Online Magazines

Abyss & Apex Magazine Abyss & Apex Magazine: Abyss & Apex Magazine (A&A) is a long-running, semi-pro online speculative fiction magazine. The title of the zine comes from a quote by Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), “And if you gaze long into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.” The stories and poetry therefore follow the pattern of “how would humans react?” if a new technology or a type of magic or supernatural power affected them.


Albedo One Magazine Albedo One Magazine: Albedo One is Ireland’s longest-running and foremost magazine of the Fantastic. Since 1993, we have published stories from both Irish and international authors which push at the boundaries of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror.


Amazing Stories Magazine Amazing Stories Magazine: Amazing Stories was originally published in 1926 and was the world’s first science fiction magazine. Its owner, publisher and first editor was Hugo Gernsback who has been called the Father of Science Fiction. Now it’s back again, in a new format, with a bright new future awaiting it.


Analog Science Fiction and Fact Analog Science Fiction and Fact: Astounding/Analog (often all-encompassingly just called ASF) is often considered the magazine where science fiction grew up. When editor John W. Campbell took over in 1938, he brought to Astounding an unprecedented insistence on placing equal emphasis on both words of “science fiction.” No longer satisfied with gadgetry and action per se, Campbell demanded that his writers try to think out how science and technology might really develop in the future-and, most importantly, how those changes would affect the lives of human beings. The new sophistication soon made Astounding the undisputed leader in the field, and Campbell began to think the old title was too “sensational” to reflect what the magazine was actually doing. He chose “Analog” in part because he thought of each story as an “analog simulation” of a possible future, and in part because of the close analogy he saw between the imagined science in the stories he was publishing and the real science being done in laboratories around the world.


Andromeda Spaceways Magazine Andromeda Spaceways Magazine: Each issue of this popular science fiction & fantasy magazine contains over 40,000 words of fiction, articles, interviews, reviews and editorial. Published every 2 months, Andromeda Spaceways has an enviable reputation for regularity.


Apex Magazine Apex Magazine: Apex Magazine is an online prose and poetry magazine of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and mash-ups of all three. Works full of marrow and passion, stories that are twisted, strange, and beautiful. Creations where secret places and dreams are put on display.


Arc Magazine Arc Magazine: Arc, a new publication from the makers of New Scientist, explores the future through cutting-edge science fiction and forward-looking essays by some of the world’s most celebrated authors, alongside columns by thinkers and practitioners from the worlds of books, design, gaming, film and more.


Ardor Literary Magazine Ardor Literary Magazine: ARDOR was founded as a non-profit online literary magazine in September 2012 and published its first issue in January 2013. Joe Hessert, Founding Editor of ARDOR is a native of Maine and has his MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Joe has worked as the Assistant Fiction Editor at the Iowa Review and has editing experience at several newspapers and magazines. Most recently Joe has been an undergraduate English and writing instructor in Maine.


Aurealis Fantasy & Science Fiction Aurealis – Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction: Aurealis is an Australian semiprozine that has published a number of stories by the new stars of Australian science fiction. Issues are very Australian, including Australian-related SF news and reviews of Australian SF.


Asimov's Science Fiction Asimov’s Science Fiction: Asimov’s Science Fiction features novellas, novelettes, short stories, poems, and fact-based articles by the genre’s leading authors. Larry Niven, Robert Silverberg, Geoffrey Landis, Eleanor Arnason, James Patrick Kelly, and Kage Baker, are some of the magazine’s stellar contributors.


Bastion Bastion Science Fiction Magazine: Bastion is a new science fiction magazine publishing digitally on the first of every month. Each issue will contain 7 to 9 original short stories. Our yearly anthology will be available in both digital and print formats in early December. Immediate goals for our young magazine include establishing a solid reader base so our contributors can get paid professional rates for their work. As writers ourselves, we understand the importance of getting compensated for an author’s work, so we evaluate what we can offer our authors each month. Additionally, we do our best to respond meaningfully to each submission within a reasonable amount of time, since we understand how frustrating it can be to wait for weeks or months without ever hearing back. We’re also working toward becoming a qualifying market for the Science Fiction Writer’s Association, which we hope will help to develop our contributor’s professional qualifications.


