View Full Version : short story markets?

04-29-2005, 05:37 PM
Does anyone have suggestions re: short story romance markets (for non-erotic fiction)?

04-29-2005, 11:17 PM
Try the Erotica Readers & Writers of America. www.erotica-readers.com (http://www.erotica-readers.com).

They have a list of all sorts of markets avaiable. I hope this helps.

04-29-2005, 11:23 PM
I went there and saw nothing that was not erotic.

05-03-2005, 02:01 AM
Oops. sorry, I thought the request qas for erotica, let me look in my bookmark.

05-03-2005, 02:46 AM
Unfortunately Arabella Magazine folded. There's Woman's World which comes in at about 1,100 words for a short romance. Their web site has the guidelines. (I think it's womansworld.com) There's also, of course, the Trues. I don't have the link; you'll have to do a search on that. Then there's Short Stuff for Grownups magazine. They use romance. There's no link to that, but go to ralan.com and look up "paying markets" and go to the "S." They're listed there. None of those use erotica. (Oops, don't know about the Trues. Anybody?)

Good luck!

06-02-2005, 12:24 AM
It's such a shame Arabella folded. It was a very nice magazine. I'd love to see it bounc back someday.

Cathy C
06-06-2005, 08:38 PM
There are actually several, veinglory! I write the markets column for my FF&P chapter, and I scour the web and magazines all the time for such info. Here are a few that are looking for short stuff:

Shades of Romance. All genres are considered includin inspirational, historical, contemporary, paranormal, mystery, Regency, futuristic and time time travel. No erotica. They're closed for submissions for 2005, but are accepting for 2006 publication. Queries to LaShaunda Hoffman, Editor, sormag@mail.com Subject line should include the words "Query: (subject)". Response time: 2-4 weeks. Payment by PayPal within 30 days of pub, as follows; Short stories: $25; poetry - $5. Accepts reprints after 6 months from prior pub. at rate of $10.

Black Secrets is a monthly magazine by Dorchester Media. They're accepting short fiction with romantic themes for African-American women. Pays $100/story on publiciation, but CONTRACTS ARE FOR ALL RIGHTS, so be careful! Query first to Dorchester Media. Guidelines at: http://www.dorchestermedia.com (http://www.dorchestermedia.com/)

There are also a lot of anthologies that come and go quickly. You might want to check out "Ralan's Webstravaganza". They have a lot of listings and update daily. Try: http://www.ralan.com (http://www.ralan.com/) and check both "paying markets" and "anthologies".

There are some others, too and I'll try to find them for you. Good luck!

06-07-2005, 04:29 PM
I like ralan.com too. The guy keeps that web site very up-to-date.

06-07-2005, 11:04 PM
Thanks a lot Cathy C!