Monday, November 11, 2013

A Pair of Token Sci-fi Markets

There seems to a massive lack of new markets for short stories of late.  The anthologies I've been finding are either non-paying or invitation only.  I found a pair of sci-fi markets today but they're only paying token payments, which is better than a kick in the teeth :)  One is Chrome Baby and the other is Scigentasy Magazine which is looking for gender (female) stories.


Dusty said...

I have actually subbed to (and been rejected) by both of these markets.

Chrome Baby responded in 12 days with a personal rejection. (They liked my poem but didn't think it fit.)

Scigentasy sent a form rejection in 7 days.

Those are both good response times. Also, Scigentasy accepts more than just women's gender stories. They'll also take LGBTQ stories and even men's stories if they're gender-oriented.

As for Chrome Baby, they close their submissions for lengthy periods (or at least have done so in the past) so if you want in on that action submit now.

sandra seamans said...

Thanks for the information, Dusty!

Dusty said...

And here's the good news, the poem ended up here: