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All Possible Worlds
http://www.zetacentauri.com/magazine.htm
All Possible Worlds is a science fiction and fantasy print
magazine currently accepting submissions of short stories of 500
to 6,000 words.
We pay $0.01 per word for accepted submissions and accept
submissions via both email and postal mail.
Submission Guidelines:
http://www.zetacentauri.com/magazine.htm

Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine
http://www.andromedaspaceways.com
Accepting submissions of Sci-Fi, Fantasy & horror. Preference for "fun" rather than "grim-and-gritty." Submissions via E-subs only, as attached RTF file (preferred) or on diskette. See website for detailed formatting guidelines. See website for how to submit serials.
Fiction: to 10,000 words, pays AUS 1 cents per word (minimum AUS$20) on publication.
Submission Guidelines:
http://www.andromedaspaceways.com/submissions.htm

Apex Science Fiction and Horror Digest
http://www.apexdigest.com
Quarterly print mag, seeking Dark Sci-Fi/horror/dark fantasy. Looking for grim and gritty – every story must have a sci-fi element. E-subs only, as attached DOC file. See website for detailed formatting guidelines.
Flash Fiction: to 500 words. Payment flat rate $20
Fiction: To 10,000 words, pays 2 cents per word + 2 contributor copies + bio on website.
Submission Guidelines:
http://www.apexdigest.com/submit.shtml

Challenging Destiny
http://www.challengingdestiny.com
Seeking SciFi/Fantasy. No poetry. No horror. No explicit sex. Likes stories where violence is rejected as a way to solve problems. Interested in political, philosophical, and religious themes. Quarterly ezine.
Also runs a for-fee editing service.
Fiction: 2000-10000 words (preferred), pays 1 cent CDN per word + 2 contributor copies
Submission Guidelines:
http://www.challengingdestiny.com/guidelines/index.htm

Cosmic SF
http://www.edwardmcfadden.com/index.html
COSMIC Speculative Fiction is a quarterly E-Zine of original fantastic fiction distributed via e-mail in PDF format. COSMIC SF publishes SF/F 1-10,000 words in length. COSMIC SF pays - 3 cents per word sixty days after publication for First North American Serial Rights—this means the stories have never been published in North America in ANY form – the stories must be original.
Submission Guidelines:
http://www.edwardmcfadden.com/2.html

Coyote wild
http://www.coyotewildmag.com
Pays 1 cent per word for flash and short fiction up to 5000 words payable on acceptance with a signed contract.
Coyote Wild is a speculative fiction magazine. All submissions should be original and contain a speculative element. Speculative fiction amazes, perturbs, delights. It looks into yesterday, tomorrow and the far future from a unique point of reference that sets it apart from other types of writing. The audience wants to be surprised, maybe a bit shocked, perhaps somewhat uncomfortable, but always provoked to think differently about the universe. The ideal submission should surprise the reader and make them speculate.
Submission Guidelines:
http://coyotewildmag.com/CoyoteWildGuidelines.html

Cryptopedia
http://www.cryptopediamagazine.com
Cryptopedia is a quarterly published PDF format zine, actively seeking submissions of horror, dark fantasy and darker sci-fi between 750 and 5,000 words. We’re looking for quality work that broadens and deepens the definition of horror. Payment is $25 for 2,500 words.
Submission Guidelines:
http://www.cryptopediamagazine.com/subs.htm

Fictitious Force
http://www.sciffy.com/dnn/
Semi annual print seeking short scifi/slipstream/hard scifi/fantasy between 2000-7500 words. Pays 1c per word + 2 contributor copies
Flash under 750 words pays $5
Submission Guidelines:
http://www.sciffy.com/dnn/AboutUs/SubmissionGuidelines/tabid/58/Default.aspx

Gobshite
http://www.gobshitequarterly.com/
Guidelines for fiction are that it be short-short, short, novella, or novel-excerpt. Genre fiction will be gladly considered if it is of such a caliber as to make genre distinctions irrelevant. Most readers, when queried about genre fiction & about what they want to read, feel that way, too. Simultaneous submissions are OK. Please include this info when you submit.
We pay 1-3 cents a word on publication for 1st English language rights; 1st web rights are paid at 15% per annum of the original fee. Word rates for works above 5,000 words are negotiable.
Submission Guidelines:
http://www.gobshitequarterly.com/contact/submit.php

