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23 February 2008 @ 04:47 pm
Highly Visible SF Markets  

I've been looking at markets for short science fiction, trying to see which are "prominent" or "highly visible."  I used four different filters, which came up with different results.

Markets with stories that received Hugo nominations for 2007:

MarketNominations
Asimovs10
Jim Baen's Universe1
F&SF1
Strange Horizons1
Interzone1
PS Publishing1


Markets with stories that received Nebula nominations for 2007:

F&SF7
Asimovs5
Helix3
Realms of Fantasy1
Cosmos1
Writers of the Future1
Analog1


Markets with stories appearing in the Year's Best SF for 2006:

Market

Stories

Asimovs7
Jim Baen's Universe3
F&SF2
Strange Horizons2
Interzone1
PS Publishing1
Aeon1
Flurb1
Albedo One1


Markets with five or more stories receiving "honorable mentions" in the Year's Best SF for 2006:

Market

Mentions

F&SF61
Asimovs58
Analog21
Jim Baen's Universe20
Postscripts19
Interzone15
Futureshocks14
Aeon13
Strange Horizons11
Subterranean11
Polyphony9
Cross Plains Univ8
Helix7
Salon Fantastique7
Millenium 30017
Realms of Fantasy6
Eidolan6
Fantasy Magazine6
Nature6
Flurb5
Elemental5
Talebones5
Weird Tales5
Escape from Earth5


I'm not sure what this does, except maybe to sort out the very busy SF short fiction universe.

 
 
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girlspell: meteorgirlspell on February 23rd, 2008 11:27 pm (UTC)
I don't uusally read Sci Fi from the magazines itself, rather I wait until they receive the Hugo awards, etc. and bring them together in book form. I do and have enjoyed pulp fictin from the 1940's and 1950's magazines.

Sci Fi is such a broad topic anyway. You have to factor in fantasy, space operas, horror, etc. Maybe thats why the very different findngs . Also the awards themselves. I find I'd rather read Hugo award over winners that won Nebula, I think you will see the awards are really geared toward different types of Sci Fi

What I really enjoy is not so much as sci fi, but UNUSUAL stories. I just finished a collection of weird stories "Fear of Gravity" to reading novels by Patrick Hamilton. Hamilton, a former actor in 1920's Britian wrote some strange novels, such as Hangover Square. Both horrifying and hillarious, my knind of sci fi
Ken: Brelken_schneyer on February 24th, 2008 03:12 am (UTC)
Hi Rachel. Myself, I read Dozois Year's Best Science Fiction every year, which gives me a pretty good idea of the current state of the genre.

Fantasy and Horror, by the way, each have their own "Year's Best" annual collections, and their own annual awards (The World Fantasy Awards and the Bram Stoker Awards, respectively). I'm probably going to do a similar chart as above for fantasy when I can get around to it, as at least some of my stories are closer to fantasy than to SF.

If you're into hilarious SF, there's a mag called Andromeda Spaceways' Inflight Magazine which specializes in the funny stuff.