Three-Lobe Burning Eye Magazine | Ongoing Submissions

3lbe-submission-guidelinesThree-Lobe Burning Eye Magazine
Genre: Horror, Fantasy, and Science Fiction
Ongoing Submissions 
Payment: $100 for short fiction (2,000–7,000 words) + 1 print annual, $30 for flash fiction (500–1,000 words) + 1 print annual

“Three-lobed Burning Eye (3LBE) is a speculative fiction magazine published online twice per year (Spring and Fall) and print anthology (every other year). Each issue features six original stories, some with audio readings.

What we’re looking for:
Original speculative fiction: horror, fantasy, and science fiction. We want short stories from across the classifications and those dusky places between: magical realism, fantastique, slipstream, interstitial, 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 encourage diverse authors, characters and points of view, inclusive of all races, cultures, genders, and orientations. Please read a few issues before submitting.”

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Fantastic Stories of the Imagination ceases operations

about-fantastic-stories-fantastic-storiesFantastic Stories of the Imagination ceases operations.

Message from the Publisher
It’s with deep regret that I announce the closing of Fantastic Stories of the Imagination. The January issue will be our final regular issue and the People of Color Take Over issue will be our final issue. I’m really proud of the body of work that we produced at Fantastic. There are a number of reasons that now is the timefor me to close the webzine. According to my projection, it’ll take more than five years for Fantastic to become self sustaining, and I simply don’t feel that that is a reasonable time frame.

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Flame Tree Press | Ongoing Submissions

flametreeFlame Tree Press
Genres:  Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and Crime
Novels: 60,000 to 120,000 words

 

We are happy to receive submissions for our Flame Tree Press imprint. It’s the new author-led, trade imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. The Press list focuses on speculative fiction, art and music.

Non-fiction: Music and Art
Word Count: 
60,000 to 120,000 words

We are interested in biographies and non-fiction subjects in all fields of art and music.

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Daily Science Fiction | Ongoing Submissions

Daily Science Fiction
Genre: Speculative Fiction (science fiction, fantasy, slipstream, etc.)
Ongoing Submissions:
Length: 100 – 1,500 words
Payment: 8 cents a word

  • We [Daily Science Fiction] need short short fiction, especially flash fiction. Among our featured stories, a shorter tale will get an extra nudge on the scale when weighed against a longer one.
  • … [W]e want your stories to ooze originality, but a well-written story is a must. We are fond of character-driven fiction, though readers point out that not every story we publish fits that rubric. Our goal is to publish the best stories we can that will be interesting, worthwhile reads. Some stories, especially in the short short fiction, will succeed despite lack of plot, character, punctuation, what-have-you.
  • We may purchase dark fantasy, but try not to publish pure horror. We don’t mind feeling the flush of arousal, but will not publish erotica. Guns a-blazing might make our day, but we don’t suspect most military SF will win us over. Humor? We take it, It often works especially for short short fiction, but do keep in mind that one alien’s funny bone is located near another species’ sac of indifference. We’re likely not your best market for longer funny tales.

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Clarkesworld Magazine | Open for Submissions


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Clarkesworld Magazine
Seeking: Art, Non-fiction and Short Story
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Open for submissions
Length: 1,000 – 16,000 words
Payment: 10¢ per word for the first 5000 words, 8¢ for each word over 5000

“Though no particular setting, theme, or plot is anathema to us, the following are likely hard sells:

  • zombies or zombie-wannabes (seriously, I’m not kidding)
  • sexy vampires, wanton werewolves, wicked witches, or demonic children
  • stories about rapists, murderers, child abusers, or cannibals
  • stories where the climax is dependent on the spilling of intestines
  • stories in which a milquetoast civilian government is depicted as the sole obstacle to either catching some depraved criminal or to an uncomplicated military victory
  • stories where the Republicans, or Democrats, or Libertarians, or the Spartacist League, etc. take over the world and either save or ruin it
  • stories in which the words “thou” or “thine” appear
  • talking cats or swords
  • stories where FTL travel or time travel is as easy as is it on television shows or movies
  • stories that depend on some vestigial belief in Judeo-Christian mythology in order to be frightening (i.e., Cain and Abel are vampires, the End Times are a’ comin’, Communion wine turns to Christ’s literal blood and it’s HIV positive, Satan’s gonna getcha, etc.)
  • stories about young kids playing in some field and discovering ANYTHING. (a body, an alien craft, Excalibur, ANYTHING).
  • stories about the stuff we all read in Scientific American three months ago
  • stories about your RPG character’s adventures
  • “funny” stories that depend on, or even include, puns
  • stories where the protagonist is either widely despised or widely admired simply because he or she is just so smart and/or strange
  • stories that take place within an artsy-fartsy bohemia as written by an author who has clearly never experienced one
  • stories originally intended for someone’s upcoming theme anthology or issue (everyone is sending those out, wait a while)
  • your trunk stories.”

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Persistent Visions | Closes: Not Stated

small-ghost-logoPersistent Visions
Genre: Fantasy & Science Fiction
Deadline: Not Stated
Length: max. 7,500 words
Payment: 7 cents a word

“Persistent Visions is looking for fresh fiction that skirts the edges of reality, pushes the boundaries of people we could become, and has an updated, innovative perspective on the people we will become. We’re looking for edgy, raw, unconventional, difficult, speculative fiction stories. You can pluck our heartstrings, but make it a tune we’ve never heard before.”

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Grievous Angel | Ongoing Submissions

grievousangelGrievous Angel
Poetry & Flash Fiction
Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror
Ongoing Submissions
Length: Poetry – max. 36 lines; Flash Fiction – max. 700 words
Payment: Fiction – 6 US cents per word; Poetry – US $1 per line

“We are a SFF&H genre-only webzine. This means Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and related speculative fiction sub-genres, including Urban Fantasy, Low Fantasy, Mythos, Steampunk and Magical Realism, as well Humour/Satire riffs on these genre.”

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Specklit | Various submission periods

Specklit: A world of wonder in 100 words
Genre: Speculative Fiction – fantasy, science fiction, myth fairy tale, dark fantasy, etc., and Non-fiction
Length: 100 words [Note: “Titles do not count as part of the 100 words, and after your drabble, add a bit of an explanation of how you got there from the topic (but remember to keep it short!)”]
Payment: Fiction – 5 cents a word; Non-fiction – NO payment

Submission Periods:

  • 1st Quarter (Jan-Mar): November 30
  • 2nd Quarter (Apr-Jun): February 28
  • 3rd Quarter (July-Sep): May 31
  • 4th Quarter (Oct-Dec): August 31

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Red Sun | Submission periods: Mar, Jul, Nov

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Genres: Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Fiction
Submission Periods: “Submissions received between JAN-APR will be considered for the JUL issue, between MAY-AUG will be considered for the NOV issue, and between SEP-DEC will be considered for the MAR issue”
Length: 3,000 – 5,000 words, will consider works up to 17,000 words, and serializing longer works up to 80,000 words
Payment: $100 for stories; $150 for stories 15-17k; and $300 for serializations.

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