Selling to your fiction is not so easy. There are hundreds of places that you can see your stories appear in pixels or in print. I think one goal that we all have is to sell to a professional market. Selling to a pro market let's you call yourself a pro.

You can find a list of almost all the speculative fiction markets at Ralan Conley keeps maintains this wonderful resource.

The pro markets are ones that you can use to join the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, SFWA. If you get in, you get invited to cool parties with other SFWA members and you get bragging rights. It takes three short story sales, but you can get in on one sale as an associate.

You can only get credit towards membership in the SFWA by getting 5¢ per word or better (US Dollars). You must make total more than $250 on three sales with no sale being less than $50. For the associate membership you need one sale at 5¢ per word or better at least $75. (This is as of 2006 - please check the site to be sure it hasn't changed.)

Here is a list of the accepted venues. The names are from the rules and the links are mostly from Ralan. Check at for changes.

When submitting a story, try to hit a few of the above markets first. Response time will vary so check the black hole for the latest return times. All of the markets are tough to crack.




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I started reading Science Fiction in the 1950s. I started Writing SF in the 1960s. Then, I had a life. Now I am retired, raising chickens and keeping bees. I am still an avid reader and I have sold about 70 stories in the last 20 years.
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