Markets For Writers

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:

The (Submission) Grinder
duotrope’s digest
Semiprozine Directory
Dark Markets
Horror Tree

There are more places like those 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).

Aberrant Dreams
Abyss & Apex
Albedo One
Analog Science Fiction & Fact
Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine
Another Dimension Magazine
Apex Book Company
Arcane Magazine
Asimov’s Science Fiction
Aurealis Magazine
Bards & Sages
Beneath Ceaseless Skies
Bewildering Stories
Black Static
Brimstone Press
Buzzy Mag
Cemetery Dance
Cohesion Press
Crowded Magazine
Daily Science Fiction
The Dark
Dark Discoveries
Dark Tales
Dark Fiction Portal
The Drabblecast
Eldritch Press
Escape Pod
Every Day Fiction
Everyday Weirdness
Fantastic Stories of the Imagination
Fantasy & Science Fiction
Fantasy Scroll Magazine
Fireside Fiction
Flash Fiction Online
Flashes In The Dark
Griffith Review
Gryphonwood Press
Innsmouth Free Press
Interstellar Fiction
Jamais Vu
Kasma SF
Lightspeed Magazine
Liminal Stories
M-Brane SF
Midnight Echo
Mothership Zeta
New Myths
(Michael Moorcock’s) New Worlds Magazine
Nightmare Magazine
Not One Of Us
One Buck Horror
On Spec
Perihelion SF
Plasma Frequency Magazine
Port Iris
Prime Books
The Red Penny Papers
Shadows & Tall Trees
Shock Totem
Space And Time Magazine
SQ Mag
Strange Horizons
Stupefying Stories
Uncanny Magazine
Wet Ink
Wildside Press
Wily Writers

These links barely scratch the surface of all the markets out there, but it’s a good start. 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) warriorscribe (dot) com