Tuesday, September 10, 2019

20 Speculative Fiction Magazines Accepting Submissions NOW - Paying markets

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Updated 12/29/19

Speculative fiction is near and dear to my heart. It's also what I write, so I am always on the lookout for speculative fiction magazines open to submissions. All of these are paying markets, and none charge submission fees.

For over a hundred paying speculative fiction magazines accepting submissions see: Mega-List of Speculative Fiction Magazines Accepting Submissions



Happy submitting!

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Unfit Magazine: Stories that bend the rules of science. Genre: Quantum Fiction, Cyberpunk, Alternative Histories and Steampunk. Payment: $0.03/word for fiction; $0.01/word for nonfiction. Deadline: Open now. Accepts reprints.

Unreal Magazine: Stories that bend the rules of magic. Genre: Fantasy, magic realism, and experimental fiction. Payment: $0.03/word for fiction; $0.01/word for nonfiction. Deadline: Open now. Accepts reprints.

Through the Gate: Fantastical poetry "We are looking for fantastical poetry of literary and emotional depth from a diversity of voices and perspectives. Our definition of fantastical is quite fluid, encompassing fantasy, magic realism, myth, folklore, surrealism and slipstream. We desire poetry that is atypically beautiful, unconventionally imaginative, and boundary-crossing. We are not interested in work that is strictly science fiction or mainstream, but poetry that blurs the lines between such genres and the fantastical is welcome." Length: Up to three poems. Payment: $20 per poem. Deadline: Open now.

Three-lobed Burning Eye"Original speculative fiction: horror, fantasy, and science fiction. We're looking for short stories from across the big classifications and those shadowy places between: magical realism, fantastique, slipstream, interstitial, and the Weird. We will consider suspense or western, though we prefer it contain some speculative element. We like voices that are full of feeling, from literary to pulpy, with styles unique and flowing, but not too experimental. All labels aside, we want tales that expand genre, that value imagination in character, narrative, and plot. We want to see something new and different." Length: Short fiction 1000–7000 words, Flash fiction 500–1000 words, (2000–5000 preferred). Payment: $100 for short fiction, $30 for flash fiction; + 1 print annual. Deadline: Open now.

The Dark The Dark publishes dark fantasy and horror. "Don’t be afraid to experiment or to deviate from the ordinary; be different—try us with fiction that may fall out of “regular” categories. However, it is also important to understand that despite the name, The Dark is not a market for graphic, violent horror." Length: 2,000 – 6,000 words. Payment: 6 cents/word for original fiction up to 6,000 words on publication for first world rights; and 1 cent/word for reprint fiction up to 6,000 words on publication for nonexclusive reprint rights. Deadline: Open now. 

TANSTAAFL Press: Of Witches, Warriors, and Wyverns. Genre: High fantasy. Payment: $0.025 per word. Deadline: Open until filled. Accepts reprints.

Excalibur 2020: Tales From Beyond Tomorrow Volume 3Genre: Speculative fiction. The work must have a thematic connection to Japan and/or the Olympics. Payment: $100. Deadline: December 31, 2019.

AllegoryGenre: Speculative fiction and nonfiction articles about the business of writing. Payment: $15. Deadline: December 31, 2019. Accepts reprints.

Dominion: An Anthology of Speculative Fiction from Africa and the African DiasporaGenre: Speculative fiction that grapples with the question: “What is the legacy and the future of Africa and the African Diaspora?” "We want authors and poets from the African continent and the African Diaspora. More specifically, we want horror, science fiction, fantasy, and alternate history in the following sub-genres: Horror Noire, Afrofuturism, Africanfuturism, Sword and Soul, Rococoa, Steamfunk, and Dieselfunk." Payment: POETRY: Any length paid $50USD per poem. REPRINTS: Any length of poetry paid $15USD and 1,000-17,500 words of fiction paid $0.01USD per word. FICTION: 1,000-17,500 words paid $0.08USD per word for the first 1,000 words, and $0.01USD above 1,000 words. Deadline: December 31, 2019.

Daily Science Fiction "Daily Science Fiction (DSF) is a market accepting speculative fiction stories. By this we mean science fiction, fantasy, slipstream, etc. We will consider flash series--three or more flash tales built around a common theme." Length:100 to 1,500 words. Payment: 8 cents/word. Deadline: Opens January 2, 2020.

HavokGenre: Mystery, scifi, comedy, thriller, and fantasy on theme of Strange New Worlds.  Length: 300 to 1,000 words. Payment: $10. Deadline: January 5, 2020.

Electric Spec "We prefer science fiction, fantasy, and the macabre, but we're willing to push the limits of traditional forms of these genres. We do not consider poetry, stories with over-the-top sex or violence, serials, novels, fan fiction, or non-fiction. We don't accept multiple submissions; in other words, only submit one story at a time and wait for a response before submitting another. We accept simultaneous submissions as long as you let us know up front and tell us as soon as it's accepted elsewhere. We do not publish reprints, including anything that has appeared on a website." Length: 250 to 7000 words. Payment: $20. Deadline: January 15, 2020.

The OvercastGenre: Speculative fiction podcast. Payment: $20 minimum. Deadline: January 30, 2020. Accepts reprints.

The OvercastGenre: Speculative fiction podcast. Payment: $20 minimum. Deadline: January 30, 2020. Accepts reprints.

Aether&IchorGenre: Fantasy. Payment: £5 (or equivalent currency) per 1,000 words, at a minimum of £5. Deadline: January 31, 2020.

Planet ScummGenre: Hard sci-fi, soft sci-fi, speculative fiction, weird fiction, slipstream. Payment: $30. Deadline: January 31, 2020.

Dragon Soul Press: Reign of QueensGenre: Speculative short stories: "In these stories, women rule and worlds governed by men are a thing of the past. Whether righteous or downright sadistic, these authoritative female figures shape their worlds for better or worse despite the trials thrown their way." Word Count – 5,000-15,000. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: January 31, 2020.

Zombie Pirate PublishingGenre: Short stories for RAYGUN RETRO: A Science Fiction Anthology. They are seeking science fiction stories 2000-6000 words in the style of 50s and 60s classic science fiction. Payment: $10. Deadline: February 1, 2020.

HinnomGenre: Weird fiction. Payment: 2 cents/word for fiction. $50 for poems. Deadline: February 28, 2020.

New Myths "NewMyths.com publishes speculative fiction of every stripe except graphic horror. We like each issue to have an eclectic variety of stories:  funny, frightening, hard and soft sci-fi, adventure, thoughtful, etc. Every issue includes at least one nonfiction piece dealing with some aspect of science, myth, folklore, or literature as it relates to speculative fiction, usually of the well-researched essay variety rather than opinion or editorial. Speculative poetry is welcome. We tend to receive a lot of free verse and not enough "form" poetry. We also buy one piece of artwork per issue, and occasionally commission one. We publish book reviews of recent releases about every two weeks. If you have written a review, or have a book coming out soon, please contact us." Length: Up to 10,000 words. Payment: 1.5 cents/word with a minimum payment of $30 for all submissions, fiction, flash fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Deadline: Open January 1 to February 28.

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