Below’s an assortment of market listing resources, the majority of which focus on speculative fiction: science fiction/fantasy/and horror. But! There’s also markets within these resources for non-fiction articles, book and movie reviews, and poetry.
And remember…after you type in The End, you have to do something. So, find your story a home, and do it by submittingsubmittingsubmitting.
1) Ralan’s SpecFic & Humor Webstravaganza
On the Web for more than 12-years, and one of the premier market listings for dark and speculative fiction, with postings of:
The site also contains links to writing-related articles, including how-to’s on submitting like a pro.
2) Gila Queen’s Guide to Markets
This is a subscription market listing, but it’s loaded with resources. In my view, the Queen might just be worth it.
3) Writers Market
Perhaps the mother of all market listings—across the board—is Writers Market. The on-line version of this famed resource can be found here. Yes, it’s a subscription service, but there’s a lot of bang for one’s buck, with the site, as of September 30th, 2009, receiving more than 3,200 market listings within the past 30-days!
4) The Market List
The Online Resource for Genre Fiction Writers
One fantastic site, loaded with hundreds of markets, and organized along similar lines as Ralan.com, with categories for paying and non-paying markets, etc. Gotta check this site out if you’re looking for a publisher, e-zine, or magazine to send your commercial fiction. The site also accepts submissions for their purposes from authors in the horror, fantasy, and science fiction fields, and from those offering how-to pieces, along with book and/or movie reviews!
5) Fiction Factor—The Online Magazine for Fiction Writers, featured in Writers Digest magazines 101 best web sites for writers is a tremendous resource for finding fiction markets, writing contests, and poetry venues (and a whole lot of other stuff). Go and give it a look-see.
6) Aswiebe’s Market List
Care to have a downloadable and searchable spreadsheet containing market listings? No problem. Check out Aswiebe’s Market List at:
7) Duotrope’s Digest
Formerly a free resource, Duotrope is still a rockin’ option, with more than 2600 current fiction and poetry markets. Search Markets function allows a writer to specify genre, theme (if any), length, payscale, media-type, simultaneous submissions, and more! Cost is a mere $5.00 a month, but there’s a discount for an annual subscription, as well as a free trial period.
Similar to Ralan’s site, Horror Factor is an ass-kicker, free to use, and loaded with helpful categorized markets … all for the taking.