Beaneath Ceaseless Skies Beneath Ceaseless Skies: Beneath Ceaseless Skies (ISSN 1946-1046) is a SFWA-qualifying, pro-rate online magazine dedicated to publishing literary adventure fantasy: fantasy set in secondary-world or historical settings, with a literary focus on the characters.

In six years BCS has published over 315 stories and 135 audio fiction podcasts. We have been a finalist for two Hugo Awards, one British Science Fiction Association Award, two Parsec podasting awards, two Aurealis Awards, and four World Fantasy Awards, and stories from BCS have won the Aurealis Award and the World Fantasy Award. Locus online has called BCS “a premier venue for fantastic fiction, not just online but for all media.”


Black Gate Black Gate – Adventures in Fantasy Literature: : Black Gate is a quarterly magazine of epic fantasy fiction. It publishes reviews and original short stories from the best names in adventure fantasy. Black Gate covers virtually every aspect of modern print fantasy – books, comics, adventure gaming, role playing games, and much more.


blackstatic_large Black Static: Black Static is the new title for The Third Alternative, which was founded in 1994. With the arrival of Interzone in 2005 it was no longer necessary to publish science fiction and fantasy in The Third Alternative (not that there was ever very much of it), so we took the opportunity to focus on its darker side and give the magazine a new title to emphasise the slight shift, and give potential readers a clearer idea of what the magazine was all about. So the magazine became Black Static, now fully recognisable as a Horror magazine.


Bull Spec Bull Spec: BULL SPEC was founded in November 2009, and published its first issue in March 2010.


SFWA Bulletin The Bulletin of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America: The Bulletin is a quarterly magazine produced by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA).


Cemetary Dance Cemetary Dance: Cemetery Dance is the World Fantasy Award-winning magazine of horror, dark mystery, and suspense. Each issue is packed with 100 to 140 pages of short stories, articles, columns, interviews, news, and reviews! Plus stunning full-color covers and striking interior artwork! Covering the entire horror field — Books! Movies! Videos! Comics!

The world’s top authors in the genre are published within our pages, but Cemetery Dance is also the place to look for glimpses of the future. We’ve given more big names their “first shot” than any other publication in the last two decades, and many of those authors are coming back for future issues.


Challenger Fanzine Challenger Fanzine: Challenger is an amateur publication for science fiction fandom – a fanzine. Its editor is Guy H. Lillian III. Challenger was born August 1, 1993. The zine has had a lucky career. Many times – beginning in 2000, it’s been nominated for the Hugo Award as the best fanzine of the year.


Clarkesworld Magazine Clarkesworld Magazine: Clarkesworld is a monthly science fiction and fantasy magazine first published in October 2006. Each issue contains interviews, thought-provoking articles and at least three pieces of original fiction. Our fiction is also available in ebook editions/subscriptions, audio podcasts, print issues, and in our annual print/ebook anthologies. We are a three-time winner of the Hugo Award for Best Semiprozine and our fiction has been nominated for or won the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, Sturgeon, Locus, Shirley Jackson, Ditmar, WSFA Small Press and Stoker Awards.


Crossed Genres Magazine Crossed Genres: Crossed Genres Publications is a small press publisher of progressive speculative fiction based in Framingham, Massachusetts. CGP is the publisher of Crossed Genres Magazine, a monthly SFF magazine which is a qualifying professional market for Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). The magazine is free to read online, is available in yearly subscriptions (print and ebook), and is published in biannual anthologies (print and ebook).


Daily Science Fiction Daily Science Fiction: We publish “science fiction” in the broad sense of the word: This includes sci-fi, fantasy, slipstream– whatever you’d likely find in the science fiction section of your local bookstore. Our stories are mostly short short fiction (flash fiction) each Monday through Thursday, hopefully the right length to read on a coffee break, over lunch, or as a bedtime tale. Friday’s weekend stories are longer.


The Dark Magazine The Dark Magazine: THE DARK is a bimonthly online magazine of dark and strange fiction which debuted in the Fall of 2013, publishing strong names in dark fiction.


