is well written and original.’
    We buy first North American serial and electronic publication rights. We pay 3 - 6 cents/word for fiction up to 6,000 words, $180 - $280 from 6,000 to 14,000 words, and $280 - $400 at greater lengths, on acceptance. We pay 3 cents/word for all non-fiction.

    Weird Tales
    http://www.weirdtalesmagazine.com/
    Submission Guidelines and Rates:
    http://weirdtales.net/wordpress/contact/submission-guidelines/
    ‘We're looking for the best in fantasy-based horror, heroic fantasy, and exotic mood pieces—plus the occasional odd story that won't fit anywhere else. No min. length, but less than 10000 words. Pays 3-4 cents/wd on publication.’

    Interzone
    http://ttapress.com/category/interzone/
    Submission Guidelines and Rates:
    http://ttapress.com/185/interzone-co...ines/#more-185
    Non-Fiction: We are not currently open to submissions of non-fiction, although suggestions are always welcome. The best place for this is the forum.
    Artwork
    : We are always happy to hear from artists wanting to work on Interzone. Send us a portfolio that we can keep on file, or an email pointing us to your website or gallery.
    Short Stories: We are always open to submissions of new new science fiction and fantasy short stories of up to about 10,000 words in length.

    Fantasy and Science Fiction
    http://www.sfsite.com/fsf/index.htm
    Submission Guidelines and Rates:
    http://www.sfsite.com/fsf/glines.htm
    We have no formula for fiction. We are looking for stories that will appeal to science fiction and fantasy readers. The SF element may be slight, but it should be present. We prefer character-oriented stories. We receive a lot of fantasy fiction, but never enough science fiction or humor. We publish fiction up to 25,000 words in length.
    Payment is 6-9 cents per word on acceptance. We buy first North American and foreign serial rights and an option on anthology rights. All other rights are retained by the author.

    Strange Horizons
    http://www.strangehorizons.com/
    Submission Guidelines and Rates:
    http://www.strangehorizons.com/Guidelines.shtml
    We want good speculative fiction. If it doesn't have a clear fantasy or science fiction element, or at least strong speculative-fiction sensibilities, it's probably not for us.
    We strongly prefer stories under 5000 words long. We will consider stories up to 9,000 words, but the longer the story, the less likely we are to be interested.
    We pay 5 cents/word, with a minimum payment of $50.

    Analog
    http://www.analogsf.com
    Submission Guidelines and Rates:
    http://www.analogsf.com/information/submissions.shtml
    Basically, we publish science fiction stories. That is, stories in which some aspect of future science or technology is so integral to the plot that, if that aspect were removed, the story would collapse.
    Analog will consider material submitted by any writer, and consider it solely on the basis of merit. We are definitely 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 really good story can make an editor swallow his preconceived taboos.
    Analog pays 6-8 cents per word for short stories up to 7,500 words, $450-600 for stories between 7,500 and 10,000 words, and 5-6 cents per word for longer material. We prefer lengths between 2,000 and 7,000 words for shorts, 10,000-20,000 words for novelettes, and 40,000-80,000 for serials. Fact articles are paid for at the rate of 6 cents per word.

    Asimov's
    http://www.asimovs.com/
    Submission Guidelines and Rates:
    http://www.asimovs.com/info/guidelines.shtml
    'We pay on acceptance, and beginners get 6.0 cents a word to 7,500 words, 5.0 cents a word for stories longer than 12,500 words, and $450 for stories between those lengths. We seldom buy stories longer than 15,000 words, and we don't serialize novels. We pay $1 a line for poetry, which should not exceed 40 lines. We buy First English Language serial rights plus certain non-exclusive rights explained in our contract.'

    Writer's Digests
    Thanks to Michael Ehart and AriochRIP for these two excellent resource links:
    www.ralan.com
    http://www.duotrope.com
    Last edited by Grey Mouser; 07-19-2009, 05:10 PM. Reason: Update

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    By far the best site for genre markets is Ralan's

    http://www.ralan.com/

    I use it quite often.

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    • #3
      Thank you very much for the link Michael, that site is an excellent resource, and updated regularly too.

