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These fiction markets pay $50, and a few pay considerably more. Some markets also accept nonfiction, poetry and comics. Also see this list for markets paying $50 for stories, this one for magazines paying $200. And this one has contests and residencies for writers, including fiction writers – some deadlines are coming up. — S. Kalekar
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Tressacts Twenty-Two: Alchemy and Artifacts
This submission call is for Canadian authors only. The guidelines say that they want stories of “the magic behind the history, the myths arising from the artifacts, the mysteries missed (or dismissed), but which lie at the root of world events. The editors want tales that explore laws magical as well as physical, the manipulation of reality in the past, resulting in the present. History, sorcery, alchemy, mystery. All with the sense of ‘what if?’ “Alternate histories will be considered, but they really want stories that consider actual world events and characters, and how some kind of magic has manipulated history. All stories must have a speculative element. See guidelines for potential ideas. They will also publish short poetry.
Deadline: 15 May 2018
Length: Up to 5,000 words
Pay: $50-150 for stories, $20/poem
They publish contemporary fiction, nonfiction and poetry from the US and abroad. They do not publish genre fiction.
Deadline: 31 May 2018
Length: 2,000-8,000 words for fiction, 2,000-9,000 words for nonfiction, up to 5 poems
Pay: $15/page for prose, up to 20 pages; $25/poem
They want literary horror fiction – specifically, original work inspired by Ligottian and/or related themes (see here
), as well as poetry and scholarly and/or critical nonfiction that falls within these areas of interest.
Deadline: 31 May 2018
Length: 750-6,000 words for fiction, 2,000-7,500 words for nonfiction, poetry up to 50 lines
Pay: $0.05/word for prose, $50/poem
This respected literary magazine publishes short fiction, poetry and essays. They have published works of David Foster Wallace, Naom Chomksy and Jhumpa Lahiri in the past.
Deadline: 31 May 2018
Length: No word limits; send a story or essay, or 5 poems
Pay: $10/page of prose, $20/page of poetry; up to $150
This literary magazine accepts fiction, but not genre fiction or children’s fiction. They also accept nonfiction – memoir excerpts, essays, imaginative meditations – as well as poetry in all forms, literary comics, translations, music tracks and performance art.
Deadline: 31 May 2018 for fiction, nonfiction and poetry
Length: Up to 8,000 words for prose, up to 3 poems
Pay: $100 for prose, $25 for poetry
Selene Quarterly Magazine
This is a speculative romance, mystery, and action-adventure quarterly. They publish fiction, nonfiction, poetry and art “that dwells in the shadows.” They also serialize stories, and those that are action-packed with pulp element are preferred.
Reading period: 1-15 June 2018
Length: 100-7,500 words for fiction, up to 100 lines for poetry, 1,500-5,000 words for nonfiction essays (see guidelines)
Pay: $0.01-0.06/word for fiction, $0.025/line for poetry, $15-35 for nonfiction
Martian Migraine Press: Innsmouthbreathers – Cautionary Fables of Mythos Fandom
The editors are looking for “humourous stories of a certain kind of Cthulhu Mythos fan: the rabid Lovecraft worshipper,
the defender of the outmoded and outclassed, the pulp reader for whom Weird Fiction peaked somewhere in the middle of the last century.” Stories should pit Innsmouthbreather against all kinds of real and imagined horrors: shoggoths with Social Justice agendas, politically active Deep Ones, or enlightened Mi-Go. They are aiming for light-hearted roasting, a mostly funny book, and not stories that are outright mean or nasty. In short, they invite writers to make readers geek out over Lovecraft.
Deadline: 31 July 2018
Length: 1,500-5,000 words
Martian Migraine Press: Monstrous Outlines – An Anthology of Camouflaged Horror
The theme of this horror and weird fiction anthology is camouflage: people, entities, monsters, gods, or even concepts,
which pretend to be things other than themselves. They also want stories of duplicates, doppelgangers, and shapeshifters.
Deadline: 31 November 2018
Length: 1,500-7,000; enquire for lengths over or below this limit
Daily Science Fiction
This flash fiction market accepts speculative stories – science fiction, fantasy, slipstream etc. They also accept a flash series – three or more flash stories built around a single theme, but each story will need to stand on its own.
Length: 500-1,500 words
This is a general-interest magazine for children ages 6-12. Fiction should have an engaging plot, strong characterization, a specific setting, and lively language. They also accept nonfiction and poetry, as well as crafts, puzzles and cartoons.
Length: 475-750 words for prose, poems fewer than 16 lines
Pay: $175 and up for fiction and nonfiction, $40 and up for verse, crafts, puzzles and cartoons