Lazette Gifford
Publisher & Editor
zette@cableone.net

 Lazette Gifford
Publisher & Editor
zette@cableone.net

 Lazette Gifford
Publisher & Editor
zette@cableone.net

 Lazette Gifford
Publisher & Editor
zette@cableone.net

Market Report 

Mar's Market Report #20

By Margaret McGaffey Fisk
2007, 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; and Online Writing Workshop for Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror. These announcements are all available online. They list markets at varying levels of payment or reputation, 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 because situations do change. Reputable sites such as Ralan's SpecFic & Humor Webstravaganza, Quintamid Market Database, and Duotrope are good places to get the latest news. They have been known to have information not yet listed on the publisher website. However, always check the publisher's guidelines as well.

While not all the markets that appear in this column offer "pro" rates, they all provide some compensation. In my opinion, offering payment is an indication of the editor/publisher's commitment. In many cases, markets with some compensation are more likely to stay around because they have considered the economics of running a publication.

Genre Non-Fiction About Writing
Title Writing-World.com
Editor Moira Allen
Address None
Sub Email editors@writing-world.com
Specifics Looking for articles on all aspects of writing, business writing, self-publishing, fiction, non-fiction etc., as well as articles on the business of being a writer.
Requirement Between 800 and 2,000 words with 1,000 to 1,500 words preferred
Payment $0.05 (5 cents) per word up to $100 for original articles, $25 for reprints, $15 for humor
URL for site http://www.writing-world.com/index.shtml
URL for guidelines http://www.writing-world.com/admin1/guidelines.shtml

 

Genre Fantasy/Science Fiction/Horror/Humor/Mystery
Title Raven Electrick
Editor Karen A. Romanko
Address None
Sub Email subs2007@ravenelectrick.com
Specifics Looking for flash fiction and poetry in science fiction, fantasy, mystery, humor, and horror, but nothing above a PG rating or with sexism, racism, child abuse, or cannibalism.
Requirement Flash up to 500 as a soft top with 750 as the hard one.
Payment $0.05 (5 cents) per word up to 500 with a $10 minimum and $25 maximum for flash fiction and $10 for poetry paid by Paypal
URL for site http://www.ravenelectrick.com/index.htm
URL for guidelines http://www.ravenelectrick.com/writersguidelns/index.htm

 

Genre Fantastic Fiction
Title Nowa Fantastyka
Editor Pawel Matuszek - Editor in chief
Address None
Sub Email nowafantastyka@fantastyka.pl
Specifics A literary magazine looking for fantastical fiction of all kinds in English, German, French, and Russian that explores the past, present, and future.
Requirement Up to 50,000 characters including spaces.
Payment $3 per page (approximately $0.01 (one cent) per word)
URL for site http://www.fantastyka.pl/index.php?go=english
URL for guidelines http://www.fantastyka.pl/index.php?go=english

 

Genre Speculative Fiction
Title OG's Speculative Fiction
Editor Seth Crossman
Address None
Sub Email submissions@theopinionguy.com
Specifics Looking for character-driven, well-written speculative fiction and open to new as well as established writers.
Requirement Up to 8,000 words, but stories under 5,000 preferred.
Payment $25 per story
URL for site http://theopinionguy.com/index.html
URL for guidelines http://theopinionguy.com/page4.html

 

Genre Fantasy/Science Fiction/Horror
Title Amalgamae Magazine
Editor Jenn Engle
Address Amalgamae Magazine
P.O. Box 8491
Albuquerque NM 87198-8491
Sub Email submissions@amalgamaepress.com
Specifics Looking for short stories, serials, and articles within the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres, especially those that stretch the normal boundaries or cross genres. Note that all issues are permanently archived on the site.
Requirement Short stories between 1000 and 6000 words, articles should be at least 500 words, but it's flexible.
Payment $25 per story or article
URL for site http://amalgamaepress.com/
URL for guidelines http://amalgamaepress.com/manuscripts.htm