10 Fiction Markets Paying $100+ for July 2019

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These markets pay $100 and up for fiction. Some of them are also open for other genres, like non-fiction and poetry. Most are open now for submissions, and one is opening shortly. A few calls are themed. – S. Kalekar

Diabolical Plots
They publish science fiction, fantasy and horror. Feel free to mix in other genres with these (like a fantasy mystery or a science fiction romance). All stories, including horror, must have a speculative element. They list the tropes/elements they particularly like, and also those that are hard sells. They accept multiple submissions, and they are open for submissions during July 2019.
Deadline: 31 July 2019
Length: Up to 3,500 words
Pay: $0.10/word
Details here.
The Bare Life Review
This journal is committed to publishing work exclusively by immigrant and refugee authors and accepts fiction, non-fiction, and poetry from foreign-born writers living in the US, or from writers living abroad who currently hold refugee and/or asylum-seeker status. Their guidelines also say, anything timely (i.e. reviews of new books, or work responding directly to current events) will be a good fit for their new online portal The Latest. Likewise, very short essays (<2000 words or so), very long essays (>8000 words), or work that includes color photography, will make for a better fit online. All fiction and poetry should be addressed to the print journal, however. They welcome translations.
Deadline: 31 July 2019
Length: Up to 8,000 words for prose, 3-5 poems
Pay: $750 for full length prose for print, $300 for shorter prose and poetry, $100 for online platform
Details here.
Necro Publications
They are reading short fiction for their ‘Blasphemous Rumours’ anthology. They want “dark short stories that focus on religion and spirituality, stories that may be considered blasphemous by the standards of your religion of choice.” Their website has examples of blasphemy in everyday life and popular culture.
Deadline: 31 July 2019
Length: Up to 5,000 words
Pay: $0.03/word
Details here.
New Myths
They publish speculative fiction of every kind, except graphic horror. They also accept non-fiction essays, poems, reviews (query first), and artwork.
Deadline: 31 July 2019
Length: Up to 10,000 words for fiction and nonfiction; up to 5 poems of any length
Pay: 1.5c/word
Details here.
Room Magazine
They are accepting poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction on the theme of ‘Hair’. Their guidelines say, “Intimate space. Roots. Growth. Identity. These are all things we think of when we consider hair. How does hair define us and affect the way we navigate the world? Our hair holds history, memory, tangible sacrifice, intangible inheritances, culture, fierceness, boldness, and sometimes even indifference.” They accept work from women (cis and trans), trans men, Two Spirit and non-binary writers. They are also accepting artwork.
Deadline: 31 July 2019
Length: Prose up to 3,000 words, up to five poems
Pay: CAD50-150
Details here.
Third Flatiron
They want a speculative (science fiction, fantasy, horror) on the theme of ‘Longevity’, and how it is achieved. Their guidelines say, “Legends tell of people who lived a long time, like Methuselah. Some are just lucky (Lazarus Long), some have it thrust upon them (Lestat), some just naturally come by it (cats, bristlecone pines, megaliths), and some rightfully earn their immortality (Shakespeare, Sophocles). Is life extension possible via diets or genetic manipulation, and will there be side effects? Is ageism a real thing?”
Reading period: 10 July-3 August 2019
Length: 1,500-3,000 words; 600 words for flash humor pieces
Pay: $0.08/word
Details here (scroll down) and here.
Psychopomp Magazine
They want fiction that redefines the traditional storytelling and genre borders. They like stories that treat the concept of passages, transitions, and state of being betwixt and between. They usually do not publish traditionalist realist fiction or hard genre. Their guidelines also say, “With that said, we are certainly open to publishing more traditional literary work or more hard genre (no fan fiction) so long as it’s really, really good.”
Deadline: 15 August 2019 (for fee-free submissions)
Length: Up to 5,000 words
Pay: $0.02/word, up to $100
Details here and here.
Factor Four Magazine
This magazine publishes flash fiction in the genres of speculative fiction, specifically science fiction, fantasy, supernatural, super hero, or any combination of these. They publish stories of up to 1,500 words, but say that stories of 1,000 words or fewer are more likely to be accepted.
Deadline: Open now
Length: Up to 1,500 words
Pay: $0.10/word
Details here.
Prairie Fire
This Canadian literary magazine accepts fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. General submissions need to be mailed.
Deadline: Rolling
Length: Up to 10,000 words for fiction and creative non-fiction; up to 6 poems
Pay: CAD0.10/word, capped at CAD250 for fiction, CAD50-250 for other prose, CAD40/poem
Details here and here.
The Drabblecast
This is a weekly audio fiction podcast, and their tagline is ‘Strange Stories for Strange Listeners’. They publish weird fiction – loosely encompassing all genres but largely science fiction, fantasy, and horror. “We’re looking for powerful stories that are simultaneously relatable and a good degree off the beaten path. We’re looking for stories that will work particularly well when read aloud and treated with full cast audio production. We’re looking for submissions that are humorous, bizarre, gross, disturbing, badass, interesting and original”, according to their guidelines. They also accept reprints.
Deadline: Rolling
Length: Up to 4,000 words
Pay: $0.06/word (stories under 500 words are unpaid)
Details here.

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