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Short fiction reviewers

How to read the table:

  • Need – shows how much this venue needs a reviewer.
    • 10 – Venue has no reviewer and could use one.
    • 1 – Venue has lots of reviewers and doesn’t need more.
  •  Regularity:
    • Regular means most or many issues are reviewed – generally at least one per quarter.
    • Occasional means that some issues are reviewed – generally one or two per year.
    • A blank indicates that there is no known reviewer for the venue. You could be the one!
  • Caveats – this is a very imperfect snapshot as of 4 April 2022. See bottom of table for methodology.
VenueVenue siteReviewerReviewer siteRegularityNeed
AESciFiaescifi.ca10
Andromeda Spacewayswww.andromedaspaceways.com10
Blood Knifebloodknife.com10
Daikajuzinedaikajuzine.org10
Enchanted Conversationwww.fairytalemagazine.com10
Fabulistfabulistmagazine.com10
Frozen Waveletsfrozenwavelets.com10
Glittershipwww.glittership.com10
Heroic Fantasy Quarterlywww.heroicfantasyquarterly.com10
Little Blue Marblelittlebluemarble.ca10
MetaStellarwww.metastellar.com10
Mythaxismythaxis.co.uk10
Mythicmythicmag.com10
Neon Hemlockneonhemlock.com10
New Mythsnewmyths.com10
NonBinary Reviewwww.zoeticpress.com/nonbinary-review10
Orion's Beltwww.orions-belt.net10
Perihelionwww.perihelionsf.com10
Planet Scummwww.planetscumm.space10
Proton Readerprotonreader.com10
Sci Phi Journalwww.sciphijournal.org10
Solarpunksolarpunkmagazine.com10
The Dread Machinewww.thedreadmachine.com10
Unlikely Storywww.unlikely-story.com10
Arsenikaarsenika.inkLocus / Karen Burnhamhttps://locusmag.com/tag/karen-burnham/Occasional8
Augurauurmag.comStrange Horizons / Maria Haskinshttp://strangehorizons.com/author/maria-haskins/Occasional8
Bards and Sageswww.bardsandsages.comLocus / Karen Burnhamhttps://locusmag.com/tag/karen-burnham/Occasional8
Carouselcarouselmagazine.caTor / Alex Brownhttps://www.tor.com/tag/short-fiction-spotlight/Occasional8
Common Tonguewww.commontonguezine.comLocus / Karen Burnhamhttps://locusmag.com/tag/karen-burnham/Occasional8
Curiositiesgallerycurious.comLocus / Rich Hortonhttps://locusmag.com/tag/karen-burnham/Occasional8
Dark Matterdarkmattermagazine.comTor / Alex Brownhttps://www.tor.com/tag/short-fiction-spotlight/Occasional8
Departure Mirrordeparturemirror.comLocus / Karen Burnhamhttps://locusmag.com/tag/karen-burnham/Occasional8
Electric Specwww.electricspec.comLocus / Karen Burnhamhttps://locusmag.com/tag/karen-burnham/Occasional8
Ethereaethereamagazine.comLocus / Karen Burnhamhttps://locusmag.com/tag/karen-burnham/Occasional8
Factor Fourfactorfourmag.comStrange Horizons / Maria Haskinshttp://strangehorizons.com/author/maria-haskins/Occasional8
Flash Point SFflashpointsf.comTor / Alex Brownhttps://www.tor.com/tag/short-fiction-spotlight/Occasional8
Futureswww.nature.com/nature/articles?type=futuresLocus / Karen Burnhamhttps://locusmag.com/tag/karen-burnham/Occasional8
Interzonewww.ttapress.com/interzoneLocus / Rich Hortonhttps://locusmag.com/tag/karen-burnham/Occasional8
Lamplighthttp://lamplightmagazine.com/Tor / Alex Brownhttps://www.tor.com/tag/short-fiction-spotlight/Occasional8
Luna Station Quarterlylunastationpress.com/luna-station-quarterlyMaria Haskinshttps://maria-is-reading.blogspot.com/search/label/short%20story%20roundupsOccasional8
Mithila Reviewmithilareview.comLocus / Karen Burnhamhttps://locusmag.com/tag/karen-burnham/Occasional8
