Bonnie Mercure's Guide to Writers' Markets
Tri-yearly. Needs: literary; F, DF, SF, H, SL, MYS, Mainstream, 1000-8000 words. (prefers 2000-4500) No child/animal abuse, or gratuitous sex. Reprints very rarely used. Pays: $10-$20 & 1 copy for First or One-time (for reprints) Rights. $5 or copy for under 1000 words. RT: 2 weeks. Email firstname.lastname@example.org (Query only) Send complete manuscript to: Sherry Decker, Managing Editor; PO Box 2078, Redmond WA 98073-2078 Magazine Currently on hold, not open to submissions
Needs: Science Fiction, Fantasy, 2,000 to 8,000 words. Looking for innovative, entertaining, well-written and up-to-date science fiction and fantasy. Pays: Pays £30 per 1,000 words. Send complete manuscript to: David Pringle, Editor, 217 Preston Drive, Brighton, BN1 6F1 UK
Biannual. Needs: Science Fiction, to 20,000 words. Looking for character driven stories. Pays: 1-2 cents per word for FNASR Send complete manuscript to: Matthew Walls, Editor, PO Box 9307, Baltimore, MD 21228
Semi-annual. Needs: Classic SF/F, to 12,000 words. Each story is critiqued
by two to four members of staff. No simsubs, reprints, sex, profanity,
excessive violence. Pays 1¢/word (min. $10.00, max. $100.00) + 2
copies for FNASR. RT: 2-6 months.
Anthology from World Fantasy Award finalist, Ministry of Whimsy Press. Original fiction anthology series LEVIATHAN was British Fantasy Award-finalist. Reading for LEVIATHAN 3 from September 1st to October 31st, 2001. Editors: Jeff VanderMeer and Forrest Aguirre. Submissions 3,000 to 10,000 words. No reprints. Maximum payment: $100 plus royalties. "LEVIATHAN 3 is an unthemed anthology--any fantastical literature in the magic realism, surrealism, "slipstream" category is welcome. Please do not send ANY stories that feature such traditional tropes as vampires, werewolves, zombies, or faeries. Monkeys, small children, and anthropomorphic cleaning products are also not welcome. No multiple submissions, please." Submit to co-editor Forrest Aguirre via email at email@example.com in RTF or Word .doc format. Or via snail mail to: Forrest Aguirre, 4905 Ascot Lane #3, Madison, WI 53711. Stories submitted via snail mail without adequate SASE will be disposed of unread. Submissions to the Ministry's Tallahassee address will not be read. Sample copy: send check or money order made out to Forrest Aguirre for $10.00 postpaid.
Bi-annual. Needs: Dark F/H, to 5000 words. (Query if longer.) No vampiric,
gothic romances, gore or sex-driven tales, virtual reality, sing-song
rhymes. Pays 2¢/word & copy for 1st World Serial Rights (¼¢/word
for reprints). Email firstname.lastname@example.org (Query only)
Quarterly. Needs: SF/F/H, to 5000 words.
(query if longer.) Looking for character-driven stories with amosphere.
No erotic fiction. No reprints. Pays $20 & 1 copy for One-Time Rights.
RT 4 weeks. email@example.com (Query only)
Needs: SF & Fantasy, to 25,000 words. Needs more SF, humor. Pays: 5-8 cents per word on acceptance for first North American and foreign serial rights and an option on anthology rights. Send complete manuscript to: Gordon Van Gelder, Editor, PO Box 1806, New York NY 10159
Monthly webzine & quarterly print ("Best of..."); Needs: SF/F/H,
to 2500 words. Likes twist endings. Closed from 1 Nov - 31 Jan. Pays 1¢/word
(to a max of $20), or $5 for Short-shorts (under 1000 words) for One-time
World Rights for on-line version & simultaneous hard copy (if applicable)
with option of including the work in quarterly "Best of Millennium Anthology"
E-mail subs OK from the 1-15 of each month (Subject line: "Story Submission"),
attached as Rich Text, or MSWord.
Quarterly. Needs: Mystery, to 5000 words.
