The Late May Fantasy Magazine Rack

The Late May Fantasy Magazine Rack

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In his report on Edinburgh’s Monthly Mini-Convention, Event Horizon, M Harold Page alerted me to the existence of the Scottish SF magazine Shoreline of Infinity, which somehow managed to produce 7 issues and still fly below my radar. Not to worry! I’ve added it to the list, making it the 48th genre magazine we track. Whew! That’s a lot of reading every month.

In other news, Fletcher Vredenburgh reviewed issue 63 of Swords and Sorcery and Heroic Fantasy Quarterly #32 in his April Short Story Roundup. For our vintage digest fans, Rich Horton reviewed the February 1962 issue of Fantastic, and Matthew Wuertz continued his issue-by-issue journey through Galaxy magazine with October 1953, containing the first installment of Isaac Asimov’s classic The Caves of Steel.

Check out all the details on the magazines above by clicking on the each of the images. Our early May 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 $35/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.

Asimov's Science Fiction Winter 1977-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 48 magazines (links will take you to our latest coverage):

Adventure Tales edited by John Betancourt
Albedo One edited by Robert (Bob) Neilson
Analog, edited by Trevor Quachri
Apex, edited by Jason Sizemore
Ares Magazine, edited by Michael Anderson
Asimov’s Science Fiction, edited by Sheila Williams
The Audient Void, edited by Obadiah Baird
Back Issue, edited by Michael Eury
Beneath Ceaseless Skies, edited by Scott H. Andrews
Black Static, edited by Andy Cox
Broadswords and Blasters, edited by Matthew X. Gomez and Cameron Mount
Cemetery Dance, edited by Richard Chizmar
Cirsova, edited by P. Alexander
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
Gathering Storm Magazine, edited by Michael McHenry and Cinda McHenry

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GigaNotoSaurus, edited by Rashida J. Smith
Grimdark Magazine, edited by Adrian Collins
Heroic Fantasy Quarterly, edited by Adrian Simmons, David Farney, William Ledbetter and James Frederick William Rowe
Holdfast, edited by Laurel Sills and Lucy Smee
Inhuman Magazine, edited by Allen Koszowski
Interfictions Online, edited by Delia Sherman
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
Locus, edited by Liza Groen Trombi
Mythic Delirium, edited by Mike Allen
Nightmare, edited by John Joseph Adams
Occult Detective Quarterly, edited by Sam Gafford and John Linwood Grant.
Outposts of Beyond, edited by Tyree Campbell
Postscripts, edited by Nick Gevers
Pulp Literature, edited by Mel Anastasiou, Jennifer Landels, and Susan Pieters
Red Sun, edited by Ben Richards
Science Fiction Classics
Space & Time, edited by Hildy Silverman
Scrolls of Legendry, edited by D.M. Ritzlin

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Shimmer, edited by E. Catherine Tobler
Shoreline of Infinity, edited by Noel Chidwick
Skelos, edited by Mark Finn, Chris Gruber, and Jeffrey Shanks
Swords and Sorcery Magazine, edited by Curtis Ellett, edited by a cast of thousands
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

We also cover many fine magazines that are now defunct:

Amazing Stories
Blood, Blade and Thruster
Bull Spec
Cosmic Crimes Stories
Crossed Genres
Dark Realms
Darker Matter
Doc Savage
Electric Velocipede
Fantastic Novels

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Fantastic Stories of the Imagination, edited by Warren Lapine
Fantastic Universe
Fantasy Magazine
Fantasy/Fantasy Newsletter
The Fantasy Fan
Fantasy Review
Fantasy Scroll, edited by Iulian Ionescu, Frederick Doot, and Alexandra Zamorski
Flashing Swords
Future Science Fiction
Galaxy Science Fiction
Gygax, edited by Jayson Elliot
GUD: Greatest Uncommon Denominatior
H.P. Lovecraft’s Magazine of Horror
Innsmouth Magazine
Kobold Quarterly
The Last Province
Level UP
Planet Stories

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Port Iris
Reader’s Digest
Realms of Fantasy
Science Fiction Adventures
Shock Totem
Strange Tales
Strategy & Tactics
Super Science Stories
The Original Science Fiction Stories
Worlds of If


And we’ve covered the following magazines intermittently:

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Adventure House Pulp Reprints
Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine
Against the Odds
Alter Ego
Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine
Blind Spot
Dark Worlds
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
Entertainment Weekly
The Excellent Travelling Volume
Faerie Magazine
Galaxy’s Edge
Goblin Fruit
The Lorelei Signal
Lovecraft eZine

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Meeple Monthly
New Realm
The New Yorker
The New York Review of Science Fiction
PC Gamer
Primeval: A Journal of the Uncanny
Rue Morgue
The SFWA Bulletin
The Best of Star Trek
Strange Aeons
Strange Horizons
Stupefying Stories
Tin House
Vanity Fair
Virginia Quarterly Review
Whistling Shade

Check out all of our recent magazine coverage here.

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John R. Fultz

Wow! 48 mags? I had no idea there were that many.

Two corrections:

1) Weird Tales should be in the “defunct” category as it definitely is defunct.

2) Weirdbook should be in the “late may” featured books, as the new issue just came out this week.


John R. Fultz

Hey, John! The current owners of WT don’t make “official announcements.” In fact, they don’t do much of ANYTHING. What’s it been five years since the last issue? More? There’s no online presence at all either. They’re not going to come out and say “Okay, we’re defunct”–but a corpse doesn’t sit up and say “I’m dead.” (Unless it’s in a classic WT story.)

For all intents and purposes, WEIRDBOOK is the new WEIRD TALES.

John Hocking

“For all intents and purposes, WEIRDBOOK is the new WEIRD TALES.”

When I hear that kind of declaration from John Fultz I sit up and take notice.

I grabbed one of their new issues, but haven’t read it yet. I obviously need to be more familiar with the new incarnation of this venerable mag.

John R. Fultz

Doug Draa (editor) and John Betancourt (publisher) are doing a great job with WEIRDBOOK–all under the blessing of the mag’s founder Paul Ganley. They’ve produced five new issues so far, with the newest (#35) released just last week.

John Hocking

I have a lot of catching up to do.
Their sustained production of the print magazine is pretty amazing.
Geez, too bad they’re not accepting submissions until October.

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