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The Mid-October Fantasy Magazine Rack

Saturday, October 24th, 2015 | Posted by John ONeill

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Lots of exciting magazine news in late October. D.M. Ritzlin has launched an intriguing new publication that promises to review the best in forgotten fantasy, Scrolls of Legendry, and the first issue more than lives up to that promise. Contributing Editor Rich Horton checked in with his latest Retro-review, a look at the October 1960 issue of Amazing Stories, with classic stories by Clifford Simak and A. Bertram Chandler. Donald Crankshaw shared the good news of a new market for short fiction, the upcoming Christian anthology Mysterion, and Fletcher Vredenburgh and Learned Foote review the best new fiction in Clarkesworld, Swords and Sorcery Magazine, and Grimdark.

Check out all the details on the magazines above by clicking on the each of the images. Our October 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.

Cemetery Dance 9-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 32 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
Scrolls of Legendry, edited by D.M. Ritzlin
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

The Digest Enthusiast 1-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

Analog January 1980-smallAnd 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.

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