Fantasy & Science Fiction Fantasy & Science Fiction: The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, founded in 1949, is the award-winning SF magazine which is the original publisher of SF classics like Stephen King’s Dark Tower, Daniel Keyes’s Flowers for Algernon, and Walter M. Miller’s A Canticle for Leibowitz. Each double-sized bimonthly issue offers: Compelling short fiction by writers such as Ray Bradbury, Ursula K. Le Guin, Terry Bisson and many others; The science fiction field’s most respected and outspoken opinions on Books, Films and Science; Humor from our cartoonists and writers.


Fantasy Scroll Magazine Fantasy Scroll Magazine: Fantasy Scroll Mag is a quarterly publication featuring science fiction, fantasy, horror, and paranormal short-fiction. We publish short fiction from our contributors four times per year, and one annual anthology. The magazine is published by Fantasy Scroll Press, LLC, and it’s a sister site of Fantasy Scroll, a fiction writing blog that publishes tips, information, and resources for writers.


Fiction Vortex Fiction Vortex: Founded in the 277th year of the Takolatchni Dynasty, Fiction Vortex set out to encourage people to write and publish great speculative fiction. It sprang fully formed from the elbow of TWOS, retaining none of TWOS’s form but most of its spirit. And the patron god of writers, the insecure, the depressed, and the mentally ill regarded Fiction Vortex in his magic mirror of self-loathing and declared it good, insofar as something that gives writer’s undue hope can be declared good. Thereafter, he charged the Rear Admiral of the Galactic 5th Fleet to defend Fiction Vortex down to the last robot warrior.


Flash Fiction Online Flash Fiction Online: Every month, Flash Fiction Online is proud to publish what we think is some of the best darn flash fiction (500 to 1000 words) there is. Each issue includes three original stories by both new and seasoned authors. Although many on our staff have a fondness for the speculative, we enjoy and select fiction in any genre. Founded by Jake Freivald in 2007, Flash Fiction Online has been published by Anna Yeatts since September 2013.

We believe good stories should be free to readers—our goal is to help foster appreciation for short fiction. At the same time, we’re eager to support writers. We offer pro-rate payment for stories (as defined by the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, $0.05/ word). All our stories are read blind, with the author names and other identifying material stripped off, to ensure impartiality. At FFO, it doesn’t matter if you are a new writer or a seasoned pro–if we like your story, we’ll take it.


Galaxy Edge Galaxy Edge: Galaxy’s Edge is a bi-monthly online magazine published every January, March, May, July, September and November. The magazine is free for online viewing. Downloads are available for nominal fees from a variety of different venues. A paper edition is available from many online venues, including


GUD Magazine GUD Magazine: GUD (pronounced “good”) is Greatest Uncommon Denominator, a print/pdf magazine with two hundred pages of literary and genre fiction, poetry, art, and articles.


Hello Horror Hello Horror: HelloHorror is an online literary journal and blog dedicated to finding true fear. You may find blood, guts and gore in the pages of our selected works, but most importantly, you will find true fear.


Ideomancer Ideomancer: We want, in some small way, to illumine the geography of the imagination. We want to grope about for its borders, its elevations and contours. We’ll do this by sharing the jewels we stumble across along the way, tossing these beacons up into the digital firmament, the better to see each other by.


Innsmouth Magazine Innsmouth: Innsmouth Free Press is a Canadian micro-publisher of dark fiction and horror. Here is what we do: Innsmouth Free Press releases several high-quality anthologies and novels during the year, available in print and as e-books. If that were not enough, we feature non-fiction: articles, interviews, reviews and columns of interest to horror and dark fiction enthusiasts.


International Speculative Fiction International Speculative Fiction: International Speculative Fiction (“ISF”) is an e-zine with free online distribution every 3 months featuring Speculative Fiction of International authors, especially non-anglophone. ISF will publish 3 to 4 short stories per number, as well as one article and one interview! Also, we will try publish, if possible, a short story and an article every two weeks on the site!