(prefers 2000-4000) Likes humorous mysteries.No true crime. No gratuitous
or explicit sex, violence, or language. No cannibal stories. Pays $10
+ 2 copies for FNASR. Query first with title and word count(do not send
entire story) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Stories should be unpublished in any medium and be between 750 and 3500
words. "The issue in which the story is published will not include
the author's by-line. ... It is envisaged that the directly subsequent
issue will give the full by-lines of the previous issue's contents."
Submissions by email to Nemonymity@excite.com or Nemonymous@hotmail.com
- in the body of the email – no attachments. Reading for second issue:
1 December 2001 to February 28th 2002. Query first (during that period)
before sending story. Pays £25 per story of any length between 750
and 3500 words. Full guidelines and ordering details at http://www.redsine.com/padgettweggs/nemonymous/
Biannual (spring & winter, probably). Needs: SF/DF/H/SL, to 14000 words. Publishes novel excerpts. No reprints. Pays 1 cent per word + 2 copies (will sell 5 more copies at cost) for FNASR. RT: 4 weeks. E-mail (No subs): email@example.com(Query only) Issue two will be made available soon for $8.50. Send complete manuscript to Jeff Paris, SF Editor; Adam Golaski, Horror Editor, 25 Cutter Avenue, Somerville, MA 02144.
Quarterly. Needs: SF/F/Psychological Horror
(experimental only,no blood & gore), to 6000 words. Likes Humour &Satire,
well-plotted stories with believeable characters. Pays one copy for first
1000 words, £3/1000 words after, for First English Language Serial
Needs: SF/F/H/SL, up to 6000 words. Strong preference given to submissions
by Canadians. DEADLINES for regular issues: 28 Feb, 31 May, 31 Aug, 30
Nov (of each year). Theme Issue Deadline: 30 Aug 00, theme is "World Beat."
Pays (Canadian) under 1000: $50 & 1 copy, under 3000: $100, under
5000: $150, under 6000: $180 -- all with 2 copies, for FNASR. RT: 12 weeks.
Three times year.
Needs: SF/F/H, 3500-7500 words. Looking for good quality science fiction
and fantasy stories. No stream of consciousness. Negotiates pay for First
Rights (1 year exclusive) & Reprint Rights (for inclusion in anthology
with additional payment). RT: long Do not submit complete manuscript -
query first. Queries should be well-thought out & provide a synopsis
of what the story is about, as well as techniques used.
Quarterly. Twice winner of the British Fantasy Award. Needs: H/DF/F/Humour/SF,
100-3500 words. Looking for stories with strong characters where the story
line evolves naturally out of the characters and the situations they find
themselves in. Pays around £2.50 per 1000 words (under ½¢/word)
for First British Serial Rights. RT: 6-13 weeks. Prefers snail-mail subs,
but will accept e-mail subs (pasted in body of email -- 1 at a time) from
non-UK authors. Stuart@peepingtom.freeserve.co.uk
Quarterly. Needs: All types of genres & literary, up to 5000 words.
Looking for originality and quality.Pays CND$20 per printed page &
1 year subscription (pay extra CND$10/page for electronic rights if selected)
for FNASR.up to 5000 words (longer if outstanding). RT: 3-4 months. E-mail
subs OK, in email body or as a MIME compliant ASCII or any PC word processor
attachment. send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Tri-yearly. Needs: Horror, to 3000 words. Looking for dark, twisted,
suspenseful stories with supernatural elements. Yearly Reading Period:
1 May-31 Oct Pays $20 and 1 copy for FNASR. RT: 3-8 weeks.
Bi-annual. Needs: Hard SF, Supernatural H, Sword & Sorcery, to 10000
words. Pays 1¢/word ($5.00 minimum) plus 2 copies & a 40% discount
for additional copies for FNASR & non-exclusive option on subsidiary
Quarterly. Needs: Science Fiction, Dark Fantasy, Cutting edge genres. Send complete manuscript to: Andy Cox, Editor, TTA Press, 5 Martins Lane, Witcham, Ely, Cambs CB6 2LB, United Kingdom
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