14 Magazines that Pay $100+ Per Story

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These markets accept fiction and pay $100; some pay considerably more for the higher word counts. Some of the calls are themed, and some of these markets also accept poetry and nonfiction. –– S. Kalekar
The Suburban Review
For this submission call, they want stories by Australian women, femmes and gender non-conforming folx. They want narratives rooted in the writer’s understanding of femininity. They accept fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry and comics.
Deadline: 18 February 2018
Length: 500-2,000 words for prose (see guidelines), and 1-3 poems
Pay: AUD75-150
Details here.


This Hugo Award winning science fiction and fantasy magazine is now open for submissions. All types of science fiction and fantasy are welcome. No subject should be considered off-limits, and they encourage writers to take chances with their fiction and push the envelope.
Deadline: 19 February 2018
Length: Up to 10,000 words; up to 5,000 preferred
Pay: $0.08/word; $0.02/word for reprints
Details here.
The Twisted Book of Shadows
They want horror stories by diverse voices.
Deadline: 28 February 2018
Length: 3,000-5,000 words; can send longer, but pay is capped
Pay: Minimum $0.06/word, with a cap of $300 on advances; and royalties
Details here.
Parsec Ink: Triangulation – The Music Edition (working title)
Triangulation is Parsec Ink’s themed speculative fiction annual. For this issue, they want stories where music, a musical instrument, the parts of music, or musical culture make an appearance in a meaningful way.
Deadline: 28 February 2018
Length: Up to 5,000 words
Pay: $0.02/word
Details here.
Gallery of Curiosities
This is a speculative fiction anthology podcast and magazine. Most of their stories have some sort of anachropunkish retro-vintage element. As an audio venue, they want short stories that entertain, be it with steampunk, gaslamp, weird tales, dreadpunk, vintage horror, mad science, fantastic cities, monsters, impossible machines, clockworks, alt-history adventures, or weird westerns. See guidelines for stories that will be hard sells.
Deadline: 28 February 2018
Length: Up to 7,500 words
Pay: $0.03/word; $0.01/word for reprints
Details here.
Ninth Letter: Unthemed; Climate
This literary magazine is now open for fiction, nonfiction and poetry for its print and Web submissions. The print edition is unthemed, and for the Web edition, they want stories on the theme of Climate. They want work that experiments with form, narrative, and nontraditional subject matter, as well as more traditional literary work.
Deadline: 28 February 2018 for print; 31 March 2018 for Web
Length: Up to 8,000 words for prose, 3-6 poems for print; up to 3,500 words, 3 poems for Web
Pay: $25/page for print; $75 for Web
Details here.
Parvus Press: If This Goes On
The anthology will consist of speculative fiction that looks at the state of the world one generation or more from today. By divorcing the people from the policies, the anthology will explore the long-term impact of America’s current fractious politics and cultural divides in ways that only speculative fiction writers can. Stories need not focus on America or the American worldview, especially as our world grows more interconnected every day. They are interested in seeing the visions of writers from (and of) the entire world.
Deadline: 1 March 2018
Length: Up to 5,000 words
Pay: $0.08/word
Details here.
This literary magazine will publish fiction and nonfiction in its next issue. They are not looking for unsolicited poetry at this time, but poets can query.
Deadline: 1 March 2018
Length: Up to 5,000 words
Pay: $50-250
Details here.
Spring Song Press: Shards Anthology
They want noblebright stories on the theme of shards, widely interpreted. This anthology is also open to a broader interpretation of noblebright: grimbright and nobledark stories will be considered.
Deadline: 1 March 2018
Length: 1,000-10,000 words
Pay: $0.01/word
Details here.
ChiZine: War on Christmas
This speculative fiction magazine is looking for stories and poems on the theme. They want deranged and demented stories and poems that snap back against all that holiday schmaltz. They lean toward the dark, the speculative (SF, fantasy, horror), the flat-out weird, the humourous. The editors also caution that there will likely be a lot of Santa stories submitted. They urge authors to think more widely, especially outside the white, Judeo-Christian canon. They are open to reprints.
Deadline: 4 March 2018
Length: 500-5,000 words for stories; up to 2 pages for poetry
Pay: CAD0.08/word
Details here.
Southword Journal
This journal of the Munster Literature Centre accepts submissions of poetry and prose in English and Irish. They have published writers like Colm Toibín and Haruki Murakami in the past.
Deadline: 15 March 2018
Length: Stories up to 3,000 words
Pay: €30 per poem and €120 per short story
Details here.
Pantheon Magazine: Gorgon – Stories of Emergence
Pantheon Magazine’s editors are intrigued with Greek mythos. For this submission call, they want stories of weird, dark fiction; slipstream; magical realism; horror. They want themes based around transformations—things that are shapeshifting, emerging. They are looking for a wide scope of voices, cultures and perspectives. See guidelines for further details about the editors’ preferences.
Deadline: 31 March 2018
Length: Up to 2,000 words; up to 1,000 preferred
Pay: $0.06/word; $0.03/word for reprints
Details here.
Factor Four Magazine
They want flash fiction in the genres of speculative fiction, specifically science fiction, fantasy, supernatural, super hero, or any combination of these.
Deadline: Now open
Length: Up to 1,500 words, though stories of less than 1,000 words are more likely to be accepted.
Pay: $0.08/word; minimum pay of $60
Details here.
Nature Magazine
This is a weekly international journal publishing research in all fields of science and technology, as well as news and interpretation of topical and coming trends affecting science, scientists and the wider public. Apart from these, they also have a section called Futures, which is science fiction stories. The genre should be near-future hard science fiction rather than slipstream or horror.
Deadline: Rolling
Length: 850-950 words
Pay: £85 or $130
Details here and here.


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