5 Short Story Publishers that Pay $180+ Per Story

The following is a list of 5 publishers currently seeking submissions for short stories. Deadlines and payment information is included for each publisher.

1. Snafu Judgement Day is a forthcoming anthology of post-apocalyptic military horror from Cohesion Press. They want “invading space aliens, demonic invasion as in Doom, DNA-grafted dinosaurs taking over the planet, manmade viral infections that nearly wipe out humanity, or artificial intelligence like in Terminator.” They pay 4 cents (Australian) per word, up to 10,000 words. The deadline is April 30th, 2017. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

2. Chiral Mad 4 is a forthcoming anthology of collaboratively written dark or speculative short stories. According to their guidelines, “the only required chirality is with the collaboration itself ‚Ķ¬†multiple minds working as one, in other words, to create something entirely new.” They pay pay 6 cents per word, split evenly between the authors. They accept stories up to 20,000 words. The deadline is May 31st, 2017. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

3. Cat’s Breakfast is a forthcoming anthology of stories inspired by Kurt Vonnegut. Published by Third Flatiron, they seek to “pay tribute to the imagination and inspiration of the ineffable Mr. Vonnegut.” They pay 6 cents per word, up to 3,000 words. The deadline is April 15th, 2017. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

4. Angel Mort is a new online magazine that seeks to introduce French science fiction authors to English speaking (and reading) audiences. They publish new stories as well as translations. They pay 8 cents per word, up to 10,000 words. They have a rather bare bones submission guidelines page. There is more detailed information here.

5. Futures is the science-fiction section of the renowned magazine, Nature. They publish hard science fiction, with a clear scientific underpinning. They pay 20 cents per word, around 850 to 950 words. They accept submissions on a continuous basis. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

 

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