10 Fiction Markets Paying $50 to $350

These markets pay $50 to about $350 for fiction. A few also accept other genres, like non-fiction and poetry. They are open now, or will open soon for submissions. – S. Kalekar

Fusion Fragment
This Canadian magazine wants science fiction or SF-tinged literary fiction. “Although any science fiction subgenre is fair game, our tastes lean towards slipstream, cyberpunk, post-apocalypse, and anything with a little taste of the bizarre.” They have a very brief reading period – please send work only during the submission window.
Reading period: 10th to 12th June 2022
Length: 2,000 to 15,000 words
Pay: CAD3.5c/word, up to CAD300 (approx. USD230)
Details here.

The Big Issue – Fiction Edition
The Big Issue is an Australian not-for-profit that supports and creates work opportunities for people experiencing homelessness, marginalisation and disadvantage; they have opened submissions for their 18th annual fiction issue. “We are looking for stories of all kinds – literary, comedy, romance, sci-fi, crime and everything in between.”
Deadline: 13 June 2022
Length: 500-3,000 words
Pay: AUD500 (approx. USD360)
Details here.
(And Extra Teeth is open for fiction and non-fiction submissions of 800-4,000 words. Pay is £100, and the deadline is 14 June 2022. Details here.)

This Ireland-based journal publishes fiction, non-fiction, and poetry with an environmentalist perspective, from all over the world. They want work that engages with the natural world, and they have a particular interest in work which encourages reflection on human interaction with plant and animal life, landscape and the self. They also accept translations.
Deadline: 15 June 2022
Length: Up to 6,000 words for prose, up to 4 poems
Pay: €50/page of prose up to €150, and €50/poem
Details here.
(The Willowherb Review is also open for nature writing, broadly interpreted, from writers of color all over the world – non-fiction, fiction, and poetry. Pay is £100 for poetry and £250 for prose. The deadline is 30 June 2022. Details here.)

The Bureau Dispatch: Dear X – epistolary stories and/or found things
They want fiction submissions, in all genres, on the theme of epistolary stories and/or found things. Their general guidelines say, “We are not a spec fic journal, but our stories often have a hint of the speculative, a dash of the intriguing. We want fiction that is compelling and beautifully-crafted; narratives that leave the reader breathless and changed.”
Deadline: 17 June 2022
Length: 500-1,500 words
Pay: $50
Details here.

Mud Season Review
This magazine publishes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art. “We seek deeply human work that will teach us something about life, but also about the craft of writing or visual art, and work that is original in its approach and that in some way moves us.” They accept both tip-jar and fee-free submissions, and submissions may close early if volume demands.
Deadline: 30 June 2022, or until filled
Length: Up to 6,000 words for prose, 3-5 poems
Pay: $50; also, “For artists whose images are paired with writing, and for poets whose work appears in The Take: Mud Season Review, we offer payment of $15.”
Details here (scroll down).

This is a horror fiction podcast featuring Black writers all over the world (at least one of your birth parents must be Black). Their reading periods this year are February-June, and August-October. They also accept reprints. At the time of writing, they were also looking for story performers.
Deadline: 30 June 2022
Length: Up to 10,000 words
Pay: $75 for stories up to 3,000 words; $200 for stories of over 3,000 words
Details here.

Air and Nothingness Press: The Librarian
This is a fiction anthology about a librarian roving through the multiverse. “The Librarian travels the multiverse (along the timeline – past through the future – and across planetary systems and universes) helping out people, societies, and those in need, with their questions, problems, and research (as librarians do). Looking for positive, hopeful stories with positive endings, and narratives that celebrate librarians.” They have some guidelines/suggestions on the librarian as a character (see guidelines). Authors may explore any genre with their stories.
Deadline: 30 June 2022
Length: 1,000-3,500 words
Pay: $0.08/word
Details here and here.

Orion’s Belt
This magazine publishes flash speculative fiction and poetry. They have extensive guidelines on the kind of stories they want and do not want, including, “All stories must contain significant speculative elements. This does not mean all sci-fi stories must have lasers and rockets. It just means a non-speculative story doesn’t become speculative if you include a single line clarifying the story takes place on Mars.” They are also open for artwork.
Deadline: 1 September 2022
Length: Up to 1,200 words for fiction
Pay: $0.08/word
Details here.
(And Baffling Magazine from Neon Hemlock Press publishes speculative fiction with a queer bent; it’s accepting unthemed submissions as well as those on the Fashion/Style theme. Pay is $0.08/word for stories up to 1,200 words, and the deadline is 15 June 2022. Details here. See all projects by the publisher here.)

TTA Press: IZ Digital
The digital version of Interzone Magazine is open for submissions now. “IZ Digital is currently open to unsolicited submissions of science fiction and fantasy stories up to a maximum of 7,000 words.”
Do not send them stories previously rejected by Interzone, the print magazine from TTA Press.
Deadline: Open now
Length: Up to 7,000 words
Pay: (EUR) 1.5¢/word (one and a half euro cents)
Details here.

Mystery Magazine
This is a Canadian magazine and they read submissions from all over the world. They read all kinds of mystery fiction, and you can read more about them and the kind of work they publish here.
Deadline: Ongoing
Length: 1,000-7,500 words
Pay: $0.02/word
Details here.

Bio: S. Kalekar is the pseudonym of a regular contributor to this magazine. She can be reached here.




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