Webzines

For far more comprehensive and timely listings, try ralan.com, which has a very different purpose and very different criteria for inclusion and categorization.

For the purposes of this page, a webzine is defined as a website which produces more than one original short science fiction, fantasy, and/or horror story by more than one contributor more than once a year with properly dated issues/story publications and with no obstructions to the web pages (or other freely available digital formats).

Dates are given for the year a title began offering online fiction (to the year online fiction ceased, if defunct).

If anyone can add or correct anything (including subtracting, if applicable), please contact me with that information and I'll correct the list (and credit you if you wish).

SFWA-Qualifying Webzines

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  1. Apex (2008)
  2. Beneath Ceaseless Skies (2008)
  3. Clarkesworld Magazine (2006)
  4. Cosmos (?)
  5. Crossed Genres (2008-2011, 2013)
  6. Fantastic Stories of the Imagination (2014)
  7. Flash Fiction Online (2007)
  8. Galaxy's Edge (2013)
  9. Grantville Gazette (c.2003; professional since 2007)
  10. Lightspeed (2010)
  11. Nature (1999-2000, 2005-2006, 2007)
  12. Nightmare Magazine (2012)
  13. Strange Horizons (2000)
  14. Tor.com (2008)
  15. Uncanny (2014)
  16. Unlikely Story (2011)

Other Active Webzines

  1. Abyss & Apex (2003)
  2. Allegory (2006 (1998 as Peridot?))
  3. Aphelion (1997)
  4. Bewildering Stories (2002)
  5. The Dark (2013)
  6. Electric Spec (2006)
  7. Expanded Horizons (2008)
  8. Every Day Fiction (2007)
  9. Fantasy Scroll (2014)
  10. Farrago's Wainscot (2007-2009, 2015)
  11. The Future Fire (2006)
  12. GigaNotoSaurus (2010)
  13. Heroic Fantasy Quarterly (2009)
  14. Ideomancer (2002)
  15. Lackington's (2014)
  16. Omenana (2014)
  17. Perihelion (2012)
  18. Quantum Muse (2008)
  19. Shimmer (2005)
  20. SQ Mag (2012)
  21. Strange Constellations (2014)
  22. Terraform (2014)
  23. Urban Fantasy (2014)

Defunct Webzines

To be listed here, the zine should have been able to be listed above prior to halting (defined as a year without new fiction or an announcement of hiatus/cessation) and should still have accessible archives of fiction.

Formerly SFWA-Qualifying Webzines

  1. Buzzy Mag (2012?-2015?)
  2. Chizine (2005?-2010? (Tangent reviews cover that period))
  3. Fantasy Magazine (2007-2011; merged with Lightspeed Jan 2012; one special issue 2014)
  4. Redstone Science Fiction (2010-2012)
  5. Subterranean Online (2007-2014)

Other Defunct Webzines

  1. Amazing Stories (2012-2014; no fiction since April 2014)
  2. Darker Matter (2007-2007)
  3. Eclipse Online (2012-2012)
  4. Electric Velocipede (2011-2013)
  5. Flashing Swords (2004-2006)
  6. Flurb (2006-2012)
  7. Heliotrope (2006-2009)
  8. Infinite Matrix (2001-2008)
  9. Interfictions Online (2013-2014; no fiction since May 2014)
  10. InterText (1991-2004)
  11. Lone Star Stories (2004-2009)
  12. Planet Magazine (1994-2014)
  13. Plasma Frequency (2012-2015)
  14. Ray Gun Revival (2006-2012)
  15. The Revelator (2011-2014)
  16. Son and Foe (2005-2006)
  17. Waylines (2013-2013)

Sources

Some of the sources used for this (who are not responsible for any errors):