Written by S. Kalekar June 16th, 2024

45 Magazines Paying for Genre Fiction

Here are 45 presses and magazines paying for genre fiction – horror, science fiction, slipstream, fantasy, fairy tales, crime, and more. A couple of the presses run more than one magazine. A few also accept other genres, like poetry and nonfiction. Not all are open for submissions now, but many are, or have announced their submission dates. All these magazines pay writers, from token to pro rates. They have distinct individual preferences and needs; as always, please read their guidelines and stories, to see if your work is a good fit.

Ghoulish Tales
This magazine wants “short stories that fit our personal definition of the word GHOULISH, which is “fun horror that aims to celebrate all things spooky.” Note that we said fun, not funny. Comedic stories are definitely allowed, but it’s not all we’re looking to receive. We want stories that remind us why we love the horror genre. We want to have a perverted little smile across our face while reading. Make us slobber like idiots. Turn us into the Sickos.jpeg meme. We love body horror. We love weird shit. We love experimental, gutsy narratives. We love being ghoulish.” For the June open call, they are “only considering fiction and non-fiction from writers who have never been published before. We want to see work from new writers only. I suppose you could call this the New Ghouls issue.” They have detailed guidelines about eligibility for this issue, please read them carefully. Length guidelines are up to 5,000 words for fiction, up to 2,000 words for nonfiction. Pay is $0.10/word. The deadline is 30 June 2024. Details here.

The Sengkang Sci-FI Quarterly
This is a new Singapore-based magazine; “The Sengkang SF Quarterly is a Singapore-based zine dedicated to platforming bold speculative fiction and adjacent genre stories.” You can read more about them here. They accept submissions from all writers, and especially encourage writers from the Global South to submit. They also accept translations (see guidelines). Submission is via a form. They have rolling deadlines, with cut-off dates for issues. Send stories of 1,000-10,000 words. Pay is SGD0.05/word (min-$100 SGD, max-$300 SGD).
Details here and here.

Translunar Travelers Lounge
They want fun speculative fiction; stories must have elements of science fiction or fantasy. “A fun story, at its core, is one that works on the premise that things aren’t all bad; that ultimately, good wins out. This doesn’t necessarily mean that your story has to be silly or lighthearted (though it certainly can be). Joy can be made all the more powerful when juxtaposed against tragedy. In the end, though, there should be hope, and we want stories that are truly fun for as many different kinds of people as possible.
Swashbuckling adventure, deadly intrigue, and gleeful romance are some of the most obvious examples of what we’re looking for, but we won’t say no to more subtle or complicated topics, as long as they fit under the wider “fun” umbrella.” They pay $0.03/word for stories up to 5,000 words. The first week of their month-long reading period, which begins on 15th September 2024, is reserved for writers of color. Details here.
(Submissions are also open for a romantsy anthology, You Meet in a Tavern; “taverns are a quintessential element to many fantasy stories as meeting places for not only fantasy adventures but also romance … Give us your best Romantasy story set in the beloved tavern location!” Pay is $10 for stories of 3,000-10,000 words, and the deadline is 1 July 2024. Details here.)
Escape Artists Magazines
They have speculative fiction podcasts focusing on various genres; PodCastle, which publishes a wide range of fantasy stories – “from magical realism to urban fantasy to slipstream to high fantasy, and everything in between”, will open during 1st to 31st July, see their schedule; PseudoPod publishes horror, they’re open for reprints of stories published in 2024 until 31st July, and for original stories from 9th to 19th August, see their schedule; Cast of Wonders, for young adult (YA) speculative fiction, will open during 15th to 31st July for young authors, and during 1st to 14th September 2024 for submissions from all writers, see schedule; EscapePod for science fiction, see their schedule; and CatsCast publishes fun speculative cat stories, and opens occasionally for submissions, see their submission portal. These magazines only accept submissions via their submission portals, which open during the reading period, and pay $0.08/word for original fiction. All the Escape Artists magazines also accept reprints.