Interzone Interzone: TTA Press (The publisher) is named after the magazine it founded in 1994, The Third Alternative, which was renowned for its slipstream/horror fiction and introduction (or early publication) of writers such as Nicholas Royle, Justina Robson, Chris Kenworthy, Joel Lane, Conrad Williams, Alexander Glass, Lynda E. Rucker, Karen Fishler, Joe Hill, Tamar Yellin, Mike O’Driscoll, Andrew Hook, Jamie Barras, Simon Avery, Tim Lees, Paul Meloy, Nina Allan, Andrew Humphrey, Jay Lake and a great many others. The magazine also published the likes of Christopher Priest, Steve Rasnic Tem, James Lovegrove, Peter Crowther, Paul Di Filippo, Don Webb, Tim Lebbon, Mark Morris, Tom Piccirilli, Michael Marshall Smith, Ian Watson, Tony Ballantyne, M. John Harrison, Muriel Gray, Graham Joyce, Simon Ings, Christopher Fowler, Brian Hodge, Brian Aldiss, Eric Brown, Alan Wall, James Sallis, Susan Fry, Mélanie Fazi, Vandana Singh, Scott Nicholson, Elizabeth Bear and many others. The magazine was shortlisted for the Hugo Award a few times, twice winner of the British Fantasy Award, and winner of the International Horror Guild Award. The first best-of-TTA anthology, Last Rites and Resurrections, also won a British Fantasy Award (and is long out of print).


James Gunn’s Ad Astra James Gunn’s Ad Astra: James Gunn’s Ad Astra combines the best parts of creative magazines and scholarly journals and brings them to Web. This site will showcase the imaginations of creators and fans, and will show the research and study of scholars inspired by speculative fiction. We are a volunteer organization under the auspices of the Center for the Study of Science Fiction at the University of Kansas. We are working in partnership with the CSSF’s educational outreach program, AboutSF.


Light Speed Lightspeed Magazine: Lightspeed is a science fiction and fantasy magazine. In its pages, you will find science fiction: from near-future, sociological soft SF, to far-future, star-spanning hard SF—and fantasy: from epic fantasy, sword-and-sorcery, and contemporary urban tales, to magical realism, science-fantasy, and folktales. No subject is off-limits, and we encourage our writers to take chances with their fiction and push the envelope.

Lightspeed is a 2014 Hugo Award Winner (and a four-time Hugo finalist), and stories from Lightspeed have been nominated for the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, and the Theodore Sturgeon Award.


Locus Magazine Locus – The Magazine of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Field: Locus Magazine, covering the science fiction and fantasy field since 1968, is a monthly 8 1/2 x 11” magazine often with a bright red border. Locus publishes news of the Science Fiction publishing field with extensive reviews and listings of new science fiction books and magazines.


Lontar Journal Lontar Journal: LONTAR is a literary journal of Southeast Asian speculative fiction in English, published and distributed by Math Paper Press in Singapore.


Luna Station Luna Station Quarterly: The on-going mission of Luna Station Quarterly is to display the vast and varied talents of female speculative fiction writers. We hope you enjoy the stories within. Please be sure to check out our author’s profiles to learn where you can read more of their work.


Midnight Echo Midnight Echo Magazine: Midnight Echo magazine the official magazine of the Australian Horror Writers Association. Each issue contains more than 100 pages of horror (or dark) fiction, poetry, art, comics, columns, articles, book releases, and more! The magazine is released in a limited print edition and in digital format.


Mythic Delirium Mythic Delirium: Mythic Delirium is a biannual journal that publishes science fiction, fantasy, horror, surreal and cross-genre poetry.


Neo-Opsis Neo-Opsis: Let Neo-opsis magazine entertain you with fun and interesting stories, written from the perspective of science and fantasy. Read informative articles on science and nature. Check out the Science and Science Fiction news articles. Enjoy book and movie reviews.


Nightmare Magazine Nightmare Magazine: Nightmare is an online horror and dark fantasy magazine. In Nightmare’s pages, you will find all kinds of horror fiction, from zombie stories and haunted house tales, to visceral psychological horror. No subject is off-limits, and we will be encouraging our writers to take chances with their fiction and push the envelope.


On Spec Magazine On Spec – The Canadian Magazine of the Fantastic: Original speculative fiction and poetry – fantasy, horror, ghost stories, fairy stories, magic realism, etc.


One Throne One Throne MagazineOne Throne is an online literary magazine published quarterly. Our goal is to showcase the foremost in writing, spanning genres, and running the gamut from elegant prose to plot-driven stories to speculative fiction.


Orsan Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show: Orson Scott Card’s InterGalactic Medicine Show is an online fantasy and science fiction magazine. We are a bi-monthly publication featuring content from both established as well as talented new authors. In addition to our bi-monthly issues, we offer weekly columns and reviews on books, movies, video games and writing advice.


Shimmer Shimmer: Welcome to Shimmer Magazine! We publish contemporary fantasy short stories, with a few ventures into science fiction or horror, and the stories tend to be tinged with sorrow (though we’re not averse to the occasional funny tale). We release several issues a year, in gorgeous print and electronic editions. Our stories have been reprinted in Best American Fantasy 3 and Rich Horton’s Year’s Best Fantasy and Science Fiction, and get pretty terrific reviews.


Shock Totem Shock Totem: Shock Totem Publications (commonly referred to simply as Shock Totem) is an American small-press publisher specializing in dark fantasy and horror. It was founded in 2008 by author K. Allen Wood. He is assisted by John Boden, Sarah Gomes, Catherine Grant, Barry Lee Dejasu, Zachary C. Parker, and numerous staff writers.


Space and Time Space and Time Magazine: Space and Time is a four-decade-old publication that’s a must for true fans of Strange and Unusual fiction, poetry, and art. Readers can look forward to stories from the future stars of genre fiction intermingled with unique tales from pros like Jeffrey Ford, Norman Spinrad, Jack Ketchum, and CJ Henderson. Subscribers receive FOUR brand-spanking-new issues of Space and Time per year at our low subscription rate of $20.00/year.


SQ Mag SQ Mag: SQ Mag began as a seasonal print magazine, SQ Magazine – printing three editions which we were very proud of. We chose to cease the line in 2012 when we realised that the business model was outdated, and converted to what we have now, which is a bi-monthly ezine, where the best fiction is published in the following year (the Star Quake anthology series).


Star*Line Star*Line: The Science Fiction Poetry Association was founded in 1978 to bring together poets and readers interested in science-fiction poetry. What is sf poetry? Everybody has a unique definition. To be sure, it is poetry (we’ll leave that definition to you), but it’s poetry with some element of speculation—usually science fiction, fantasy, or horror, though some include surrealism, some straight science. SFPA’s founder, Suzette Haden Elgin, has shared her thoughts on sf poetry in the aptly titled “About Science Fiction Poetry.”


Subterranean Press Subterranean Press: Subterranean Press is widely considered to be among the finest specialty publishers in the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres, and has published Stephen King, Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Harlan Ellison, Joe Hill, and Peter Straub. In addition to the book line, Subterranean publishes its namesake magazine, which includes over 60,000 words of free fiction in each quarterly issue. In the past, Subterranean has included original tales by Robert Silverberg, Ted Chiang, Kelly Link, Maria Dahvana Headley, Lucius Shepard, Garth Nix, Kage Baker, and many others.


Tales of the Unanticipated Tales of the Unanticipated: Welcome to the home page of Tales of the Unanticipated, an anthology of speculative fiction, fantasy, horror, and stories that you just wouldn’t anticipate.


Tangent Tangent: Tangent was resurrected in July of 1993 (from its original 1970s incarnation as a highly regarded general interest SF/F review magazine focusing on interviews and book reviews–see cover at left from the Summer 1976 issue) with the purpose (crazy and impossible some said, since no one in the history of science fiction had attempted it before) of reviewing as much of the professional short fiction venues in the fields of science-fiction and fantasy as possible. With its new focus on short fiction, Tangent (and now Tangent Online) has published thousands of reviews, garnered four Hugo award nominations and one World Fantasy Award nomination, and has been praised by the likes of Gardner Dozois (numerous times in his The Year’s Best Science Fiction Summations), James Patrick Kelly (in his “On the Net” columns for Asimov’s), and Ellen Datlow (in her Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror Summations).


Weird Tales Weird Tales Magazine: Weird Tales is the place where two storytelling concepts meet: speculative and alternative. In 1923, when the magazine was originally founded, those two ideas amounted to the same thing. Weird Tales was launched to showcase writers trying to publish stories so bizarre and far out, no one else would publish them — stories of unearthly dimensions and dark possibilities, gothic seductresses and cosmic monstrosities.