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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Shoreline of Infinity Magazine | Ongoing Submissions

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Genre: Science Fiction
Ongoing Submissions
Length: “From Issue 8 onwards we will be publishing one story of up to 10,000 words, otherwise it’s a maximum of 5,000 words.”
Payment: £10 per 1,000 words

“We are looking for a good science fiction story. Something that gives reality a tweak on the nose. An idea that makes us stop and think.

But more than that, we want your story to be populated with characters we want to meet and have a drink with or from whom we want to run screaming away; we want characters to hug to ease the pain; we want to read the stories of heroes; we want to be your character.

Make us want to nudge our sleeping partners at 3am in the morning and say: “you should read this!”

Broaden our horizons – look beyond the Shoreline.

We told you, we’re looking for a good story.

If you can include all that in one tale as seen through the powerful lens of science fiction, so much the better.”

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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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Uncanny Magazine

Uncanny Magazine
Short Fiction only
Deadline: Not Stated
Length: 750-6,000 words
Payment: 8 cents a word

“Uncanny Magazine is seeking passionate, diverse SF/F fiction… from writers from every conceivable background.  We want  intricate, experimental stories… with gorgeous prose, verve, and imagination that elicit strong emotions and challenge beliefs. Uncanny believes there’s still plenty of room in the genre for tales that make you feel.

Uncanny Magazine is a Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) Qualifying Professional Market.”

Read more via Submissions – Uncanny Magazine