Witch House
This is “an amateur magazine that seeks to discover, inspire, and publish emerging horror authors who are enthusiastic about the pulp fiction tradition of a modern gothic literature called “cosmic horror.” …”Cosmic horror” emphasizes helpless protagonists, unexplainable monstrous menaces, and fictional occult themes such as forbidden lore and evil conspiracy. Some “cosmic horror” blurs the lines separating mystery/noir, crime fiction, and horror, but it is distinguished by a dramatic deviation from the reality principle. At Witch House, we prefer lyrical, literary, and artful terror of the sublime that unsettles subtly rather than gross-out gore.” They want stories of 1,500-2,500 words, and pay $10. The deadline is 21 July 2024. Details here.

New Myths
They publish speculative fiction of every kind, and they like each issue to have a balance of works: science fiction and fantasy, dark and light, serious and humorous, hard and soft science fiction, and longer and shorter works. They also publish reviews. They accept stories up to 10,000 words, and pay $0.03/word. Their reading periods are January-February and June-July. They’re also reading submissions for ‘The Janus Gates’ anthology. Details here, here (scroll down to ‘Anthology News’), and here.
(And, submissions are also open for two anthologies in Flame Tree’s Myths, Gods & Immortals series – on Anansi and Circe. They pay $0.08/word for original fiction of 3,000-4,000 words; they also accept reprints. The deadline is 23 June 2024 for both anthologies.)

This is a magazine for South Asian speculative fiction and nonfiction; you can read about them here. They accept nonfiction pitches (not unsolicited submissions) on an onging basis, and fiction during their reading periods. Their Submissions page is divided into tabs, please click on the relevant ones to see the kind of work they want and hard passes. About who can submit, they say, “Our definition of South Asia is not restricted to traditional geographical terms and we welcome authors from neighboring regions and diaspora communities to submit too. We also highly encourage authors from traditionally under-represented communities to submit… However, please do not submit to us if you are not from any BIPOC community—Tasavvur is a magazine dedicated to publishing authors of South Asian origin and other BIPOC author”. Pay is 2.5c/word for fiction, $100 for commissioned nonfiction. Details here.

Flash Frog
They want flash fiction of up to 1,000 words that is “Small. Brightly Colored. Deadly to the Touch.” They accept general submissions year-round, with some exceptions. In July, they will accept ghost story submissions only. They pay $25. Details here.

This magazine publishes furry fantasy fiction. “All stories must be furry.  That means an anthropomorphic animal figure should be significantly featured in your story — it could be anthropomorphic in body or only intelligence. We’ll consider any type of furry fiction from secret life of animals to fox in Starbucks.  We love science-fiction with animal-like aliens and fantasy with talking dragons, unicorns, or witch familiars.” Pay is $0.08/word for stories up to 10,000 words. They also accept reprints. They are scheduled to reopen for submissions some time in 2024. Details here.

Space & Time

They accept speculative fiction (up to 5,000 words preferred), poetry, and art. For fiction, they want “Broken boundaries, blown minds and new horizons. Science fiction, fantasy, horror, steampunk, magical realism—we look for work with a speculative element. Creative hybrids welcome. If you can combine horror, science fiction and fantasy into one compelling plot, you’ve caught our attention.” They want submissions on the ‘Solution Revolution’ theme for their June reading period. Pay is $0.01/word, and the deadline is 30 June 2024. Details here and here.

Crimson Quill Quarterly
They want “original tales of nail-biting peril faced down by a fearless protagonist or protagonists reliant upon their mental might as much as their physical prowess to achieve their goals and overcome their enemies in action packed adventures” – sword & sorcery, dark fantasy, and grimdark subgenres of fantasy fiction. Send stories of up to 10,000 words. They also accept works up to 30,000 words, to be serialized over several issues. Pay is $30; serialized stories get $25 per issue they appear in. They have published two issues, so far. Details here.

