Markets Home | How To Use | Newsletter Archives | Shiny or Useful

About Abra | Contact

Download markets spreadsheet

Last updated 2/23/2022 - Next update after 3/15/2022

AswiebedotcomMarkets.ods | AswiebedotcomMarkets.xls

Over 350 active, paying markets!

Updated after the 15th of each month, as time allows.

Dead markets through 12/31/2021 (updated annually) - AswiebedotcomMarkets_-_Dead.ods | AswiebedotcomMarkets_-_Dead.xls

New Markets Update February 2022: Little Blue Marble wants climate fiction, building author websites, and other Aswiebe's Market List updates!

Aswiebe's Market List logo
The next update of Aswiebe's Market List will be after 3/15/2022.
Permanent link to this newsletter in the archives:

Thoughts in Passing
Q: Who needs an author website?
A: Everyone who is writing and submitting their work for publication! Yes, even if you haven't been published yet. Trust me, it's easier to have it ready to go.

Q: What should be on an author website?
A: Well, that can get complicated. These are the basics, though:
* A contact form (if nothing else, this!)
* A press kit (including a headshot and bios of various lengths)
* A bio and greeting aimed at readers, not at press
* A newsletter sign-up
* A place to put your latest publications or other news, usually on the front page

Q: Abra, why are you thinking about this?
A: Because I'm in the process of making a new website. My decrepit ancient website (where you might be reading this!) has limped along for quite a while, despite there being various things I want to do that I can't because of the website host and framework. But now my contact form isn't even working, and what's the first, most important thing a website needs? A contact form, that's right! So I'm in the process of building a new website and transferring the domain name over. This is not as simple as it should be, because my current website is a legacy website on a legacy host that was bought out and is being run as a passive no-investment moneymaking venture. But I'm working on it.

Q: Back to author websites, then. What can be on an author website beyond the basics?
A: I am still thinking about that, and about what I want to be on mine! Here are a few other ideas:
* A progress meter for works-in-progress
* Release schedule
* Events
* A full bibliography with links (I have this on the current website)
* A bibliography sorted by type of thing ("if you like science fiction"), with excerpts. Linking new releases to old ones may be more effective.
* Book/series pages, with excerpts and buy links
* A feed from Twitter (only if your Twitter is generally entertainment and/or writing oriented)
* A new releases + old releases blog
* Weekly update (a la Sanderson)
* An author newsletter archive ... or an archive of a repeating feature from that newsletter (like recipes, or book reviews, or--something else reader-oriented)
* Free fiction
* FAQs
* Interviews and reviews
* If there's a long-running series or large universe, a wiki?
* Goodreads review feed (of what the author is reading)
* Videos of readings
* Audio recordings / podcasts
* Multiple newsletter sign-up prompts--with graphics

What else would YOU like to see on the website of an author that you love? Reply to this email and let me know.

(Do you have a writing question? Send it to me, either by replying to this email or by using the comment form on my website, and it may get answered in the next newsletter.)

What I've been up to lately, writing-wise:

Tooooo much research about CERN and the LHC and ATLAS and MARPLE ... wait, that last one only exists in my story. So far.

Things Shiny or Useful
Archive of all shiny or useful links:

Sidequestions: An Antidote to “I Should Be Writing”:

Active Reading to Step Up Your Writing:

24 Great Prize Ideas for Book Promotion Contests and Giveaways:

The Something of Nothingness:

5 Ways to Avoid Loneliness When Working From Home:

Automatic Promotion Tweets:

A Bug in Early Creative Commons Licenses Has Enabled a New Breed of Superpredator (tldr; only use CC 4.0+):

Writer’s Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers 2021:

Resources for writers that everyone assumes you already know:

Smithsonian Open Access (free to use images):

Cat Valente’s Words of Wisdom (thread):

Upcoming Virtual Conventions/Workshops
(Any registration fees are noted.)

Flights of Foundry, April 8-11 (time zone depending):
Norwescon, April 14-17:

The 2021 Nebula Conference has ended, but you can still register for recorded panels and year-round special events ($125):

Featured Market

Little Blue Marble wants climate fiction, pays CAD$.11/word, has an open submission window until July 31, 2022.

