Onward, ever onward through the lands of the chimeric beasts that neither ‘pro’ nor ‘fan’ but ‘semipro’!
- Expanded Horizons
- Fantasy Scroll
- Flash Fiction Online
- The Future Fire
- Grimdark Magazine
- Holdfast Magazine
Expanded Horizons http://expandedhorizons.net/magazine/
The mission of this webzine is to increase diversity in the field of speculative fiction, both in the authors who contribute and in the perspectives presented. We feature speculative fiction stories and artwork, as well as essays about speculative fiction and fandom from diverse points of view.
An eclectic mix of stories. A curious variation on Snow White here http://expandedhorizons.net/magazine/?page_id=3795
Fantasy Scroll http://fantasyscrollmag.com/
A bi-monthly fiction magazine and also a blog: http://www.fantasyscroll.com/
Flash Fiction Online http://flashfictiononline.com/main/
I do like sites with self-explanatory titles – this one has flash fiction and it is online. A lot of the content is SF/F but not all of it e.g. this neat story about a Nigerian man by Okafor Emmanuel Tochukwu http://flashfictiononline.com/main/article/america-america/#
The Future Fire http://futurefire.net/
The Future Fire is open to submissions of beautiful and useful short stories of Social-political and Progressive Speculative Fiction; Feminist SF; Queer SF; Eco SF; Multicultural SF; Cyberpunk. An experiment in and celebration of new writing, we shall publish issues whenever we have enough stories to fill them, approximately four times a year.
And sort of really retro web page design 🙂 And here is a story about a rice goddess http://futurefire.net/2015.35/fiction/ricemother.html
GigaNotoSaurus (the webzine, edited by Rashida J. Smith) publishes one longish fantasy or science fiction story monthly. Longish meaning longer than a short story, and shorter than a novel.
A handy source for novellas and novelettes! Didn’t finish reading this story set in a industrial but magical England because a bird got in the house http://giganotosaurus.org/2015/12/01/quarter-days/ but I do mean to go back and carry on reading it 🙂
Grimdark Magazine http://grimdarkmagazine.com/
Is this a semiprozine? Looks professional and seems to be associated with Gollancz publishing but does say “As with all positions at GdM, this is a volunteer role.” in a job advert, so I’d say that clinches it! 🙂
Holdfast Magazine http://www.holdfastmagazine.com/
Holdfast is a free, quarterly, speculative fiction magazine that explores all things fantastic. We interpret speculative fiction as an umbrella term for Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Utopian, Urban fantasy, Alt History, Dystopian, Apocalyptic, Post-apocalyptic…and as many odd, weird and bizarre variations herein.
Won Best Magazine in the 2015 British Fantasy Society Awards. Fiction and non-fiction. http://www.holdfastmagazine.com/falling-spider-fiction-issue7/4590838673
- Escape Pod: http://escapepod.org/about/ because it’s a podcast and I’m lazy
- Fireside Magazine: Maybe it is just my browser but the URL leads to a blank page http://firesidemag.com/ (and there is nothing in the page source either)
- Goblin Fruit: Has a gorgeous looking website but the last issue was Fall 2014 http://www.goblinfruit.net/2014/fall/ (as far as I can tell and I’ve been wrong before!) but seriously have a look at that elaborate page design.