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Paying Science Fiction Short Story Markets
from fractions of a cent and 1 cent per word)
Looking for quality Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror to 3,500
words. No excessive gore, no erotica. Avoid present
tense. Accepts E-subs only, in body of e-mail. Now
especially seeking flash fiction, 500-1000 words. Also
offers fee-based contest.
Fiction: 1000 3,500 words, pays ½ cent per word
US for fiction
Flash Fiction: 500 1000 words $5 US per story
Submission Guidelines: http://www.alienskinmag.com/ssubguide2.htm
Looking for short Sci-fi and Fantasy. Wants stories in
the tradition of the Golden Age of science fiction.
Nothing really dark. "We do not accept work that
promotes gay lifestyles." Absolutely no sexual
content. "Fewer than two mildly profane" words
per story. G/PG-rated material only.
Other: E-subs okay. Must be published in the magazine
before editor will consider your work for book/anthology.
Fiction: 3000 - 10000 words (3000 - 6000 preferred), pays
½ cent per word plus one contributors copy
(editor's choice pays .5/word).
Poetry: 20 - 40 lines, pays $5/poem.
Submission Guidelines: http://www.journeybookspublishing.com
Quarterly ezine pulp sci-fi Pay $25 under 3500 words
We are looking for SciI-Fi Romance stories written in the
pulp-fiction style of the 1920s to 1970s. Your story must
have a strong plot, well developed rounded characters,
lots of non-stop action and a beautiful Android girl who
falls in love with a mortal man. 1500-3500 words. Payment
Submission Guidelines: http://www.androids2.com/FA_WritersGuidelinesMar06.htm
Specifically seeking Sci-Fi about exploration and
colonization of our solar system. Accepts E-submissions
only as RTF or Word attachment preferred.
Fiction: to 6000, pays ¼ cent pr word ($5 minimum; $5
Poetry: to 100 lines pays $5 OP ($3 reprints).
Submission Guidelines: http://www.samsdotpublishing.com/contents.htm
Anotherealm is looking for Science Fiction, Fantasy and
Horror with a strong plot and good characters. No porn,
no gratuitous cruelty, sex, violence. They buy First
Worldwide Electronic Rights and Anthology Rights should
they wish to feature your story in a "Best Of"
Accepts E-subs only, in body of e-mail.
Word Count: 1000 to 5000 words, pays $25 On Acceptance.
Submission Guidelines: http://anotherealm.com/submit/index.html
Blood, Blade & Thruster Magazine
This is a publication of speculative fiction with a slant
to the satirical; works of horror, fantasy, and science
fiction, some of which may convey a self-deprecating or
humorous view of the genre.
We are looking for fiction, illustrations, articles, and
reviews of genre publications.
Keep in mind it is not our goal to attack or ridicule,
but to occasionally provide a light-hearted view of the
various genres and/or the followers they gather. At the
same time, we dont want to lose sight of serious
short fiction, and welcome those submissions as well.
Original works are preferred but reprints will be
Prefer stories between 2,000-5,000 words. Payment is ½
cent per word plus one PDF contributor copy.
Submission Guidelines: http://www.bbtmagazine.com/submissions/
Bimonthly webzine f/df/h/specific pay <$50 no word
Submission Guidelines: http://www.chimaeraserials.com/Submission%20Guidelines.html
Looking for Science Fiction with an "Emphasis on
good storytelling and adventure. Interstellar settings
especially welcome. I am also interested in stories of
contact with other intelligent species, or even stories
that deal exclusively with other species. Humor is always
welcome, but must be well-done. Of course, really good
stories need not be limited to the preceding
Other: Query before submitting. E-subs only, as RTF
attachment. See website for detailed formatting
Fiction: 2000-12000 words, pays ½ cent per word ($25
Submission Guidelines: http://www.continuumsciencefiction.com/submission.htm
Publishes well written, entertaining science
fiction, horror and dark fantasy stories with believable
characters and page-turning plots. Payment is UK
£2.50 per 1,000 words, plus a complimentary copy of the
magazine. Detailed submission guidelines, plus extracts
from some of the stories, are available from the website.
Submission Guidelines: http://www.darktales.co.uk/submissions.htm
speculative/horror/fantasy/noir/macabre/unusual. Pay ½
Penny sterling (UK) per word + 1 copy No word limits
Submission Guidelines: http://www.forgotten-worlds.co.uk/Submit.htm
Bimonthly print magazine seeking science fiction, fantasy
and horror. Simultaneous submissions acceptable, but no
Pays $50 US flat rate, payable on publication via Paypal.
