Shimmer Magazine is a quarterly magazine which publishes speculative fiction, with a focus on material that is dark, humorous or strange. Established in June 2005, Shimmer is published in digest format, Shimmer has featured stories from award-winning authors Jay Lake and Ken Scholes, comic book artist Karl Kesel has contributed artwork. In mid-April 2005, Beth Wodzinski began having vague thoughts about starting an on-line, about a month later, Beth came up with the ideal name for her zine, Shimmer. Beth recruited a few friends to help develop the magazine. J. L. Radley, Jon Willesen, and Chris Hansen came on board, rather quickly, it became evident that more help would be needed, and Mary Robinette Kowal joined the Shimmery Staff as Art Director. Beth, Mary Robinette, and J. L. Radley all met on-line at Orson Scott Cards Hatrack River Writers Workshop forum, Beth decided, would be a printed magazine. Though risky and requiring more capital than initially planned for, Shimmer debuted as a digest-sized printed magazine with a perfect-bound glossy.
Shimmer has since been received by readers and critics, and esteemed Editor Ellen Datlow wrote that Shimmer is worthwhile in the summary section of 2005 Year’s Best Fantasy. Since August 2012, Shimmer has paid US$0. 05/word, considered the minimum rate for speculative fiction writing. Contributors to earlier editions were paid lower rates, to date, no mention of Shimmers circulation totals, either print or electronic, appear on the official website or elsewhere on the Internet. There are, two posts on the Shimmer site which claim Shimmer has placed fifth on Clarkesworld Books Bestseller List, one in April. All story and artwork submissions are received electronically via e-mail, Shimmers Submissions Wrangler removes all personally-identifiable information from a manuscript and forwards the story to one of Shimmers editors, who read the story blind. This, Shimmer claims in its guidelines, allows for editors to judge whether a story merits acceptance based solely on the story. There are other publications which use a similar acceptance and rejection process, all stories that are not accepted receive personal rejection letters and feedback from the editor.
The Slush God, assistant editor of Fantasy and Science Fiction, one story from each issue is selected for an audio recording, sometimes read by the author who wrote the story. Science fiction magazine Fantasy fiction magazine Horror fiction magazine The official website of Shimmer Magazine Tangent Reviews of Shimmer Apex Online interviews Mary Robinette Kowal
Greatest Uncommon Denominator contains literary and genre fiction, poetry and art and features authors and artists from around the world. GUD pays semi-pro rates for content and pays royalties on the profits of the sales of the magazine, GUD Magazine features reviews of small press publications on-line, independent of its publication schedule. The initial print run for Issue 0 was 200 copies, which was followed up by an additional print run of 200. As of June,2009, over 11,000 responses have been sent—with a record of over 800 submissions coming in in May,2009. Working towards its goal of paying out royalties to its contributors, the magazine is a publication of GUD Publishing, Inc. an organization started in 2006 by Mike Coombes, Sal Coraccio, Kaolin Fire, and Sue Miller. As of February 2007, the members include Julia Bernd, Sal Coraccio, Kaolin Fire, Sue Miller. Kaolin Fire, Issues 0+5 Sue Miller, Issues 1+8 Sal Coraccio, Issue 2 Debbie Moorhouse, Issues 3+6 Julia de Caradeuc Bernd, list of literary magazines Official website Official LiveJournal Official Gather Namespace Fictionwise E-Book Distribution Amazon Distribution Amazon Kindle Distribution
Tales of the Unanticipated
Tales of the Unanticipated, known as TOTU, is a semiprozine that was founded under the auspices of the Minnesota Science Fiction Society, and has since become independent. Like contemporaries such as Crank. and Century, Tales of the Unanticipated strove from its inception to showcase fiction, the first issue of Tales of the Unanticipated was launched in August 1986. Over the years, notable authors who contributed fiction, articles and/or poetry have included Kate Wilhelm, Eleanor Arnason, Damon Knight, Bruce Bethke, John Sladek, Stephen Dedman, the short story Koan was eventually made into the short film The Gnostic starring Francesco Quinn. The editors pay notice to authors of speculative fiction who are not always marketed as “genre writers, ” interviewing Gore Vidal, Jonathan Carroll. As of 2009, all submissions to TOTU have been read, Science fiction magazine Fantasy fiction magazine Horror fiction magazine Tales of the Unanticipated homepage
Asimov's Science Fiction
Asimovs Science Fiction is an American science fiction magazine which publishes science fiction and fantasy and perpetuates the name of author and biochemist Isaac Asimov. It is currently published by Penny Publications, from January 2017, the publication frequency is bimonthly. Circulation in 2012 was 22,593, as reported in the annual Locus magazine survey, Asimovs Science Fiction began life as the digest-sized Isaac Asimovs Science Fiction Magazine in 1977. Joel Davis of Davis Publications approached Asimov to lend his name to a new science fiction magazine, Asimov refused to act as editor, but served instead as editorial director, writing editorials and replying to reader mail until his death in 1992. Initially a quarterly, its first issue was dated December 1976 and it changed to a bimonthly in 1978 and began publishing monthly in 1979. In the mid-1980s it was published every four weeks, with an extra mid-December issue. Double issues were added in the early 1990s before the schedule was scaled back to 10 issues per year, from January 2017, the schedule was changed to six double-sized issues per year.
