Red Room Magazine | Closes: 1/07/2017

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Genre: Dark Fiction, Horror – Fiction, Non-fiction, Reviews, Interviews, Artwork
Deadline: 1st July, 2017
Length: Fiction – max. 4,000 words, Non-fiction – max. 1,000 words, Reviews – 400-600 words
Payment: Fiction – 3 cents a word ($120.00 max.), Non-fiction/ Reviews – 3 cents a word ($30 max)

Red Room Magazine focuses on publishing dark, disturbing, extreme horror and hardcore, dark crime.

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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

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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

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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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Dark Park Publishing | Novellas & Novels

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Novellas & Novels
Genre: Horror, Dark Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Western, or Dark Comedy in any genre
Deadline: Not Stated
Length:  Novellas – 25,000+ words; Novellas – 50,000+ words
Payment: $150 advance, plus royalties to be paid every 6 months, plus 10 free print copies

“What we are looking for, besides an entertaining read, is unique storytelling. Whether it’s a strikingly original premise, a mash-up of genres never done before, or a tale told in an unconventional (but effective) style, if your work presents fresh ideas and a distinctive voice, we’re interested!”

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