Saturday, April 23, 2011

Urban Fantasy Markets

I'm always looking for new markets to sell paranormal fiction/urban fantasy/whatever they're calling it right now, and every so often I come upon a good site with listings for several kinds of writing. Here's the latest one I found:

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69FoP's tastebuds tend toward horror and dark fantasy. While horror is our favorite dish, we most love to serve it in a slipstream/cross genre stew. We love monsters and unknown beings of all types (just remember, though, there's a billion of 'em out there, so yours had better be tasty) and the contemporary/urban fantasy found in The Twilight Zone. LotR/Harry Potter-style fantasy, hard sci-fi and poetry are not particularly palatable to us, and we've been known to spit those pieces out before we finish chewing. Nothing particularly wrong with them, mind you, just not the textures we savor. 69FoP gives first consideration to short stories originally served up in small press 'zines prior to the turn of the century, though we will take a bite of anything published in any periodical through 2004. We will also accept original fiction, but if it's good enough to submit to 69FoP, it should be good enough to put out to the paying markets first. That said, if you really want your recipe associated with such a groovy title, and it has the right ingredients, toss it in our oven and see if it bakes...
An imprint of established fiction publisher BelleBooks, Inc., Bell Bridge nutures emerging fiction voices and broadens the Southern brand of its parent company, which has been defined by its quality Southern fiction program. Included in Bell Bridge's list will be fantasy, horror, young adult, mystery, general fiction and even some Southern fiction.
We are currently accepting manuscripts in the science fiction, fantasy, paranormal and horror genres. A wide range of material is considered within each genre from old-fashioned space-opera to high-tech SF, sword and sorcery to contemporary dark fantasy, paranormal romance and gothic to modern horror. Above all, a story must be well told with good character development. Paranormal romances may be sensual and erotic, but tastefully done. Sample the books of Kelley Armstrong or Charlaine Harris and you will get an idea of what we will accept.
While your story must always contain some mythic fictional elements, please choose the most appropriate imprint to receive your submission. Drollerie Press publishes our stories through a number of “lines” or “imprints” to help our readers better find the books they want to read. Drollerie Press: For fantasy works, including urban fantasy, myths, legends, and fairy tales. Chrysography: If you consider your work more literary in nature. Gauffer Press: If your work of mythic fiction resides primarily in the areas of suspense, thrillers and mysteries. Grotesqueries: for mythic works of a horrific or dark speculative bent. Quadrivium: If your work fits within the genre of science fiction. Kettlestitch: If your work is intended for audiences between the ages of 14 and adult with sophisticated conflict and intelligent, engaging characters between the ages of 16 and 19. Pen Flourish: We have combined our romance and erotica under Pen Flourish. We are committed to publishing diverse works by talented authors regardless of race, sex, creed, religion or orientiation.
FaePublishing is a new way of doing business in the the Indie publishing industry of Science Fiction and Fantasy. We want YOU, the fan to have input into what we publish. Tell us what books you like most in Science Fiction and/or Fantasy, why did you like what you read, what didn’t you like? What would you REALLY like to read? Faepublishing’s purpose is to find out what you want to read, we will not base what we publish on what sold last year, or the year before.
Fantastique Unfettered, a Periodical of Liberated Literature exists to provide well-written, compellingly readable, original stories of fantasist fiction to readers. We will publish both established and new writers alike, and intend no certain genre as transcendant over another, though Science Fiction should be sent to our sister publication, M-Brane SF. Some stories might look like SF or Fantasy depending on one's perspective (stories that follow in the tradition of Philip K. Dick, for instance). We are interested in such tales. There are also specific areas of overlap that are outlined in our Writers Guidelines.
Fantasy Magazine is an online weekly magazine of all forms of fantasy fiction. High fantasy, contemporary and urban tales, surrealism, magical realism, science fantasy, and folktales can all be found in our pages. We are looking for stories that delight, entertain, and enrapture readers, stories ranging from delicious treats that melt on the tongue, leaving only a trace of sweetness, to the dark and poignant tale whose memory lingers with you for days, perhaps years. Fantasy Magazine is entertainment for the intelligent genre reader — send us stories of the fantastic that make us think, and tell us what it is to be human while amazing us with your mastery of language and story elements. From the very first issue, Fantasy has featured authors of significant literary reputation, such as Jeffrey Ford, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Stewart O’Nan, and Holly Phillips. Send us your best. While we run the gamut from light to dark, we don’t have as much of the former as we’d like, and are always looking for more.
