Vision: A Resource for Writers
Lazette Gifford, Editor
zette@sff.net

Market Listing
Mar's Market Report # 6

by Margaret McGaffey Fisk
2004, Margaret McGaffey Fisk


Publication announcements from members of online writing communities are valuable resources for writers at the beginning of their careers. Though the communities may contain members at many levels of publication, overall, markets listed in these announcements tend to be open to new writers.

All the markets presented in this column came from a publication announcement. I receive announcements from various sources including Vision; The Critter's Workshop; Online Writing Workshop for Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror; and the SF and Fantasy Workshop. These announcements are all available online. They list markets at varying levels of payment so if you use these resources, be careful to research the market yourself before submitting. Even the list below should be used as a signpost, rather than a definitive answer about any market as situations do change. Reputable sites such as www.ralan.com are good places to get the latest news. Ralan's and Quintamid Market Database have been known to have information not yet listed on the publisher website. However, always check the publisher's guidelines as well.

While many of the markets below don't offer "pro" rates, they all provide some compensation.  In my opinion, offering payment is an indication of the editor/publisher's commitment and so, in many cases, markets with some compensation are more likely to stay around.

 

Genre

Horror and Dark Fiction

Title

Flesh and Blood

Editor

Jack Fisher, Editor in Chief/Publisher
Teri A. Jacobs, Senior Editor
Sean Wallace, Assistant Editor

Address

Flesh & Blood Press
Attn: Jack Fisher
121 Joseph Street
Bayville, NJ 08721

Sub Email

HorrorJackF@aol.com

Specifics

Wants darkly fantastic, unnatural and/or surreal stories emphasizing the subtle and strange. No longer accepting reprints.

Requirement

Up to 5000 words for fiction and one page for poetry

Payment

$0.04 to $0.05 per word, $10-$20 per poem plus one contributor's copy

URL for site

http://fast.horrorseek.com/horror/fleshnblood/index2.html

URL for guidelines

http://fast.horrorseek.com/horror/fleshnblood/index2.html
Select "Other Info" from the header.

 

Genre

Young Children's Fiction

Title

Wee Ones

Editor

Jennifer Reed

Address

None

Sub Email

Submissions@weeonesmag.com

Specifics

Looking for young children stories, especially humorous and sports-oriented stories, nonfiction and poetry. Fiction should be picture stories, read-aloud stories, problem solving and sports. Note: starting in 2005, issues will be themed.

Requirement

Fiction and non-fiction between 150 and 500 words.

Payment

$0.05 per word (5 cents) for articles and stories. $10 for poems.

URL for site

http://www.weeonesmag.com/

URL for guidelines

http://www.weeonesmag.com/weeparents/standing/submissions.html

 

Genre

Speculative Fiction

Title

Lenox Avenue

Editor

Submissions Editors
Susan Jett
John Schoffstall
Kelly Morisseau
Sonya Sipes
Stephan Gordon
Brandi Cruickshank
Brad Beaulieu
Wade White

Address

None

Sub Email

submissions@lenoxavemag.com

Specifics

Looking for stories which explore cultural myths or traditions, or which are steeped in culture. They should have well-drawn characters exploring a human truth.

Requirement

Stories between 100 and 6000 words

Payment

$0.05 (5 cents) per word up to $100.

URL for site

http://www.lenoxavemag.com/lenoxavemag/

URL for guidelines

http://www.lenoxavemag.com/lenoxavemag/lenoxavesubguidelines.htm

 

Genre

Politically Oriented Science Fiction and Humor

Title

Adbusters

Editor

Kalle Lasn, Editor

Address

Adbusters Media Foundation
1243 West 7th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V6H 1B7 Canada

Sub Email

kalle@adbusters.org

Specifics

Looking for forward-looking activist articles and fiction. Assume a rejection after 4-6 weeks.

Requirement

Up to 2000 words

Payment

$0.50 (or 50 cents) or up to $100 per page.

URL for site

http://www.adbusters.org/magazine/

URL for guidelines

http://www.ralan.com/sfpro/listings/adbuster.htm

 

Genre

Dark, Psychological Speculative Fiction

Title

Shadowed Realms

Editor

Angela Challis, Editor

Address

Shadowed Realms magazine
PO Box 4
Woodvale WA 6026
Australia

Sub Email

shadowedrealms@ascension.com.au

Specifics

Looking for dark, psychological speculative fiction including horror, dark/urban fantasy, supernatural/occult, slipstream, thrillers and mysteries. Other speculative stories are acceptable only if they represent psychological darkness. Preference is given to Australian, New Zealand and Oceania authors but international authors are welcome. The stories matter, the author's prior credits do not. Stories are available on the site.

Requirement

Up to 1000 words. Only Flash is accepted unsolicited.

Payment

$0.05 (5 cents) Australian ($0.035 US) per word for flash stories

URL for site

http://www.ascension.com.au/shadowedrealms/

URL for guidelines

http://www.ascension.com.au/shadowedrealms/guidelines.htm