Tuesday, May 7, 2019

May, 2019 Dark Fiction Short Story Markets

May, 2019: HWA L.A.
New or Reopening Market Listings/ Notes
At Pro-Paying (5 cents+ per word)

Helios Quarterly Magazine
Payment: 6 cents a word
Story Length: up to 7,500 words
Deadline: June 1–30, 2019
Reprints?: No
Response: 2–3 weeks
Description: Quality horror, science fiction, and fantasy.

El Chapo Review
Payment: $100 flat rate
Story Length: up to 1,000 words
Deadline: June 1, 2019
Reprints?: No
Response: unknown
Description: Anything. Any genre for fiction: sci-fi, fantasy, crime, neo-noir, literary, historical, absurdist, surrealist, magic realism, romance, horror, mystery, bizarro, gonzo, fairy tale, et cetera. It makes no difference. We love great writing above all else.

DreamForge Magazine
Payment: 6 cents a word (slightly less for reprints or online-only option)
Story Length: up to 12,000 words (up to 5,000 preferred)
Deadline: June 30, 2019
Reprints?: Yes
Response: 6–9 weeks
Description: Positive (and “clean”) science and fantasy fiction.

Nature Futures
Payment: $130
Story Length: 850 and 950 words
Deadline: ongoing
Reprints?: No
Response: 1 month
Description: Original science fiction (generally near-future, hard SF).

Crossed Genres
Payment: 8 cents a word
Story Length: 250–5,000 words
Deadline: June 3, 2019
Reprints?: No
Response: unknown
Description: Stories of the moment when people see the fascism in front of them for what it is, accept it as real, and make the choice to fight it. Who are the canaries in the coal mine? When can the long-hidden voice no longer be ignored?

illicit (anthology by Bronzeville Books)
Payment: 5 cents a word
Story Length: up to 3,500 words
Deadline: June 30, 2019
Reprints?: No
Response: T
Description: Erotic crime stories: people, sex, and bodies not usually seen in mainstream ideas of sex and sexy, and tight, fun crime plots.

***Non-PRO-Paying Market, but Eric J. Guignard’s “Pick of the Month”

Chew on This! Anthology (Blood Bound Books)
Payment: 3 cents a word
Story Length:
3,000–7,000 words
Deadline: June 30, 2019
Reprints?: No
Response: None listed; estimate 2-3 months
Description: Horror regarding food-related stories! (every subgenre of horror from quiet and unsettling physiological tales to extreme and bizarre). Well written, imaginative, frightening, and unique perspectives that make readers afraid to visit restaurants, try cuisine in a foreign lands, attempt new cooking recipes, etc.

Negative Space: An Anthology of Survival Horror (*New Publisher)
Payment: $25 flat “token” pay
Story Length: 3,000–8,000 words
Deadline: August 1, 2019
Reprints?: No
Response: 2-4 months after submissions close
Description: Survival horror (particularly by video game definition), in which the protagonist(s) must face dire situations in locations far off the beaten path by using the environment, or items found in the environment, to survive.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for doing these market lists. I sent out two stories last month, and I'll have another one ready to go today. I'm new at this, so your lists are helping!


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