Magazines Received – January

This list covers 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

Analog Science Fiction and Fact

  • Trevor Quachri, ed.
  • Vol. 92 Nos. 5 & 6, May/June 2022, $8.99, bimonthly, 208pp, 15 x 21½ cm
  • Hard SF magazine with fiction by Adam-Troy Castro, A.C. Koch, Sean McMullen, Auston Habershaw, Bud Sparhawk, and others; non-fiction; poetry; reviews; etc. Cover by NASA.

Asimov’s Science Fiction

  • Sheila Wil­liams, ed.
  • Vol.  47 Nos. 1 & 2, Whole Numbers 564 & 565, Janu­ary/February 2023, $8.99, bimonthly, 208pp, 15 x 21½ cm.
  • Speculative fiction and fantasy magazine with stories by Norman Spinrad, Rudy Rucker, Karen Heuler, David Ira Cleary, Tochi Onyebu­chi, Dominica Phetteplace, and others. Cover by Shutterstock.

Cossmass Infinities

  • Paul Campbell, ed.
  • Issue #8, April 2022, $3.99 digital/$5.84 print, triannu­ally
  • Science fiction and fantasy maga­zine with stories by John Wiswell, Somto Ihezue, Aimee Odgen and others. Cover by Grandfailure. Issue #9, July 2022, $3.99 digital/$9.99 print with stories by Matt Tighe, Kit Harding, Carol Scheina, and others. Cover by Grandfailure.

Dark Matter Magazine

  • Rob Carroll, ed.
  • #11 September/October 2022, $15.00, bimonthly, 146pp, 15 x 22½ cm.
  • ‘‘Science fiction stories and more’’ magazine with fiction by Daria Lavelle, Kenechi Udogu, Patrick Lofgren, and others; author interviews; and art features. Cover by Olly Jeavons. Halloween Special Is­sue #2 (124pp) with fiction by Mary G. Thompson, Grace R. Reynolds, Jenny Leidecker, and others. Cover by Sean Keeton. Issue #12 November/December 2022 (140pp) with fiction by Lyndsey Croal, David Worn, Mark Burnham, and others. Cover by Sean Andrew Murray.

DreamForge Magazine

  • Scot Noel, ed.
  • Vol 3 Issue 10, Summer 2022, free on­line/$14.99 print, biannually
  • Fantasy and science fiction magazine with original and reprinted fiction by Scott Edelman, C.J. Peterson, Michelle Ann King, and others; and poetry. Vol 3 Issue 11, Winter 2023 with original and reprinted fiction by Margaret Balch-Gonzales, Mike Jack Stoumbos, Jennifer Hudak, and others; and poetry. Cover by Chaz Kemp.


  • Gerry Canavan, et. al., eds.
  • Vol. 63 No. 2, Summer 2022, three times a year, 272pp, 17½ x 24½ cm
  • Scholarly peer-reviewed international journal with articles and reviews. This issue includes articles by Atanu Bhattacharya and Preet Hiradhar, Nora Castle, Dierdre C. Bryne, Timothy S. Murphy and Joseph Rex Young.

Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction

  • Paul March-Russell, ed.
  • Vol. 51, Issue No. 3, #143, 2022, £9.00/$15.00, three times yearly, 134pp, 14½ x 21 cm.
  • Peer-reviewed journal with articles from Yosr Dridi, Cara Linley, John Rie­der, and Andy Sawyer; features by Jon Dear, Nicole Devarenne & Derek Johnston, Michael Swanwick, and Paul March-Russell; conference reports; and reviews.

The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction

  • Sheree Renée Thomas, ed.
  • Vol. 144 No. 1 & 2, Whole No. 765, January/February 2023, $9.99, bimonthly, 260pp, 13 x 19½ cm.
  • Fantasy and science fiction magazine with stories by David D. Levine, Robert Reed, R.B. Lemberg, and others; poetry; reviews; etc. Cover by Kent Bash.


  • Karl Johanson, ed.
  • Issue #33, 2022, $5.00 CAD print, irregular. Canadian ‘‘art, opinion, fact, and fiction’’ magazine with fiction by Robert Dawson, KT Wagner, Michèle Laframboise, and others; non-fiction; and reviews. Cover by Karl Johanson.
  • Issue #34 with fiction by Mat­thew Hughes, Jim Lee, Xauri ‘EL Zwaan, and others; non-fiction; and reviews. Cover by Karl Johanson.

On Spec

  • Diane L. Walton, ed.
  • Vol. 32 No. 4, Whole No. 122, C$6.95, 2022, quarterly, 135pp, 13½ x 20 cm.
  • Canadian small press fiction magazine with stories by Alex Langer, Andrea Bernard, Judy Helfrich, and oth­ers; interviews; non-fiction; poetry and art. Cover by Ken Macklin.

