One Writer’s Journey

November 14, 2013

Market News: Frostfire

Filed under: Uncategorized — suebe @ 1:21 am

An update on what Red Squirrel wants as well as Amazon Children's Publishing.

FrostFire Worlds is a new quarterly science fiction and fantasy adventures print magazine for young readers (ages 8 an older).  It is produced by Alban Lake Publishing. The first issue was on August 1, 2013.  They describe their material for younger readers as “‘kid-safe,’ with no foul language and no ‘adult’ themes.”

They are interested in science fiction and fantasy short stories, poems, art, articles, reviews, and interviews. They want to see stories that take place on other worlds and are interested in adventure, space opera, and magic opera (the grandeur of space opera but fantasy).  Reading over their request, it seems like they want material that is well written but they specifically mention as musts:

  • characters the reader cares about
  • plots and subplots
  • settings that draw the reader in

Here are some specifics:


  • From 1,500 and 6,000 words.
  • Payment:  $15/original stories, $8/reprints.
  • They will only accept one reprint per issue.


  • Between 12 and 100 lines long.
  • Payment: $3.00/original poems, $2.00/reprints.
  • Will only publish one reprint per issue.
  • Do not consider scifaiku or related forms.


  • Between 1,500 and 4,000 words.
  • Payment:  $10/original articles.
  • Includes reviews, interviews, and essays on science, science fiction, or fantasy.
  • Do not submit summaries, or copies of information from the Internet.
  • Reviews:  State your position. You can dislike something.  Be accurate and fair. Movie reviews must be timely.


  • Considers color cover art and interior art.
  • Payment:  $20/cover art, $6/interior illustrations.
  • Prefer pieces that imply a story vs “portrait” art.
  • If you have a gallery they can browse, send a link.

Check out the complete guidelines, including submission information, here.

Good luck with your submissions!




  1. Thanks for the info, Sue! I’m going to look into them and share your post on fb and twitter.

    Comment by Sharon K Mayhew — November 14, 2013 @ 6:03 pm | Reply

    • Thank you! It looks like a good opportunity if you have a homeless story languishing on your computer.

      Comment by suebe — November 14, 2013 @ 11:11 pm | Reply

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