Imaginary Comma: Thirteen Podcast
“We are an audio-drama/audio fiction podcast specializing in feature length (~ one hour) productions that are characterized by slow-burn, atmospheric stories, horror and ghost stories.” And, “Our audience comes to us for slow burn, atmospheric, character driven stories. They want to know the characters and see them grow and change just as much as they want a good scare. Stories that aren’t character driven won’t be a good fit. Submissions of 5,000 words or more are most likely to be selected for wide release. Shorter submissions may be selected for special double feature episodes or episodes exclusive to Patreon supporters and other financial supporters of Imaginary Comma. … Stories with a first person central narrator and supporting characters work best for our format.” Pay is $50-75. Details here.

DBS Press: Dracula Beyond Stoker – Lucy’s Suitors – Quincey, Jack, and/or Arthur
Dracula Beyond Stoker publishes fiction issues (with some poetry) featuring characters and more from Bram Stoker’s Dracula. You can read about the magazine here. For this submission period, they want work on Lucy’s Suitors – Quincey, Jack, and/or Arthur. “Quincey was a cowboy who may or may not have been in cahoots with the count.
Seward was a drug addicted custodian of a lunatic asylum.
And Arthur was there, too!
Let’s read some stories of these men – together, individually, in combination – before, during, and after the events of the novel. Did Quincey survive as the undead? How did Jack treat his other patients? When the dust settled, did Holmwood completely break down? Stoker tells us these three men adventured together prior. What might that look like?” Pay is $0.05/word for stories of 1,500-5,000 words. The deadline is 30 June 2024. Details here.
(Dracula Beyond Stoker will reopen in November for another theme.)

This is a crime fiction journal publishing short stories and self-contained novel excerpts, and occasional book reviews and essays. They are particularly interested in stories with rural settings. They publish every Monday. Length guidelines are 1,500-7,500 words for fiction, and they pay $50. As of January 2024, they also consider novella(s) and short story collections between 15 and 40K in length. Details here.

Fusion Fragment

This Canadian magazine accepts science fiction or SF-tinged literary fiction. “Although any science fiction subgenre is fair game, our tastes lean towards slipstream, cyberpunk, post-apocalypse, and anything with a little taste of the bizarre. FF prefers character-driven stories, and often skews towards quiet, reflective pieces. If the primary tone of your story is one of high adventure or humour, it’s probably not the right fit for FF. That said, quality always outstrips genre preference in terms of importance, so feel free to send us anything that even vaguely resembles science fiction.” They also publish one reprint story per issue. Pay is CAD0.04/word, up to CAD400 for stories of 2,000-15,000 words. Details here.

The Cosmic Background
This Is a slipstream flash fiction magazine. “We want the single best piece of flash fiction you have that comes from the places in-between. We are primarily a slipstream publication — that means we like your stories that don’t make a ton of sense. We want your giant talking frogs. We want your people with unexplained, never commented-upon eyes in their fingertips. We enjoy character-focused writing, with an emphasis on voice.” Send stories up to 1,000 words (see guidelines). Pay is $0.08/word. Details here, here, and here.

Trollbreath Magazine
This is a new “journal of speculative fiction, poetry, and non-fiction, publishing electronic issues on a quarterly schedule. Our interests are as varied as the endless amount of genres, from dark fantasy to hope punk to surrealism, and everything in between. We have a particular fondness for slipstream and fabulism in all their delightful forms, but what motivates us most are great stories by wonderful authors eager to share their visions of the past, the future, the in between, and everything that lies outside the margins. Coloring beyond the lines encouraged.” They’ve given links to the kind of stories they like on their submissions page. They also accept fiction reprints. Length guidelines are 1,500-7,500 words for fiction (prefer 4,000-5,000 words), up to 2,500 words for non-fiction, up to 5 poems; pay is $0.04/word for original fiction, $40 for nonfiction, and $25 for poetry. Their next submission period is 1-30 September 2024; they have listed their submission periods on the website. Details here.

Seaside Gothic
Seaside Gothic magazine will open for a brief submission window in July; they want seaside gothic fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. “There are three criteria that define seaside gothic literature.
It is led by emotion, not reason, exploring the human experience mentally and spiritually as well as physically… ; It addresses duality—land and sea, love and hate, the beautiful and the grotesque…; It connects to the edge, living on the seaside either literally or figuratively, and has one foot in the water and the other on solid ground…” Pay is £0.01/word for stories up to 1,000 words. Their upcoming submission period is 8th to 14th July 2024. Details here.

Big Smoke Pulp
This is a new pulp fiction magazine; you can read more about them here. Their guidelines say, “Pulp stories are one thing above all else: Fun. We are not looking for flowery prose or character pieces without a plot. We’re looking for breakneck pacing, thrilling action and relatable characters in heaps of trouble. We’re looking for something that readers can’t put down because they can’t imagine not knowing where it ends. … There is no limitation on genre or content. Bring us your young adult romance, hard-nosed noir or epic sci-fi.” Submission is via a form. Length guidelines are: Microfiction – 101-750 words; Flash Fiction – 751-2,000 words; Short Stories – 2,001-7,500 words; they also accept serialized stories (see guidelines). Pay is CAD0.01/word. Details here and here.

Ill-Adviced Records: The Dark Door

“The Dark Door takes inspiration from 70s and 80s pulp horror fiction zines, and breathes new life into the format.” They publish fiction, illustrations, and dark music. For fiction, pay is $15-50 (pay rates on the submission form). They accept submissions on an ongoing basis. Details here.

This cozy horror magazine is reading on the Halloween theme, as well as unthemed horror submissions. They have detailed guidelines about the kind of stories they want, including, “Cozy horror. Fun horror. Classy horror. Dare we say, wholesome horror? … perhaps the easiest way to understand what we mean is to read stories by some of the old masters we love: Ray Bradbury, Charles Beaumont, Richard Matheson, Robert Bloch, Roald Dahl. Watch classic episodes of Thriller, The Twilight Zone, and Night Gallery. Read old horror comics. Listen to radio dramas like Suspense, Quiet, Please, and Inner Sanctum Mysteries. … In short, we’re looking to provide a space for a type of storytelling that has largely gone out of style – dark and scary, but playful and approachable with an emphasis on plot.” They also want horror haiku. Length guidelines are up to 5,000 words (prefer 2,500-3,000 words) for fiction, and pay is $0.01/word. The deadline is 13 July 2024. Details here and here.

They want science fiction, fantasy and horror stories (up to 9,000 words) that engage meaningfully with Christian themes, characters or cosmology. The stories need not teach a moral, or be close to an approved theological position, or be pro-Christian. They are especially interested in stories that show Christians from cultures beyond those of the United States, Canada, and Western Europe. They also accept translations and reprints. They have two annual reading periods for fiction, January and July. Art is accepted through the year. They pay $0.08/word. Details here and here.

They want fiction (1,000-1,500 words) in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and crime/mystery genres with minimal or no dialogue, as well as nonfiction. Pay is $0.04/word. Details here.

Bourbon Penn
They have detailed guidelines about the kind of stories they want, including, “We are looking for highly imaginative stories with a healthy dose of the odd.  Odd characters, odd experiences, odd realities. We’re looking for genre / speculative stories and are quite partial to slipstream, cross-genre, magic realism, absurdist, and the surreal.” Pay is $0.04/word for stories of 2,000 – 7,500 words. Details here and here.

Shotgun Honey
They publish crime, noir, and hard-boiled flash fiction, of up to 700 words. Pay is $15. Writers must register / log in to see their submission form. Details here and here.

This is a science fiction magazine. “From the soft, social science fiction to the weird pulpy stuff to the vigorous hard SF and YA adventure. We welcome all sub-genres and all variety of punks in all their colours. From high-octane action to quiet philosophical stories, we’re after it all. Science fiction is a rich and diverse genre, push its boundaries as far as you can go.
We welcome translations and are very interested in stories that take place/written by authors outside the US/Anglo-sphere, as well as alternative movements and styles. These include (but not limited to) “non-Western” science fiction, Chinese SF, Soviet speculative fiction, Afro-futurism, etc. The exception is that the SF element must be the backbone of the story. It cannot be an afterthought, or simple window dressing.” They also accept some reprints (see guidelines). And, “Paid story length runs from 3,000 words up to 7,000 words. Most of the stories we accept are between 3500 and 5000 words.” Do not send fantasy or supernatural horror stories. They pay $50.
Details here.

The Last Girls Club
This is a feminist horror magazine. Their upcoming theme is ‘Demagogues’. They accept fiction and poetry submissions, and nonfiction pitches. Their next reading period begins 1st July, and will close on 1st August 2024, or when they reach their submission quota. Send up to 2,500 words for fiction, or up to 3 poems. Pay is $0.015/word for fiction, and $10 for poetry. Details here and here.

The Orange & Bee
This is an Australian Substack-based magazine; they want works “that explore, expand on, and subvert the rich traditions of international folklore, including fairy tales, fables, myths, and legends.” You can read more about them here. They accept fiction – “The Orange and Bee celebrates all styles and genres when it comes to fairy tales. We are seeking stories that stretch between the shadows, and we are as likely to accept a reimagining of a familiar fairy tale as a unique creation waiting to be added to the rich tradition of the continually evolving literary canon.” They also accept poetry and nonfiction. Length guidelines are: up to 1,000 words for flash fiction; 1,000-4,000 words for short fiction and nonfiction; prefer up to 50 lines for poetry. Pay is $80 for flash fiction; $0.08/word for short stories and nonfiction; and $50 for poetry. Their next submission window is 1st to 14th August 2024; they have given all the submission windows for the year on their website. Details here.

Statute Magazine
This is a UK-based omni-genre magazine of short fiction. “We encourage fiction writers of all genres and styles to submit their stories.” They have published two issues, so far. Pay is £80 per 1,000 words, and they want stories of 1,000 to 6,000 words (longer will be considered – see guidelines). Details here.

Weird Horror Magazine
They publish horror and weird fiction. They also accept translations. “We are seeking horror and weird fiction from 500 to 5,000 words, firm.  Query first if your story is over 5,000 words. We are a home for the strange, the macabre, the eerie, the esoteric, the fabulist, and the gothic. The darkly numinous. The odd.  We are not interested in extreme horror. Do not send science fiction or fantasy.” Payment is $0.02/word, up to $100. They will reopen for submissions during 2-15 September 2024. Their submission form will open during the submission period. Details here.

Tales & Feathers and Augur Magazines
Tales & Feathers publishes slice-of-life fantasy stories. It is the sister magazine of speculative fiction and poetry magazine, Augur. Watch for their next submission period. Pay is CAD0.14/word for fiction, for both Tales & Feathers and Augur. Both magazines also accept translations Details for both Tales & Feathers and Augur magazines are here

Haven Speculative
They publish science fiction and fantasy – fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art. The publish climate-crisis focused work twice a year, in their Wet (published in September) and Dry (published in March) issues. They have extensive guidelines, including on the special issues. They also accept translations. They particularly welcome submissions from underrepresented writers. Length guidelines are: up to 6,000 words for fiction, up to 1,000 words for nonfiction, and up to 5 poems. Pay is $0.08/word for prose, and $20 for poetry. They have recently changed their submission schedule, and they now accept submissions via a form. Watch for their next submission period. Details here.

Heartlines Spec
This is a Canadian online and print magazine. Please note, they will publish at least 50 percent Canadian content in each issue. “We’re looking for short fiction and poetry focused on long-term relationships: platonic, romantic, or familial. We don’t want the blaze of new love or the obsession of a new friend. We want pieces that show that comfort that develops when people know each other for years.
Give us deep space, dusty frontiers, or dreamy fantasy. We want stories and poetry with strong, confident relationships amid all the sci-fi/fantasy. While we are primarily looking for stories with happy endings (yeah, yeah), we also want endings that are earned. If things get a little teary or gory, that’s ok.
We are especially interested in stories featuring queer platonic relationships, ace/aro love stories, and polycules.” Send 1,000-3,500 words for fiction, or up to 5 poems. Pay is CAD0.08/word for fiction and CAD60/poem. Their general submission period will open 1-30 September, and they will have an early submission period for equity-deserving groups 24-31 August 2024. Details here.