Illumen
http://www.samsdotpublishing.com/IllumenGL.htm
Semi annual print publication seeking speculative poetry. Speculative poetry is one result of the application of imagination to reality. In speculative poetry, one's "vision" often is taken from a different angle, from another perspective, perhaps even from another time and place. Speculative poetry is usually tinged with one or more of the genres. Thus, in speculative poetry you find hints of science fiction, fantasy, folklore, myth, the surreal...and yes, even horror. Good speculative poetry will awaken a sense of adventure in the reader.
That's what we're looking for: good, original speculative poetry. Yes, we will consider reprints, but we'll probably publish no more than two per issue. As regards length, we don't want to cramp your style, but poems of 100 lines or less probably will snag most of our attention. Pay 2 cents per word (min payment $3)
Submission Guidelines:
http://www.samsdotpublishing.com/IllumenGL.htm

Leading Edge (BYU)
http://www.leadingedgemagazine.com/
Leading Edge is a semi-professional magazine dedicated to the presentation of new and upcoming talent. We accept science fiction and fantasy short stories, novelettes, novellas, and poetry
Semi annual print, classic sf and f pays 1c per word (minimum $10) + 2 contributor copies under 17k words
Submission Guidelines:
http://www.leadingedgemagazine.com/guidelines_writer.php

Midnight Street
http://clik.to/midnightstreet
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.
Submission Guidelines:
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/tdenyer/guidelines.html

Neo-Opsis Science Fiction Magazine
http://www.neo-opsis.ca
Neo-opsis will consider material submitted by any writer, professional or amateur. It is our intention to not set down a lot of ground rules for these stories. We don’t want to miss a good story, because it doesn’t fit our rules, but we are more likely to publish stories that are less than 6000 words and fit a science fiction or fantasy theme. Other: E-subs okay, as attached DOC or RTF file (preferred) or in body of e-mail.
Fiction: to 6000 words, pays CDN 2 cents per word (maximum CDN$125).
Submission Guidelines:
http://www.neo-opsis.ca/guidelines.htm

Pod Castle
http://podcastle.org
Open to all sub-genres of fantasy from magical realism to urban fantasy to slipstream to high fantasy, and everything in between. Fantastical or non-real content should be meaningful to the story. Stories will be used in a pod-cast.
Payment is $100 for stories between 2,000 and 6,000 words. Flash fiction under 1,000 words pays $20.
** Prefers reprints **
Submission Guidelines:
http://podcastle.org/guidelines

ScienceFictionFantasyHorror.com
http://www.sciencefictionfantasyhorror.com
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
Submission Guidelines:
http://www.sciencefictionfantasyhorror.com/guidelines.mgi2

Shimmer Magazine
http://www.shimmerzine.com
Looking for sci-fi, fantasy, horror and magic realism. Avoid experimental fiction and trick endings. No heartwarming or cute stories. Unusual and beautifully- written speculative fiction stories with full plots and strong characters. The best way to understand what we are looking for is to read an issue of the magazine.
Accepts E-subs only, as *.doc or *.rtf attachment. Also an e-zine.
Payment and Rights: Authors will be paid 1 cent per word, minimum $10, maximum $30. In other words, stories 1000 words and under: $10. 1001-3000 words: 1 cent per word. 3000 words and up: $30. You’ll also receive a copy (both print and electronic) of the issue in which your story appears. Additional contributor copies available at the subscription rate.
Submission Guidelines:
http://www.shimmerzine.com/submission-guidelines/

Shiny
Triannual PDF Young Adult speculative fiction seeking sf/h/f, prefers contemporary with teenage protagonists. Pay $50 Australian.
Submission Guidelines:
http://shinymag.blogspot.com/2007/01/submission-guidelines.html

Talebones
http://www.talebones.com
Needs: Science fiction/dark fantasy. "We're *not* a horror magazine." Wants more Science fiction. "Dark" slant, but not straight horror. Must have an element of supernatural or fantasy. Avoid abuse, revenge, cats, writers, vampires, explicit sex, POV of child or young adult. Vignettes and poetry (all forms, but haiku unlikely to sell here) also considered. Include cover letter with your submission. No simultaneous submissions. No reprints.
Fiction: to 6000 words, pays 1-2/word on publication.
Submission Guidelines:
http://www.talebones.com/doc.asp?SUBKEY=152

Tales of the Unanticipated
http://www.totu-ink.com/
Please note: specific reading periods apply. Pays 1 1/2 - 2 cents a word for science fiction, fantasy, horror, hybrids thereof, and unclassifiable stories. We prefer stories with personality, and originality of vision, to the factory-made brand. We will consider stories of any length up to 10,000 words; no serials.
Submission Guidelines:
http://www.totu-ink.com/guidelines.phtml


 













   
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