$200 for Short Stories: 11 Publishers Seeking Submissions

These markets pay $200 for fiction, and some pay considerably more. Submissions are either open now, or will open soon. — S. Kalekar

The Gallery of Curiosities

This is a speculative fiction anthology podcast and magazine. Most of their stories have an “anachropunkish retro-vintage element.” Their guidelines say, “We want to be taken on an adventure in a time that never was, be it steampunk, gaslamp, weird tales, dreadpunk, vintage horror, mad science, fantastic cities (please!), monsters, impossible machines, clockworks, alt-history adventures, surprises, weird westerns, and things that shouldn’t work.” See guidelines for the kind of stories that are hard sells, and what they do not want.
Deadline: 30 June 2018
Length: Up to 7,500 words
Pay: $0.03/word
Details here.


This podcast publishes fantasy short stories of all kinds, in both text and audio form. They want all sub-genres of fantasy. The fantastical or non-real element should be meaningful to the story. They encourage humor.
Deadline: 30 June 2018
Length: Up to 6,000 words
Pay: $0.06/word
Details here.


This science fiction podcast publishes in both text and audio form. They are looking for a range of science fiction but do not want fantasy, magic realism, or more than a tingle of horror. Authors under 18 are also welcome, subject to conditions (see guidelines).
Deadline: 30 June 2018
Length: 1,500-6,000 words
Pay: $0.06/word
Details here.

Broken Eye Books: Eyedolon – Nowhereville: Weird is Other People

For this call, they want “modern weird tales (give or take a few decades) that could only be told of the weirdness of the urban experience and our interactions with one another.”
Deadline: 3,000-7,500 words
Length: 1 July 2018
Pay: $0.08/word
Details here.

Cemetery Dance

This submission window is for people who have never sold a story to Cemetery Dance before. They want horror, dark mystery, and suspense – stories that are powerful and emotional. They welcome suspense/mystery/crime tales with an element of horror. Both supernatural and psychological stories are accepted.
Deadline: 5 July 2018
Length: Up to 5,000 words
Pay: Up to $250
Details here.

Parvus Press

This science fiction/fantasy publisher is open for novella and novel submissions. For fantasy, the genres are Epic, Dark, Contemporary, and Urban Fantasy and Modern Myth. For SF, they want Military SF and Space Opera, Near Future, Dark Future, and Post-Apocalyptic – they also welcome SF humor. They are looking at both general trade and YA manuscripts, as well as first books of a series. They read submissions blind. Their overview section details what each editor is looking for.
Deadline: 15 July 2018
Length: At least 17,500 words for novellas, at least 60,000 words for novels
Pay: Up to $1,000 advance
Details here and here.

Virginia Quarterly Review

This well-respected literary magazine will be open for submissions during July. They want literary, not genre fiction and also publish various kinds of nonfiction and poetry. They also accept content for their website.
Reading period: 1-31 July 2018
Length: 2,000-8,000 words for fiction; 3,500-9,000 words for non-fiction; all types and length of poetry
Pay: $1,000 and above for short fiction and non-fiction; $200/poem, up to $1,000 for poetry; $500 for book reviews; $100-200 for online content
Details here.

Diabolical Plots

They publish science fiction, fantasy and horror. Everything must have a speculative element, even horror. Writers can mix in other genres (a fantasy mystery, for instance). They will be open for submissions during July, and will accept up to two submissions per author during this window. See guidelines for their preferred aesthetic.
Reading period: July 2018
Length: Up to 3,500 words
Pay: $0.08/word
Details here.

The Masters Review: New Voices

In this section, they publish fiction and nonfiction online by new and emerging writers – those who do not have a book-length work published, or forthcoming at the time of submission. They accept a variety of genres and styles.
Deadline: Rolling
Length: Up to 7,000 words
Pay: $0.10/word, up to $200
Details here.

Apex Magazine

This award-winning magazine publishes science fiction, fantasy, horror and mash-ups of all three. They also publish non-fiction, but no unsolicited poetry.
Deadline: Unspecified
Length: Up to 7,500 words
Pay: $0.06/word
Details here.


This magazine publishes fiction, nonfiction and poetry for all age groups. Submissions by and for writers aged 10-18 are especially encouraged.
Deadline: Unspecified
Length: 400-12,000 words for prose; up to 3 poems
Pay: $0.02/word
Details here.


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