Also seeking Flash fiction between 800-1,500 words.
Payment is $25 US flat rate.
Submission Guidelines: http://hub-mag.co.uk/submissions.html
(The) Magazine of Unbelievable Stories
Seeking various stories across mys/h/sf/rom themed. Pay
$40 + copy. Words 4-7k Please read guidelines carefully.
Submission Guidelines: http://quill-pen.net/Submission.html
Tri-annual publication, needs: Horror, science fiction,
fantasy, slipstream. No slasherfests, techno-babble, high
fantasy. Keep science fiction soft. Fantasy
should maintain some connection with our world. See
guidelines for more precise needs and wants.
Other: E-subs okay. Reprints considered but not
Fiction: to 6000 words, pays £2.50/1000 words.
Poetry: any length, pays £2.50.
Submission Guidelines: http://homepage.ntlworld.com/tdenyer/guidelines.html
Quarterly print magazine. Seeking Christian Science
Fiction. Pay ½ cent per word under 7000 words. Not open
to unsolicited manuscripts. Query first. Please read
guidelines in full.
Submission Guidelines: http://www.novascifi.com/SciFi_submitinfo.html
OGs Speculative Fiction
Bimonthly PDF fantasy/scifi/horror. Pay $25 on acceptance
under 5000 words
We are looking for good speculative artwork that is
imaginative, stylistic, and displays the idea of
possibility that exists in the realm of science fiction
Submission Guidelines: http://theopinionguy.com/page4.html
ORB Speculative Fiction
Print magazine. SpecFic/f/magic realism/non-realist
Australian only. The speculative aspect of the story must
be integral to its plot and characters, must be a fresh
look at the concept, the science must be
convincing, if not accurate, and the surprise
ending new. Pays Aus $30 up to 15,000 words
Annual print magazine, Original, high-quality SF/fantasy.
Horror must have a science fiction element and be
psychological or scary, rather than simply gory. No
supernatural fantasy-horror, or traditional swords 'n'
sorcery quest sagas. We are interested in publishing
highly imaginative prose on a wide variety of genre
themes. Cutting-edge SF and experimental writing styles
(cross-genre scenarios, slipstream, etc) are always
Pay £5 per 1000 word + contributors copy
Submission Guidelines: http://freespace.virgin.net/pigasus.press/guidelines.html
Semi-annual POD/PDF h/sf/f pay ½ cent per word or
Razar isn't seeking single stories. Rather, it's looking
for entire collections which will range between 10
15 stories with an average of 10,000 15,000 words.
A smaller word count is o.k. where a larger one isn't.
We're looking for short stories which fall into the
categories of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror which
average from 500 words per story to 1,500 words per
Submission Guidelines: http://www.razarmagazine.com/msg1.htm
We are seeking cross-genre works that tread the trails
between Space Western, Science Fiction Western, and
Western Science Fiction (with perhaps some crossover with
Space Opera and/or Steampunk) for all manner of media.
Prefers to reserve First Internet Publication Rights for
three months. Word Count: up to 7,500 words. Payment is
½ cent per word up to a maximum of $25 US paid upon
Submission Guidelines: http://www.spacewesterns.com/submissions/
(The) Sword Review
Needs: SF/F/H. "All submissions must be congruent
with traditional values and Christian principles."
No "homosexual relationships." Use restraint
with language, sex, violence.
Other: E-subs only, in *rtf format via registration at
website forum; see website for detailed formatting
guidelines. Reprints okay but not preferred. Also runs a
Fiction: any length, pays ½ cent per word ($5 minimum,
Poetry: any length, pays ½ cent per word ($5 minimum,
Submission Guidelines: http://www.theswordreview.com/guidelines.php
TiconderogaOnline is after the best stories being written
in SF, Fantasy, Horror and Dark Fiction. We accept
submissions of original short stories, between 1,500 and
5,000 words. We tend to prefer unusual, bizarre, gonzo
stories, distinctive styles. No Reprints, multiple
submissions, simultaneous submissions. Pays Aus$49 per
story for 1st electronic rights, on publication,
exclusive for a 12 month period.
Submission Guidelines: http://ticonderogaonline.org/guidelines.html
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