  • Sean Clancy, ed.
  • No. 14, Autumn 2022, $14.00, tri-annual, 94pp, 15 x 21 cm.
  • ‘‘Weirdo science fic­tion, speculative fiction, and paranormal horror’’ magazine with stories by Marie Vibbert, Beth Dawkins, and others. Cover by Kelly Williams

Pulp Literature

  • Jennifer Landels, et al. eds.
  • No. 35, Summer 2022, C$14.99, quarterly, 214pp, 13½ x 20½ cm. Canadian magazine dedicated to pulp literature. This issue includes fiction from Rhea Rose, J.M. Landels, Dustin Moon, and others; interviews, a graphic story, poetry, etc. Cover by Akem.
  • No. 36, Autumn 2022 Issue (198pp) with fiction from James Sallis, Jason P Burnham, Cheryl Skory Suma, and others; interviews, a graphic story, poetry, etc. Cover by Melissa Mary Duncan.

Shoreline of Infinity

  • Noel Chidwick, ed.
  • Issue #30, Spring 2022, £7.95 print/£3.95 digital, quarterly. Speculative fiction magazine from Scotland with fiction by Eric Brown, Lyndsey Croal, Teike Marija Smits, and others; interviews; non-fiction; poetry; and reviews. Cover by Stref.
  • Issue #31, Summer 2022 with fiction by Bo Balder, Ken MacLeod, Monica Louzon, and others; interviews; non-fiction; poetry; and reviews. Cover by Stref.
  • Issue #32, Autumn 2022 with fiction by Adam Roberts, Sofia Samatar, Jane Yolen, and others; interviews; non-fiction; poetry; and reviews. Cover by Fangorn.
  • Issue #33, Winter 2022/23 with fiction by Callum McSorley, Brent Baldwin, M.H. Ayinde, and others; inter­views; non-fiction; poetry; and reviews. Cover by Scribble Imp.

Weird Tales

  • Jonathan Maberry, ed.
  • Issue #365, Vol. 69, No.1, 2022, tri-annual, $12.99, 100pp. Weird horror and dark fiction magazine with stories by Alma Katsu, Heather Graham, Yvonne Navarro, and oth­ers; poetry; and non-fiction. Cover by Lynne Hansen.
  • Issue #366, Vol. 69, No. 2 (132pp), $14.00, themed sword & sorcery issue with fiction by Kevin J. Anderson, Michael Moorcock, Greg Cox, and oth­ers. Cover by Bob Eggleton.

Online Magazines

Abyss & Apex

  • Wendy S. Delmater, ed.
  • Issue #85, 1st Quarter 2023, free online; quarterly.
  • Speculative fiction magazine with sto­ries by R.A. O’Brien, Amanda Dier, and others; flash fiction; poetry; and small press reviews.

Apex Magazine

  • Jason Sizemore & Lesley Conner, eds.
  • Issue #135, January 2023, digital free online or $4.99 per issue; bimonthly.
  • SF/fantasy/horror magazine. This issue includes fiction by Isabel J. Kim, Mari Ness, and others; interviews; and ar­ticles. Cover by Asya Yordanova

Beneath Ceaseless Skies

  • Scott H. Andrews, ed.
  • Issue #371, December 15, 2022, free online, biweekly. Literary fantasy/adventure magazine with stories by Gretchen Tessmer, Laine Perez, and Robert Minto. Cover by Nele Diel.
  • Issue #372, January 1, 2023, with stories by Jonathan Louis Duckworth (removed by request of the author) and Ariel Marken Jack. Cover by Nele Diel.
  • Issue #373, January 12, 2023, with stories by M.A. Carrick, Mari Ness, and Naim Kabir. Cover by Nele Diel.


  • Neil Clarke, ed.
  • Issue #196, January 2023, free online or $2.99 ebook, monthly.
  • SF/fantasy magazine with fic­tion from D.A. Xiaolin Spires, R.T. Ester, Natasha King, Gregory Feeley, Cao Baiyu (Stella Jiayue Zhu, trans.) and Felix Rose Kawitzky; articles; and interviews. Cover by Kishal Sukumaran.

Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores

  • Fran Eisemann, ed.
  • December 2022/January 2023, free online. Genre fiction magazine with a story by Ian Pohl.

The Dark

  • Clara Madrigano & Sean Wal­lace, eds.
  • Issue #92, January 2023, free online or digital available for $1.99-$2.99, monthly.
  • Dark fantasy and horror maga­zine. This issue includes stories by Shari Paul, Nelson Stanley, Leah Ning, and Ai Jiang. Cover by Mona Finden.

The Deadlands

  • E. Catherine Tobler, ed.
  • Issue #21, January 2023, digital/free online, monthly, 44pp.
  • Speculative fiction magazine ‘‘that con­cerns itself with death – but also every­thing death may involve,’’ with fiction by Sam Rebelein, poetry, and non-fiction. Cover by Madison Brake.

