This is a page dedicated to sharing links for writing markets, mainly for short fiction. I’ve collected many places over the years that are open to submissions. Some of these have published my work, some I’m still trying to crack. There are online and print magazines listed. There are some places here open to novels and some open to both novels and short stories.
The sites listed are a mixture of pro and semi-pro. There are also a wide variety of submission guidelines – make sure that whenever you visit a new market and consider sending them your work that you read the submission guidelines carefully. The first way to get your work ignored is to not follow the specific guidelines of any given market. They won’t even bother to read your story.
Also, bear in mind that I’m a speculative fiction writer, so most of these links are to markets that prefer fantasy, sci-fi and horror. But not all of them, so take the time to have a look.
First off, here are some digest sites that list many more markets than I’ve put on this page. If you want a really broad range of potential sales avenues, spend some time at these sites:
There are more places like the three listed above, so have a search around the net for them.
Below are some direct links to markets – where possible I’ve linked directly to submission guidelines. Links in Bold are pro-paying markets (i.e. 5c/word or more).
Abyss & Apex
Albedo One – one of the big print markets (Ireland)
Analog Science Fiction & Fact
Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine – regular Australian print market
Apex Book Company
Asimov’s Science Fiction
Bards & Sages
Beneath Ceaseless Skies
Crowded Magazine - Aussie pro-rate paying e-mag
Daily Science Fiction
Dark Fiction Portal
The Drabblecast – weird fiction podcast market
Escape Pod – sci-fi podcasting
Every Day Fiction – daily flash fiction
Everyday Weirdness – sci-fic, fantasy & horror flash
Fantasy & Science Fiction
Flash Fiction Online – SFWA market for flash fiction
Flashes In The Dark
Gryphonwood Press – publisher of my novels
Innsmouth Free Press
Midnight Echo – magazine of the AHWA
(Michael Moorcock’s) New Worlds Magazine
Not One Of Us
One Buck Horror
Plasma Frequency Magazine
Pseudopod – horror fiction podcasts
The Red Penny Papers
Space And Time Magazine
These links barely scratch the surface of all the markets out there, but it’s a good start if you’re trying to crack traditional publishing for your fiction. If you know of any other good markets that you think I should include here or if any of these links are broken, drop me an email to let me know – alan (at) alanbaxteronline (dot) com
And remember: READ THE GUIDELINES!