List of Webzines

The purpose of this page is to concisely list webzines of a certain type to let people know what’s out there. See below for sources and criteria. See “List of Professional SF/F/H Magazines” for a categorized list of links to all pro zines including print and e-zines.

Pro Zines

      1. Apex Magazine
      2. Beneath Ceaseless Skies
      3. Clarkesworld Magazine
      4. Compelling Science Fiction
      5. Daily Science Fiction
      6. The Dark (no SFWA listing)
      7. Diabolical Plots
      8. Fireside Fiction
      9. Flash Fiction Online
      10. Galaxy’s Edge
      11. Lightspeed
      12. Nature (listed in Ralan’s flash category)
      13. Nightmare
      14. Slate (no Ralan or SFWA listing but pays pro-rates)
      15. Strange Horizons
      16. Terraform (no Ralan listing)
      17. Tor.com (no Ralan listing)
      18. Uncanny

Other Zines

      1. Abyss & Apex
      2. Bracken
      3. Crimson Streets
      4. Electric Spec
      5. GigaNotoSaurus (token – special niche of long web fiction)
      6. Heroic Fantasy Quarterly (semipro)
      7. James Gunn’s Ad Astra
      8. Kaleidotrope
      9. Metaphorosis
      10. NewMyths.com
      11. Pedestal Magazine
      12. Perihelion Science Fiction
      13. Three-Lobed Burning Eye

Definitions and Explanation of Listing Criteria

This page defines a webzine as an active magazine listed by the SFWA and/or Ralan (or that I otherwise know about and choose to include) which is presented on a publicly readable website. (Some otherwise qualifying webzines are not listed due to judgment calls regarding the zines’ having obstructive sites or a scope even narrower than science fiction, fantasy, and/or horror due to generic, regional, or other limiting criteria.) These webzines are divided into “pro” and “other” groups. If a zine appears as an SFWA-qualifying market or in Ralan’s “Pro Markets,” then it’s a “Pro Zine” (and if I can’t find it listed by both, that’s noted). If it appears in Ralan’s “Semipro,” “Pay,” or “Token” Markets then it is an “Other Zine” (and is a “Pay” zine unless otherwise noted).

Within the above criteria, I try to list all pro, semi-pro, and pay zines. (If you feel one is missing, contact me or leave a comment.) Token markets need a special literary reason to be listed (such as GigaNotoSaurus being an exception to the above “narrower scope” clause because it produces short fiction at underrepresented longer lengths).


Changes:

  • 2016-12-22: Posted.
  • 2018-04-08: After many unrecorded changes, I decided to create this changelog (which I may remove if it gets too long). Removed Mythic Delirium and The Sockdolager, which are “on indefinite hiatus” (defunct). Added note on practically defunct SQ Mag.
  • 2018-06-18: Noted Shimmer‘s imminent closure. Returned to trying to maintain both this list’s “Pro Zine” section and the “List of Professional SF/F/H Magazines,” so moved The Dark from “Other Zines” to “Pro Zines” (it now pays SFWA-qualifying rates though it’s not yet fully qualifying) and added Daily SF, Fireside, Galaxy’s Edge, and Slate. Other minor tweaks.
  • 2018-08-29: Removed Grievous Angel, which has been discontinued.
  • 2018-11-03: Removed SQ Mag (which hadn’t had an issue since May 2017 but wasn’t officially declared dead until 2018-09-05) and the semiprozine Shimmer (whose last issue was November 2018).
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