The Speculative Short Fiction Sites List

Bookshelves spelling out the word "read" - illustration for short fiction sites link page

I’ve decided to share a list of some sites with free speculative fiction I’ve enjoyed. For those not in the know, “speculative fiction” is an umbrella term including genres like science fiction, fantasy, superhero fiction, horror, utopian and dystopian fiction, space opera, steampunk, and supernatural fiction. I’ll add more links to short fiction sites to this page as I run across more, so be sure to bookmark it!

Please note that many of these short fiction sites have books, magazines, and other content for sales as well as for free, so if you like them, please support them if you can. If you can’t buy something, share a link, post a review, and tell your friends. Authors need you to spread the word!

Maintaining a huge list of links like this is difficult and time-consuming, so if you see a link that’s gone dead, please let me know. Post a comment or contact me. Thanks!

  1. 365 Tomorrows
  2. Aberrant Dreams
  3. Abyss & Apex
  4. Afterburn SF
  5. AlienSkin Magazine
  6. Allegory
  7. Altered Reality Magazine
  8. Amazing Stories
  9. Antipodean SF
  10. Apex Magazine
  11. Aphelion
  12. Apocalypse Confidential
  13. Ash Tales – Stories of the Apocalypse
  14. AtomJack
  15. Baffling Mag
  16. Behind The Wainscot
  17. Beneath Ceaseless Skies
  18. Bewildering Stories
  19. Book View Cafe
  20. Brain Harvest
  21. Burbon Penn
  22. Burst Fiction
  23. Cast of Wonders
  24. The Chamber Magazine – Fiction and Poetry
  25. ChiZine
  26. Clarkesworld Magazine
  27. Concept Sci-fi
  28. COSMOS Magazine
  29. Costa Koutsoutis
  30. Coyote Wild
  31. Crooked Crone Collection
  32. DaiKaijuZine
  33. The Dark Magazine
  34. Daily Cabal
  35. Darker Matter
  36. Deadlands
  37. Diabolical Plots
  38. DreamForge
  39. Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine
  40. ElectricSpec
  41. Ergot
  42. Escape Pod
  43. Escape Velocity
  44. Everyday Weirdness
  45. Fantasy Magazine
  46. Farrago’s Wainscot
  47. Fiction Magazine
  48. Flash Fiction Online
  49. Flash Point Science Fiction
  50. Flashquake
  51. Flurb
  52. Free Speculative Fiction Online
  53. Future Fire
  54. FutureFeedForward
  55. Futurism (Science Fiction and Nonfiction)
  56. Gareth Barsby
  57. Gigantosaurus
  58. GoblinFruit
  59. Heliotrope
  60. Hexagon
  61. Hive Mind
  62. Hub Magazine
  63. Ian Lahey
  64. Ideomancer
  65. Inner Worlds
  66. Interzone Digital
  67. Khoreo
  68. Lackingtons
  69. Locus Online
  70. Lone Star Stories
  71. Lovecraft Ezine
  72. Many Worlds
  73. Martian
  74. Maudlin House
  75. Metaphorosis
  76. MindFlights
  77. New Dawn Fades
  78. Nightmare Magazine
  79. Omgthatslee
  80. The Omniscrolls
  81. Pantechnicon
  82. PodCastle
  83. Powered By Robots
  84. Pseudopod
  85. Quantum Muse
  86. Radon Journal
  87. Reactor
  88. Reflection’s Edge
  89. Robert Walrod
  90. Scifi Shorts
  91. Shadow Unit
  92. Shimmer
  93. Shortwave Magazine
  94. /R/ShortSF
  95. The Sockdolager
  96. Small Wonders
  97. SpaceWesterns
  98. Starship Sofa
  99. Stella Watson
  100. Strange Horizons
  101. Stupefying Stories
  102. Subterranean Online
  103. Sunday Morning Transport
  104. Thaumatrope
  105. Three Crow Press
  106. Three-Lobed Burning Eye
  107. Trabuco Road
  108. Transcriptase
  109. Translunar Travelers Lounge
  110. Transmitter Magazine
  111. TTA Press
  112. Uncanny Magazine
  113. Vestal Review
  114. Vocal Horror
  115. Waystation
  116. Weird Horror
  117. Weird Tales
  118. Wyldblood Press

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