10 Short Story Publishers Seeking Submissions ($50 to $360 Per Story)

These outlets publish fiction, and the payment ranges from $50 to $360. A few also accept other genres, like non-fiction and poetry. – S. Kalekar

Their tagline is ‘Magazine of Thrilling Adventure and Daring Suspense’. They’re looking for a range of stories, including raygun romance, sword & planet, space cops, Raymond Chandler but in space, Weird fantasy, SF, and horror, lost world, mad science, and South Sea adventure. See guidelines for the tropes they do not want.
Deadline: 25 October 2019
Length: 2,000-7,000 words
Pay: $0.125/word Correction: Their actual pay is: 1.25 cents per word.
Details here.

The Overcast
This is a speculative fiction podcast. Their guidelines say, “We are interested in speculative fiction, whatever that means to you, be it Science Fiction, Fantasy, Steampunk, Magical Realism, Slipstream, or an as-yet-unnamed genre.  Anything that looks at the world and life from an unexpected angle.” Roughly half the stories they publish are from writers in (or connected to) the Pacific Northwest, and the rest are from around the world. They welcome reprints that haven’t been previously produced in an audio format. They do not publish horror.
Deadline: 31 October 2019
Length: 1,000-5,000 words (2,000-3,000 is the sweet spot)
Pay: $0.01/word, $20 for stories under 2,000 words
Details here.

cour de lion
This Australian award-winning speculative fiction publisher wants stories for Dimension6. They have a bias towards science fiction, but they like fantasy too especially if it’s firmly camped outside the standard fantasy tropes. For horror they are not interested in splatter-filled gore stories. They also accept reprints (see guidelines).
Deadline: 31 October 2019
Length: 4,500-40,000 words
Pay: AUD100
Details here.

Lycan Valley Press: Pulp Horror Phobias Volume 2
­­­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. … 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.”
Deadline: 31 October 2019
Length: 4,000-6,000 words
Pay: $0.04/word
Details here.

This horror audio magazine will open a brief submission period soon. They accept horror in all forms (though writers are better off avoiding vampires, zombies, and other recognizable horror tropes unless these have a really unique spin). What matters most is that stories be dark and compelling. They also accept reprints.
Reading period: 25 October-3 November 2019
Length: Up to 6,000 words
Pay: $0.06/word
Details here and here.

Speculative City: Horror
They want speculative fiction, poetry, and essays within the horror genre. All works should be centered within a cityscape.
Deadline: 2 December 2019
Length: Up to 5,500 words for prose
Pay: $20-75
Details here.

The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts
This magazine publishes “fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, mixed media, visual arts, and even kitchen sinks, if they are compressed in some way.” They also accept triptych submissions in both prose and poetry. They publish weekly.
Deadline: 15 December 2019
Length: 600 words for prose (including prose poems); one poem of 20 lines or 75 words
Pay: $50
Details here.

Workers Write! Literary Journal: Stories from the workplace
They want stories and poems from the workplace – any workplace – for this submission call. They will consider reprints.
Deadline: 31 December 2019 (or until filled)
Length: 500-5,000 words
Pay: $5-50
Details here.

­­­­­They publish literary fiction. They also publish talks, essays, interviews, and book annotations/reviews. They also consider reprint fiction, but don’t pay for these.
Deadline: Ongoing
Length: Up to 1,000 words for flash fiction; up to 6,000 words for short fiction
Pay: $100 for flash, $200 for short fiction
Details here.

This is a print-only journal of short stories, published annually and distributed by mail.
Deadline: Open now
Length: Unspecified
Pay: CAD 0.08/word
Details here.


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