Non-themed Markets

Science Fiction Short Story

  1. Analog, 7-9¢/word, up to 20,000 words
  2. Asimov’s, 8¢/word, 1000-20000 words, 7¢-9¢ per word
  3. Fantasy & Science Fiction, up to 25,000 words, 7¢-12¢ per word
  4. Clarkesworld, 1000-16000 words (preferred length is 4000); 10¢ per word
  5. Terraform, 1000-2000 words, near future, 20¢ a word
  6. Fantastic Stories of the Imagination, 15¢/word (maximum of $500.00) up to 3000 words
  7. Lightspeed: 1500-7000 words; <= 5000 words preferred; 8¢/word
  8. Strange Horizons, under 5000 preferred, up to 9000 words; 8¢/word
  9. Uncanny, 750-7500 words, 8¢/word
  10. Scout, 250-3000, near future, 8¢/word
  11. Pulp Literature, 7¢ per word to 7000 words, 5¢ per word between 7000 and 10000 words, and 3.5¢ per word over 10000 words
  12. Apex, up to 7500 words; 6¢/word
  13. Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores, 1000 to 40000 words, prefers shorter; 6¢/word
  14. Compelling Science Fiction, 1000 to 10000 words; 6¢/word; prefers optimistic, science/tech focused
  15. Interzone, ~900 to 10000 words
  16. James White Award, £200
  17. Shattered Prism 1500-5500 words; 6¢/word
  18. Cast of Wonders, YA, 6¢/word, flash to 6000 words but prefers 3000-4500
  19. Intergalactic Medicine Show, 6¢/word
  20. Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores, 6¢/word
  21. East of the Web, 7000+ words, 5¢ per word
  22. Betwixt, 4000-7000 preferred; considers 1000-30000, 3¢/word up to $225
  23. On Spec, 1000-6000 words, $125-$200 CAD
  24. Abyss & Apex, 6¢/word up to 1,250 words, and a flat payment of $75.00 for longer stories
  25. The Dark, 1000-5000 words, 3¢/word
  26. Mythic Delirium, 2¢/word, up to 4000 words
  27. Space & Time, 1¢/word
  28. Shroud Quarterly, 500-1000 words, $25; 2000 – 5000 words: $50; 5000+ words: $65
  29. Acidic Fiction, $35 flat, up to 6000 words
  30. Triptych Tales, here and now fantasy & science fiction, $50 flat for reprints, $100 flat for original, 2000-6000 words
  31. Goldfish Grimm’s Spicy Fiction Sushi, up to 7500 words, 1¢ a word with a $10 minimum for flash fiction, and a $25 minimum for longer works
  32. Ad Astra, 2000-15000 words, $50-$75
  33. Fictionvale, 2¢/word, 1-5000 words
  34. Fantasy Scroll Mag, 1¢/word
  35. Perihelion Science Fiction, 1¢/word
  36. Stupefying Stories
  37. Plasma Frequency, 1¢/word, up to 7500 words, prefer 6,000 words, only two stories each issue above 3,000 words
  38. Bastion
  39. Kaleidotrope, 1¢/word
  40. Lackington’s, 1¢ CAD/word, 1500-5000 words
  41. Ideomancer, 3¢/word to a maximum of $40, up to 7000 words
  42. Unsung Stories, £25 per story; up to 3000 words, prefers under 2000
  43. Allegory, $15, 500-5000 words
  44. Black Denim, 1¢/word, up to 7500 words (query for longer)
  45. Straeon, 1¢/word, 2,000 to 20,000 words
  46. Metaphorosis, 1¢/word, 1,000 to 6,000 words
  47. Hypnos, 1¢/word, up to 10,000 words
  48. Middle Planet, $30, 1000-9000 words
  49. Albedo One; 2500-8000 words; 0.6¢/word (in Euros)
  50. Nebula Rift, up to 10000 words, royalty

Also, note that

  • The Future Fire welcomes submissions of speculative fiction with progressive, inclusive and socially aware disposition. We are particularly interested in feminist, queer, postcolonial and ecological themes”. $20 per story.

