New or Reopening Market Listings/ Notes
At Pro-Paying (5 cents+ per word)
At Pro-Paying (5 cents+ per word)
Spectacle (Magazine) (** New Market)
Payment: $100 for flash fiction. $500 for short stories.
Story Length: up to 7,500 words (incl. Flash up to 1,000 words)
Response: Currently 1 week; could become longer
Description: Speculative fiction and Weird fiction. EX: Space cowboys with a flair for ballet, bored zombies with 9-5 jobs, an alternate history where Hitler and Gandhi switch places.
Payment: 6 cents a word (3 cents for reprints)
Story Length: up to 8,000 words
Deadline: January 31, 2018
Response: One month
Description: Christian-themed speculative stories--science fiction, fantasy, horror--with Christian themes, characters, or cosmology; science fiction and fantasy, good ghost stories, etc.; there's great fiction material hidden in the mysteries of Christian theology--cherubim, leviathan, nephilim, visions, prophecy, and more.
The Internet is Where the Robots Live Now (anthology, by Paper Dog Books)
Payment: 6 cents a word
Story Length: 1,500—5,000 words
Deadline: April 1, 2018
Response: two months
Description: Short speculative fiction that considers the future of the internet, artificial intelligence, the mind, and robots. Give us your optimistic, fantastic, bittersweet stories of fantasy and science fiction.
Payment: 8 cents a word
Story Length: to 10,000 words (under 5,000 preferred)
Response: 40 days
Description: Imaginative, good speculative fiction, broadly defined (not pure horror), particularly from diverse perspectives; Unusual yet readable styles and inventive structures and narratives.
Foreshadow: A Serial YA Anthology (** New Market)
Payment: Minimum $250 per story, possibly with more depending on crowd funding.
Story Length: 2,000—7,000 words
Deadline: February 1, 2018 for the inaugural issue; September 1, 2018 for 2019 issues
Response: YA stories from established and emerging authors. Story titles should be one word in length and act as a clue (foreshadowing) to the story’s premise.
Weird Nature anthology (edited by Lynne Jamneck)
Payment: 7 cents a word
Story Length: up to 10,000 words
Deadline: March 31, 2018
Description: An anthology of original short fiction that explores the physical and metaphysical boundaries between humanity and the natural world. Fantasy or literary short works, speculative fiction (broadly defined); stories should involve nature and the weird at their core; how the author wishes to interpret these themes is entirely up to them.
***Non-PRO-Paying Market, but Eric J. Guignard’s “Pick of the Month”
Inferno! bi-monthly magazine through Black Library (Warhammer Gaming/ Games Workshop)
Payment: unknown. Could be extraordinary, could be little…
Story Length: begin with a 500-word sample. Story to extrapolate from there
Deadline: April 10, 2018
Response: 100 days (20 weeks)
Description: Warhammer (Games Workshop) is one of the largest gaming giants in the world. This is a change to work with them to write short stories within any one of their preexisting “worlds”. Looking for horror; war; detective; mystery; or adventure tales. Must only submit a 500 word sample, and if interested, editors will provide further guidelines. This could be an immense opportunity, but there’s no word on compensation. Black Library publishing here: https://www.blacklibrary.com