Speculative Northtdotspec.com/speculative-north-magazineLocus / Karen Burnhamhttps://locusmag.com/tag/karen-burnham/Occasional8
Tasavvurtasavvurnama.comMaria Haskinshttps://maria-is-reading.blogspot.com/search/label/short%20story%20roundupsOccasional8
Unchartedwww.unchartedmag.comTor / Alex Brownhttps://www.tor.com/tag/short-fiction-spotlight/Occasional8
Utopiawww.utopiasciencefiction.comTor / Alex Brownhttps://www.tor.com/tag/short-fiction-spotlight/Occasional8
Weird Talesweirdtales.comLocus / Rich Hortonhttps://locusmag.com/tag/karen-burnham/Occasional8
Zooscapezooscape-zine.comLocus / Charles Payseurhttps://locusmag.com/tag/charles-payseur/Occasional8
Abyss & Apexwww.abyssapexzine.comLocus / Karen Burnhamhttps://locusmag.com/tag/karen-burnham/Occasional4
Abyss & Apexwww.abyssapexzine.comStrange Horizons / Maria Haskinshttp://strangehorizons.com/author/maria-haskins/Occasional4
Bourbon Pennwww.bourbonpenn.comLocus / Rich Hortonhttps://locusmag.com/tag/rich-horton/Regular4
Cirsovacirsova.wordpress.comTangenthttps://tangentonline.com/category/print-quarterly/cirsova/Regular4
Conjunctionshttp://www.conjunctions.com/Locus / Rich Hortonhttps://locusmag.com/tag/karen-burnham/Regular4
Constelaciónwww.constelacionmagazine.comStrange Horizons / Maria Haskinshttp://strangehorizons.com/author/maria-haskins/Occasional4
Constelaciónwww.constelacionmagazine.comTor / Alex Brownhttps://www.tor.com/tag/short-fiction-spotlight/Occasional4
Cosmic Roots & Eldritch Shorescosmicrootsandeldritchshores.comTangenthttps://tangentonline.com/category/e-market-monthly/cosmic-roots-a-eldritch-shores/Regular4
Drabblecastwww.diabolicalplots.comLocus / Charles Payseurhttps://locusmag.com/tag/charles-payseur/Regular4
DreamForge Anvildreamforgemagazine.comTangenthttps://tangentonline.com/category/e-market-quarterly/dreamforge-anvil-e-market-quarterly/Regular4
Giganotosaurusgiganotosaurus.orgLocus / Charles Payseurhttps://locusmag.com/tag/charles-payseur/Occasional4
Giganotosaurusgiganotosaurus.orgLocus / Karen Burnhamhttps://locusmag.com/tag/karen-burnham/Occasional4
Grimdarkgrimdarkmagazine.comTangenthttps://tangentonline.com/category/e-market-quarterly/grimdark-magazine/Regular4
Metaphorosismagazine.metaphorosis.comTor / Alex Brownhttps://www.tor.com/tag/short-fiction-spotlight/Regular4
Mysterionwww.mysteriononline.comTangenthttps://tangentonline.com/category/e-market-monthly/mysterion/Regular4
Omenanaomenana.comLocus / Karen Burnhamhttps://locusmag.com/tag/karen-burnham/Occasional4
Omenanaomenana.comTor / Alex Brownhttps://www.tor.com/tag/short-fiction-spotlight/Occasional4
Podcastlepodcastle.orgMaria Haskinshttps://maria-is-reading.blogspot.com/search/label/short%20story%20roundupsOccasional4
Podcastlepodcastle.orgStrange Horizons / Maria Haskinshttp://strangehorizons.com/author/maria-haskins/Occasional4
Pulphousepulphousemagazine.comTangenthttps://tangentonline.com/category/print-bi-monthly/pulphouse/Regular4
Shoreline of Infinitywww.shorelineofinfinity.comLocus / Charles Payseurhttps://locusmag.com/tag/charles-payseur/Occasional4
Shoreline of Infinitywww.shorelineofinfinity.comTor / Alex Brownhttps://www.tor.com/tag/short-fiction-spotlight/Occasional4
Speculative Cityspeculativecity.comLocus / Karen Burnhamhttps://locusmag.com/tag/karen-burnham/Occasional4
Speculative Cityspeculativecity.comTor / Alex Brownhttps://www.tor.com/tag/short-fiction-spotlight/Occasional4
