Magazines Received, June 2021 – Locus Online



Mark Kelly’s regular Periodicals posts have been discontinued. We will list online and print magazines seen by Locus each month.

This page lists new SF/F/H print, online, and electronic periodicals (including regularly updated websites) seen by Locus magazine, focusing on those that publish fiction or reviews and criticism.To submit titles for listing on these pages, please send to Locus Publications, 655 13th St. #100, Oakland CA 94612 or email [email protected].

Cossmass Infinities

  • Paul Campbell, ed.
  • No. 5, May 2021
  • $9.99 print/$3.99 digital tri-annually, 167pp, 12½ x 20½ cm.
  • Science fiction and fantasy short story magazine. This issue has eight original short stories by David Cleden, JL George, Brenna Harvey, and others. Some of their stories are posted free on their website. Cover by liuzishan. Sub­scriptions: $9.99 for three digital issues from their website . Single print copies available from

Fusion Fragment

  • Cavan Terrill, ed.
  • Issue #6, May 2021
  • online pay-what-you-want or pur­chase a hardcover copy through Blurb this issue $26.99 CAD (price varies by issue)
  • irregular, 106 pp, 21½ x 28 cm.
  • Online speculative fiction magazine. This issue includes work by Louis Evans, Fatima Taqvi, Octavia Cade, and others; each story includes a short Q&A with the author. Cover by Tyrelle Smith. Subscription: Not available.

Reckoning 5

  • Leah Bobet & Cécile Cristofari, eds.
  • Issue #5, Summer 2021
  • $20.00 print/$7.00 digital, annual, 238 pp, 15 x 23 cm.
  • A mostly speculative magazine focused on “creative writing and art about environmental justice” with fiction, non-fiction and poetry. This issue includes work by Angela Penrose, Steve Rasnic Tem, Eileen Gunnell Lee, and others. Cover by Hana Amani. Subscription: Not available.

Smith’s Monthly

  • Dean Wesley Smith
  • Is­sue #49, May 2021
  • $6.99 digital/$12.99 print, monthly, 172pp, 17½ x 25½ cm.
  • A magazine written entirely by Dean Wesley Smith with five short stories; a full novel, Bottom Pair; and part 1 of 6 of the serialization of his collection Stories from July. Cover by arsgera/Deposit­photos. Subscription: Digital: $29.99 (six issues)/$49.99 (12 issues)/US print plus digital: $59.99 (six issues)/$99.99(12 is­sues)/Outside the US print plus digital: $99.99 (six issues)/$199.99 (12 issues) at .


  • F.J. Bergmann, ed.
  • Issue No. 44.2, Spring 2021
  • $5.00 + $2.00 s&h print/$2.50 digital, quarterly, 48pp, 14 x 21½ cm.
  • Speculative poetry magazine from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association. This issue includes poems from Ann K. Schwader, Mary Soon Lee, Denise Dumars, and others; non-fiction articles; small press coverage, etc. Cover by Michal Kváč. Subscription: $24.00 for four print issues/$10.00 digital or included with a SFPA membership via paypal to .

Weird Horror

  • Michael Kelly, ed.
  • No. 2, Spring 2021
  • $15.00 print/$6.00 digital, twice a year, 78pp, 17½ x 25 cm.
  • Weird Horror is a magazine dedicated to “pulpy dark fiction in the weird fiction and hor­ror genres”. This issue includes fiction from Marc Joan, Catherine MacLeod, Stephen Volk, and others; an article by Orrin Grey; commentary and reviews. Cover by Nick Gucker. Subscription: $28.00 for two print issues (Issue #1 not included) from Undertow Publications.

Online Magazines


  • Michael Matheson, Chinelo Onwualu & Andrew Wilmot, eds.
  • Issue #12, May 2021
  • free online or $3.99 CAD digital; tri-annual.
  • “Anathema: Spec from the Margins is a tri-annual speculative fic­tion magazine of work by queer POC /Indigenous/Aboriginal creators.” This issue includes fiction by Nhamo, Kel Coleman, Donyae Coles, and oth­ers; and poetry. Cover by Rob Cham. Subscriptions: $10.00 CAD/year for three digital issues from their website .


  • Mi­chael Pryor, ed.
  • No. 141, June 2021
  • $2.99, 10 times a year (every month except January and December).
  • This issue incudes fiction from A. Marie Carter, Benjamin Keyworth, and Andrew Knighton; articles by Amy Laurens and Eugen Bacon; and reviews. Cover by Joe Pchatree. Subscriptions $19.99/year for 10 issues from their website.

