Magazines Received, March 2021

Mark Kelly’s regular Periodicals posts have been discontinued. We will list online and print magazines seen by Locus each month.

This page lists new SF/F/H print, online, and electronic periodicals (including regularly updated websites) seen by Locus magazine, focusing on those that publish fiction or reviews and criticism.To submit titles for listing on these pages, please send to Locus Publications, 655 13th St. #100, Oakland CA 94612 or email


  • Scot Noel, ed.
  • Issue #7, December 2020
  • tri-annually, 72pp, 21½ x 28 cm.
  • Science fiction and fantasy magazine specializing in “Tales of Hope in the Universe”. This issue includes fiction (each story illustrated by various artists) by Deborah L. Davitt, Marie Vibbert, and others; part two of a story by James Ver­ran; and poetry. Cover by John Blumen. Subscription: $17.99 digital-only, for six issues to DreamForge Press LLC, 2615 Detroit Street, Grapeville PA 15634; email: <subscriber@DreamForgeMaga­>.

Dreams & Nightmares

  • David C. Kopaska-Merkel, ed.
  • No. 117, January 2021
  • $5.00, irregular, 20pp, 14 x 21 cm.
  • Magazine of fantastic and speculative poetry, with work by Bruce McAllister, Geoffrey A. Landis, Mary Turzillo, and others. Cover by Denny Marshall. Subscription: $25.00 US/$30 outside North America for six issues, to David C. Kopaska-Merkel, 1300 Kicker Rd., Tuscaloosa AL 35404. Make checks out to David C. Kopaska-Merkel. Email: <>.

Fusion Fragment

  • Cavan Terrill, ed.
  • Issue #5, March 2021
  • online pay-what-you-want or pur­chase a hardcover copy through Blurb <> (price various by is­sue), irregular.
  • Online speculative fiction magazine. This issue includes work by David F. Shultz, Zandra Renwick, Vanessa Fogg, and others. Cover by KiTT St. Joans. Subscription: Not available.

Galaxy’s Edge

  • Lezli Robyn, ed.
  • Issue #49, March 2021
  • $7.99 print/$4.99 digital; bimonthly, 115pp, 19 x 24½ cm.
  • Online and print SF magazine with a mixture of original and reprinted fiction, reviews, and columns. This issue includes fiction by Mike Resnick, Todd McCaffrey, Walter Jon Williams, and others; the next chapter in the serializa­tion of Over the Wine-Dark Sea by Harry Turtledove; columns by Gregory Benford and L. Penelope; and reviews by Richard Chwedyk. Subscription: $19.99/digital for six issues from <> or Amazon; $37.74 for six print issues to Arc Manor/Phoenix Pick, PO Box 10339, Rockville MD 20849-0339.

The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fic­tion

  • Sheree Renée Thomas, ed.
  • Vol. 140 No. 3 & 4, Whole No. 754, March/April 2021
  • $9.99, bimonthly, 260pp, 13 x 19½ cm.
  • This issue includes novelettes by C.L. Polk, Madeleine E. Robins, Molly Tanzer, and Robin Furth; short stories by Cat Rambo, Rebecca Campbell, Nick Wolven, B. Morris Allen, Marie Brennan, Harry Turtledove, and Meg Elison; a column by Arley Sorg; a science article by Jerry Oltion; poetry; reviews, and etc. Cover by Mondolithic Studios.


  • B. Morris Allen, ed.
  • March 2021
  • $7.00 print/$4.00 digital/free online, monthly, 178pp, 10 x 15 mm.
  • Online and print speculative fiction magazine. This issue includes original stories by V.G. Campen, Martin Westlake, Chris Cornetto, and Esem Junior. New stories are posted online every Friday. Cover by Kathryn Weaver. Subscrip­tion: Digital subscriptions available at $3.00/month through Patreon <>. Single issues avail­able from and IngramSpark.

On Spec

  • Diane L. Walton, ed.
  • Vol. 31 No. 1, Whole No. 115
  • C$6.95, 2020, quar­terly, 120pp, 13½ x 20½ cm.
  • Canadian small‑press fiction magazine. This issue has stories by Colleen Anderson, Anthony W. Eichenlaub, Lee F. Patrick, and others; interviews with Virginia Elizabeth Hayes and Fred Gambino; an article by Derryl Murphy; poetry and art. Cover by Fred Gambino. Subscription: Print: C$24.00/C$30.00 US/C$45.00 overseas a year to On Spec, c/o Variant Edition Comics, 10132 151 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5P 1T4, Canada; digital subscriptions available through Weightless, Kobo, and Variant Edi­tion Comics and Culture.

Pulp Literature

  • Jennifer Landels, et al. eds.
  • No. 29, Winter 2021
  • C$14.99, quar­terly, 225pp, 13½ x 20½ cm.
  • Canadian small‑press fiction magazine dedicated to all types of pulp literature with substantial genre content. This issue includes stories by Shashi Bhat, KT Wagner, Brandon Crilly, and others; an interview with Shashi Bhat; a graphic story by Joseph Stillwell & Hugh Henderson; the next chapters in stories by Mel Anastasiou and JM Landels; poetry; etc. Cover by Kris Sayer. Subscription: C$50.00 Canada/$C70.00 continental USA/C$86.00 elsewhere for four print issues to Pulp Literarure Press, 21955 16 Ave., Langley BC, V2Z 1K5, Canada; $C17.99 for digital.

Smith’s Monthly

  • Dean Wesley Smith
  • Issue #45, January 2021
  • $6.99 digi­tal/$12.99 print, monthly, 156pp, 17½ x 25½ cm.
  • A magazine written entirely by Dean Wesley Smith, with four short stories; a full novel, Heads Up; and a WMG Writer’s guide “Stages of a Fiction Writer”. Subscription: Digital-only: $29.99 (six issues)/$49.99 (12 issues)/US print plus digital: $59.99 (six issues)/$99.99(12 issues)/Outside the US print plus digital: $99.99 (six issues)/$199.99 (12 issues) at <>.