Fantasy Short Story

  1. Fantasy & Science Fiction, up to 25,000 words, 7¢-12¢ per word
  2. Clarkesworld, 1000-8000 words (preferred length is 4000); 10¢ per word for the first 4000 words, 7¢ for each word over 4000
  3. Lightspeed
  4. Fantastic Stories of the Imagination, 15¢/word (maximum of $500.00)
  5. Strange Horizons, under 5000 preferred, up to 9000 words; 8¢/word
  6. Uncanny, 750-7500 words, 8¢/word
  7. Worlds without Master, $200, up to 2500 words, Sword & Sorcery
  8. Pulp Literature, 7¢ per word to 7000 words, 5¢ per word between 7000 and 10000 words, and 3.5¢ per word over 10000 words
  9. Apex, up to 7500 words; 6¢/word
  10. Beneath Ceaseless Skies, 6¢/word
  11. Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores, 1000 to 40000 words, prefers shorter; 6¢/word
  12. Shattered Prism 1500-5500 words; 6¢/word
  13. Liminal Stories, especially new weird, slipstream, soft SF, and magical realism; 6¢/word to 10,000 words
  14. Intergalactic Medicine Show, 6¢/word
  15. Urban Fantasy, to 6000 words, 6¢/word
  16. Interzone, ~900 to 10000 words
  17. Cast of Wonders, YA, 6¢/word, flash to 6000 words but prefers 3000-4500
  18. Shimmer, up to 7500 words, 5¢/word, minimum $50.
  19. FarStrider, 1000-4000 words, 3¢/word
  20. The Dark, 1000-5000 words, 3¢/word
  21. Betwixt, 4000-7000 preferred; considers 1000-30000, 3¢/word up to $225
  22. On Spec, 1000-6000 words, $125-$200 CAD
  23. Abyss & Apex, 6¢/word up to 1,250 words, and a flat payment of $75.00 for longer stories
  24. Mythic Delirium, 2¢/word, up to 4000 words
  25. Fictionvale, 2¢/word, 1-5000 words
  26. Shroud Quarterly, 500-1000 words, $25; 2000 – 5000 words: $50; 5000+ words: $65
  27. Acidic Fiction, $35 flat, up to 6000 words
  28. Triptych Tales, here and now fantasy & science fiction, $50 flat for reprints, $100 flat for original, 2000-6000 words
  29. Space & Time, 1¢/word
  30. Hypnos, 1¢/word, up to 10,000 words
  31. Unsung Stories, £25 per story; up to 3000 words, prefers under 2000
  32. Goldfish Grimm’s Spicy Fiction Sushi, up to 7500 words, 1¢ a word with a $10 minimum for flash fiction, and a $25 minimum for longer works
  33. Ad Astra, 2000-15000 words, $50-$75
  34. Fantasy Scroll Mag, 1¢/word
  35. Stupefying Stories
  36. Kaleidotrope, 1¢/word
  37. Metaphorosis, 1¢/word, 1,000 to 6,000 words
  38. Lackington’s, 1¢/word, 1500-5000 words
  39. Ideomancer, 3¢/word to a maximum of $40, up to 7000 words
  40. Allegory, $15, 500-5000 words
  41. Black Denim, 1¢/word, up to 7500 words (query for longer)
  42. Straeon, 1¢/word, 2,000 to 20,000 words
  43. New Realm, up to 10000 words, royalty
  44. Albedo One; 2500-8000 words; 0.6¢/word (in Euros)

Also, note that

  • Podcastle only does themed issues, but the themes tend to be fairly broad and interesting. 6¢/word, 2000-6000 words

Mystery Short Story

  1. Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
  2. Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine
  3. Cast of Wonders, YA, 6¢/word, flash to 6000 words but prefers 3000-4500
  4. Pulp Literature, 7¢ per word to 7000 words, 5¢ per word between 7000 and 10000 words, and 3.5¢ per word over 10000 words
  5. The Strand
  6. Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine
  7. Dark Intent, 3¢ per word up to 5000 words
  8. Shroud Quarterly, 500-1000 words, $25; 2000 – 5000 words: $50; 5000+ words: $65
  9. Spinetingler
  10. East of the Web, 7000+ words, 5¢ per word
  11. The Big Click, $100 flat
  12. Stupefying Stories
  13. Fictionvale, 2¢/word, 1-5000 words
  14. Plan B, 1000-5000 words, 1¢/word
  15. Black Denim, 1¢/word, up to 7500 words (query for longer)

Noir Short Story

  1. Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
  2. Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine
  3. East of the Web
  4. Lamplight, $150, 2000-7000 words
  5. Pulp Literature, 7¢ per word to 7000 words, 5¢ per word between 7000 and 10000 words, and 3.5¢ per word over 10000 words
  6. Fictionvale, 2¢/word, 1-5000 words
  7. Shroud Quarterly, 500-1000 words, $25; 2000 – 5000 words: $50; 5000+ words: $65
  8. Heater, up to 10000 words, royalty
  9. Black Denim, 1¢/word, up to 7500 words (query for longer)
  10. Needle

Horror Short Story

  1. Nightmare Magazine: 1500-7500 words; prefers 5000 or less; 6¢/word
  2. Fireside, 1000-4000 words, 12.5¢/word
  3. Cast of Wonders, YA, 6¢/word, flash to 6000 words but prefers 3000-4500
  4. Shades of Terror: 1500-7500 words; 5¢/word
  5. Nameless Digest: 1500-7500 words; 5¢/word
  6. Lamplight, $150, 2000-7000 words
  7. East of the Web, 7000+ words, 5¢ per word
  8. Shock Totem
  9. Black Static: 1-10000 words
  10. Betwixt, 4000-7000 preferred; considers 1000-30000, 3¢/word up to $225
  11. Fictionvale, 2¢/word, 1-5000 words
  12. Shroud Quarterly, 500-1000 words, $25; 2000 – 5000 words: $50; 5000+ words: $65
  13. Space & Time, 1¢/word
  14. Dirge, 1¢/word, 500-4000+ words
  15. Hypnos, 1¢/word, up to 10,000 words
  16. Unsung Stories, £25 per story; up to 3000 words, prefers under 2000
  17. Fantasy Scroll Mag, 1¢/word
  18. Stupefying Stories
  19. Hypnos, 1¢/word
  20. Black Treacle, 1500-5000 words, $50 CAD
  21. Allegory, $15, 500-5000 words
  22. Albedo One; 2500-8000 words; 0.6¢/word (in Euros)
  23. Horror, up to 9,999 words, royalty

Horror Podcast

  1. Pseudopod(reprints included)

Superhero Short Story

  1. Strange Horizons
  2. Cast of Wonders, YA, 6¢/word, flash to 6000 words but prefers 3000-4500
  3. Space & Time
  4. Black Denim, 1¢/word, up to 7500 words (query for longer)

Literary Short Story

Too many to list, though most charge reading fees, don’t pay, and/or have limits on who can submit.
(e.g. graduates of a particular institution or citizens of a certain country.) Ones that don’t include:

  1. New Yorker
  2. Paris Review (print submissions only)
  3. Atlantic
  4. One Story
  5. Granta
  6. Tin House
  7. Gover Story Prize, $250
  8. Page and Spine, 1¢/word, up to 3,000 words
  9. eFiction, 2500-10000 words, royalty
  10. Black Denim, 1¢/word, up to 7500 words (query for longer)

Science Fiction Flash

  1. Nature, 850-950 words
  2. Daily Science Fiction
  3. Terraform, up to 2000 words, prefers near future, 20¢ a word
  4. Diabolical Plots (to 2000 words)
  5. Fireside, Up to 1000 words, 12.5¢/word
  6. Uncanny, 750-7500 words, 8¢/word
  7. Scout, 250-3000, near future, 8¢/word
  8. Abyss & Apex, 6¢/word up to 1,250 words
  9. On Spec, up to 999 words, $50 CAD
  10. Vestal Review
  11. T. Gene Davis’s Speculative Blog
  12. Shroud Quarterly, 500-1000 words, $25; 2000 – 5000 words: $50; 5000+ words: $65
  13. Unsung Stories, £25 per story; up to 3000 words, prefers under 2000
  14. Evil Girlfriend Media, up to 1500 words, $20, $10 for reprints
  15. Ad Astra, 1000 words or less, $10
  16. Fictionvale, 2¢/word, 1-5000 words
  17. Perihelion Science Fiction, 1¢/word
  18. Every Day Fiction, $3
  19. Goldfish Grimm’s Spicy Fiction Sushi, up to 7500 words, 1¢ a word with a $10 minimum for flash fiction, and a $25 minimum for longer works
  20. Acidic Fiction
  21. Fantasy Scroll Mag, 1¢/word, $5 minimum under 500 words; $10 minimum 500-1000 words
  22. Untied Shoelaces of the Mind
  23. Saturday Night Reader, $5 flat, up to 1000 words
  24. Space Squid, $5 flat, prefers less than 1000 but will consider longer

