Interview with Nalini Haynes (Dark Matter Zine)


The sun is just coming up in Australia and I am already shaking from all the pots of coffee prepared by Nalini Haynes of Dark Matter Zine. Dark Matter Zine was shortlisted for two Ditmar Awards in 2014, one in 2015, and five Chronos Awards over a few years; she received a Chronos Award for… Continue reading Interview with Nalini Haynes (Dark Matter Zine)

Interview with Steve Davidson (Amazing Stories)


I am blundering around in the dark before dawn trying to keep my appointment with Steve Davidson, publisher and editor Pro-Tem of Amazing Stories magazine. SD: We’ve (fortunately) got weird hours around here. I’m generally up at 4 am (EST) and back to bed between 7 and 8 pm. SCy-Fy: That’s fortunate? SD: I say… Continue reading Interview with Steve Davidson (Amazing Stories)

Interview with A. J. Odasso (Strange Horizons)


Today we return to the world of magazines. I’ll be talking to A.J. Odasso, Senior Poetry Co-Editor at Strange Horizons. SCy-Fy: The poetry department is a team effort, isn’t it? AJO: There are four of us on the Strange Horizons Poetry Department staff; Sonya Taaffe [Senior Co-Editor], Li Chua, and M.J. Cunniff [our newly recruited… Continue reading Interview with A. J. Odasso (Strange Horizons)

Interview with Scott H. Andrews (Beneath Ceaseless Skies)


After many adventures, I have finally reached the citadel of the Autarch himself, Scott H. Andrews, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Beneath Ceaseless Skies. Beneath Ceaseless Skies (BCS) is an online magazine of “literary adventure fantasy”: fantasy set in secondary-world or historical settings, with a literary focus on the characters. SCy-Fy: Scott, the magazine has had… Continue reading Interview with Scott H. Andrews (Beneath Ceaseless Skies)

Interview with Neil Clarke (Clarkesworld, Forever, Upgraded)


My guest today is Neil Clarke, editor of Clarkesworld, Forever, and Upgraded, and a three-time Hugo Award Nominee for Best Editor (short form).  SCy-Fy: Thanks for stopping by, Neil. You are best known for Clarkesworld, but you also have a new initiative. NC: This month, I’ve launched Forever, a reprint science fiction magazine that will… Continue reading Interview with Neil Clarke (Clarkesworld, Forever, Upgraded)

Interview with Jason Sizemore (Apex Magazine)


For today’s interview, we return to the world of science fiction and fantasy magazines. I’ll be talking with Jason Sizemore, the owner of Apex Publications and editor-in-chief of the Hugo Award-nominated Apex Magazine. SCy-Fy: Jason, tell me about a typical day working on the magazine. JS: I read three or four submissions a day. That… Continue reading Interview with Jason Sizemore (Apex Magazine)

Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazines


Here’s a list of some of the best current SFF magazines. For readers, they provide regular short fiction from new and established authors and a few of them also publish poetry. For writers, all of these magazines pay at professional rates as recognised by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Association (SFWA). I have no… Continue reading Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazines