I was googling myself (That always sounds so dirty) yesterday and I came across this: The Genie and The Breadsticks by Darrell B. Nelson.
I google myself for a couple reasons; first I’m an egomaniac who loves to see his name on the Internet, second it’s the first thing agents do if your query interests them.
I’m assuming agents do this in order to see how big of a market I’ve already carved out for myself. As a fiction writer I assume they would like to see I’ve got a few stories floating about to get people interested in my work.
The trouble is finding the right magazine to send my short stories to. I had a horrible method of selecting magazines that I will share. When I would finish a short story I would go to “Every Writers Resource’s list of Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazines” and randomly click on links until found one that wanted the type of story I wrote.
This was a horrible way to market my work as it always seemed I would click on the wrong ones, if I wrote a 5,400 word story my first 10 clicks would be magazines looking for flash fiction (under 1,000) if I wrote flash fiction my first 10 clicks would be magazines looking for well developed stories of 5,000 to 7,500 words. I wished someone had organized the science fiction market with little notes on each magazine as to what they were looking for.
I looked around and couldn’t find any so I made one myself to save time in the future. After getting through the A’s I thought other writers might like a list like this so I’ll post it here.
For now I’ll just post them one letter at a time because of the limitations of blogger, but if it proves popular I’ll work on making it a functional list.
Science Fiction and Fantasy Markets
Brought to you by the letter A and the number 1 through infinity.
365 Tomorrows: http://365tomorrows.xk90.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/365Tomorrows.woa
What they want: Flash Fiction (under 600 words) Science Fiction
What the pay: 0.00
Aberrant Dreams: http://www.hd-image.com/submissions.htm
What they want: Science Fiction under 10,000 words
What they pay: $0.03 per word.
Currently closed to submissions
Absent Willow Review: http://absentwillowreview.com/submissions
What they want: Science Fiction horror 2,000 to 8,000 words
What they pay: Contest: One person wins $50
Once you submit they will send a newsletter constantly.
Alien Skin Magazine: http://www.alienskinmag.com/main.htm
What they want: Flash Fiction (under 1,000 words) micro fiction (150 words)
What they pay: $20
They published my “A home to die for”
What they want: Science Fiction, Horror, Fantasy. No word length mentioned
What they pay: $15
Alternative Coordinates: http://www.ac-mag.com/submission.html
What they want: Science Fiction (under 5,000 words)
What they pay: $0.015 per word
What they want: Science Fiction (2,000 to 7,000 words)
What they pay: $0.06 per word
Professional level magazine
Another Realm: http://anotherealm.org/FAQ/faq.php
What they want: Science Fiction (up to 5,000 words)
What they pay: $25
What they want: Science Fiction, Horror, Fantasy (up to 7,500 words)
What they pay: $0.00
What they want: Science Fiction (up to 7,500 words)
What they pay: $0.06 per word