Smith’s Monthly

  • Dean Wesley Smith
  • Issue #46, February 2021
  • $6.99 digital/$12.99 print, monthly, 130pp, 17½ x 25½ cm.
  • A magazine written entirely by Dean Wesley Smith, with six short stories; a full novel, Hot Springs Meadow; and a WMG Writer’s guide “How to Write a Novel in Ten Days”. Subscription: Digital-only: $29.99 (six is­sues)/$49.99 (12 issues)/US print plus digi­tal: $59.99 (six issues)/$99.99(12 issues)/Outside the US print plus digital: $99.99 (six issues)/$199.99 (12 issues) at <>.


  • F.J. Bergmann, ed.
  • Issue No. 44.1, Winter 2021
  • $5.00 + $2.00 s&h print/$2.50 digital, quarterly, 49pp, 14 x 21½ cm.
  • Speculative poetry magazine from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association. This issue includes poems from David C. Kopaska-Merkel, Mary Soon Lee, Beth Cato, Christina Sng, and others; small press coverage, etc. Cover by Michal Kváč. Subscription: $24.00 for four print issues/$10.00 digital or included with a SFPA membership via paypal to <>.

Online Magazines


  • Stephen Higgins, ed.
  • No. 138, March 2021
  • $2.99, 10 times a year (every month except Janu­ary and December).
  • This issue incudes fic­tion from Maddison Stoff, David Harris, and Joanne Rixon; articles by Ani White and Pamela Jeffs; an interview with Andrew Hook; and reviews. Subscriptions $19.99/year for 10 issues from their website.

Beneath Ceaseless Skies

  • Scott H. Andrews, ed.
  • Issue #324, February 25, 2021
  • free online, biweekly.
  • Online fantasy/adventure magazine. This issue includes original fic­tion by Andrew Dykstal and Evan Marcroft, and a reprint from Elly Bangs. Cover by Tyler Edlin. Subscription: $19.99/year from Weightless Books <>.

Beneath Ceaseless Skies

  • Scott H. Andrews, ed.
  • Issue #325, March 11, 2021
  • free online, biweekly.
  • Online fantasy/adventure magazine. This issue includes original fiction by Izzy Wasserstein (with accom­panying podcast) and Stephen Case, and a reprint from Erin Eisenhour. Cover by Leon Tukker. Subscription: $19.99/year from Weightless Books <www.weightless­>.


  • Neil Clarke, ed.
  • Issue #174, March 2021
  • free online or $2.99 ebook, monthly.
  • Online SF/fantasy magazine. This issue includes original fiction by D.A. Xiaolin Spires (with accompanying podcast), Isabel J. Kim, Wang Zhenzhen (Carmen Yiling Yan, trans.), Arula Ratna­kar, Isabel Lee, Wole Talabi, and Sarah Pauling; an article by Julie Nováková; and interviews with Elly Bangs and Becky Chambers. Cover by Alex Ries. Subscrip­tion: Digital subscription $35.88 for 12 issues at <> or issues may be purchased monthly: $2.99 digital/$10.00 print ($14.00 Canada & Europe)/$12.99 print + digital ($16.99 Canada & Europe). Also available from third-party sellers.

The Dark

  • Sean Wallace, ed.
  • Issue #70, March 2021
  • free online or digital available for $1.99-$2.99, monthly.
  • Dark fantasy and horror magazine. This issue includes original fiction by J.S. Breukelaar, Clara Madrigano, David Tallerman, and Jelena Dunato. Cover art by chainat. Subscription: digital subscriptions available for $23.88 for 12 issues from Weightless Books <>. Issues can be purchased at a monthly subscription rate from at $1.99/month or £1.99/month via; or as single copies at $2.99 from Apple, B&N, Kobo, and Weightless.

Fantasy Magazine

  • Christie Yant & Arley Sorg, eds.
  • Issue #65, March 2021
  • free online or $3.99 ebook, monthly,
  • Online Fantasy magazine. This issue includes original fiction by M. Shaw and Hal Y. Zhang; flash fiction by McKinley Valentine and Donyae Coles; an interview with Charles Yu; and poetry. On the website, each month’s contents are serialized throughout the month, with new features published on the first four Tues­days. The ebook edition is available on the first of the month. Cover by Liia Chevnenko / Adobe Stock Image. Subscription: $2.99/month via or $23.88 for 12 issues from Fantasy <> or Weight­less Books <>.


  • Brian J. White ed.
  • Issue #89, March 2021
  • $5.00 digital only, monthly.
  • In the March issue, the site posted short fiction by Wendy Nikel, John Wiswell, and Ashley Park. Subscrip­tions: digital subscriptions available for $60.00 for 12 issues at <https://firesidefic­>.

Future Science Fiction Digest

  • Alex Shvartsman, ed.
  • Issue 10, March 2021
  • free online/$3.99 digital, quarterly.
  • SF magazine with a focus on translated and international fiction. This issue’s theme is artificial intelligence and includes stories from Alberto Chimal (Patrick Weill, trans.), Liu Cixin (Nathan Faries, trans.), Nic Lipitz, Jelena Dunato, and Ti Sha (Judith Huang, trans.). Contents from this issue are also posted free online. See their website for release dates. Cover by Stephane “Wootha” Richard. Subscrip­tions: $11.99 for four digital issues from King Games. Quarterly digital issues are available through Patreon. Individual copies available to purchase from Amazon, Nook, Kobo, iBooks, Google Play, and Weightless

From the April 2021 issue of Locus.

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