$100+ For Short Stories: 10 Publishers Seeking Submissions

These are markets paying $100 for fiction; a few pay more. The markets are open now or are opening shortly.   — S. Kalekar

Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores

This speculative fiction magazine is opening submissions for a week during June. They accept anything of 1,000 words and up, though shorter pieces will be favored. They accept science fiction, fantasy, myth, legend, fairy tales, and eldritch, in written, podcast, video, and/or graphic story form. See guidelines for their preferences, hard sells and the kind of stories they do not want.
Reading: 21-28 June 2018
Length: Anywhere from 1,000 words and up; shorter preferred
Pay: $0.06/word
Details here.

Coffin Hop Press: Baby, It’s Cold Outside – Holiday Crime Anthology

They are looking for winter holiday themed (Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, etc.) crime stories for this anthology. They want dark, deadly and noirish stories of holiday havoc and yuletide woes. They do not want science fiction or fantasy.
Deadline: 1 July 2018
Length: Up to 5,000 words
Pay: CAD150
Details here.

Coffin Hop Press: Knucklehead Noir – Crime Anthology

They want stories about dim-witted criminals and bumbling sidekicks – nimrods and rejects. They want darkly humorous crime stories. Think Elmore Leonard or Joe Lansdale. They do not want science fiction or fantasy.
Deadline: 1 July 2018
Length: Up to 5,000 words
Pay: CAD0.03/word
Details here (scroll down).

Independent Legions Publishing: Monsters of Any Kind

They want horror stories with at least one non-human/monster creature (barring vampires, ghosts, werewolves, zombies). Unusual creatures will be highly appreciated and all subgenres of speculative fiction are welcome. They buy first English-language rights for three years.
Deadline: 10 July 2018
Length: 3,500-5,000
Pay: $100
Details here.

Room Magazine: Magic

This Canadian feminist literary magazine accepts submissions by women (cisgender and transgender), transgender men, Two-Spirit and nonbinary people. They are accepting fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry on the theme of Magic. Any sub-genre as well as a blend of genres is welcome.
Deadline: 31 July 2018
Length: Up to 3,500 words for prose, up to 5 poems
Pay: CAD50-150
Details here.


They publish every kind of speculative fiction, except graphic horror. They also publish some nonfiction and poetry, as well as book reviews.
Deadline: 31 July 2018
Length: Up to 10,000 words
Pay: One and a half cents per word
Details here.

Corpus Press

This is a publisher of horror and weird fiction. They do not want extreme horror/splatterpunk, or vampires, werewolves, or zombies, or mood pieces/vignettes.
Deadline: 15 September 2018
Length: 2,500-4,500 words
Pay: $0.03/word; payment to be capped at $150
Details here.


This literary magazine reads submissions from June to January. They accept fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Non-subscribers are charged a fee to submit online, but there is no fee for mailed submissions.
Deadline: 15 January 2018
Length: Up to 6,000 words for prose, up to 5 pages of poetry
Pay: $45/page, up to $450 per author
Details here.


They publish short fiction and poetry. They do not accept fan fiction, or stories that depict sensationalized violence.
Deadline: Unspecified
Length: Up to 4,000 words
Pay: $0.03/word
Details here.

Kids’ Ark

This children Christian magazine publishes fiction and non-fiction for readers aged 6-10 years. They want engaging, exciting and relevant stories applicable to each issue’s theme; themes are updated on their website.
Deadline: Unspecified
Length: Up to 650 words
Pay: $100
Details here.


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