Sunday Morning Transportwww.sundaymorningtransport.comMaria Haskinshttps://maria-is-reading.blogspot.com/search/label/short%20story%20roundupsRegular4
Translunar Travelers Loungetranslunartravelerslounge.comTor / Alex Brownhttps://www.tor.com/tag/short-fiction-spotlight/Regular4
Apparition Litapparitionlit.comStrange Horizons / Maria Haskinshttp://strangehorizons.com/author/maria-haskins/Occasional3
Apparition Litapparitionlit.comTor / Alex Brownhttps://www.tor.com/tag/short-fiction-spotlight/Regular3
Aurealiswww.aurealis.com.auLocus / Karen Burnhamhttps://locusmag.com/tag/karen-burnham/Occasional3
Aurealiswww.aurealis.com.auTangenthttps://tangentonline.com/category/e-market-monthly/aurealis-sf/Regular3
Escape Podescapepod.orgTor / Alex Brownhttps://www.tor.com/tag/short-fiction-spotlight/Occasional3
Escape Podescapepod.orgLocus / Charles Payseurhttps://locusmag.com/tag/charles-payseur/Regular3
khōréō www.khoreomag.comLocus / Charles Payseurhttps://locusmag.com/tag/charles-payseur/Occasional3
khōréō www.khoreomag.comLocus / Karen Burnhamhttps://locusmag.com/tag/karen-burnham/Occasional3
khōréō www.khoreomag.comTor / Alex Brownhttps://www.tor.com/tag/short-fiction-spotlight/Occasional3
Anathemawww.anathemamag.comLocus / Charles Payseurhttps://locusmag.com/tag/charles-payseur/Regular2
Anathemawww.anathemamag.comLocus / Karen Burnhamhttps://locusmag.com/tag/karen-burnham/Occasional2
Anathemawww.anathemamag.comStrange Horizons / Maria Haskinshttp://strangehorizons.com/author/maria-haskins/Occasional2
Anathemawww.anathemamag.comTor / Alex Brownhttps://www.tor.com/tag/short-fiction-spotlight/Occasional2
Black Staticwww.ttapress.com/blackstaticLocus / Paula Guranhttps://locusmag.com/tag/paula-guran/Regular2
Black Staticwww.ttapress.com/blackstaticTangenthttps://tangentonline.com/category/print-bi-monthly/black-static-print-bi-monthly/Regular2
Cast of Wonders castofwonders.orgLocus / Charles Payseurhttps://locusmag.com/tag/charles-payseur/Regular2
Cast of Wonders castofwonders.orgMaria Haskinshttps://maria-is-reading.blogspot.com/search/label/short%20story%20roundupsOccasional2
Cast of Wonders castofwonders.orgTor / Alex Brownhttps://www.tor.com/tag/short-fiction-spotlight/Regular2
Daily Science Fictiondailysciencefiction.comLocus / Karen Burnhamhttps://locusmag.com/tag/karen-burnham/Occasional2
Daily Science Fictiondailysciencefiction.comStrange Horizons / Maria Haskinshttp://strangehorizons.com/author/maria-haskins/Regular2
Daily Science Fictiondailysciencefiction.comTor / Alex Brownhttps://www.tor.com/tag/short-fiction-spotlight/Occasional2
Fusion Fragmentwww.fusionfragment.comLocus / Charles Payseurhttps://locusmag.com/tag/charles-payseur/Occasional2
Fusion Fragmentwww.fusionfragment.comLocus / Rich Hortonhttps://locusmag.com/tag/rich-horton/Regular2
Fusion Fragmentwww.fusionfragment.comStrange Horizons / Maria Haskinshttp://strangehorizons.com/author/maria-haskins/Occasional2
Fusion Fragmentwww.fusionfragment.comTor / Alex Brownhttps://www.tor.com/tag/short-fiction-spotlight/Occasional2
Future SFfuture-sf.comLocus / Karen Burnhamhttps://locusmag.com/tag/karen-burnham/Occasional2
Future SFfuture-sf.comTangenthttps://tangentonline.com/category/e-market-quarterly/future-science-fiction-digest-e-market-quarterly/Regular2
Future SFfuture-sf.comTor / Alex Brownhttps://www.tor.com/tag/short-fiction-spotlight/Occasional2
Galaxy's Edgewww.galaxysedge.comLocus / Rich Hortonhttps://locusmag.com/tag/karen-burnham/Regular2
