Bonnie Mercure's Guide to Writers' Markets
Tri-annual. Needs: All genres, 250-8000 words. Looking for high quality
work. No dogmatically religious, politically propagandistic, recognizably
juvenile, ridiculously pornographic or blatantly formulaic fiction. Pays
US $5/per magazine page + 2 copies & 1-year subscription for One-time
North American Serial, Non-exclusive Electronic Reproduction, & Reprint
Quarterly. Needs: Romance with SF/F/H/Paranormal elements, up to 10000
words. Wants a happy ending. New writers welcome. No porno or gore.Pays
½¢/word, plus copy for One Time Rights. RT: 4-6 months. E-mail:
RBeyond@aol.com (Query only)
Short Stuff for Grown-Ups magazine
Bimonthly. Needs: All genres, 500-1600 words. Each issue revolves around a season or holiday. Looking for tasteful fiction and humor, any genre, any subject. No graphic sex, profanity. Indicate dated material (i.e. EASTER) on envelope. Pays $10-50 for FNASR, 500-1600 words. RT: 3-6 months. Send complete manuscript to: Donna Bowman, Editor, Bowman Publications, POB 7057, Loveland, CO 80537
Quarterly. Needs: Fantasy for ages 9-14, to 2500 words. Creature of
the issue and holiday theme. No gore or adult situations. Humor, mild
chills and thrills, and thoughtful insights into supernatural creatures
OK. Magic, myth, legend and adventure in a fantasy setting. Pays $5 &
2 copies for FNASR. E-mail subs only, in email body. email@example.com
Quarterly. Needs: Dark SF/F, up to 6000 words. Pays 1¢/word (2¢/word for the lead story) for FNASR. RT: 2 Weeks. E-mail subs to firstname.lastname@example.org OK as attached. ASCII with body as covering note, or in email body after covering note if you can't attach. PC/DOS Disc subs OK, include 1 file formatted as ASCII, & 1 file as Works, Word, WordPerfect, Write, or RTF. Hard copy OK too. Will respond to any sub by e-mail if asked in covering note. Send to: Patrick & Honna Swenson, Editors, 5203 Quincy Ave. SE, Auburn, WA 98092, tel: 253/735-6552
Tri-annual. Needs: SF/F/H, to 10000 words.(under 6000 preferred). Looking
for some element of the fantastic, literature of the fantastic. No excessive
violence or gore. Pays 2¢/word (Canadian, min.is $10) for FNASR.
Email email@example.com (Query only)
Needs: Fiction. All genres, including speculative fiction, to 5000 words. Also poetry, and art, by writers with limited publishing credits. Pays: 3 copies per issue for first time rights. RT: 8-12 Weeks. EMAIL: Unknown_Writer_2000@yahoo.com Send in body of email or as an attachment in MS Word, Corel WordPerfect, ASCII text, or rich-text format. Or send complete manuscript to: Janell Robisch, Co-Editor, The Unknown Writer, P.O Box 698, Ramsey, NJ 07446
Needs: SF/F/DF/H/SL/P, up to 3000 words. Poetry to two pages. Looking for thought-provoking, surreal stories with rich characterization. No hi-tech SF, no gore. Query for reprints. Pays 2-3¢/word. RT: 2 months. Send Submissions to: Mark McLaughlin, PO Box 4737, Davenport, IA 52808.
Quarterly. Needs: SF/F/H, up to 4000 words. No sex or splattergore.
Reprints OK. Pays ½¢/word for FNASR. RT: 4-6 weeks. E-mail subs
in body of email to firstname.lastname@example.org Subject line: "Submission".
Bimonthly. Needs: Multi-genre, 1000-6000 words. Recently voted 'Best new small press magazine'. Looking for character driven stories. Welcomes new writers. Current needs: Horror, Dark Fantasy of the sort found in the mags Peeping Tom or Blood & Screams. No reprints. Pays £10 ($16 US) per 1000 words (1.6¢/word) for First British Serial Rights. RT: 2 Weeks. Prefers E-mail subs; in email body or attached as Word, Wordpad, Lotus Word Pro, or ASCII, to email@example.com If snailmail, prefers disk (same formats as e-mail). Send to: John Dunne, Editor; Regent Publications, 14 Honor Avenue, Goldthorn Park, Wolverhampton WV45HH, UK; tel/fax: 01902 652999
Needs: Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Horror, to 10,000 words Looking for unusual fiction. Must have fantasy element. Pays: 3-6 cent per word on acceptance for 1st NASR and anthology option Send complete manuscript to: Darrell Schweitzer, Editor, 123 Crooked Lane, King of Prussia PA 19406
Quarterly digest. Needs: H/DF, to 4000 words. Considers "approved in
advance" reprints Pays ¼¢/word & 1 copy for FNASR. E-mail
subs OK, in email body or attached as ASCII, to: Cbunn@undauntedpress.com
Needs: all genre, In the tradition of the classic narrative, to 7,000 words. No Subs accepted between July 1, August 31. Pays: $1,000 with 2 year rights film option. Send complete manuscript to: Adrienne Broduer, Editor, 260 5th Ave, Suite 1200, New York NY 10001