Magazines Received – March

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 #24, March 2023
  • $8.95 digital/$16.95 print, 386pp, 15 x 22 1/2cm.
  • Genre fiction magazine set in outer space, with a focus on stories set in the future involving non-humanoid aliens. This issue has stories from Keith ‘‘Doc’’ Raymond, Elana Gomel, and others.

Bourbon Penn

  • Erik Secker, ed.
  • Issue No. 29, March 2023
  • $14.95 print/$2.99 digital/free online, three times a year, 139pp, 12½ x 20 cm.
  • Literary “weird-lit” fiction magazine with stories by Gretchen Tessmer, Chloe Smith, and others. Cover by Jean Pierre Arboleda.

Cemetery Dance 

  • Richard Chizmar, ed.
  • Issue No. 78, 2023
  • $9.99 print, irregular, 80pp, 21 x 26½ cm.
  • “The Magazine of Horror and Suspense” with fiction by Bill Pronzini, Tony Richards, and others; interviews with Alma Katsu and Daniel Krauss; etc. Cover by François Vaillancourt.

Dark Matter Magazine

  • Rob Carroll, ed. #13
  • January/February 2023, $15.00, bi­monthly, 134pp, 15 x 22½ cm.
  • “Science fiction stories and more” magazine with fiction by Dana Vickerson, Rob E. Boley, and others; author interviews; and art features. Cover by Olly Jeavons. #14 March/April 2023 (144pp) with fiction by Zachary Rosenberg, Kay Vaindal, and others. Cover by Doodleskelly.

Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction

  • Paul March-Russell, ed.
  • Vol. 52, Is­sue No. 1, #144, 2023
  • £9.00/$15.00, three times yearly, 110pp, 14½ x 21 cm.
  • Peer-reviewed journal with articles from Dave Anthony & Jeff Wallace, Tom Dillon, Mike Ryder, and Andreya S. Seiffert; features; conference reports; and reviews.

Galaxy’s Edge

  • Lezli Robyn, ed.
  • Issue #61, March 2023
  • $7.99 print/$4.99 digital; bimonthly, 106pp, 19 x 24½ cm.
  • Penultimate issue. Online and print SF magazine with a mixture of original and reprinted fiction from Thomas K. Carpenter, Mike Resnick, and others; an interview with Ursula Vernon; etc.

Old Moon

  • Julian Barona, ed.
  • Vol. III, Winter 2023
  • $9.99 print/$2.99 digital; quarterly, 135pp, 15½ x 23 cm.
  • Magazine of “weird sword-and-sorcery fantasy” with work from James Enge, T.R. Siebert, and others. Cover by Daniel Vega


  • Dean Wesley Smith, ed.
  • Issue #19, 2022, $12.99 print/$6.99 digital, bimonthly, 212pp, 17½ x 25½ cm.
  • The magazine on the “cutting edge of modern short fiction”. This issue includes 20 pieces of short fic­tion with stories from Kevin J. Anderson, Ray Vukcevich, and others; and a one-page graphic story. Cover by Grandfailure / Depositphotos. #20 includes stories by Lisa S. Silverthorne, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, and others. #21 (2022) includes stories by Rob Vagle, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, and others.

Online Magazines

Apex Magazine

  • Jason Sizemore & Lesley Con­ner, eds.
  • Issue #137, April 2023, digital free online or $4.99 per issue; bimonthly.
  • SF/ fantasy/horror magazine. Asian and Pa­cific Islanders special issue (guest edited by Iori Kusano) with fiction by Tehnuka, Michelle M. Denham, Murtaza Mohsin, and others; interviews; and articles. Cover by Dee Nguyen.


  • Dirk Strasser, ed.
  • No. 159, April 2023, $2.99, 10 times a year (every month except January and December).
  • Australian SF/F magazine. This issue incudes fiction from Amy Dawn Buchan, JR Dumbar, and John MW Thompson; non-fiction; and reviews. Subscriptions $19.99/year for ten issues from their website.

Beneath Ceaseless Skies

  • Scott H. Andrews, ed.
  • Issue #378, March 23, 2023, free on­line, biweekly. Literary fantasy/adventure magazine with stories by Grace Seybold, V.M. Ayala, and Siobhan Carroll. Cover by Erin Costello.
  • Issue #379, April 6, 2023 includes stories by Martin Cahill, A.G. Lamar, and Maurice Broaddus. Cover by Ed Perryer.


  • Neil Clarke, ed.
  • Issue #199, April 2023, free online or $2.99 ebook, monthly.
  • SF/fantasy magazine with fiction from L. Chan, R.T. Ester, Octavia Cade, Shi Heiyao (Andy Dudak, trans), and others; articles; and interviews. Cover by Lyss Menold.

Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores

  • Fran Eisemann, ed.
  • March/April 2023, free on­line.
  • Genre fiction magazine with stories by Warren Brown and others.