Galaxy's Edgewww.galaxysedge.comMaria Haskinshttps://maria-is-reading.blogspot.com/search/label/short%20story%20roundupsOccasional2
Galaxy's Edgewww.galaxysedge.comTangenthttps://tangentonline.com/category/e-market-bi-monthly/galaxys-edge/Regular2
Hexagonhexagonmagazine.caLocus / Charles Payseurhttps://locusmag.com/tag/charles-payseur/Occasional2
Hexagonhexagonmagazine.caLocus / Karen Burnhamhttps://locusmag.com/tag/karen-burnham/Occasional2
Hexagonhexagonmagazine.caTor / Alex Brownhttps://www.tor.com/tag/short-fiction-spotlight/Regular2
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristletsmallbeerpress.com/lcrwLocus / Paula Guranhttps://locusmag.com/tag/paula-guran/Regular2
Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristletsmallbeerpress.com/lcrwLocus / Rich Hortonhttps://locusmag.com/tag/rich-horton/Regular2
On Speconspec.caLocus / Rich Hortonhttps://locusmag.com/tag/karen-burnham/Regular2
On Speconspec.caTangenthttps://tangentonline.com/category/print-quarterly/on-spec/Regular2
PseudoPodpseudopod.orgMaria Haskinshttps://maria-is-reading.blogspot.com/search/label/short%20story%20roundupsOccasional2
PseudoPodpseudopod.orgStrange Horizons / Maria Haskinshttp://strangehorizons.com/author/maria-haskins/Occasional2
PseudoPodpseudopod.orgTor / Alex Brownhttps://www.tor.com/tag/short-fiction-spotlight/Regular2
Reckoningreckoning.pressLocus / Charles Payseurhttps://locusmag.com/tag/charles-payseur/Occasional2
Reckoningreckoning.pressLocus / Rich Hortonhttps://locusmag.com/tag/karen-burnham/Occasional2
Reckoningreckoning.pressMaria Haskinshttps://maria-is-reading.blogspot.com/search/label/short%20story%20roundupsOccasional2
Reckoningreckoning.pressTor / Alex Brownhttps://www.tor.com/tag/short-fiction-spotlight/Occasional2
The Darkwww.thedarkmagazine.comLocus / Paula Guranhttps://locusmag.com/tag/paula-guran/Regular2
The Darkwww.thedarkmagazine.comStrange Horizons / Maria Haskinshttp://strangehorizons.com/author/maria-haskins/http://strangehorizons.com/author/maria-haskins/Occasional2
The Darkwww.thedarkmagazine.comTor / Alex Brownhttps://www.tor.com/tag/short-fiction-spotlight/Occasional2
The Future Firefuturefire.netLocus / Karen Burnhamhttps://locusmag.com/tag/karen-burnham/Occasional2
The Future Firefuturefire.netMaria Haskinshttps://maria-is-reading.blogspot.com/search/label/short%20story%20roundupsRegular2
The Future Firefuturefire.netTor / Alex Brownhttps://www.tor.com/tag/short-fiction-spotlight/Occasional2
Analogwww.analogsf.comLocus / Charles Payseurhttps://locusmag.com/tag/charles-payseur/Occasional1
Analogwww.analogsf.comLocus / Karen Burnhamhttps://locusmag.com/tag/karen-burnham/Regular1
Analogwww.analogsf.comLocus / Rich Hortonhttps://locusmag.com/tag/rich-horton/Regular1
Analogwww.analogsf.comTangenthttps://tangentonline.com/category/print-bi-monthly/analog-sf/Regular1
Apexapexbookcompany.com/apex-onlineLocus / Karen Burnhamhttps://locusmag.com/tag/karen-burnham/Occasional1
Apexapexbookcompany.com/apex-onlineLocus / Paula Guranhttps://locusmag.com/tag/paula-guran/Regular1
Apexapexbookcompany.com/apex-onlineMaria Haskinshttps://maria-is-reading.blogspot.com/search/label/short%20story%20roundupsOccasional1
Apexapexbookcompany.com/apex-onlineStrange Horizons / Maria Haskinshttp://strangehorizons.com/author/maria-haskins/Occasional1