Pulp Literature
They want any genre or between-genre work of literature up to 50 pages in length. They accept short stories, novellas, poetry, and comics. They take all genres of fiction, not just pulp – including fantasy, romance, mystery, literary. They do not publish non-fiction, memoir, or children’s stories. They take more short fiction than novellas, and stories under 5,000 words have the best chance of publication. They also publish reprints. Please note, fiction submission is via a form on their website, which may close temporarily even during open reading periods, if submissions get overwhelming. Pay is $0.05-0.08/word for short stories (to 5,000 words),  $0.03-0.06/word for stories between 5,000 and 10,000 words, $0.02-0.04/word for stories over 10,000 words; $25-50 for poetry and art. At the time of writing, they were open to poetry and art; fiction submissions were closed. Details here.

FIYAH is a speculative fiction magazine that only takes submissions from Black people of the African Diaspora. They want submissions on the ‘Spacefaring Aunties’ theme. “It’s time to explore the adventures of bold, fearless women who defy societal expectations and embark on daring space voyages. From thrilling space operas to quiet character studies, we want to see Aunties who are scientists,  engineers, pilots, and leaders guiding their crews through uncharted territory. What Kerine is looking for:
Women-led stories, not as sidekicks but fleshed-out protagonists.
SHOW how cool these Aunties are through their actions. Quiet moments on a spaceship are good, but make enough tension to highlight the bravery of these women.
A wide spectrum of women- queer, disabled, etc. – without feeding into the “Strong Black Woman ™” tropes that often dehumanize and stifle characters.” They also want speculative poetry. Length guidelines are: 2,000-7,000 words for short stories and novelettes up to 15,000 words; up to 1,000 words for poetry. Pay is $0.08/word for fiction, $50 for poetry. The deadline is 31 July 2024. Details here.

The Dark
This magazine publishes horror and dark fantasy stories. “Don’t be afraid to experiment or to deviate from the ordinary; be different—try us with fiction that may fall out of “regular” categories. However, it is also important to understand that despite the name, The Dark is not a market for graphic, violent horror.” Pay is $0.05/word for stories up to 6,000 words. They also accept reprints. Details here.

The Colored Lens
They publish speculative fiction – “the fundamentals of good storytelling always come first: stories with characters we enjoy reading about and a solid plot. As long as your story includes them, we’d love to read it. We publish all varieties of speculative fiction, from alternate history, to high fantasy, to nuts and bolts hard science fiction, to dark fantasy, so long as it meets the guidelines above. Whatever the genre, the focus should be used to comment on our world and society rather than exclusively to keep the reader turning pages.” They publish works up to 10,000 words (prefer 500-5,000), and can serialize works up to 20,000 words over multiple issues. Pay is $10 for flash fiction, $20 for the first 10,000 words, and $1 per 1000 words after that. Details here and here.

The Deadlands
They want death-related fiction; for the June submission window, the want fiction from BIPOC writers only. They have extensive guidelines, including, “The Deadlands exists in liminal spaces between life, death, and elsewhere. We are looking for fiction that concerns itself with death—but also everything death may involve. A ghost in a shadowed wood. An afterlife discovered through a rusted door. An abandoned house in the middle of a haunted field. A skeletal figure moving with intent toward something unseen. Death personified. Burials in troubled lands. … We are not simply a “horror market.” Sure, we want your horror, but we also want your litfic, your slipstream, your fantasy, your sf, your chicklit, your hist-fic, your everything fic. Death touches everything and so should our fiction.” Their guidelines have details about the kind of work they like, and also the hard sells. They also accept reprints. Pay is $0.10/word for stories up to 5,000 words. They also publish nonfiction and poetry, though these are closed during the June submission window. They have all their submission periods for the year listed on the website. Details here.
(They are also publish Psychopomp – their website says, “Psychopomp.com is a Vermont-based small press that publishes otherworldly fiction and rad, gothy essays, as well as a little magazine about death you may have heard of called The Deadlands.” Though novella submissions are closed, nonfiction pitches are open.)

