HWA L.A.: November, 2021
New or Reopening Market Listings/ Notes
At Minimum Pro-Paying (5 cents+ per word)
Reinvented Detective (Book 2 in the Reinvented Anthology Series) (Edited by
Jennifer Brozek and Cat Rambo)
https://www.arcmanorbooks.com/thereinventedanthologyPayment: 8 cents a word
Story Length: 1,500–5,000 words
Deadline: January 15, 2022
Response: May 1, 2022
Description: Detective stories reinvented for the modern age: As we move forward into the age of information, what happens to our ideas of detection and crime? How do you handle it when your smart car blackmails you or you need to murder the downloaded personality of your enemy? What acts to enforce society's norms and catch those violating them in the future? Will our definitions of crime—or punishment—change, and what new forms of either might appear?
http://www.apex-magazine.com/submission-guidelinesPayment: 8 cents a word
Story Length: up to 7,500 words
Response: One month
Description: Exceptionally well-written Science fiction, fantasy, horror, and all its sub-genres.
Beneath Ceaseless Skies
Payment: 8 cents a word
Story Length: Up to 15,000 words
Deadline: None at present. Closes intermittently
Response: Two to seven weeks
Description: “Literary adventure fantasy”: stories with a secondary-world setting and some traditional or classic fantasy feel, but written with a literary approach. We want stories set in what Tolkien called a “secondary world”: some other world that is different from our own primary world in some way. It could be different in terms of zoology (non-human creatures), ecology (climate), or physical laws (the presence of magic). It could be set on Earth but an Earth different from our primary world in terms of time (the historical past) or history (alternate history). It could have a “pre-tech” level of technology, or steampunk technology, or magic as technology, or anything else that’s not advanced or modern technology. However, the setting should contain some element that is in some way fantastical.
The DARK (monthly online e-magazine)
http://thedarkmagazine.com/submission-guidelinesPayment: 6 cents a word
Story Length: 2,000–6,000 words
Deadline: Currently open, but intermittent
Response: between 1 day to 1 week
Description: Unique Horror and Dark Fantasy (No graphic/ violent content); fiction that may fall out of “regular” categories (Tons of great authors publish here).
https://www.cossmass.com/submit/Payment: 8 cents a word
Story Length: 1,000–7,500 words (also open to novelettes up to 17,500 words)
Deadline: Dec. 1–7, 2021
Response: 3 months
Description: Non-themed science fiction and fantasy short stories.
https://theantihumanists.com/fiction-submissions/Payment: 5 cents a word
Story Length: up to 1,000 words
Description: Fiction that challenges human centered narratives, that forces us to confront our place in the universe, that makes us question: Who are we? Why are we here? Is there a purpose? Historically, weird fiction has best captured this goal. However, we are willing to accept submissions from speculative, horror, and literary writers that meet the above criteria.
***Non-PRO-Paying Market, but Eric J. Guignard’s “Pick of the Month”
Andromeda Spaceways Magazine
Payment: 1 cent a word AUD (Australian)
Story Length: up to 10,000 (less is better)
Response: 1–3 months
Description: Any science fiction, fantasy and supernatural horror works, including all associated sub-genres. Poetry, artwork, and non-fiction also welcome (though low pay, this is a highly-read, well esteemed indie market)
Three-Lobed Burning Eye
https://www.3lobedmag.com/submissions.htmlPayment: $100 flat
Story Length: 1,000–7,500 words
Deadline: Continually open
Response Time: within 3 months
Description: Non-themed, original speculative fiction: horror, fantasy, and science fiction.