What we're looking for: We publish speculative fiction that examines humanity's possible futures living with anthropogenic climate change. We prefer fiction with a hopeful outlook, but the occasional dystopia might fit too. While science is an important piece for solving the climate change puzzle, we challenge writers to also examine our existing social, cultural, political, and economic frameworks and envision new ones to help see us through to a better, more sustainable world. 

Basics: climate fiction, up to 2,000 words (5,000 for reprints), CAD$.11/wd, accepts reprints.

Market List Updates
To see all the details about these new listings and what they're looking for, as well as hundreds of other listings, go to Aswiebe's Market List and download the latest version of the spreadsheet. Note: going forward, limited demographic market listings will be italicized.

Name What they want Pay Per Word USD (originals) Flat Pay USD (originals) Website Notes
Clubhouse Magazine Christian-friendly fiction for 8-12-year-olds, specifically incl. SF/F $0.150 Snail mail only.
Deadlands, The Death-themed speculative fiction $0.100
Elegant Literature All genres, themed $0.100
Uncanny SF/F $0.100 Fast response time. SUBMISSION PERIOD: Historically opens for subs in August. ONE-TIME FLASH FICTION SUBMISSION PERIOD: 3/14/22 - 3/21/22
Unidentified Funny Objects ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY - DUE 4/1 - 4/30 Funny F/SF $0.100 ONE-TIME SUBMISSION PERIOD: next opening expected in either 2022 or 2023
Little Blue Marble SF themed to living with climate change, especially hopeful $0.086 Original material up to 2,000 words, reprints up to 5,000 words. ONE-TIME SUBMISSION PERIOD: open until 7/31/22
Assemble Artifacts Stories of wonder and suspense $0.080 Does not respond if rejecting. 7,500+ wordcount stories preferred. NOTE: Check terms of contract carefully re “adaptation shopping rights”
Book of Witches, The (Harper Voyager) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY – DUE 3/14/22 – 3/18/22 Speculative fiction, themed to witches. Limited author demographic: BIPOC $0.080
Dangerous Waters: Deadly Women of the Sea (Brigid’s Gate) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 6/1/22 - 6/30/22 Horror and dark fantasy themed to female water creatures $0.080 Story lengths 100 word drabbles, 500 - 3,000 word short stories
First Peoples Myths and Fables (Flame Tree Publishing) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY – DUE 3/16/22 Speculative fiction themed to myths and legends of first peoples. Limited demographic: authors of that heritage $0.080
Human Monsters (Dark Matter Magazine) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 3/15/22 Horror, no paranormal $0.080
If There's Anyone Left Speculative fiction. Limited demographic: marginalized authors $0.080 ONE-TIME SUBMISSION PERIOD: Summer 2022
Infinite Horrors Magazine Horror $0.080
Infinite Worlds Magazine SF $0.080
Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Fiction Series - DUE 1/1 - 1/31 Historically accurate fiction with lesbian characters and optional historically consistent fantastic elements $0.080
Podcastle (Podcast) Fantasy fiction $0.080 An Escape Artists publication. Original fiction up to 6,000 words, reprints up to 17,000. ONE-TIME SUBMISSION PERIOD: 3/1/22 – 3/31/22
Reckoning Magazine All genres, preferably speculative, themed to humanity's relationship to the earth $0.080
Tales & Feathers Magazine Fantasy, fairy tales, and myths with very little plot $0.080 ONE-TIME NOTE: website launching in Feb 2022, sibling to Augur Magazine.
Tempered Tales (Brigid’s Gate) Horror, fantasy, mystery, themed $0.080 Accepts 100-word drabbles, 500 – 1,500 word short stories. ONE-TIME THEME: “Medusa,” 3/1/22 – 3/15/22
Galaxy’s Edge Science fiction and fantasy $0.070
Picnic in the Graveyard (Cemetery Gates Media) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY – DUE 4/1/22 Horror set in a graveyard or cemetery $0.070
Les Petites Morts (Ghost Orchid Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 7/1/22 - 8/30/22 Erotic horror $0.060 Funding dependent on Kickstarter.
Brute: Raunch, Scares, and Rough Trade (Lethe Press Books) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY – DUE 8/1/22 Horror, dark fantasy, and weird fiction themed to gay rough trade $0.050 Query first
Black Static Horror and dark fantasy $0.041 Do not submit the same story to other magazines at the same press
