Fiction Markets Paying $50 to $600 for February 2022

These magazines pay from $50 to $600 for short fiction (one pays more for novelettes). A few also accept other genres, like non-fiction and poetry. – S. Kalekar

Sci Phi Journal: Uchronia
For their next issue, the editors want work “exploring Uchronia, i.e. alternate histories (“what if” scenarios). By definition, the stories should normally have a point of departure from consensus timeline that occurs in the past, but may themselves be set at any time in the past, present or future.” They publish Campbellian hard sci-fi, fictional non-fiction, and speculative philosophy.
Deadline: 5 February 2022
Length: Up to 2,000 words
Pay: €0.03/word
Details here.

Cossmass Infinities
This magazine publishes science fiction and fantasy. Submissions are open for the first seven days of every month; they accept submissions from all authors, and from under-represented authors (BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and others) during alternate months. During the first week of February, they will accept submissions from all writers; submission windows for all authors are also in April, June, August, October, and December. Submissions from under-represented authors are in March, May, July, September, and November.
Deadline: 7 February 2022
Length: 1,000-7,500 words for short fiction, 7,501-17,500 words for novelettes
Pay: $0.08/word
Details here.

The Suburban Review: Juice
This Australian literary magazine publishes fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. They’re reading submissions on the ‘Juice’ theme: “We want the juicy details. Whether it’s the pleasure and difficulty of life’s pulpy bits, the sweat on the outside of the bottle on a summer evening, cold-pressed, bodily, or bin juice–we’re craving it. This issue’s prompt might be taken quite literally, or as a cue for any number of sensibilities. Can a poem speak juicily? How does non-fiction squeeze the good and bad stuff out of the world? What kind of story can be consumed through a straw? Send us your thoughts on any of the above.”
Deadline: 13 February 2022
Length: 500-2,500 words for prose; up to 3 poems
Pay: Up to AUD275
Details here.

They want fiction and comics by queer authors only for this anthology. “Decoded is a story-a-day anthology of queer science fiction, fantasy, and horror by queer authors. We feature speculative writing and comics released to subscribers every day of Pride month.” Also, “Everything from experimental comics to thinly-veiled fanfiction to good old formulaic genre is right up our alley”.
Deadline: 14 February 2022
Length: Up to 7,500 words
Pay: $25-200 for fiction, $75 for comics
Details here.

This magazine publishes speculative fiction of every kind, except graphic horror. They also accept nonfiction, poems, reviews (query first), and artwork with speculative fiction themes.
Deadline: 28 February 2022
Length: Unspecified
Pay: 1.5c/word for prose and poetry, a minimum of $30; and $30 for reviews
Details here.

­­­­­They welcome submissions of fiction, creative non-fiction, experimental works, play excerpts, and poetry. They publish work by women, transgender men, nonbinary, Two-Spirit, and genderqueer/gender non-conforming writers only, and accept submissions in Indigenous languages. They have a Submittable cap each month for fee-free submissions, when submissions are open.
Deadline: 5 March 2022
Length: Up to 3,500 words, up to 5 poems, 5-8 pages for play excerpts
Pay: $50-150
Details here.


Sans. Press: The Last Five Minutes of a Storm
They are reading fiction submissions for an anthology, and the theme is ‘The Last Five Minutes of a Storm’. They are looking for stories of all genres that respond to this theme/their cover art (see website). They have detailed guidelines, including, “How does it feel to be in the eye of the hurricane? What does it mean to know that the storm will vanish very soon, if only you can hold on a second longer? Now that the monster is defeated, can the hero make it out of the maze? Do they still want to?” Also, “We are not requesting any specific genres for this edition, so they are all welcome – sci-fi, literary, fantasy, romance, horror, noir, non-fiction – as long as they reveal a piece of reality that might have otherwise gone unnoticed.”
Deadline: 7 March 2022
Length: Up to 5,000 words
Pay: €150
Details here.

Book of Witches anthology
This is an anthology project from Harper Voyager, for BIPOC writers only. They want submissions on the ‘Witches’ theme – “more specifically your witch and what it means to you”. They want fiction submissions only, not poetry, for the open call (see guidelines and the comments section on the guidelines page). They do not want explicit content.
Deadline: 14 March 2022
Length: Up to 6,000 words
Pay: $0.08/word
Details here.

Grain Magazine
They publish work by Canadian and international artists. They accept fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and queries for other writing (ie short plays, comics, etc). They have a Submittable cap every month during their reading period, and once this is reached, writers can wait for submissions to open again next month, or mail their submissions.
Deadline: 15 June 2022
Length: Up to 6 pages for poetry; up to 3,500 words for prose
Pay: CAD50/page, up to CAD250
Details here.

Three Crows Magazine
They want “stories of dark and weird fantasy, horror, and sci-fi, with complex characters making morally ambiguous decisions.” They also publish non-fiction and art.
Deadline: Open now
Length: 1,000-5,000 words for fiction
Pay: $0.01/word for fiction
Details here.

This magazine publishes creative writing and art and all work must incorporate text in some way. Online submissions are meant to be displayed on the site, and they also accept work for the print version. They ask contributors to read their background and principles before submitting. They do not want reviews, articles, or non-fiction. Currently, they publish one piece weekly online, and biannually in print.
Deadline: Ongoing
Length: Unspecified
Pay: £50
Details here.

Bio: S. Kalekar is the pseudonym of a regular contributor to this magazine. She is the author of 182 Short Fiction Publishers. She can be reached here.


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