Apexapexbookcompany.com/apex-onlineTangenthttps://tangentonline.com/category/e-market-bi-monthly/apex-e-market-bi-monthly/Regular1
Apexapexbookcompany.com/apex-onlineTor / Alex Brownhttps://www.tor.com/tag/short-fiction-spotlight/Occasional1
Asimov'swww.asimovs.comLocus / Charles Payseurhttps://locusmag.com/tag/charles-payseur/Occasional1
Asimov'swww.asimovs.comLocus / Karen Burnhamhttps://locusmag.com/tag/karen-burnham/Regular1
Asimov'swww.asimovs.comLocus / Rich Hortonhttps://locusmag.com/tag/rich-horton/Regular1
Asimov'swww.asimovs.comTangenthttps://tangentonline.com/category/print-bi-monthly/asimovs-sf/Regular1
Asimov'swww.asimovs.comTor / Alex Brownhttps://www.tor.com/tag/short-fiction-spotlight/Occasional1
Bafflingwww.bafflingmag.comLocus / Charles Payseurhttps://locusmag.com/tag/charles-payseur/Regular1
Bafflingwww.bafflingmag.comLocus / Paula Guranhttps://locusmag.com/tag/paula-guran/Occasional1
Bafflingwww.bafflingmag.comMaria Haskinshttps://maria-is-reading.blogspot.com/search/label/short%20story%20roundupsOccasional1
Bafflingwww.bafflingmag.comTor / Alex Brownhttps://www.tor.com/tag/short-fiction-spotlight/Regular1
Beneath Ceaseless Skiesbeneath-ceaseless-skies.comLocus / Charles Payseurhttps://locusmag.com/tag/charles-payseur/Regular1
Beneath Ceaseless Skiesbeneath-ceaseless-skies.comLocus / Karen Burnhamhttps://locusmag.com/tag/karen-burnham/Regular1
Beneath Ceaseless Skiesbeneath-ceaseless-skies.comMaria Haskinshttps://maria-is-reading.blogspot.com/search/label/short%20story%20roundupsRegular1
Beneath Ceaseless Skiesbeneath-ceaseless-skies.comTangenthttps://tangentonline.com/category/e-marketbi-weekly/beneath-ceaseless-skies/Regular1
Beneath Ceaseless Skiesbeneath-ceaseless-skies.comTor / Alex Brownhttps://www.tor.com/tag/short-fiction-spotlight/Regular1
Clarkesworldwww.clarkesworldmagazine.comLocus / Karen Burnhamhttps://locusmag.com/tag/karen-burnham/Regular1
Clarkesworldwww.clarkesworldmagazine.comMaria Haskinshttps://maria-is-reading.blogspot.com/search/label/short%20story%20roundupsOccasional1
Clarkesworldwww.clarkesworldmagazine.comTangenthttps://tangentonline.com/category/e-market-monthly/clarkesworld/Regular1
Clarkesworldwww.clarkesworldmagazine.comTor / Alex Brownhttps://www.tor.com/tag/short-fiction-spotlight/Occasional1
Diabolical Plotswww.diabolicalplots.comLocus / Charles Payseurhttps://locusmag.com/tag/charles-payseur/Occasional1
Diabolical Plotswww.diabolicalplots.comLocus / Karen Burnhamhttps://locusmag.com/tag/karen-burnham/Occasional1
Diabolical Plotswww.diabolicalplots.comMaria Haskinshttps://maria-is-reading.blogspot.com/search/label/short%20story%20roundupsOccasional1
Diabolical Plotswww.diabolicalplots.comStrange Horizons / Maria Haskinshttp://strangehorizons.com/author/maria-haskins/Occasional1
Diabolical Plotswww.diabolicalplots.comTor / Alex Brownhttps://www.tor.com/tag/short-fiction-spotlight/Regular1
F&SFwww.sfsite.com/fsfLocus / Charles Payseurhttps://locusmag.com/tag/charles-payseur/Regular1
F&SFwww.sfsite.com/fsfLocus / Rich Hortonhttps://locusmag.com/tag/rich-horton/Regular1
F&SFwww.sfsite.com/fsfMaria Haskinshttps://maria-is-reading.blogspot.com/search/label/short%20story%20roundupsRegular1
F&SFwww.sfsite.com/fsfStrange Horizons / Maria Haskinshttp://strangehorizons.com/author/maria-haskins/Regular1
F&SFwww.sfsite.com/fsfTangenthttps://tangentonline.com/category/print-bi-monthly/fantasy-a-science-fiction/Regular1
F&SFwww.sfsite.com/fsfTor / Alex Brownhttps://www.tor.com/tag/short-fiction-spotlight/Occasional1