Beneath Ceaseless Skies

  • Scott H. Andrews, ed.
  • Issue #330, May 20, 2021
  • free online, biweekly.
  • Online fantasy/ad­venture magazine. This issue includes original fiction by R.K. Duncan (with accompanying podcast) and Kurt Hunt, and a reprint from Therese Arkenberg. Cover by Ankush Sharma. Subscription: $19.99/year from Weightless Books .

Beneath Ceaseless Skies

  • Scott H. Andrews, ed.
  • Issue #331, June 3, 2021
  • free online, biweekly.
  • Online fantasy/ad­venture magazine. This issue includes original fiction by Tania Fordwalker (with accompanying podcast) and Adriana C. Grigore, and a reprint from Margaret Killjoy. Cover by Ankush Sharma. Sub­scription: $19.99/year from Weightless Books .


  • Neil Clarke, ed.
  • Issue #177, June 2021
  • free online or $2.99 ebook, monthly.
  • Online SF/fantasy magazine. This issue includes original fiction by Nancy Kress, Robert Reed, Suzanne Palmer, Yukimi Ogawa, and K.W. Col­yard; reprints by Jiang Bo (Andy Dudak, trans.) and Cristina Jurado (Sue Burke, trans.); an article by Carrie Sessarego; and interviews with Cassandra Khaw and Alyssa Winans. Cover by Derek Stenning. Subscription: Digital subscrip­tion $35.88 for 12 issue at clarkesworld­ or issues may be purchased monthly: $2.99 digital/$10.00 print ($14.00 Canada & Europe)/$12.99 print + digital ($16.99 Canada & Europe). Also available from third-party sellers.

The Dark

  • Sean Wallace, ed.
  • Issue #73, June 2021
  • free online or digital avail­able for $1.99-$2.99, monthly.
  • Dark fantasy and horror magazine. This is­sue includes original fiction by Frances Ogamba, Sara Saab, Jack Klausner, and Rupsa Dey. Cover art by Stefan Koidl. Subscription: digital subscriptions available for $23.88 for 12 issues from Weightless Books . Issues can be purchased at a monthly subscription rate from at $1.99/month or £1.99/month via; or as single copies at $2.99 from Apple, B&N, Kobo, and Weightless.

The Deadlands

  • E. Catherine Tobler, ed.
  • May 2021
  • digital/free online, monthly.
  • “The Dead­lands exists in liminal spaces between life, death and elsewhere” with “specula­tive fiction that concerns itself with death –but also everything death may involve”. This issue includes original fiction by Vajra Chandrasekera; a reprint from Arkady Martine; a non-fiction article by Suzan Palumbo; and poetry. Cover by Sam Weber. Subscription: not currently available.

Fantasy Magazine

  • Christie Yant & Arley Sorg, eds.
  • Issue #68, June 2021
  • free online or $3.99 ebook, monthly.
  • Online Fantasy magazine. This issue includes original fiction byRajan Khanna and Cara Masten DiGirolamo; flash fiction by Catherine J. Cole and Christine Tyler; an essay by Effie Seiberg; and poetry. On the website, each month’s contents are serialized throughout the month with new features published on the first four Tuesdays. The ebook edition is available on the first of the month. Cover by Jorm S / Adobe Stock Image. Subscription: $2.99/month via or $23.88 for 12 issues from Fantasy or Weightless Books .


  • Brian J. White ed.
  • Issue #92, June 2021
  • $5.00 digital only, monthly.
  • In the June issue, the site posted short fiction by Julian Stuart, Allyson Shaw, John Wiswell, and others. Subscrip­tions: digital subscriptions available for $60.00 for 12 issues at .

Future Science Fiction Digest

  • Alex Shvartsman, ed.
  • Issue 11, June 2021
  • free online/$3.99 digital, quarterly.
  • SF magazine with a focus on translated and international fiction. This issue includes stories from Wanx­iang Fengnian (Nathan Faries, trans.), K.A. Teryna (Alex Shvartsman, trans.), Gunnar De Winter, Leah Cypess, and T.R. Siebert. Contents from this issue are also posted free online. See their website for release dates. Cover by Luca Oleastri. Subscriptions: $11.99 for four digital issues from King Games . Quarterly digital issues are available through Patreon. Individual copies available to purchase from Amazon, Nook, Kobo, iBooks, Google Play, and Weightless.

