10 Fiction Markets Paying $100 to $375 for August 2019

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These magazines pay $100 to $375 for fiction, and one magazine pays significantly more. These markets are open now, and one will be opening soon for a brief submission window. A few also accept other genres, like non-fiction and poetry. Some of these submission calls are themed ones. – S. Kalekar
Fireside Fiction
­­­­­This magazine will open a brief submission period for fiction in August – stories can be in English or Spanish. Their guidelines say, “Our budget allows us to pay for up to 7,000 words per month, which means we are always going to buy more shorter fiction than longer stories.”
Reading period: 26-30 August 2019
Length: Up to 3,000 words
Pay: 12.5 cents/word
Details here.
The Puritan
This Canadian literary magazine publishes fiction, non-fiction – interviews, essays and reviews – and poetry from all over the world. They can only accept a limited number of fee-free submissions per month in each category, so it is best to get the submissions in early.
Deadline: 25 September 2019 for Autumn issue; reads year-round
Length: Up to 10,000 words for fiction, up to 4 poems; various for nonfiction (see guidelines)
Pay: CAD200 per essay; CAD150 for fiction; CAD100 per interview or review; CAD25 per poem (or page, capped at CAD80); CAD25 for ‘True Crime’ series (ends 1 September 2019)
Details here.
Pulp Horror Phobias Volume 2
­­­­­For this anthology by Lycan Valley Press, they want pulp/noir stories about phobias. Their guidelines say, “Anything you might find, or come into contact with, inside or around a house or home. Please note, this is a very broad theme so get creative and come up with something new and unusual. Common phobias such as arachnophobia, claustrophobia and agoraphobia, although relevant to the theme, must bring something new. Likewise, hauntings and possessions must bring more than your average ghost story.

This can also include stories deliberately set inside a house or in a yard/farm/etc near a house if it’s fitting for the story (stitching the theme is fine but simply mentioning there is a house nearby isn’t enough to fit the theme).” They do not want any pizza stories.
Deadline: 31 October 2019
Length: 4,000-6,000 words
Pay: $0.04/word
Details here.

Room Magazine
This feminist magazine publishes fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry and art submissions, and they are reading now for an unthemed issue. They accept work only from women, transgender men, Two-Spirit and nonbinary people. Those interested in writing reviews should send pitches.
Deadline: 31 October 2019
Length: Up to five poems; up to 3,500 words for prose
Pay: CAD50 (for one page) to CAD150 (for five pages and up)
Details here.
The Georgia Review
­­­­­This respected literary magazine publishes fiction, non-fiction, reviews, and poetry and they have just opened their submission period. For fiction and non-fiction, there are no length guidelines – they have published work of less than one page in length to more than 60 pages. They do not charge a fee for mailed submissions.
Deadline: 15 May 2020
Length: No length prescribed for prose; up to 5 poems
Pay: $50/page for prose, $4/line for poetry
Details here.
Of Witches, Warriors, and Wyverns
­­­­­For this anthology, they want fantasy fiction on the theme, ‘Of Witches, Warriors, and Wyverns’. See guidelines for the detailed list of tropes they do not want (including urban fantasy, werewolves and vampires). Their target is to have this work available by GenCon 2020. They will read submissions until they have their target word count for the anthology, which is currently about 70,000 words.
Deadline: Open now (until filled)
Length: Up to 8,000 words; stories above 5,000 words have to be exceptional to be considered
Pay: 2.5c/word; 3c/word for writers who have been published before by TANSTAAFL Press
Details here.
Three-Lobed Burning Eye
The editor of this magazine, Andrew S. Fuller, recently tweeted that they were “looking for stories that dream and dance and devour”. They want speculative fiction – horror, fantasy, and science fiction. Their guidelines say, “We’re looking for short stories from across the big classifications and those shadowy places between: magical realism, fantastique, slipstream, interstitial, Weird fiction.” They like voices that are “full of feeling, from literary to pulpy, with styles unique and flowing, but not too experimental.” This is not a market for extreme horror.
Deadline: Open now
Length: 500-7,000 words
Pay: $30-100
Details here.
Unfit Magazine
They publish fiction: Quantum Fiction, Cyberpubk, Alternate Histories and Steampunk, and they want stories with metaphors and emotional ambiance and imaginative descriptive writing. Currently, they are looking for stories that bend the rules of science fiction. They also accept reprints, and non-fiction. Writers need a URL to submit here (see guidelines).
Deadline: Open now
Length: 500-5,000 words
Pay: $0.03/word for fiction; $0.01/word for non-fiction
Details here and here.
Unreal Magazine
They publish fiction: fantasy, magic realism, and experimental fiction. Currently, they are looking for stories that bend the rules of magic. They also accept reprints, and non-fiction. Writers need a URL to submit here (see guidelines).
Deadline: Open now
Length: 500-5,000 words
Pay: $0.03/word for fiction; $0.01/word for non-fiction
Details here and here.
The Masters Review: New Voices
They publish fiction and nonfiction online by new and emerging writers (those who do not have a novel-length work of fiction or narrative non-fiction published, or forthcoming at the time of submission – published short-story collections do not count as a novel-length work and those authors are free to submit), in their ‘New Voices’ section. They accept a variety of genres and styles.
Deadline: Rolling
Length: Up to 7,000 words
Pay: $0.10/word, up to $200
Details here.


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