Interzone Science fiction and fantasy $0.041 Do not submit the same story to other magazines at the same press
Moonflowers & Nightshade ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 4/1/22 Sapphic horror $0.040
Alternative Holidays (B-Cubed Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 3/30/22 Holiday-themed speculative fiction $0.030
Bourbon Penn Odd and imaginative, slipstream, cross-genre, magic realism $0.030
It Was All a Dream ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY – DUE 4/1/22 – 4/30/22 Horror, weird, dark fiction $0.030
Madame President (B-Cubed Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 3/30/22 Speculative fiction themed to a female president of something (PTA? Coven?) $0.030
Scott’s Planet (B-Cubed Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 5/30/22 Shared world SF set on an abandoned colony $0.030
Translunar Travelers Lounge Fun speculative fiction $0.030 SUBMISSION PERIOD: Mar 15 - Apr 15, Sep 15 - Oct 15
Triangulation ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY - DUE 12/1-2/28 All spec-fic, themed. $0.030 RIGHTS: North American rights, Spanish language rights, audio and electronic rights. ONE-TIME 2022 THEME: Energy (sustainable)
Corporate Catharsis: The Work From Home Edition (Water Dragon Publishing) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 7/30/22 Speculative fiction themed to work during the Covid-19 pandemic $0.020
Dragon Gems (Water Dragon Publishing) Fantasy or science fiction $0.020
The Future’s So Bright... (Water Dragon Publishing) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 4/30/22 Fantasy or science fiction, themed to a positive future $0.020
Tree and Stone Speculative and literary fiction $0.020 All spec-fic except graphic horror $0.015 SUBMISSION PERIODS: 1/1 - 2/28, 6/1 - 7/31 (ONE-TIME THEME 6/1/22 - 7/31/22: Farmers and growers)
Weird Horror Magazine Pulpy, weird fiction and horror $0.015 SUBMISSION PERIODS: March, September
Wyldblood Press Literary SF/F/H $0.014 Also publishes novellas and novels, paying royalties only.
Metaphorosis SF and fantasy $0.010 Pays upon acceptance.
Monster (Antimony and Elder Lace Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 6/25/22 Horror themed to original monsters $0.010
Mythic Magazine SF/F $0.010 Submission periods: 2/1/22 – 2/15/22 (reprints only), 3/1 – 3/31, 6/1 – 6/30, 9/1 – 9/30, 12/1 – 12/31
Sacrament, The (Horror Oasis) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 7/1/22 Religion-themed horror $0.010
Speculatief SF, fantasy, and SF horror reprints $0.010 Reprints-only market, will be translated into Dutch.
Wyngraf Cozy fantasy $0.010
Air (Eerie River Publishing) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 8/1/22 - 8/31/22 Horror themed to air $0.008
Earth (Eerie River Publishing) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 2/28/22 Horror themed to earth $0.008
Fire (Eerie River Publishing) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 5/1/22 - 5/31/22 Horror themed to fire $0.008
Lackington's Speculative fiction, themed $0.008
Water (Eerie River Publishing) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 12/1/22 - 12/31/22 Horror themed to water $0.008
Phantom Thieves & Sagacious Scoundrels (JayHenge Publishing) ONE-TIME PUBLISHING - DUE UNTIL FULL Spec-fic themed to admirable thieves and scoundrels $0.005
Imagine 2200 (Fix Solutions Lab) ONE-TIME CONTEST – DUE 5/5/22 Hopeful climate fiction
My Dark Library (Cemetery Gates) Novellas Horror novellas
If There's Anyone Left Flash Fiction Contest ONE-TIME CONTEST – DUE 4/1/22 Flash speculative fiction. Limited demographic: marginalized authors
Last Five Minutes of a Storm, The (Sans. Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY – DUE 3/7/22 All genres, themed to title and provided art
Kolchak: The Night Stalker (Moonstone Books) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 5/22/22 or until full Supernatural mysteries themed to Kolchak TV series.
Disabled Authors SFF Anthology (Forest Ave Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 3/17/22 Speculative fiction. LIMITED DEMOGRAPHIC: disabled US authors
Nightmares of Strangers (Touchpoint Press) ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY – DUE 5/31 Horror
$100.00 Annual horror anthology, ONE-TIME 2022 title.
Sley House Publishing Presents Lit Bits ONE-TIME PODCAST – DUE UNTIL FULL SF, fantasy, horror, mystery, or thriller, for full-cast reading