Fantasy Flash

  1. Daily Science Fiction
  2. Diabolical Plots (to 2000 words)
  3. Fireside, Up to 1000 words, 12.5¢/word
  4. Uncanny, 750-7500 words, 8¢/word
  5. Abyss & Apex, 6¢/word up to 1,250 words
  6. On Spec, up to 999 words, $50 CAD
  7. Vestal Review
  8. Urban Fantasy
  9. Shimmer
  10. Every Day Fiction, up to 1000 words, $3
  11. T. Gene Davis’s Speculative Blog; $50 flat
  12. Unsung Stories, £25 per story; up to 3000 words, prefers under 2000
  13. Fictionvale, 2¢/word, 1-5000 words
  14. Evil Girlfriend Media, up to 1500 words, $20, $10 for reprints
  15. Goldfish Grimm’s Spicy Fiction Sushi, up to 7500 words, 1¢ a word with a $10 minimum for flash fiction, and a $25 minimum for longer works
  16. Shroud Quarterly, 500-1000 words, $25; 2000 – 5000 words: $50; 5000+ words: $65
  17. Ad Astra, 1000 words or less, $10
  18. Acidic Fiction
  19. Fantasy Scroll Mag, 1¢/word
  20. Untied Shoelaces of the Mind
  21. Saturday Night Reader, $5 flat, up to 1000 words

Mystery Flash

  1. The Norwegian American, Up to 1500 words, $50 flat
  2. Fireside, Up to 1000 words, 12.5¢/word
  3. Gumshoe Review, 5¢ a word, up to 1000 words
  4. Shroud Quarterly, 500-1000 words, $25; 2000 – 5000 words: $50; 5000+ words: $65
  5. Vestal Review
  6. The Big Click
  7. Every Day Fiction, up to 1000 words, $3
  8. Fictionvale, 2¢/word, 1-5000 words
  9. Saturday Night Reader, $5 flat, up to 1000 words

Horror Flash

  1. Diabolical Plots (to 2000 words)
  2. Fireside, Up to 1000 words, 12.5¢/word
  3. Halloween Forevermore, to 500 words
  4. Lamplight, $50, 1000 words or less
  5. Shock Totem, to 500 words; 5¢/word
  6. Fictionvale, 2¢/word, 1-5000 words
  7. Shroud Quarterly, 500-1000 words, $25; 2000 – 5000 words: $50; 5000+ words: $65
  8. Dirge, 1¢/word, 500-4000+ words
  9. Hypnos, 1¢/word
  10. Unsung Stories, £25 per story; up to 3000 words, prefers under 2000
  11. Evil Girlfriend Media, up to 1500 words, $20, $10 for reprints
  12. Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing Newsletter
  13. Literary Hatchet, 500-3000 words, $15
  14. Fantasy Scroll Mag
  15. Black Static
  16. Saturday Night Reader, $5 flat, up to 1000 words
  17. Niteblade, $5 flat
  18. Under the Bed, royalty

Superhero Flash

  1. Daily Science Fiction
  2. Fireside, Up to 1000 words, 12.5¢/word

Literary and General Flash

  1. Bide, 10-400 words, $80 AUD
  2. Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, $50
  3. Fireside, Up to 1000 words, 12.5¢/word
  4. Vestal Review, up to 500 words, 3¢-10¢/word
  5. Every Day Fiction, up to 1000 words, $3
  6. The Flash Fiction Press, 250-1200 words, $3 flat
  7. Page and Spine, 1¢/word
  8. Saturday Night Reader, $5 flat, up to 1000 words

Humor Short Story

  1. The Quip, up to 3500 words, $50
  2. Shroud Quarterly, 500-1000 words, $25; 2000 – 5000 words: $50; 5000+ words: $65
  3. Cicada (YA)

Reprints Short Story

  1. Podcastle, fantasy, $100 flat, 2000-6000 words
  2. Cast of Wonders, YA, all genres, $100 1501-6000 words, $20 flat to 1500 words
  3. Drabblecast, all genres, 3¢/word, 500-4000 words
  4. Escape Pod, science fiction, $100 flat for reprints, 6¢/word for original, 2000-6000 words
  5. Triptych Tales, science fiction, $50 flat for reprints, $100 flat for original, 2000-6000 words
  6. Overcast (SF podcast), 2¢/word, 1000-6000 words, prefers 2000-3000
  7. Glittership (Queer themed podcast), 1¢/word
  8. Pulpcore, $20 flat, 2000-6000 words; prefers noir; German translation

Reprints Flash

  1. Cast of Wonders, YA, all genres, $20 flash, up to 1500 words
  2. Microhorror

Also see ralan.com, writejobs, and foreign markets.