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The June Fantasy Magazine Rack

Monday, June 1st, 2015 | Posted by John ONeill

Analog Science Ficiton June 2015 1000th issue-300 Apex Magazine Issue 72-300 Beneath-Ceaseles-Skies-173-300 Inhuman 6-300
Lightspeed May 2015-300 Uncanny-Magazine-Issue-4-300 Locus magazine May 2013-300 Nightmare Magazine May 2015-300

The big news this week is the unexpected return of the magazine of strange creature fiction, Allen K’s Inhuman Magazine, which I erroneously assumed to be defunct. I love this little monster zine, and I’m glad to see it return after a three-year absence, with a new issue crammed with fiction from Michael Bishop, Tim Curran, C. J. Henderson, Darrell Schweitzer, Gahan Wilson, and many others. Copies are just $6.99. Check out all the details by clicking on the image above — or click any any of the pics, to see our detailed report on each issue. Go ahead, try it! I’ll wait.

As we’ve mentioned before, all of these magazines are completely dependent on fans and readers to keep them alive. Many are marginal operations for whom a handful of subscriptions may mean the difference between life and death. Why not check one or two out, and try a sample issue? There are magazines here for every budget, from completely free to $7.50/issue. If you find something intriguing, I hope you’ll consider taking a chance on a subscription. I think you’ll find it’s money very well spent.

Our mid-May Fantasy Magazine Rack is here.

New Realm magazine March 2015-smallBlack Gate reports exclusively on fantasy magazines, although we also cover the occasional science fiction or mainstream magazine with some fantasy content. We currently cover an even 25 magazines (links will take you to our latest coverage):

Adventure Tales edited by John Betancourt
Apex, edited by Jason Sizemore
Asimov’s Science Fiction, edited by Sheila Williams
Beneath Ceaseless Skies, edited by Scott H. Andrews
Black Static, edited by Andy Cox
Cemetery Dance, edited by Richard Chizmar
Clarkesworld, edited by Neil Clarke and Sean Wallace
The Dark, edited by Jack Fisher and Sean Wallace
Fantasy and Science Fiction, edited by C.C. Finlay
Fantasy Scroll, edited by Iulian Ionescu, Frederick Doot, and Alexandra Zamorski
Grimdark Magazine, edited by Adrian Collins
Gygax, edited by Jayson Elliot
Heroic Fantasy Quarterly, edited by Adrian Simmons, David Farney, William Ledbetter and James Frederick William Rowe
Inhuman Magazine, edited by Allen Koszowski
Interzone, edited by Andy Cox
Knights of the Dinner Table, edited by Jolly Blackburn
Lightspeed, edited by John Joseph Adams
New Realm, edited by Doug Lance
Nightmare, edited by John Joseph Adams
Shimmer, edited by E. Catherine Tobler
Swords and Sorcery Magazine, edited by Curtis Ellett
Uncanny, edited by Lynne M. Thomas, Michael Damian Thomas, and Michi Trota
Weirdbook, edited by Douglas Draa‎
Weird Fiction Review, edited by S.T. Joshi
Weird Tales, edited by Marvin Kaye

The-Last-Province-Issue-4The following magazines are now defunct:

Amazing Stories
Arcane
Bull Spec
Cosmic Crimes Stories
Dark Realms
Electric Velocipede
Fantasy
Innsmouth Magazine
Jabberwocky
Kobold Quarterly
The Last Province
Level UP
Port Iris
Reader’s Digest
Realms of Fantasy
Shadis
Spellbound
Subterranean
Wizard
Zahir

gfwolfieAnd we’ve covered the following magazines intermittently:

Against the Odds
Alter Ego
Analog
Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine
Ares Magazine
Betwixt
Crossed Genres
Dark Worlds
Entertainment Weekly
The Excellent Travelling Volume
Goblin Fruit
Granta
Lackington’s
Locus
Lovecraft eZine
The New Yorker
The New York Review of Science Fiction
Primeval: A Journal of the Uncanny
Rue Morgue
The SFWA Bulletin
Strange Horizons
Stupefying Stories
Vanity Fair

Check out our complete magazine coverage here.

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