Abyss & Apex

• Magazine of Speculative Fiction, since Jan/Feb 2003; editor-in-chief Wendy S. Delmater
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Quarterly

1st Quarter 2012
Issue 1Q
• Fiction in this quarterly issue is by Daniel Huddleston, Colin P. Davies, Simon Kewin, and Alter S. Reiss.
• There’s also an editorial, flash fiction by Emily Graham, several poems, and small press book reviews.

(Fri 6 Jan 2012)

Apex Magazine

• Quarterly magazine of SF and horror, since 2005; current editor Lynne M. Thomas
• Format: Online; Ebook formats
• Frequency: Quarterly

January 2012
Issue 32
• This issue has ficiton by Cat Rambo and Sarah Dalton, plus a “classic revisited” by Gregory Frost.
• There’s also an editorial by Lynne M. Thomas, an article about rape by Jim C. Hines, and interview with Gregory Frost by Maggie Slater.

(Thu 5 Jan 2012)

Black Static

• British fantasy and horror magazine, debuting 2007 (formerly The Third Alternative), edited by Andy Cox
• Format: Print
• Frequency: Bimonthly

Dec-Jan 2012
Issue 26, £3.95, 64pp
• This issue has stories by Ray Cluley, Mark Rigney, Gary McMahon, Andrew Hook, and Carole Johnstone.
• Columns are by Peter Tennant (news), Stephen Volk (Coffinmaker’s Blues), Christopher Fowler (“Interference”), Mike O’Driscoll (“Night’s Plutonium Shore”); reviews are by Tony Lee (books) and Peter Tennant (DVD/BR).

(Sat 31 Dec 2011)


• SF and fantasy fiction, nonfiction, and podcasts, since 2006; publisher/editor Neil Clarke, non-fiction editor Cheryl Morgan
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Monthly

January 2012
Issue 64, cover art by Arthur Wang
• Stories in this issue are by Aliette de Bodard, Rahul Kanakia, and Gwendolyn Clare.
• Nonfiction includes an article by Christopher Bahn, a conversation with Robert Jackson Bennett, and a 2011 reader’s poll.
• The podcast, by Kate Baker, is of Aliette de Bodard’s story “Scattered Along the River of Heaven”.

(Thu 5 Jan 2012)

Daily Science Fiction

• Original science fiction & fantasy emailed to you every weekday; debuted September 1, 2010; editors Jonathan Laden and Michele Barasso
• Format: Online; email
• Frequency: daily

January 2012
• The most recent stories posted on this site (in December), are by Deborah Walker, Don Norum, Annie Bellet, Sadie Mattox, and others.
• Stories are distributed by email on weekdays, and posted the site one week later. The news page has press releases listing each month’s complete stories.
• SF Signal has this post listing planned January stories, including the first of a series of 12 stories about concepts in mathematics, by Aliette de Bodard, Nancy Fulda, Stephen Gaskell, and Benjamin Rosenbaum.

(Fri 6 Jan 2012)


• SF/fantasy long fiction, one story per month, edited by Ann Leckie, beginning November 2010
• Format: Online
• Frequency: monthly

January 2012
• This month’s story is Mother Doesn’t Trust Us Anymore by Patricia Russo.

(Thu 5 Jan 2012)


• Science fiction stories, original and reprint, plus features; edited by John Joseph Adams; debuted June 2010
• Format: Online; ebook
• Frequency: Monthly issues in ebook formats for purchase; weekly online updates free

January 2012
Issue 20, cover art by Alexey Zaryuta
• This issue, the first published by editor John Joseph Adams combining Fantasy Magazine with Lightspeed, will feature four SF and four fantasy stories. The ‘zine’s website has been slightly redesigned; the issue contents, with post date for each item, is available in the left sidebar.
• Stories this month include works by Megan Arkenberg and Sarah Monette (now posted), and (to be posted over the next weeks), Paul McAuley, Nancy Kress, Ken Liu, M. Rickert, Marissa Lingen, Aimee Bender (some of which are reprints).
• Nonfiction, to be posted, includes interviews with R.A. McAvoy and Neal Stephenson.

(Thu 5 Jan 2012)

Quantum Muse

• Science fiction, fantasy and alternative stories and artwork, based on writers’ group submissions and critiques, since 1998; current lead editor Tim Goyette
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Monthly

January 2012
• This month’s stories are by Michael Peralta, Michael Bishop, Harris Tobias, and Gordon Rowlinson.
• The editorial is by Timothy O. Goyette
• The latest flash fiction is by Tristan Roybal.

(Thu 5 Jan 2012)

Redstone Science Fiction

• SF e-zine, since mid-2010; editors and publishers Michael Ray and Paul Clemmons
• Format: Online, ebook formats
• Frequency: Monthly

January 2012
Issue 20
• This issue has fiction by Rhiannon Held and Christopher Miller.
• There’s an editorial by Michael Ray.
• Coming later in the month is story podcast by Amanda Fitzwater, and reprints of items from issues #3 and #4.

(Thu 5 Jan 2012)

SF Site

• Reviews, interviews, feature, links; published by Rodger Turner since 1997
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Semi-monthly

January 2012
• The lead reviews are by Seamus Sweeney, of Lewis Shiner’s Dark Tangos, and Trent Walters, of A Princess of the Linear Jungle.
• Other reviews include Paul Kincaid on Lucy Sussex, Trent Walters on Delia Sherman and J. Kathleen Cheney, and Sandra Scholes on M.D. Lachlan.
• There are also magazine and audiobook reviews, and columns by Derek Johnson, Neil Walsh, Rick Norwood, and Rick Klaw & Mark London Williams.

(Fri 6 Jan 2012)


• Fantasy fiction, since 2005, editor-in-chief Beth Wodzinski
• Format: Print
• Frequency: Quarterly

Issue 14, 2011
$6, 96pp, cover art by Alia Yusuf
• This issue has stories by A.A. Balaskovits, Sunny Moraine, Ari Goelman, Aaron Polson, Carlea Holl-Jensen, A.C. Wise, Meryl Ferguson, Eric Del Carlo, Karin Tidbeck, and Craig DeLancey.
• The magazine’s website has this order page with an opening paragraph from each story.

(Sat 31 Dec 2011)


• Fiction and reviews, since 2007; head editor William K. Schafer
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Quarterly issues; periodic updates

Winter 2012
• Two stories are posted so far from this issue, by Jonathan Carroll and Kat Howard.
• The cover image indicates a title story by Tad Williams, and stories by C.E. Murphy and David J. Schow, not yet posted.

(Fri 6 Jan 2012)