Indie Fiction Magazines

One of the great ways of discovering talented new independent authors is through independently published fiction magazines. They allow one to sample numerous authors in order to find authors one resonates to. They are a literary smorgasbord. Below we have put together a list of popular independent fiction magazines. Click on the title link to find out more about any particular magazine.


Alt Hist
The magazine of historical fiction and alternate history fiction.

Apex Magazine
Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released on the first Tuesday of every month. Edited by Hugo Award-nominated editor Sigrid Ellis.

Ash Magazine
Ash Magazine is a magazine dedicated to exposing people to unknown writers and artists.

Aurealis is the Australian magazine of fantasy, science fiction and horror. It has been publishing continuously since 1990.

Bards and Sages Quarterly
Since 2009, each issue of the Bards and Sages Quarterly has delivered a unique variety of character-driven speculative fiction short stories from both new and established writers. Our writers include first-time authors, Pushcart Prize nominees and Nebula award winners.

Betwixt Magazine
Betwixt is a quarterly magazine of eclectic speculative fiction.

Black Static Horror Magazine
Black Static is a bimonthly magazine of horror and dark fantasy fiction, first published 2007. It contains original fiction and illustrations plus horror/dark fantasy related news and reviews of books, movies and DVDs.

Contrappasso Magazine
An independent biannual magazine of international writing published in Sydney, Australia.

Fantasy Scroll Magazine
Fantasy Scroll Mag is a quarterly publication featuring science fiction, fantasy, horror, and paranormal short-fiction. Our mission is to publish high-quality, entertaining, and thought-provoking speculative fiction.

Fiction Vortex
"Fiction Vortex is an online speculative fiction magazine focused on publishing great science fiction and fantasy, and is run by incredibly attractive and intelligent people with great taste in literature and formidable writing prowess."

Fictionvale Magazine
Fictionvale is a quarterly digital short story magazine for all genres of popular fiction. Our goal is to provide great stories across many popular genres.

Flash Fiction Online
Published by Anna Yeatts, Flash Fiction Online features flash fiction and short stories by indie authors.

Frost Fire Worlds
Published by Sylvan Bree Baker, this quarterly magazine is devoted to science fiction and fantasy for younger readers, ages 8 to 80. The stories focus on characters, on adventures, on folks coping with future developments or, in the case of fantasy, magical circumstances.

Galaxy's Edge Magazine
Galaxy’s Edge is a bi-monthly magazine published by Phoenix Pick, the science fiction and fantasy imprint of Arc Manor, an independent press based in Maryland. Each issue of the magazine has a mix of new and reprinted stories, columns by Barry Malzberg and Gregory Benford, book reviews by Paul Cook and an interview conducted by Joy Ward.

Innsmouth Magazine
Short fiction from multiple genres.

Interzone Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine
Interzone is a bimonthly, award winning, science fiction and fantasy short story magazine. It contains original fiction and illustrations plus SFF related news and reviews of books, movies and DVDs.

Literary Lunes Magazine
Literary Lunes Magazine offers short stories, poetry and advice for writers who want to become published authors.

Mad Scientist Journal
Essays from the fictional worlds of mad science and new exclusive fiction and other mad science resources.

MJ Magazine
Written by authors for authors. Authors are encouraged to read the magazine and then send their writing for possible inclusion in the next issue.

Outposts Of Beyond
Outposts Of Beyond features science fiction and fantasy tales of elsewhere and elsewhen. These stories are seasoned to taste with just a touch of related poetry, and interspersed with reviews, interviews, and articles related to the genres.

Quaint Magazine
Quaint Magazine is a literary quarterly devoted to creepy, kooky, strange, and bizarre writing by traditionally marginalized writers (trans* and cis women, gender non-binary folk, writers of color, and LGBTQ writers), with a focus on subverting the feminine aesthetic.

Writer's Muse Magazine
A compilation of the works of the Writer’s Muse Page, an online writer’s group started by Richard Cotton. Includes fiction short stories and poetry.

Your Impossible Voice
Your Impossible Voice is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit (status pending) literary project dedicated to advancing literary arts by supporting writers and poets, encouraging readership, and promoting academic literary scholarship. We publish brash and velvety new work from around the globe, as well as literary reviews, criticism, essays on craft, and interviews.