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Abyss & Apex
Abyss & Apex's mission is to publish the finest in human-written (no AI!) speculative and imaginative fiction and poetry, with special attention to character-driven stories that examine the depths and heights of emotion and motivation from a broad variety of cultural and social perspectives.
Analog Science Fiction and Fact Magazine continues to bring together celebrated authors, new talent, and award-winning stories, poems, and articles, as it has since its launch in 1930.
Anathema: Spec from the Margins is a free, online tri-annual magazine publishing speculative fiction (SF/F/H, the weird, slipstream, surrealism, fabulism, and more) by queer people of colour on every range of the LGBTQIA spectrum.
Andromeda Spaceways is a quarterly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine, publishing short stories, poetry, interviews, articles of interest, and book reviews.
Apex Magazine is an online zine of fantastical fiction. We publish short stories filled with marrow and passion, works that are twisted, strange, and beautiful. Creations where secret places and dreams are put on display.
Apparition Lit is a quarterly speculative fiction magazine that features original short stories, poetry, and artwork.
Archive of the Odd
Archive of the Odd is a biannual magazine of found fiction—stories told in the style of found footage, also known epistolary, neo-epistolary, found file, or found document fiction. Essentially, stories told in the form of other documents.
Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine continues to bring together celebrated authors, new talent, and award-winning stories, poems, and articles as it has for over 35 years.
Augur is a literary magazine that makes room for writing from uncommon perspectives, and brings together the often disparate realms of literary and genre fiction.
Aurealis is Australia’s most successful SF/fantasy magazine. Our aim when we released our first issue in September 1990 was to produce something that had never been produced before in Australia: a professional mass market SF/fantasy magazine. We’ve been doing that ever since.
Baffling Magazine is a quarterly online magazine of flash fiction.
We love fantasy, science fiction & horror stories with a queer bent.
Beneath Ceaseless Skies
Beneath Ceaseless Skies is a non-profit online magazine dedicated to publishing literary adventure fantasy: fantasy set in secondary-world or historical paranormal settings, written with a literary focus on the characters.
Bourbon Penn, a weird-lit magazine featuring stories of the imagination and odd.
Cast of Wonders
Cast of Wonders is the leading voice in young adult speculative short fiction. The show aims to demonstrate the versatility and breadth of young adult fiction, and to welcome new and diverse voices to the conversation.
CatsCast publishes speculative cat stories monthly. We hope that each story leaves its cat-loving listeners a little happier after listening than they were before. See the sidebar for instructions on how to subscribe, or listen to (or read) individual episodes on Patreon.
Clarkesworld is a monthly science fiction and fantasy magazine first published in October 2006. Each issue contains interviews, thought-provoking articles, and between six and eight works of original fiction. Our fiction is also available in ebook editions/subscriptions, audio podcasts, print issues, and in our annual print/ebook anthologies.
Cosmic Horror Monthly
Cosmic Horror Monthly is a monthly tome of tales, Lovecraftian, cosmic, and weird. Bold new horror delivered to your inbox or your mailbox.
The Deadlands is a monthly speculative fiction magazine. We publish short stories, poems, and essays about the other realms, of the ends we face here, and the beginnings we find elsewhere. It is an adventure into the unknown, to meet those who live there still, even though they may be dead. Death is a journey we all will take, but we’d like to peek at the map before we go.
Diabolical Plots started publishing original fiction in 2015 and continues to publish original fiction. In 2020, Diabolical Plots published “Open House On Haunted Hill” by John Wiswell which was nominated for both the Nebula, Hugo, and Locus Awards, among others.
The magazines on this list are active speculative fiction publications with regular publishing schedules who pay authors at least a nominal fee for their stories. If you would like to suggest addition markets or corrections to the current list, please use the form below.