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Fantasy Low Paying Markets
(paying from fractions of a cent up to 1 cent per word)

Afterburn SF
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 Paypal
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Albedo One
Albedo One is Ireland’s 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 appeared.
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Alien Skin
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 cent per word US for fiction
Flash Fiction: 500 – 1000 words $5 US per story
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Amazing Journeys
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 cent per word plus one contributor’s copy (editor's choice pays .5/word).
Poetry: 20 - 40 lines, pays $5/poem.
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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" edition.
Accepts E-subs only, in body of e-mail.
Word Count: 1000 to 5000 words, pays $25 On Acceptance.
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Aoife's Kiss
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 cent pr word ($5 minimum; $5 reprints).
Poetry: to 100 lines pays $5 OP ($3 reprints).
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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 don’t want to lose sight of serious short fiction, and welcome those submissions as well. Original works are preferred but reprints will be considered.
Prefer stories between 2,000-5,000 words. Payment is cent per word plus one PDF contributor copy.
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Blood Rose
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 condition.
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Chimaera Serials
Bimonthly webzine f/df/h/specific pay <$50 no word limits
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Dark Animus
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 acceptance.
“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 cent per word (AU) for original work or one contributor's copy for reprints. Please read guidelines in full before submitting.
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Dark Krypt
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 we’ll 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 before submitting.
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Dark Tales
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.
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Forgotten Worlds
Monthly print speculative/horror/fantasy/noir/macabre/unusual. Pay Penny sterling (UK) per word + 1 copy No word limits

Horror Garage
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 subbing.
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Bimonthly print magazine seeking science fiction, fantasy and horror. Simultaneous submissions acceptable, but no reprints.
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.
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Midnight Street
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 preferred.
Fiction: to 6000 words, pays 2.50/1000 words.
Poetry: any length, pays 2.50.
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OG’s 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 and fantasy.
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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 welcome.
Pay 5 per 1000 word + contributor’s copy
Words 500-6000
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Razar Magazine
Semi-annual POD/PDF h/sf/f pay cent per word or ad+copy
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 story.
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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. What’s most important is that it’s 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 cent per word over 1,500 words. Minimum payment $7.50
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(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 fee-based contest.
Fiction: any length, pays cent per word ($5 minimum, $25 maximum).
Poetry: any length, pays cent per word ($5 minimum, $25 maximum). ‘
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(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 market.

Ticonderoga Online
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.
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Walking Bones
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 to:
Submissions must be in Microsoft word, RTF, or PDF format.
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 cent per word ($5 minimum) OA.
Poetry: pays $2 OA.
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