Magazines Received – February

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

Alien Dimensions

  • Neil A. Hogan, ed.
  • Issue #22, February 2023, $6.99 digi­tal/$19.95 print, irregular, 208pp, 15 x 23 cm.
  • Science fiction short stories anthology series with fiction by Tom Howard, Elana Gomel, and others.

Analog Science Fiction and Fact

  • Trevor Quachri, ed.
  • Vol. 93 Nos. 1 & 2, January/February 2023, $8.99, bimonthly, 208pp, 15 x 23 cm. Hard SF magazine with fiction by Alec Nevala-Lee, Rajan Khanna, James Dick, Meghan Hyland, Harry Lang, and others; non-fiction; poetry; reviews; etc. Cover by Tomislav Tikulin.
  • Vol. 93 Nos. 3 & 4, March/April 2023 includes fiction by Carolyn Ives Gilman, Rajnar Vajra, Allen M. Steele, Robert R. Chase, Shane Tourtellotte, and others; non-fiction; poetry; reviews; etc. Cover by Shutterstock.

Asimov’s Science Fiction

  • Sheila Wil­liams, ed.
  • Vol. 47 Nos. 3 & 4, Whole Numbers 566 & 567, March/April 2023, $8.99, bimonthly, 208pp, 15 x 21½ cm.
  • Specu­lative fiction and fantasy magazine with stories by Paul McAuley, Greg Egan, Ray Nayler, Sheila Finch, Sam J. Miller, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Bruce Sterling & Paul Di Filippo, and others. Cover by Dominic Harman.

Dreams & Nightmares 

  • David C. Kopaska-Merkel, ed.
  • No. 123, January 2023, $5.00, ir­regular, 24pp, 14 x 21½ cm.
  • Magazine of fantastic and speculative poetry, with work by Robert Frazier, Beth Cato & Rhonda Parrish, Lynne Sargent, and others. Cover by Chris Friend.

Galaxy’s Edge

  • Lezli Robyn, ed.
  • Issue #60, January 2023, $7.99 print/$4.99 digi­tal; bimonthly, 95pp, 19 x 24½ cm.
  • Online and print SF magazine with a mixture of original and reprinted fiction from Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki, Mike Resnick, Richard Chwe­dyk, and others.

The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction

  • Sheree Renée Thomas, ed.
  • Vol. 144 No. 3 & 4, Whole No. 766, March/April 2023, $10.99, bimonthly, 260pp, 13 x 19½ cm.
  • This issue includes stories by Peter S. Beagle, Eleanor Arnason, Kathleen Jennings, Tade Thompson and other; a science article; poetry; columns; reviews, etc. Cover by Mondolithic Studios.


  • Jean-Paul L. Garnier, ed.
  • Issue No. 46.1, Winter 2023, $5.00 + $2.00 s&h print/$2.50 digital, quar­terly, 40pp, 14 x 21½ cm.
  • Speculative poetry magazine from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Associa­tion with poems by D.A. Xiaolin Spires, F.J. Bergmann, Eva Papasoulioti, and others. Cover by Austin Arthur Hart.

Online Magazines


  • Michael Matheson, Chinelo Onwualu & Andrew Wilmot, eds.
  • Is­sue #17, December 2022, free online or $3.99 CAD digital; tri-annual.
  • Anathema: Spec from the Margins features work by queer POC/Indig­enous/Aboriginal creators. This is a special poetry issue with work by Oluwatomiwa Ajeigbe, Jessica Cho, J.D. Harlock, and others. Cover by Morgan Madeline.


  • Dirk Strasser, ed.
  • No. 157, February 2023, $2.99, 10 times a year (every month except January and Decem­ber).
  • This issue incudes fiction from Madeline Byrne, Anthony Sweet, and Lyle Hopwood; non-fiction; and reviews. Subscriptions $19.99/year for ten issues from their website.

Beneath Ceaseless Skies

  • Scott H. Andrews, ed.
  • Issue #374, January 26, 2022, free online, bi­weekly.
  • Literary fantasy/adventure magazine with stories by Eboni J. Dunbar, Jae Steinbacher, and Kay Chronister. Cover by Nele Diel.
  • Issue #375, February 9, 2023, with stories by Jonathan Olfert, C.S. Marten, and Greg Kurzawa. Cover by Erin Costello.


