10 Fiction Markets Paying $100-450 for October 2019

These magazines and journals are open for fiction submissions, and they pay $100 to $450. Some also accept other genres, like poetry, and non-fiction, as well as reviews, and plays. – S. Kalekar

The Capilano Review
This Vancouver-based literary journal is now accepting submissions of poetry and prose for its Open issue (Winter 2020). They also publish 500-word reviews of books, art exhibits and events in their review section, and welcome pitches for these on an ongoing basis.
Deadline: 31 October 2019
Length: Up to 2,000 words for fiction, up to 8 pages for poetry
Pay: CAD50/page, up to CAD200
Details here.

WordFire Press: Monsters, Movies, & Mayhem Anthology
They want fiction involving monsters and the chaos they create in the movie world. The monster does not have to be the main character, but does have to be vital to the story. They do not want stories with copyrighted characters or real movies. “Funny or grim, unsettling or cozy, we are open to anything”, according to their guidelines. Stories have to be PG-13.
Deadline: 31 October 2019
Length: Up to 6,000 words
Pay: $0.06/word
Details here.

Cricket Media
Cricket Media produces literary magazines for children of various ages – Babybug (for ages 6 months to 3 years), Ladybug (ages 3 to 6), Spider (ages 6 to 9), and Cricket (ages 9 to 14). They publish fiction, non-fiction, poetry, puzzles, crafts, and recipes. The magazines have several themes coming up. I Made it Myself – For Babybug and Ladybug (short stories, poetry, non-fiction, and songs about young children’s creations, real and imagined); Let’s Move – For Babybug and Ladybug (finger plays and action rhymes: energetic poems for children to act out); Winter Stories – For Ladybug (short stories, retellings of folk tales, rebus stories, and non-fiction for young children to enjoy during the winter season); Journeys – For Spider (stories, poems, and short plays about going on a journey—whether a quest through an enchanted land, a move to a new home, or simply an afternoon spent traversing one’s own backyard); Ancient Civilizations – For Spider (stories, non-fiction, and activities about ancient civilizations); Animals, Animals – For Cricket (middle-grade fiction, non-fiction, and poetry featuring an animal); Yikes! – For Cricket (middle-grade fiction, non-fiction, and poetry about mysterious goings-on, hair-raising adventures, and narrow escapes that make you scream “Yikes!”).
Deadline: 1 November 2019
Length: Varies from 6-sentence stories for Babybug to 1,800-word stories for Cricket
Pay: Up to $0.25/word for fiction, $3/line for poetry
Details here.

This is a fantasy magazine. They print stories in an audio format and online. They are open to all the sub-genres of fantasy, from magical realism to urban fantasy to slipstream to high fantasy, and everything in between. Fantastical or non-real content should be meaningful to the story.
Deadline: 15 November 2019
Length: Up to 6,000 words (occasionally publish novelette reprints, though these are harder sells)
Pay: $0.06/word; $20-100 for reprints
Details here and here.

This is a magazine of dark fiction, both short stories and flash fiction. They want work that is dark, literary – creepy, weird, and unsettling. Their guidelines say, “No specific sub-genres or themes, just good stories. For inspiration, we suggest “The Twilight Zone”, “The Outer Limits”,” – and also the first volume of their stories. They do not want work about vampires, zombies, werewolves, serial killers, hitmen, excessive gore or sex. They also accept reprints. They can accept only 300 submissions a month during their reading period. For this submission period, they open on 15 October instead of 15 September, and consequently the deadline has also been extended.
Deadline: 15 December 2019 (extended)
Length: Up to 7,000 words
Pay: $0.03/word, up to $150
Details here.

The Arkansas International
­­­­­This biannual literary journal was launched by the University of Arkansas. They publish short stories, essays, poetry, and translations. Longer works should be self-contained. They publish both established and emerging voices. After they hit their monthly free submissions cap, submissions are charged.
Deadline: 1 April 2020
Length: Up to 8,000 words for prose, up to 5 poems
Pay: $20/page, up to $250
Details here.

Metaphorosis Magazine
This magazine wants beautiful writing showing engaging characters in a science fiction or fantasy universe. Their guidelines also say, “You’ll get bonus points if your world is vegan.” They have a list of things and tropes they do not want. They accept translations of stories that have not appeared in English anywhere.
Deadline: Open now
Length: Up to 10,000 words
Pay: $0.01/word
Details here.

Constellary Tales
­­­­­They publish and podcast speculative short fiction – science fiction and fantasy (no horror). Their guidelines say, “Prose can be stylish, but it doesn’t have to be. Characters can be complex, except when a story demands them to be painted with a coarse brush. But a driving narrative is a sine qua non.”
Deadline: Open now
Length: 1,000-3,500 words
Pay: $0.08/word
Details here.

They seek good, honest literary fiction; writing that has emotional jeopardy, soul and honesty. They also publish poetry and non-fiction. There is no charge for mailed submissions, or for subscribers.
Deadline: Ongoing
Length: Fiction and non-fiction up to 10,000 words; up to 3 poems
Pay: $100 for fiction, $25 for non-fiction and poetry
Details here.

They are always looking for quality fiction for their anthology of short stories. They want solid, creative short stories. Their guidelines say, “We tend toward science fiction and horror, but prefer to think of genre as a loose categorization at best. Experimental fiction is welcomed, and even strongly encouraged. Strong consideration will be given to stories that explore the sociological and psychological. We’re not particularly concerned about the location or time in which the story takes place, or the use of supernatural or non-supernatural elements.” There is no deadline – as soon as they finish work for one anthology, they start selecting stories for the next one. The journal is based in Canada; they accept submissions from all over the world, and pay in US dollars.
Deadline: Ongoing
Length: 2,000-10,000 words
Pay: $0.01/word
Details here.


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