Fantasywww.fantasy-magazine.comLocus / Charles Payseurhttps://locusmag.com/tag/charles-payseur/Regular1
Fantasywww.fantasy-magazine.comLocus / Karen Burnhamhttps://locusmag.com/tag/karen-burnham/Occasional1
Fantasywww.fantasy-magazine.comLocus / Paula Guranhttps://locusmag.com/tag/paula-guran/Regular1
Fantasywww.fantasy-magazine.comMaria Haskinshttps://maria-is-reading.blogspot.com/search/label/short%20story%20roundupsRegular1
Fantasywww.fantasy-magazine.comTor / Alex Brownhttps://www.tor.com/tag/short-fiction-spotlight/Regular1
FIYAHwww.fiyahlitmag.comLocus / Charles Payseurhttps://locusmag.com/tag/charles-payseur/Regular1
FIYAHwww.fiyahlitmag.comLocus / Karen Burnhamhttps://locusmag.com/tag/karen-burnham/Occasional1
FIYAHwww.fiyahlitmag.comMaria Haskinshttps://maria-is-reading.blogspot.com/search/label/short%20story%20roundupsOccasional1
FIYAHwww.fiyahlitmag.comStrange Horizons / Maria Haskinshttp://strangehorizons.com/author/maria-haskins/Occasional1
FIYAHwww.fiyahlitmag.comTor / Alex Brownhttps://www.tor.com/tag/short-fiction-spotlight/Regular1
Flash Fiction Onlinewww.flashfictiononline.comLocus / Charles Payseurhttps://locusmag.com/tag/charles-payseur/Regular1
Flash Fiction Onlinewww.flashfictiononline.comLocus / Paula Guranhttps://locusmag.com/tag/paula-guran/Occasional1
Flash Fiction Onlinewww.flashfictiononline.comStrange Horizons / Maria Haskinshttp://strangehorizons.com/author/maria-haskins/Occasional1
Flash Fiction Onlinewww.flashfictiononline.comTangenthttps://tangentonline.com/category/e-market-monthly/flash-fiction-online/Regular1
Kaleidotropekaleidotrope.netLocus / Charles Payseurhttps://locusmag.com/tag/charles-payseur/Regular1
Kaleidotropekaleidotrope.netStrange Horizons / Maria Haskinshttp://strangehorizons.com/author/maria-haskins/Regular1
Kaleidotropekaleidotrope.netTor / Alex Brownhttps://www.tor.com/tag/short-fiction-spotlight/Regular1
Lightspeedwww.lightspeedmagazine.comLocus / Charles Payseurhttps://locusmag.com/tag/charles-payseur/Regular1
Lightspeedwww.lightspeedmagazine.comLocus / Karen Burnhamhttps://locusmag.com/tag/karen-burnham/Occasional1
Lightspeedwww.lightspeedmagazine.comStrange Horizons / Maria Haskinshttp://strangehorizons.com/author/maria-haskins/Regular1
Lightspeedwww.lightspeedmagazine.comTangenthttps://tangentonline.com/category/e-market-monthly/lightspeed/Regular1
Lightspeedwww.lightspeedmagazine.comTor / Alex Brownhttps://www.tor.com/tag/short-fiction-spotlight/Regular1
Nightmarewww.nightmare-magazine.comLocus / Charles Payseurhttps://locusmag.com/tag/charles-payseur/Occasional1
Nightmarewww.nightmare-magazine.comLocus / Paula Guranhttps://locusmag.com/tag/paula-guran/Regular1
Nightmarewww.nightmare-magazine.comMaria Haskinshttps://maria-is-reading.blogspot.com/search/label/short%20story%20roundupsOccasional1
Nightmarewww.nightmare-magazine.comStrange Horizons / Maria Haskinshttp://strangehorizons.com/author/maria-haskins/Occasional1
Nightmarewww.nightmare-magazine.comTangenthttps://tangentonline.com/category/e-market-monthly/nightmare-magazine/Regular1
Nightmarewww.nightmare-magazine.comTor / Alex Brownhttps://www.tor.com/tag/short-fiction-spotlight/Regular1
Strange Horizonswww.strangehorizons.comLocus / Charles Payseurhttps://locusmag.com/tag/charles-payseur/Regular1
Strange Horizonswww.strangehorizons.comLocus / Karen Burnhamhttps://locusmag.com/tag/karen-burnham/Regular1
