In a perfect world, I’d have time every month to read every sff magazine and zine and listen to every sf, fantasy, and horror podcast. In the real world, of course, I rarely make it beyond my 4 or 5 favorites. But… sometimes I’ll write a story, or a poem, and when it’s done, it doesn’t seem quite right for any of the magazines or zines I read every month… Hooray, it’s time to go market-hunting! I get to explore and discover new magazines, zines, websites, podcasts, communities, etc. I’m nominally looking for a place for a given story, but the fun is really in reading the free issues online.
Some of my starting points for this discovery process are:
The magazines I’m currently reading every issue of are Analog, Asimov, Clarkesworld, F&SF, and Lightspeed. When I have extra time, I binge on back issues of Strange Horizons or listen to one of the Escape Artists podcasts. Do you have other favorites you read every month that I should be adding, or other favorite starting-points for discovering new troves of tasty SFF? If so, please let me know in the comments.