Fickle Muses is an online journal of poetry and fiction engaged with myth and legend. Fickle Muses publishes writing that connects the contemporary reader with ancient tradition and a sense of wonder in the world of past, present and future.
FICTION: Stories that creatively incorporate myth or legend (e.g. stories which combine contemporary or historical settings with mythic elements; fantasy which consciously evokes its mythic roots) are welcome.
POETRY: Poems that creatively incorporate myth or legend (e.g. by retelling ancient myths or exploring myth in the context of the contemporary world) are welcome.
HEX is a bi-annual publication and an online community radicalising European traditions and giving voice to the modern Heathen household. We are here to explore and celebrate the European peoples’ ancestral traditions and beliefs. Hex strives to recall the evident truths of the seasonal cycles, the folk ways & rites of our cultural heritage, earth stewardship, self-sufficiency, and sustainable living. By making old world knowledge and wisdom available for use in our everyday lives, we aspire to bring continuity to the present and heart to future generations. PLEASE NOTE: we are NOT a Christian publication and will not accept Christian-themed material. Also, fantasy-themed material needs to be thematically related to the Hex Magazine concept (e.g. we do not accept generic high fantasy). PLEASE check out our site thoroughly before submitting as we receive many inappropriate submissions.
Kitsune Books was founded in 2006 to make available to the reading public a variety of artistic, well-written books that might be passed over by big mainstream publishers concerned mainly with sales figures and advertising budgets. We publish literary and some genre fiction, nonfiction literary commentary and memoir, and poetry collections. Please see the Submission guidelines for details.
Lyrical Press, Inc. is owned by the husband and wife team of Frank and Renee Rocco. Their goal is to provide authors with a friendly, fun and safe home for their books and offer readers an eclectic mix of quality titles to chose from. LPI offers books in both electronic format and Print On Demand on all tiles over 70,000 words. A full service publishing house, Lyrical Press, Inc. is actively seeking all genres. From tender romances to gothic paranormal horrors, we welcome all submissions. If you dare to write it, we dare to consider it.
Mundania Press is a publisher of select novels and short stories. We specialize in science fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery, romance, and paranormal. Currently, our catalogue is full through 2011 with science fiction and fantasy, so at this time we aren’t looking for either of those genres. Presently, we are actively looking for unpublished quality manuscripts in the genres of urban fantasy, paranormal romance, horror, and steampunk only. We will consider young adult books as long as they’re in one of the genres we’re looking for.
PodCastle is looking for fantasy stories. We’re open to all the sub-genres of fantasy, from magical realism to urban fantasy to slipstream to high fantasy, and everything in between. Fantastical or non-real content should be meaningful to the story. We are an audio magazine. Our audience can’t skim past the boring parts. While we appreciate beautiful stories, those that feature beautiful language at the expense of plot may not translate well. Ideally, fiction should have strong pacing, well-defined characters, engaging dialogue, clear action, and still be beautiful. Above all, we’re looking for stories that are fun to listen to. Humor is encouraged. Podcastle hopes to publish fiction reflecting the full range of settings and tropes found in fantasy fiction. We’d particularly like to see more stories set outside America, and stories that feature characters who represent a range of backgrounds and ethnicities.
Pyr® publishes only science fiction and fantasy novels.
IMPORTANT: They only accept unagented submissions in the fantasy genre.
Realms of Fantasy is a full-sized bimonthly color magazine, dedicated to publishing the best in fantasy fiction, nonfiction, and artwork.
FICTION: Stories can address any area in the realms of fantasy: heroic, contemporary, traditional, feminist, dark, light, and the ever-popular “unclassifiable.”
Welcome to Wild Stacks: the Library of the Imagination, the online magazine that is home for stories that explore and expand the imagination. All types of fantasy will be considered, from horror to heroic fiction, sword & sorcery, urban fantasy, steam-punk, supernatural, surreal, weird fiction, and noir crime.

Good luck, and get writing!


  1. Awesome list, J! I can use some of these! Looking forward to your next post!