Market Listing Guide
(paying from fractions of a cent up to 1 cent per word)
Afterburn SF is looking for action-driven science
fiction, fantasy and horror short stories between 3,000
10,000 words. We want action-driven short stories
that present a complete, well rounded tale, with strong
characterization, clear description, and clean prose.
Give us blood-chilling tales that make us sleep with the
lights on. Reprints will be considered. Pays $30 via
Submission Guidelines: http://afterburnsf.com/Submit.htm
Albedo One is Irelands longest-running and foremost
magazine of the fantastic. Looking for Science Fiction,
Fantasy, Horror, experimental and surrealist fiction. We
are always looking for thoughtful, well written fiction.
Our definition of what constitutes science fiction,
horror or fantasy is extremely broad and we love to see
material which pushes at the boundaries. Print and
Electronic zine. E-subs okay, but no attachments.
Disposable manuscripts only. Prefers to reply to all
submissions via email. Also sponsors the Aeon Award with
a grand prize of 1000 (Euro).
Fiction: 2500-8000 words (preferred) story voted the best
in each issue receives Euro 100. All contributors
receive one copy of the issue in which the story
Submission Guidelines: http://www.albedo1.com/html/writers_guidelines.html
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/?
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
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
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/
Seeking short stories in the following genres: Science
Fiction, Dark Fantasy and Horror
Pay Rate: $10 US/story (3¢/word lead story)
Length: 1,500 to 8,000 words
Also seeking Flash Fiction in the following genres: Dark
Fantasy, Horror, Dark Science Fiction
Blood Rose prefer primarily horror and dark fantasy,
although may consider some science fiction as long as it,
too, is dark. We particularly like 'hard' sf and
'cyberpunk,' particularly when it speaks to the human
Submission Guidelines: http://www.bloodrosemag.com/guidelines.html
Bimonthly webzine f/df/h/specific pay <$50 no word
Submission Guidelines: http://www.chimaeraserials.com/Submission%20Guidelines.html
This print magazine accept "dark, gritty pulp
fiction" up to 8,000 words (prefers 2,000 - 4,000
words). Shorter stories have a greater chance of
Send me horror, westerns, crime fiction, sci-fi,
fantasy, historical fiction - I don't care as long as
it's well written and original. I am after visionary
stories with a powerful storyline and strong
characterization. I do not appreciate gratuitous sex and
violence. I will also not consider anything racist,
sexist, or which conveys a message of sex or cruelty to
animals or children.
They currently pay ¼ cent per word (AU) for original
work or one contributor's copy for reprints. Please read
guidelines in full before submitting.
Submission Guidelines: http://www.darkanimus.com/guidelines.html
Dark Krypt is searching for strong fiction with solid
characters and plot that both scare and entertain. We
welcome a wide variety of horror tales including subtle
horror, psychological, supernatural, dark sci-fi, dark
fantasy, and cross-genre (and some experimental). Tales
are not restricted to serious horror, but may also be
satirical. Stories featuring vampires, werewolves, serial
killers, and the like, must have an original fresh twist
and be particularly terrifying, interesting, and/or
unusual to catch our attention and hold it. Rummage in
the darkest recesses of your mind and find out what
frightens you most -- even if it's funny. Have a good
time writing the story from the edge of your seat and
well have fun reading it from the edge of ours. A
classy webzine looking for horror and speculative
fiction. Pays $25 US and a PDF copy for stories under
7,500 words. Pay careful attention to the guidelines
Submission Guidelines: http://www.darkkrypt.com/darkkryptguide.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
Needs: Horror, Dark Fantasy, slipstream, suspense, noir/
and magic realism. Stories may have supernatural element
or not. Magazine has zombie-kitsch cover art but is very
serious about high literary values inside the cover.
*Strongly urge* reading an issue before submitting. Read
entire guidelines before submitting. Fiction: to 3500
words (preferred), pays $25 minimum.
Please read a sample issue of the magazine before
Submission Guidelines: http://www.horrorgarage.com/gls2.html
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
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
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
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 looking for quality Science Fiction/Speculative
Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and Bizarro flash, short stories
and poetry. We are open to all types of stories within
those genres: hard or soft science fiction, light or dark
horror and fantasy, serious or humorous, etc. Christian
or religious-themed stories, experimental fiction and
genre-crossing stories are all acceptable so long as they
fall within one of our three genres. Whats most
important is that its a quality story with a
logical plotline and interesting characters. Prefer
stories under 3,500 words. 1c per word for stories up to
1,500 words plus ½ cent per word over 1,500 words.
Minimum payment $7.50
Submission Guidelines: http://www.sciencefictionfantasyhorror.com/guidelines.mgi2
(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
(THE) Third Alternative
Quarterly A4 colour magazine of horror, fantasy, science
fiction and slipstream fiction, plus varied features and
artwork. Publishes talented newcomers alongside famous
authors. Unsolicited mss welcome if accompanied by s.a.e.
or International Reply Coupons (no length restriction,
but no novels or serialisations). Potential contributors
are advised to study the magazine. Contracts are
exchanged upon acceptance; payment is upon publication.
Winner of British Fantasy Awards. The magazine is
supported by Eastern Arts. A low paying but prestigious
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
Walking Bones is a non-themed online magazine. We accept
Fantasy, Horror, Dark Horror, Speculative Fiction,
Science Fiction, and Imaginative Fiction.
In short the odd, the strange, and the bizarre. We are
also accepting Poems.
We pay accepted stories $20.00 U.S. dollars for the
rights to publication, along with the honor of being a
published writer. Electronic submissions should be sent
Submissions must be in Microsoft word, RTF, or PDF
Hardcopy submissions should be sent to:
Walking Bones Magazine
210 North Summit
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Wicked Hollow: The Journal of Dark Literature
Needs: Horror, Gothic Fiction and Dark Fantasy.
"Character-driven, atmospheric, emotive short
stories. I thrive upon historical and/or foreign
settings. Please avoid traditional monsters.
Other: E-subs okay; no attachments. Will reply via e-mail
to non-U.S. submissions. Fiction: to 4500 words
(2000-4500 preferred), pays ¼ cent per word ($5 minimum)
Poetry: pays $2 OA.
Submission Guidelines: http://blindside.net/WickedHollow/guidelinesz.html