Alternative Markets

If your story doesn’t fit our submission guidelines we encourage you to consider these alternate podcast and digital magazine venues. Each one aligns with our goal of ensuring authors are compensated for their work.

This is only a representative sample; we strongly encourage active short fiction authors become patrons of the excellent Submissions Grinder for researching markets and tracking their submissions. There’s also a great list of the Hugo category semiprozine markets, curated by Neil Clarke.

The Escape Artists Podcast Network

YA / Middlegrade / KidLit Publications

  • Cricket (ages 9-14) – Realistic contemporary fiction, historical fiction, science fiction and fantasy, folk tales, myths and legends, and humor
  • Ember (ages 10-18) – Semiannual journal of luminous things. Publishes poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.
  • Foreshadow (YA) – Original YA short fiction anthologies
  • Refractions – Annual collection of short stories, essays, poems, puzzles and artwork for readers 14+
  • Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide (ages 9-12) – An annual anthology, with submissions generally running in April/May supported by a summer Kickstarter

Digital Magazines and Podcasts

If you’d like to submit your publication for consideration on this list, please contact our editor, and include a link to your submission guidelines or market listing (Grinder, Ralan, Duotrope, etc.) containing your story payment details. Thanks!

Last updated April 2019