The magazine was sold to Bantam Doubleday Dell in January 1992, a few months before Asimovs death, in 1998, the magazines size changed, it is now taller and slightly wider than the standard digest format. Asimovs Science Fiction celebrated its anniversary in 2007, with an anthology edited by the magazines current editor. Drawing on stories published from 1977 to the present day, it was published by Tachyon Publications, martin Gardner wrote a regular column of puzzle tales for the magazine from 1977 to 1986. He produced 111 columns in all, many published in book form. George H. McCarthy held the position for three years, winning one Hugo award, Gardner Dozois edited the magazine from 1985 to 2004, winning 15 Hugo awards, before stepping down and becoming its contributing editor. Sheila Williams is the current editor and won the Hugo Awards for Best Short Form Editor in 2011
Orion's Child Science Fiction & Fantasy Magazine
Orions Child Science Fiction & Fantasy Magazine was a fantasy and science fiction magazine first published in 1984 by Orion Press under the editorship of T. Joseph Cole. The magazine featured original fiction and poetry, though it included works by such prominent authors as Ray Bradbury and Richard L. Tierney, the original magazine produced only two issues. Recently, Orions Child has been resurrected by the son, Gabriel M. Cole, of the founder and editor. The new incarnation, this volume of Orions Child, is an e-zine and is not published in paper format. The first issue appeared in May 2007, with subsequent issues appearing monthly, T. Joseph Cole,1984 Gabriel M. Cole, 2007–present Official website Locus Online list of magazines
Science fiction magazine
A science fiction magazine is a publication that offers primarily science fiction, either in a hard copy periodical format or on the Internet. Science fiction magazines traditionally featured speculative fiction in short story, novella or novel form, many contain editorials, book reviews or articles, and some include stories in the fantasy and horror genres. The most influential British science fiction magazine was New Worlds, newer British SF magazines include Interzone, many science fiction magazines have been published in languages other than English, but none has gained worldwide recognition or influence in the world of anglophone science fiction. There is a trend toward important work being published first on the Internet. A web-only publication can cost as little as one-tenth of the cost of publishing a print magazine, the magazine is internationally accessible, and distribution is not an issue – though obscurity may be. Web-based magazines tend to favor shorter stories and articles that are read on a screen.
From 1926 until the early 1950s, American science fiction magazines were the sources of written science fiction. Today, there are relatively few paper-based science fiction magazines, the first science fiction magazine, Amazing Stories, was published in a format known as bedsheet, roughly the size of Life but with a square spine. Later, most magazines changed to the magazine format, roughly the size of comic books or National Geographic. Science fiction magazines in this format often feature non-fiction media coverage in addition to the fiction, knowledge of these formats is an asset when locating magazines in libraries and collections where magazines are usually shelved according to size. The premiere issue of Amazing Stories and published by Hugo Gernsback, after many minor changes in title and major changes in format and publisher, Amazing Stories ended January 2005 after 607 issues. Before that consolidation, it ran 128 issues, much fiction published in these bedsheet magazines, except for classic reprints by writers such as H. G.
Wells, Jules Verne and Edgar Allan Poe, is only of antiquarian interest. Some of it was written by science fiction fans, who were paid little or nothing for their efforts. Jack Williamson for example, was 19 when he sold his first story to Amazing Stories and his writing improved greatly over time, and until his death in 2006, he was still a publishing writer at age 98. Some of the stories in the issues were by scientists or doctors who knew little or nothing about writing fiction. The Gostak and the Doshes is one of the few stories from that era still widely read today, other stories of interest from the bedsheet magazines include the first Buck Rogers story. Armageddon 2419 A. D, by Philip Francis Nowlan and The Skylark of Space by E. E. Smith and Mrs. Lee Hawkins Garby, both in Amazing Stories in 1928. There have been a few attempts to revive the bedsheet size using better quality paper
The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction
The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction is a US fantasy and science fiction magazine first published in 1949 by Fantasy House, a subsidiary of Lawrence Spivaks Mercury Press. Editors Anthony Boucher and J. Francis McComas had approached Spivak in the mid-1940s about creating a fantasy companion to Spivaks existing mystery title, Ellery Queens Mystery Magazine. The first issue was titled The Magazine of Fantasy, but the decision was made to include science fiction as well as fantasy. F&SF quickly became one of the magazines in the science fiction and fantasy field, with a reputation for publishing literary material. Mills was responsible for publishing Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, Rogue Moon by Algis Budrys, Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein, and the first of Brian Aldisss Hothouse stories. The first few issues featured cover art by George Salter, Mercury Presss art director, but other artists soon began to appear, including Chesley Bonestell, Kelly Freas. In 1962, Mills was succeeded as editor by Avram Davidson, at the start of 1966 Edward Ferman was listed as editor, and four years he acquired the magazine from his father and moved the editorial offices to his house in Connecticut.
