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The Mid-September Fantasy Magazine Rack

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 | Posted by John ONeill

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Plenty of great new magazines to read in September, to help close out summer with a bang. This month we start coverage of Ranylt Richildis’ splendid Lackington’s magazine, with the Summer issue (above), and in his August Short Story Roundup, Fletcher Vredenburgh looks at the latest issues of Swords and Sorcery Magazine, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Fantasy & Science Fiction.

Check out all the details on the magazines above by clicking on the each of the images. Our early September Fantasy Magazine Rack is here.

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 $12.95/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.

Apex Magazine 53-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 31 magazines (links will take you to our latest coverage):

Adventure Tales edited by John Betancourt
Albedo One edited by Robert (Bob) Neilson
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
The Digest Enthusiast, edited by Arkay Olgar
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
Lackington’s, edited by Ranylt Richildis
Lightspeed, edited by John Joseph Adams
Mythic Delirium, edited by Mike Allen
Nightmare, edited by John Joseph Adams
Outposts of Beyond, edited by Tyree Campbell
Science Fiction Classics
Shimmer, edited by E. Catherine Tobler
Swords and Sorcery Magazine, edited by Curtis Ellett
Tor.com, edited by various
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

Jabberwocky 4-smallThe following magazines we used to cover are now defunct:

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

Goblin Fruit Winter 2013And 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
Faerie Magazine
Goblin Fruit
Granta
Locus
Lovecraft eZine
New Realm
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
Tin House
Vanity Fair

Check out all of our recent magazine coverage here.

2 Comments »

  1. Lovecraft eZine has always been fairly good; but in recent months (over a year now really) it has become a strong force in presenting new and interesting short horror fiction. Though it tends to focus upon Lovecraftian-ish sorts of horror, I think it’s fairly comparable to Nightmare Magazine (probably the strongest force in short horror today) in strength of content.

    For those who are interested in horror fiction (particularly short horror), I would really recommend keeping your eye on Lovecraft eZine.

    Comment by James McGlothlin - September 23, 2015 9:47 am

  2. Thanks for the rec, James! I’ll check it out.

    Comment by John ONeill - September 23, 2015 11:48 am


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