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

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