The Sprawl Mag
They accept speculative fiction (up to 1,500 words), poetry, visual art, and creative nonfiction. “We love speculative work that explores colonial resistance, climate hope, and cyber-feminism. But if you don’t cover those themes, that’s awesome too, we want to read what matters to you!” They pay CAD20, and the deadline is 30 June 2024. Details here.

Gumshoe Review
They want a complete mystery in 1,000 words or fewer. They also accept nonfiction about the mystery field. Pay is $0.05/word, up to $50. Details here.

Solarpunk Magazine
This is a magazine of solarpunk fiction. The magazine “publishes hopeful short stories and poetry that strive for a utopian ideal, that are set in futures where communities are optimistically struggling to solve or adapt to climate change, to create or maintain a world in which humanity, technology, and nature coexist in harmony rather than in conflict. We also publish solarpunk art as well as nonfiction that explores real world, contemporary topics and their intersection with the solarpunk movement for a better future.” Also, “Any genre of science fiction, interstitial fiction, magic realism, or fantasy has potential as a solarpunk forum—we welcome robots and elves with equal excitement.” The kind of work they want is described on their Moksha submission page, as well as the guidelines page. Also, “In 2024, we are particularly looking for stories between 1,500 and 3,000 words. While our word limit remains 7,500, stories that fall between 1,500 and 3,000 will have a better chance of being selected for at least the first few submission periods in 2024.” Nonfiction is open on an ongoing basis. Pay is $0.08/word for fiction; $40/poem; $75/essay or article. Their next fiction submission period is 1st to 14th July 2024 for fiction. All the 2024 fiction submission periods are listed on their website. Details here (guidelines) and here (Moksha submission portal).

Brilliant Flash Fiction
They publish all genres of fiction. Send stories up to 1,000 words. They pay $20. Details here.

The Other Stories Podcast
This is a horror/sci-fi/thriller fiction podcast from Hawk & Cleaver. They accept themed fiction submissions of up to 2,000 words. Some upcoming themes are: Heavy Metal, deadline 1 July; The Tarot, deadline 1 August; Shakespeare, deadline 1 September; and Bleeding Hearts, deadline 1 November 2024. They pay £15. Details here, here, and here.

The Fairy Tale Magazine
This magazine was formerly called Enchanted Conversations. “The theme for 2024 is Classic Fairy Tales. You can take a lot of license with the work, but there must be a clear connection to a specific old fairy tale in the work. We are also very open to the stories and poems focusing on seasonal holidays, like solstice celebrations, Halloween, Hanukkah,  etc. Stories must be PG in terms of content. A lot of young kids find our site, even though it’s not a kids publication. …Remember, stories and poems must have the theme in them, even though it needn’t be a huge part of the story. Do bear in mind that all fairy tale related fiction and poetry needs an element of the supernatural—as well as transformation. The essence of classic fairy tales should be maintained when you write these stories and poems.  (The editor) tends to prefer things to end happily, but it’s not absolutely essential.” They have detailed guidelines, please read them carefully. They will read for the fall/winter issue in June. Length guidelines are 1,000-2,000 words for fiction, and up to 500 words for poetry. They pay $25. The reading period is 17 to 24 June 2024. Details here.

Factor Four Magazine
­­­­­This is a quarterly speculative flash fiction magazine. They want stories that focus on four speculative fiction genres, or which are a combination of any of these: science fiction, fantasy, supernatural, and super hero. They accept fiction up to up to 1,000 words, and pay $0.11/word. Details here.

Bio: S. Kalekar is the pseudonym of a regular contributor to this magazine. She can be reached here.


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