Yes, yes, well all know that short fiction is dead, right? That’s obviously why I have heard of two new magazines being launched just this week. And it is only Tuesday.
Actually the first one isn’t strictly short fiction, because what it will do is serialize longer stories. That, of course, is how SF novels always used to be published, back in the glory days of the US magazines. Well done Tony Ballantyne for thinking of resurrecting it. The magazine is called Aethernet, and Juliet, who has a story in it, talks more about it here.
The other one is genuine short fiction. It is called Crowded, and originates from Australia. They tell me that they pay professional rates, and they are open to submissions. Further details are available here.
Here’s hoping both do well.