Market Report: 

Mar's Market Report #7

By Margaret McGaffey Fisk
2005,
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. Originally, the bigger markets were excluded because they are already known. However, this gave the false appearance that new writers should not submit to the top markets. Therefore, this policy has been changed.

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 some of the markets that appear in this column might not 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 Dark Fiction
Title Chizine
Editor Fiction Editors:
Brett Alexander Savory
Paul G. Tremblay (on hiatus)
Michael Kelly
Seth Lindberg
Address None
Sub Email savory@rogers.com
Specifics Dark and well written. Samples available at the website. Closed to poetry submissions until April 1st, 2005.
Requirement 4000 words or less for fiction
Payment $0.05 (or 5 cents) per word.
URL for site http://chizine.com
URL for guidelines http://chizine.com/submissions.htm

 

Genre Fantasy
Title Realms Of Fantasy
Editor Shawna McCarthy
Address Realms of Fantasy
P.O. Box 527
Rumson, NJ 07760
Sub Email None
Specifics Looking for any type of fantasy from urban to traditional to unclassifiable. No science fiction accepted. Slush reader Carina Gonzalez provides an helpful website for tracking your story: http://www.geocities.com/roflist/slush
Requirement Up to 10,000
Payment Starts at $0.05 (5 cents) per word up to 7500 and $0.03 (3 cents) up to 10,000 (rates increase with experience)
URL for site http://www.rofmagazine.com
URL for guidelines http://www.rofmagazine.com/guidelines.html

 

Genre Historical Fiction and Nonfiction
Title Calliope
Editor None Listed
Address Editorial Department
Cobblestone Publishing
Attn: Rosalie Baker
30 Grove Street, Suite C
Peterborough, NH 03458
Sub Email None
Specifics Looking for lively, original approaches to world history, both East and West, targeted for the 8-14 year old age group. All issues are themed and all material must relate to the theme.
Requirement 700-800 word articles, up to 800 in fiction and 300-600 words in supplemental Nonfiction.
Payment $0.20-$0.25 (twenty to twenty-five cents) per word. Other payment scales for other areas.
URL for site http://www.cobblestonepub.com/
URL for guidelines http://www.cricketmag.com/pages_content.asp?page_id=21

 

Genre Science Fiction
Title Quercus Sf
Editor Paul Brazier
Address None
Sub Email editor@quercus-sf.co.uk (Address is query only.)
Specifics Primarily designed to showcase British science fiction, though quality submissions from elsewhere are welcome. Submissions are invitation only. Professional writers can email the editor for more information and those who have just started getting published should send information about their publications. New writers are encouraged to join the linked writing community.
Requirement Up to 5000 words, though this is soft, payment stops at 10,000 words
Payment 30 pounds per 1000 words (Approximately $58 US)
URL for site http://www.brazier.mistral.co.uk/QuercusHome/Index.html#
URL for guidelines http://www.brazier.mistral.co.uk/QuercusHome/Index.html#

 

Genre Science Fiction/Fantasy
Title Interzone
Editor Andy Cox
Address Interzone
TTA Press
5 Martins Lane
Witcham, Ely, Cambs CB6 2LB, UK
Sub Email ttapress@aol.com (Interzone does not accept e-mail submissions.)
Specifics Looking for quality science fiction and fantasy.
Requirement Up to 20000 words
Payment 3 pence per word (approximately $0.06 US)
URL for site http://www.ttapress.com/IZ.html
URL for guidelines http://www.ttapress.com/IZguides.html