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      • #4
        Thanks for this sticky, many of these mags have been in my considerations, and to hear Weird Tales has returned, it's back to my writing desk I go.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Azariel
          Thanks for this sticky, many of these mags have been in my considerations, and to hear Weird Tales has returned, it's back to my writing desk I go.

          Great to hear, Azariel!


          Excellent!

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

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          • #6
            Asimov's
            http://www.asimovs.com/
            Submission Guidelines and Rates:
            http://www.asimovs.com/info/guidelines.shtml
            'We pay on acceptance, and beginners get 6.0 cents a word to 7,500 words, 5.0 cents a word for stories longer than 12,500 words, and $450 for stories between those lengths. We seldom buy stories longer than 15,000 words, and we don't serialize novels. We pay $1 a line for poetry, which should not exceed 40 lines. We buy First English Language serial rights plus certain non-exclusive rights explained in our contract.'
            Arma virumque cano.

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            • #7
              Kalessin,


              Thanks for posting that. Asimov's Science Fiction looks like a nice place to try.

              I think I used to get their magazines in the mail.

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

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              • #8
                I'm happy "Weird tales" has returned (and the website updated) for once.

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                • #9
                  Thanks for the Asimov's info Kalessin. I've added it to the list above.

                  Azariel, cheers for the tip off that Wierd Tales have updated their site. I've updated the submissions link above to their great new guidelines document which really offers loads of practical advice on formatting manuscripts in an editor friendly fashion, along with plenty of other useful advice. Well worth a read.

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                  • #10
                    antisf - a short short story aka flash fiction website

                    http://antisf.com.au/

                    Short for AntipodeanSF:

                    "AntipodeanSF exists to publish the best short-short (aka flash or microfiction) SF/F/H fiction on and off the planet."

                    There aren't any payments, but it's a very good way, I find, to practise the art of writing very short and much-to-the-point stories. The editor accepts stuff from all over the planet, so don't worry if you live in deepest darkest Caterham, or so - take a look.

                    FWIW, you can find comments on some of my flash fiction - not complimentary, of course ;) - by doing a google search for uan or praleyo or vheratsho ... oh, the joys of a woman whose own sister called her "Demoness/Unquiet Spirit"!
                    Last edited by In_Loos_Ptokai; 10-29-2011, 10:34 PM. Reason: updated the reference to the AntipodeanSf site
                    sigpic Myself as Mephistopheles (Karen Koed's painting of me, 9 Nov 2008, U of Canterbury, CHCH, NZ)

                    Gold is the power of a man with a man
                    And incense the power of man with God
                    But myrrh is the bitter taste of death
                    And the sour-sweet smell of the upturned sod,

                    Nativity,
                    by Peter Cape

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                    • #11
                      Looks Kaput

                      Interzone
                      http://ttapress.com/IZ.html
                      404 - Not Found
                      Sorry, no posts matched your criteria.
                      Ani Maamin B'emunah Sh'leimah B'viyat Hamashiach. V'af al pi sheyitmahmehah im kol zeh achake lo b'chol yom sheyavo.

                      "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." - Phillip K. Dick

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                      • #12
                        Thanks Kyrinn.

                        The publishers have updated their website and changed the urls. I've posted the new details above. Could be time for me to check the other links...

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Grey Mouser View Post
                          Thanks Kyrinn.

                          The publishers have updated their website and changed the urls. I've posted the new details above. Could be time for me to check the other links...
                          The other links all work, but Interzone (if you did change it) does not work. Am I missing a post somewhere? Anywho, just tryin' ta' help.
                          Ani Maamin B'emunah Sh'leimah B'viyat Hamashiach. V'af al pi sheyitmahmehah im kol zeh achake lo b'chol yom sheyavo.

                          "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." - Phillip K. Dick

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                          • #14
                            I edited the links in the first post in this thread above Kyrinn but the hyperlink subtext was still pointing to the old links. Not sure how that happened but it should be ok now.

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                            • #15
                              Roger. Linkage optimal.
                              Ani Maamin B'emunah Sh'leimah B'viyat Hamashiach. V'af al pi sheyitmahmehah im kol zeh achake lo b'chol yom sheyavo.

                              "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." - Phillip K. Dick

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