Welcome along all to this week’s Speculative Fiction News.
Let’s crack straight into it. There should be enough spec-fic goodness in here to keep you going for the week.
New at Fantasy mag this week: The Pragmatical Princess, by Nisi Shawl.
At Strange Horizons: Part 2 of Liz Argall’s The Rugged Track.
Up at at Lightspeed: Just Another Perfect Day, by John Varley.
New at tor.com: A Vector Alphabet of Interstellar Travel, by Yoon Ha Lee.
Beneath Ceaseless Skies, issue #75, is now out.
Are you interested in knowing more about what Linger Fiction is after? Here’s an interview Six Questions For… did with them.
Penumbra is the new pro-paying zine of equally new publishers Musa Publishing. Penumbra pays 5c a word for fiction between 500-3,500 words (note: There are submission guidelines in two separate places, and one says the upper word limit is 3,500, the other 3,000. We’ll go with 3,500 for now). Detailed guidelines here and here. The latter includes information about current special submission calls.
Digital Science Fiction is moving to a quarterly schedule.
Apex Magazine has a new editor. Cat Valente will be succeeded by Lynne M. Thomas. More details here.
Schrodinger’s Mouse is a relatively new market looking for science-fiction short stories and novellas. The pay-rate for flash fiction is $15 per piece and for fiction longer is 2c a word.
Rainstorm Press is looking for stories to fill their new anthology, Mutation Nation. Stories should be between 3,000 and 7,000 words, and while they may contain various genre elements, the overall genre being looked for is horror. Payment is a flat rate of $50. Detailed guidelines here.
after ever after is a new reprint market looking for already published stories between 100 and 10,000 words. They pay $10 per story. Detailed guidelines here.
The following markets are temporarily closed to subs:
On Spec has reopened to subs.
And there we have it. Hope last week went well, and that this week goes well, too. Write on, peeps!