In 1991 he turned the editorship over to Kristine Kathryn Rusch, in the mid-1990s circulation began to decline, most magazines were losing subscribers and F&SF was no exception. Gordon Van Gelder replaced Rusch in 1997, and bought the magazine from Ferman in 2001, but circulation continued to fall, charles Coleman Finlay took over from Van Gelder as editor in 2015. The first magazine dedicated to fantasy, Weird Tales, appeared in 1923, it was followed in 1926 by Amazing Stories, by the end of the 1930s, the genre was flourishing in the United States, nearly twenty new sf and fantasy titles appearing between 1938 and 1941. These were all pulp magazines, which meant that despite the occasional high-quality story, in 1941, Ellery Queens Mystery Magazine appeared, edited by Fred Dannay and focusing on detective fiction. The magazine was published in digest format, rather than pulp, Dannay attempted to avoid the sensationalist fiction appearing in the pulps, and soon made the magazine a success.
In the early 1940s Anthony Boucher, a writer of fantasy and sf and of mystery stories. Boucher knew J. Francis McComas, an editor who shared his interest in fantasy, by 1944 McComas and Boucher became interested in the idea of a fantasy companion to Ellery Queens Mystery Magazine, and spoke to Dannay about it. Dannay was interested in the idea, but paper was scarce because of World War II, in January 1946, Boucher and McComas went to New York and met with Spivak, who let them know in the year that he wanted to go ahead. At Spivaks request they began acquiring material for the new magazine, including a new story by Raymond Chandler, John Dickson Carr, and Robert Bloch. Spivak initially planned the first issue for early 1947, but repeatedly delayed the launch because of poor sales of digest magazines. He suggested that it should be priced at 35 cents an issue, in May 1949 Spivak suggested a new title, The Magazine of Fantasy, and in August a press release announced that the magazine would appear in October
Apex Magazine, previously known as Apex Digest, is an American horror and science fiction magazine. This subscription webzine, Apex Magazine, contains short fiction, reviews and it has been nominated for several awards including the Hugo Award. The monthly magazine was edited by award-winning author Catherynne M. Valente from issues #15-29, Hugo Award-winning editor, Lynne M. Thomas, from issues #30-55, the current editor is Jason Sizemore, starting with issue #68. On June 25,2009, it was announced that a print version of Apex Digest would be returning, the magazine promotes a Story of the Year which is voted on by readers and fans of the magazine. Authors published by Apex have included Neil Gaiman, Poppy Z Brite, Cherie Priest, Eugie Foster, Maurice Broaddus, Ben Bova, William F. Nolan, Sara King, Brian Keene and many others. Featured authors on Apex Online have included Steven Savile, Sara King, David Conyers, in 2012, the magazine was nominated for a Hugo Award. It was nominated again in 2013 and 2014, fiction published in Apex has been nominated for the Nebula Award.
Poetry published in Apex has been nominated for the Rhysling Award, in 2006 Apex Digest announced a move to book publishing, beginning with the anthology Aegri Somnia, edited by Jason Sizemore and Gill Ainsworth. This book contains original work by the first twelve featured writers of Apex Online
Escape Pod (podcast)
Escape Pod is a magazine-style podcast founded by Steve Eley and launched on 12 May 2005 which presents science fiction stories. It has been called the leading science fiction podcast. In 2006, Eley created Escape Artists, Inc. to produce Escape Pod and sister podcasts, Escape Pod launched with founder Steve Eley filling all roles. Later, writer Jeremiah Tolbert joined as editor, Steve Eley announced his retirement on 26 April 2010. His last appearance was Episode 240 on 12 May 2010, Mur Lafferty assumed both producer and hosting roles at Escape Pod with Episode 241. Effective 1 January 2013, Mur Lafferty stepped down as editor, keeping her association with Escape Artists, on 18 December 2012, at Escape Pods site, Mur published Announcing the new editor of Escape Pod. Naming co-host Norm Sherman the new editor and Alasdair Stuart interim editor until Sherman assumed his new role, on 3 January 2013 Escape Pod confirmed Murs departure during Episode 377s introduction. Near the end of 2013, the announced that due to a combination of increased listener demand.
After overwhelming response from listeners, it was announced that the company was funded for at least ten months. Escape Artists, Inc. is a Georgia corporation established 21 February 2006 by Steve Eley for producing Escape Pod and sister podcasts and is distinct from Escape Artists Productions, the company was purchased in July 2014 by Alasdair Stuart and Dan Sawyer. As of January 2016, Escape Artists added a fourth podcast, Escape Pod features several different types of content. The magazine offers a story, usually between 2000 and 6000 words in length. It releases flash fiction pieces less than 2000 words in length on an irregular schedule, annually Escape Pod publishes audio presentations the years Hugo Award nominees in the short story category. Escape Pod has a policy against allowing authors to read their own works, many stories are read by people associated with Escape Pod as well as other members of the podcasting community. Escape Pod is considered a market by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.
Escape Pods music is provided by rock band Daikaiju with the bands permission. The opening theme is the instrumental song The Final Phase, both are from the album The Phasing Spider Menace.0 license. This means that Escape Pod episodes are available at no cost and can be redistributed, any of the shows episodes may be downloaded individually from Escape Pods website or received via a podcatcher