Escape Artists

  • Four weekly podcasts: Escape Pod <> Valerie Valdes & Mur Lafferty, eds. (SF), PodCastle <> Shingai Njeri Kagunda & Eleanor R. Wood, eds. (fantasy), Pseu­doPod <> Shawn Garrett & Alex Hofelich, eds. (horror), and Cast of Wonders <>
  • Katherine Inskip, ed. (YA).
  • Free online. Genre podcasts of both original and previously published stories with ac­companying text.

Fantasy Magazine

  • Christie Yant & Arley Sorg, eds.
  • Issue  #87, January 2023, free online or $2.99 ebook, monthly.
  • Fantasy maga­zine with stories from Flossie Arend, Erin Brown, Ruth Joffre, and L.D. Colter; author spotlights; an interview; and poetry. Cover by Solomandra / Adobe Stock Image.

Fiyah: Magazine of Black Speculative Fic­tion

  • DaVaun Sanders, ed.
  • Issue #25, Winter 2023, $3.99, digital only, quarterly, 130pp.
  • Liter­ary Black speculative fiction magazine with stories from Naomi Day, Zin E. Rocklyn, and others; articles and poetry. Cover by Raki Sy. Subscription: digital subscriptions available for $15.99 for four issues at <>.

Flash Point SF

  • Thomas J. Griffin & M.A. Dosser eds.
  • December 2022/January 2023, free online, biweekly.
  • Flash fiction SF and fantasy site posting a new story every other Friday.

Fusion Fragment

  • Cavan Terrill, ed.
  • Issue #15, Janu­ary 2023, online pay-what-you-want or purchase a print copy through Blurb for $25.99 CAD (price varies by issue), irregular, 102pp, 21½ x 28 cm.
  • Online speculative fiction magazine with stories from Angela Liu, Octavia Cade, and Vanessa Fogg; short author Q&As, and reviews. Cover by Kirsty Greenwood.

Lightspeed Magazine

  • John Jo­seph Adams, ed.
  • Issue #152, January 2023, free online or $3.99 ebook, monthly.
  • Online SF/fantasy magazine with fiction by Isabel J. Kim, Jendayi Brooks-Flemister, Scott Edelman, Mara Dong and others; a reprint; artist spotlights; and reviews. Cover by Grandfailure / Dreamstime.

Lost Colony

  • M.E. Pickett, ed.
  • Vol. 2, Issue 1, January 2023, $1.99 digital/free online, quarterly.
  • ‘‘Mid-length’’ speculative fiction magazine publishing one story per issue. This issue’s piece is by Robin Pond. Cover image by Quorthon via Shutterstock.


  • Donald S. Crankshaw & Kristin Janz, eds.
  • January/February 2022, free online or via Patreon.
  • Online magazine presenting stories that engage ‘‘mean­ingfully with Christianity… although not exclusively from a Christian perspec­tive.’’ For January/February the site will post stories by Andy Dibble, Matthew P. Schmidt, and D.G.P. Rector. Cover by Andrew C. Stewart.

Nightmare Magazine

  • Wendy N. Wagner, ed.
  • Issue #124, January 2023, free online or $2.99 ebook, monthly.
  • Horror/dark fantasy magazine with fiction by James L. Sutter, Katherine Quevedo, and Gor­don B. White; poetry, non-fiction, author spotlights, and reviews.


  • Gayle Surrette ed.
  • January 2023, free, monthly. Online SF review site.
  • In the January is­sue, the site posted short fiction reviews, US book reviews, and various columns.

Strange Horizons

  • Gautam Bhatia, et al., eds.
  • December 2022/January 2023, free, weekly.
  • Speculative fiction magazine with fiction by R.K. Duncan, Jess Camer­on, and others; poetry; essays; reviews; and interviews. New issues are posted each Monday. Covers by Tahlia Day and Bokhari Mohamed.hopepunk

Tangent Online

  • Dave Truesdale, ed.
  • December 2022/January 2023, free online.
  • Short fic­tion SF and fantasy review magazine, including reviews of genre magazines, online and electronic publications, and selected collections and anthologies; as well as articles and essays.

  • Tom Doherty, Irene Gallo, Patrick Nielsen Hayden, et al., eds.
  • December 2022/January 2022, free online.
  • Macmillan house site publishing fiction and articles including an original work from Carrie Vaughn, reprints, novel excerpts, rereads/re­watches of novels and television shows; an artist gallery; original reviews; ar­ticles and commentary; and interviews.

Uncanny Magazine

  • Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas, Chimedum Ohaegbu, and Monte Lin, eds.
  • Issue #50, January/February 2023, $3.99 digital only, bimonthly
  • Science fiction and fantasy magazine with fiction, non-fiction, interviews, and poetry. This issue includes fiction by Ken Liu, Caroline M. Yoachim, P. Djèlí Clark, and others. Cover art by Galen Dara.

See this listing and more like it in the February 2023 issue of Locus.

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