Lightspeed Magazine

  • John Joseph Adams, ed.
  • Issue #133, June 2021
  • free online or $3.99 ebook, monthly.
  • Online SF/fantasy magazine. This issue includes original science fiction by Timothy Mudie and Endria Isa Richardson; reprinted SF by Sam J. Miller and Nalo Hopkinson; original fantasy by Adam-Troy Castro and Adam R. Shannon; reprinted fantasy by Sofia Samatar and Theodora Goss; and book reviews. On the website, each month’s contents are serialized throughout the month with new features published on the first four Tuesdays. The ebook edition is available on the first of the month with exclusive content not available on the website. This month’s exclusive content is an excerpt from a novel by Katherine Addison. Cover by Diverspixel / Adobe Stock. Subscription: $2.99/month via or $35.88/year from Light­speed or Weightless Books .

Luna Station Quarterly

  • Jennifer Lyn Parsons, ed.
  • Issue #46, June 2021
  • $11.95 print/$2.99 digital/free online, quarterly.
  • Online and print magazine displaying “the vast and varied tal­ents of women-identified speculative fictions writers.” This issue includes stories by Laura Duerr, Sylvia Heike, Nikoline Kaiser, and others. Cover by Janaina Medeiros. Subscription: unavailable. Single print issues avail­able from Digital issues available through their website and Weightless.


  • B. Morris Allen, ed.
  • July 2021
  • $7.00 print/$4.00 digital/free online, monthly.
  • Online and print speculative fiction magazine. This issue includes original stories by E.C. Fuller, Josie Smith, Jennifer Shelby, and others. New stories are posted online every Friday. Cover by Carol Wellart. Sub­scription: Digital subscriptions avail­able at $3.00/month through Patreon . Single issues available from and IngramSpark.

Nightmare Magazine

  • Wendy N. Wagner, ed.
  • Issue #105, June 2021
  • free online or $2.99 ebook, monthly.
  • Online horror/dark fantasy magazine publishing both original and reprinted fiction. This issue includes fiction by Caspian Gray, Steph Kwiatkowski, and Monte Lin; a piece of creative non-fiction by E.K. Wagner; a non-fiction essay by John Wiswell; and book reviews. On the website, each month’s contents are serialized throughout the month with new features published on the first four Wednesdays. Cover by Li­uzishan / Fotolia. Subscription: $1.99/monthly from Amazon or $23.88/year from Nightmare or Weightless Books .

Strange Horizons

  • Vanessa Rose Phin, et al., eds.
  • May/June 2021
  • free, weekly.
  • On­line speculative fiction magazine pub­lishing fiction, poetry, essays, reviews, and interviews. New issues are posted each Monday. In May, the site posted a special Trans issue (May 31, 2021) edited by AJ Odasso, with short fic­tion (with accompanying podcasts) by Jenny Fried, Paris Geen, and Natalia Theodoridou; an artist interview with Sunmi; articles by Francesca Tacci, and Trick Dempsey; a conversation between Charlie Jane Anders, Joyce Chng, and Keffy R.M. Kehrli; poetry and reviews. Other issues posted in May and June included short fiction (with accompanying podcasts) by Reno Evangelista and Liza Wemakor; an article by Jes Battis; a column by Mame Bougouma Diene; poetry (with accompanying podcasts); reviews, etc. Covers by Tahlia Day and Sunmi. Subscription: unavailable.

  • Tom Doherty, Fritz Foy, Irene Gallo, Patrick Nielsen Hayden, et al., eds.
  • May/June
  • free online.
  • Macmillan publishing house site specializing in genre fiction. Each month publishes free fiction and articles including original works, reprints, novel excerpts, and comics; re-reads/re-watches of novels and television shows; an artist gallery; original reviews; articles and commen­tary; interviews; as well as providing a forum for the genre community. New material is posted throughout the month. May’s and June’s posts include novel excerpts from books by K.J. Parker, Rachel Griffin, Nicole Jarvis, Becky Chambers, Sara Flan­nery Murphy, Sandhya Menon, Nghi Vo, Stark Holborn, Steven Erikson, Joss Lake, India Holton, Destiny Soria, Kerstin Hall, Lucinda Roy, Benjamin Rosenbaum, and Elizabeth Lim; and original fiction by Laura J. Mixon, Car­rie Vaughn, and noc.

The Outer Limits

  • The Washington Post (5/25/21) includes essay “What’s Irretrievable After a Pandemic Year” by Salman Rushdie.
  • Wired (June 2021) introduces read­ers to R.A. Lafferty and Lafferty’s work through Jason Kehe’s article-“A Gigantical Tale of Laffervescent Genius”.

This listing and more like it in the July 2021 issue of Locus.

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