Strange Horizonswww.strangehorizons.comStrange Horizons / Maria Haskinshttp://strangehorizons.com/author/maria-haskins/Regular1
Strange Horizonswww.strangehorizons.comTangenthttps://tangentonline.com/category/e-market-weekly/strange-horizons/Regular1
Strange Horizonswww.strangehorizons.comTor / Alex Brownhttps://www.tor.com/tag/short-fiction-spotlight/Occasional1
The Deadlandsthedeadlands.comLocus / Karen Burnhamhttps://locusmag.com/tag/karen-burnham/Occasional1
The Deadlandsthedeadlands.comLocus / Paula Guranhttps://locusmag.com/tag/paula-guran/Regular1
The Deadlandsthedeadlands.comMaria Haskinshttps://maria-is-reading.blogspot.com/search/label/short%20story%20roundupsOccasional1
The Deadlandsthedeadlands.comStrange Horizons / Maria Haskinshttp://strangehorizons.com/author/maria-haskins/Regular1
The Deadlandsthedeadlands.comTor / Alex Brownhttps://www.tor.com/tag/short-fiction-spotlight/Regular1
Tor.comtor.comLocus / Karen Burnhamhttps://locusmag.com/tag/karen-burnham/Regular1
Tor.comtor.comStrange Horizons / Maria Haskinshttp://strangehorizons.com/author/maria-haskins/Occasional1
Tor.comtor.comStrange Horizons / Maria Haskinshttp://strangehorizons.com/author/maria-haskins/Regular1
Tor.comtor.comTor / Alex Brownhttps://www.tor.com/tag/short-fiction-spotlight/Occasional1
Uncannyuncannymagazine.comLocus / Paula Guranhttps://locusmag.com/tag/paula-guran/Regular1
Uncannyuncannymagazine.comLocus / Rich Hortonhttps://locusmag.com/tag/karen-burnham/Regular1
Uncannyuncannymagazine.comStrange Horizons / Maria Haskinshttp://strangehorizons.com/author/maria-haskins/Occasional1
Uncannyuncannymagazine.comTor / Alex Brownhttps://www.tor.com/tag/short-fiction-spotlight/Regular1

Methodology

This is a highly imperfect table aiming simply to capture regular, formal reviews of SFF magazines. Essentially, I took the following steps:

  • On 4 April 2022
  • Looked at or contacted known reviewers*:
    • Maria Haskins
    • Charles Payseur
    • Locus magazine
    • Tangent Online
    • Tor.com
  • Assigned a Regular or Occasional rating based on how often stories from the venue showed up in the most recent several months of reviews from that reviewer at that location.**
  • Valued a Regular reviewer at 2 points, and an Occasional reviewer at 1 point.*** Added up all points (max was 11). Divided 8 by each venue’s points. Those with no reviews were scored 10. This intentionally flattens and emphasizes the end points – those with no few and many reviewers.

Caveats

* This only takes into account the principal regular reviewers I though of. I’m sure there are more. It does include Rich Horton, though he’s stepped back from reviews. It does not include Charles Payseur’s Quick Sips Reviews, since he’s largely moved to Locus.

** This is a very rough gauge and only goes back a few months. It leaves out venues I know to have closed, even if they had reviews during that period.

*** There are many ways to do this, and no doubt better ways. I started with 3 points for a Regular reviewer, but felt that emptied out the middle too much. I did want venues with no or few reviews to stand out as more needy. I’d like Metaphorosis to get more reviews, but we score a 4 on this scale, whereas I think we should stand higher. But I felt this was good enough for a start.

This is a very rough cut, and not very efficiently made (I’d welcome someone presenting it better), but I do think it’s a valuable start.