The Dark

  • Clara Madrigano & Sean Wal­lace, eds.
  • Issue #95, April 2023, free online or digital available for $1.99-$2.99, monthly.
  • Dark fantasy and horror magazine. This issue includes original stories by Bibiana Ossai and Ash Caballero; and reprints from Steve Rasnic Tem and Seán Padraic Birnie. 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 #90, April 2023, free online or $2.99 ebook, monthly.
  • Fan­tasy magazine with stories from Dennis Mugaa, K.A. Wiggins, and others; an interview; author spotlights; and poetry. Cover by Kevin Carden/ Adobe Stock.

Fiyah: Magazine of Black Speculative Fiction

  • DaVaun Sanders, ed.
  • Issue #26, Spring 2023, $3.99, digital only, quarterly, 130pp.
  • Literary Black speculative fiction magazine with stories from M.H. Ayinde, S.J. Powell, and others; articles and poetry. Cover by Anthony Peyton Young.

Flash Point SF

  • Thomas J. Griffin & M.A. Dosser eds.
  • March/April 2023, free online, biweekly. Flash fiction SF and fantasy site.
  • In March and April, the site posted short fiction by Avra Margariti, Martyn Pedler, and others.

Fusion Fragment

  • Cavan Terrill, ed.
  • Issue #16, April 2023, online pay-what-you-want or purchase a hardcover through Blurb.
  • Online speculative fiction magazine with fiction from Mar Vincent, Samantha H. Chung, and others; and reviews. Cover by Cassie Daley.


  • Fred Coppersmith, ed.
  • Spring 2023, free online, quarterly. Online speculative fiction magazine with science fiction, fan­tasy, and horror.
  • This issue has 12 original stories by M. Bennardo, E. Catherine To­bler, and others; and seven poems. Cover by Cindy Fan.

Lightspeed Magazine

  • John Jo­seph Adams, ed.
  • Issue #155, April 2023, free online or $3.99 ebook, monthly
  • Online SF/fantasy magazine with fiction by Brian K. Hudson, Adam-Troy Castro, Bogi Takács, Amanda Helms, and others; author spotlights; and reviews. Cover by DM7.


  • B. Morris Allen, ed.
  • May 2023, $7.00 print/$4.00 digital/free online, monthly. Online and print speculative fiction maga­zine.
  • This issue includes original stories by Ramez Yoakeim, Elizabeth Raphael, and others. Cover by Carol Wellart.

Nightmare Magazine

  • Wendy N. Wagner, ed.
  • Issue #127, April 2023, free online or $2.99 ebook, monthly.
  • Horror/dark fantasy magazine with fiction by Natasha King, James Tatam, and Beatrice Winifred Iker; poetry; author spotlights; an essay, and a media review.

Sci Phi Journal

  • Ádám Gerencsér & Mariano Mar­tín Rodríguez, eds.
  • Spring 2023, free, quarterly.
  • “The cosmic intersection between speculative philosophy, cultural anthropology, and hard SF,” with stories by Joachim Glage, Bethany Tomerlin Prince and others. Cover by Dustin Jacobus.


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

The Starlight Scifaiku Review

  • Justin T. O’Conor Sloane, ed.
  • #3, Spring 2023, free, quarterly.
  • Online SF haiku magazine with poetry, interviews, art, etc. Cover by Michael Alan Alien.


  • Jean-Paul L. Garnier, ed.
  • Issue No. 46.2, Spring 2023
  • $5.00 + $2.00 s&h print/$2.50 digital, quarterly, 44pp, 14 x 21½ cm.
  • Speculative poetry magazine from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association with poems by Anna Cates, Howard V. Hendrix, Mary Soon Lee, and others. Cover by Zara Kand.

Strange Horizons

  • Gautam Bhatia, et al., eds.
  • March/ April 2023, free, weekly.
  • Speculative fiction magazine with fiction by Datt Sharma, Natasha King, Ana Hurtado, and others; poetry; and reviews. New issues are posted each Monday. Covers by Tahlia Day, Julia Quandt, and Palloma Barreto.

Tangent Online

  • Dave Truesdale, ed.
  • March/April 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.


  • Keh­kashan Khalid, Amal Singh, et al., eds.
  • Winter 2023, free online.
  • Speculative fiction magazine ‘‘publishing budding speculative fiction writers from Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Maldives, Afghanistan and Nepal (and more!)’’ This issue includes work by Neethu Krishnan, Nazuk Iftikhar Rao, and others; plus an essay. Cover by Shreya Pullela.

  • Tom Doherty, Irene Gallo, Patrick Nielsen Hayden, et al., eds.
  • March/April 2023, free online.
  • Macmillan house site publishing fiction and articles including original short fiction from E. Lily Yu and Eugenia Tri­antafyllou, short story reprints by Wole Talabi and Xiu Xinyu; novel excerpts; re­reads/rewatches of novels and television shows; an artist gallery; reviews; articles and commentary; and interviews

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

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