  • Neil Clarke, ed.
  • Issue #197, February 2023, free online or $2.99 ebook, monthly.
  • SF/fantasy magazine with fiction from Yukimi Ogawa, Eric Schwitzgebel, Gu Shi (Emily Jin, trans.), and others; articles; and interviews. Cover by Arthur Haas.

Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores

  • Fran Eisemann, ed.
  • January/February 2023, free online.
  • Genre fic­tion magazine with stories by George Guthridge and Kris Bowser.

The Dark

  • Clara Madrigano & Sean Wal­lace, eds.
  • Issue #93, February 2023, free online or digital available for $1.99-$2.99, monthly.
  • Dark fantasy and horror magazine. This issue in­cludes stories by James Bennett, An­gela Slatter, Phoenix Alexander, and H. Pueyo. Cover by Tithi Luadthong.

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 #88, February 2023, free online or $2.99 ebook, monthly.
  • Fantasy magazine with stories from Lowry Poletti, Malda Marlys, Cynthia Gómez, and S.L. Harris; author spot­lights; an essay; and poetry. Cover by nataljacernecka / Adobe Stock Image.

The Flying Saucer Poetry Review

  • Justin T. O’Conor Sloane, ed.
  • Issue #2, Winter 2023, free online, annually.
  • Poetry magazine with poems by Wendy Van Camp, F.J. Bergmann, Juan Manuel Peréz, and others; essays, and art. Cover by Bruce Pennington.

Fusion Fragment

  • Cavan Terrill, ed.
  • Issue #15, January 2023, online pay-what-you-want or purchase a hardcover copy through Blurb, this issue $25.99 CAD (price varies by issue), irregular.
  • Online speculative fiction magazine with fiction from Oc­tavia Cade, Angela Liu, and Vanessa Fogg; and reviews. Cover by Kirsty Greenwood.


  • Fred Coppersmith, ed.
  • Winter 2023, free online, quarterly.
  • Online speculative fiction magazine with sci­ence fiction, fantasy, and horror. This issue has 12 original stories by Rachel Rodman, Gregory Norman Bossert, H. Pueyo, and others; and eight poems. Cover by Aylin S. Erkan.

Lightspeed Magazine

  • John Jo­seph Adams, ed.
  • Issue #153, February 2023, free online or $3.99 ebook, monthly.
  • Online SF/fantasy maga­zine with fiction by Carrie Vaughn, Adam-Troy Castro, Sharang Biswas, Sam J. Miller, and others; a reprint; artist spotlights; and reviews. Cover by Анна Богатырева / Adobe Stock.


  • B. Morris Allen, ed.
  • Febru­ary 2023, $7.00 print/$4.00 digital/free online, monthly.
  • Online and print speculative fiction magazine. This issue includes original stories by Chris Panatier, Jacob Coffin, and others. Cover by Kirsty Greenwood. The March 2023 issue has stories by Jan Priddy, Harold R. Thompson, and others. Cover by Carol Wellart. New stories are posted online every Friday.

Nightmare Magazine

  • Wendy N. Wagner, ed.
  • Issue #125, February 2023, free online or $2.99 ebook, monthly.
  • Horror/dark fantasy maga­zine with fiction by Dominique Dickey, Erik Grove, and Ruth Joffre; poetry; non-fiction; author spotlights; and reviews.

Strange Horizons

  • Gautam Bhatia, et al., eds.
  • January/February 2023, free, weekly.
  • Speculative fiction magazine with fiction by Fernanda Coutinho Teixeira and Anya Markov; poetry; essays; articles; reviews; and inter­views. New issues are posted each Monday. Covers by Tahlia Day and Vito Castrillo.

Tangent Online

  • Dave Truesdale, ed.
  • January/February 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.
  • January/February 2022, free online
  • Macmillan house site publishing fiction and articles including original short fiction from Sunyi Dean, James Bradley, and Rich Larson; reprints, novel excerpts, re­reads/rewatches of novels and televi­sion shows; an artist gallery; original reviews; articles and commentary; and interviews.

Worlds of Possibility

  • Julia Rios, ed.
  • December 2022, free online, bimonthly
  • Speculative fiction magazine with stories by Khushbu Khushi and Jennifer Hudak. Cover by Olha Melnyk.<

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

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