Three-Lobed Burning Eye All speculative fiction, western, and suspense
Queer Sci Fi's Flash Fiction Contest ANNUAL CONTEST - DUE 3/1 - 5/1 Queer speculative flash fiction, themed. ONE-TIME 2022 THEME: clarity
Abandoned: An Anthology of Vacant Spaces ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY – DUE 3/31/22 All spec-fic, themed to abandoned spaces.
$50.00 50% profit donated to Toys for Tots
Great Wars! (Lost Boys Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 4/1/22 Alternate history themed to a war
James Gunn's Ad Astra Science fiction
Bleak Midwinter (Quill and Crow) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY – DUE 9/13/22 Winter horror
Carnival Macabre (Quill and Crow) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY – DUE 3/13/22 Horror themed to a dark carnival
Strange Sunrises: Tales from Distant Planets (War & Whiskey Publishing) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 6/30/22 SF set on other planets
Strange Sunsets: Terrors on Distant Planets (War & Whiskey Publishing) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 3/1/22-8/31/22 SF horror set on other planets
Peculiar Monstrosities (Planet Bizarro) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY – DUE 3/1/22 Bizarro fiction themed to monsters
History Through Fiction Short Stories Historical fiction, incl. Alternate history and with fantasy elements
Hunger of Old Stars, The (Splatter Ink Publishing) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE UNTIL FULL Cosmic horror
Hyphen Punk Speculative fiction in -punk subgenres like steampunk, splatterpunk, solarpunk etc.
Kingdoms of Wrath and Ice ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY – DUE 4/1/22 – 4/30/22 Fantasy themed to a wintery villain
Pulp Modern Crime, science fiction, fantasy, horror, western pulp, themed
$25.00 ONE-TIME THEME 3/1/22: 1981 (especially horror)
Tales of the Dark Fae (Colors in Darkness) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 2/28/22 Fairy-themed horror and dark fantasy. LIMITED DEMOGRAPHIC: PoC authors.
Their Ghoulish Reputation (Dark Lake Publishing) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 3/28/22 Folk horror
Unleashed (Skywatcher Press) BIANNUAL ANTHOLOGY SERIES Horror, themed
$25.00 ONE-TIME 2022 Spring theme (due 2/20/22): dead and reanimated
Alien Dimensions Fun, adventurous space SF with aliens
Midnight in the Dying Garden ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY – DUE 4/30/22 Horror
A Coup of Owls All genres, especially experimental. Limited author demographic: underrepresented or marginalized
Gwyllion Magazine All science fiction, fantasy, and horror, especially fun.
$13.58 SUBMISSION PERIODS: January, February, July, August
Mithila Review All speculative fiction
$10.00 NOTE: also takes audio rights
Propagule All genres, experimental
Pyre Magazine Dark, genre-bending fiction and flash fiction
Tall Tale TV PODCAST Science fiction and fantasy
That is SO Wrong (Black Hart Entertainment) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY – DUE 3/30/22 Offbeat horror
Frost Zone Zine Dark fiction and quiet horror
Story Brewing PODCAST – DEAD MARKET All genres, exciting
Theme of Absence SF/F/H

Keep writing, keep submitting, and good luck!

Abra Staffin-Wiebe, Compiler of Lists
Aswiebe's Market List
Abra Staffin-Wiebe's Author Website

Aswiebe's Market List Details
* Aswiebe's Market List is a searchable, sortable spreadsheet of paying fantasy, science fiction, and horror markets. This way it's easy to find, for example, only horror markets that accept reprints greater than 10,000 words. For more information on what it is and how to use it, see About's Market Spreadsheet.
* If you find it useful, please consider donating via PayPal to help support it.
* To help prevent these from being flagged as spam, please add this email to your contacts. Thanks!
* If you're so moved, go ahead and link to Aswiebe's Market List on your blog or webpage.
* To report a new paying market, go to my contact page.
* To unsubscribe, simply reply to this email with "unsubscribe" in the subject line.
*Feel free to share this newsletter with others by whatever means you like, as long as you include all of it.
* If you received this from a friend and want to subscribe to this email newsletter, go here.

Submit your email for market list and publication news updates