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Table of Contents

Introduction ...... 7

How to submit a ...... 10

Mistakes to avoid while submitting a short story ...... 16

Levels of rejections and what they mean ...... 19

35 Markets ...... 22

18 Markets ...... 34

14 Children’s and Young Adult Fiction Markets ...... 40

15 Romance Fiction Markets ...... 45

10 LGBTQ+ Fiction Markets ...... 50

10 Feminist Fiction Markets ...... 53

10 Christian Fiction Markets ...... 57

17 , Pulp, Markets ...... 61

14 Mystery, , Markets ...... 68

39 Markets ...... 73

About the Author...... 83

182 Short Fiction Publishers S. Kalekar


This eBook is a brief guide to short fiction submissions, as well as a list of short fiction publishers.

The first chapter is a step-by-step guide to submitting short stories – from how to find a suitable market for the story/stories you have written, to writing a cover letter and bio, and housekeeping work, like tracking your submissions.

The second chapter is basic mistakes can avoid making while submitting their short stories – mainly it is about writers’ guidelines, and why it is important to not ignore them.

The third chapter is about rejections and what they mean. These chapters are largely meant for those new to submitting, and reading them can help you navigate the seemingly confusing world of literary submissions. They can also improve your chances of getting into a journal.

The rest of the book focuses on writers’ markets, primarily literary and websites, a few small presses, and magazines. These markets are broken up into specific – speculative fiction (, , and horror, and various sub- genres of these – though there is also a separate section on horror markets), children’s, romance, LGBTQ+, feminist, Christian, Western, pulp, historical, mystery, suspense, crime, and literary fiction.

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The markets contained in the list are in no particular order. It might be worth mentioning that while there are many markets in a particular , they will all have distinct preferences, tones, and styles, so it is worth checking out the websites and stories in some detail in markets that you like.

Some of these are also markets for reprints and . A few are also interested in podcasts, , and comic submissions. Many of them also accept other genres, like , , and .

The classifications here are necessarily loose – so some speculative fiction outlets may also be found under children’s, LGBTQ+, and Christian fiction, for instance, and many markets under various subheads (children’s, romance, speculative) also welcome LGBTQ+ subjects and characters in fiction. Some publishers are multi-genre, so they may welcome pulp, romance, and historical fiction, as well as children’s, for example. Also, not all of the markets are open for submissions at this time, so it’s a good idea to bookmark a website, follow them on social media, or subscribe to their newsletter for announcements of submission periods, if you find a market you like.

Details of word count and pay for these publishers, where mentioned, refer to fiction submissions. Please check the journals for length and pay guidelines for nonfiction, poetry, review, drama, or art submissions, where they are relevant.

It is important to say here that none of the markets in this book charge a submission fee, or they have alternatives – like having certain fee-free periods in a year, or accepting a limited number

8 182 Short Fiction Publishers S. Kalekar of free submissions via their submission manager per reading period, or accepting postal submissions. This can change suddenly, though – submission guidelines or reading periods for literary magazines can sometimes change, or they can start charging a fee, or markets close down without warning. So please read the guidelines carefully before submitting.

I hope you can discover some new outlets here, and enjoy the book!

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How to submit a short story

After you’ve written a story, comes the process of submitting it. This process has a few stages, and the more you submit, the easier each stage of submission will become.

1) Find a suitable market/markets for your story. Researching a suitable market is important, and it can begin with something as simple as genre. A genre can refer to the form of writing (poetry, fiction, nonfiction, drama, etc) or, for a fiction market, can refer to the kind of story written – literary or other genres, like speculative (there are many, many sub-genres here), horror, detective, romance, crime, Western, etc. fiction. Usually when a market says they do not accept , it means they accept only literary fiction.

So don’t send a weird Western short story to a poetry-only journal, say. It may seem obvious, but editors do regularly get work wholly unfit for their markets and more often than not, won’t respond to writers who have obviously not even given it a cursory look to see what the literary journal is about, much less read the guidelines or studied it for and style.

Select the magazines accepting the genre. A thing to remember about genres also is not everyone defines a particular genre the same way. For instance, guidelines for the Cast of Wonders podcast, a young adult market, say, “We don’t exclusively define YA as stories featuring children or young adult characters, though

10 182 Short Fiction Publishers S. Kalekar they are very common. We would particularly like to receive more stories about older people having first experiences!” – which is not how most young adult markets define the genre.

After that, it’s a matter of refining and narrowing down your markets, checking whether the tone of your story roughly fits the markets you have selected (this is the reason editors ask writers to read back issues of magazines, or read stories on their website – they often get stories absolutely different in tone to what they normally publish, and won’t consider them).

Apart from the magazines and websites themselves, a good resource is Jim Harrington’s blog, Six questions for... – it lists in detail what editors of specific magazines look for and want in submissions.

The podcast Lit Mag Love is another great resource for refining your search, and lets you know what editors of various magazines want.

Duotrope (a paid service) also has an extensive editor interviews section.

2) Make sure to follow writers’ guidelines. These can and do vary for each market. Read the /contributor/author guidelines. These are easy to find in literary magazines – there is usually a separate ‘Submissions’ or ‘Submission guidelines’ or ‘Contributor guidelines’ tab clearly labeled, or it can be under the ‘About us’ or ‘Contact us’ tab.

Do ensure that the story content, formatting, and submission period and process all follow the guidelines.

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Guidelines can be about how to format your content (most ask for Shunn’s or standard manuscript format), about the content itself, about whether or not you should send in your submission ‘blind’ (no author name or identifying details in the manuscript itself), about editor preferences (sometimes about what they emphatically do not what), about which the reading period is, and about following up, or any number of things.

3) Add a brief cover letter and bio Keep a standard cover letter and a short, professional bio handy – Emily Harstone has written this helpful piece on how to write a professional bio – attach these to your submission (unless the guidelines specifically ask you not to send either).

These letters also say something about you, and it’s best to be professional and brief. The star of the submission will always be the story, but if you’re too expansive and jocular or in any way too personal or offensive in your cover letter, it has already biased the reader or editor against your work before they have opened your story, or made them wary.

4) Make sure you are within the submission period. The submission or reading period is when magazines read for the year or a particular issue – some submission periods are brief, one-week windows a few times a year, some are for a month, or three to six months – sending outside of this submission period will likely have your submission deleted unread.

5) Open a Submittable account if you haven’t done so already (it is free).

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6) Submit your story – via Submittable, another online system, email, or post. Most places allow simultaneous submissions (submitting to more than one outlet at a time), because waiting for answers from a literary market is a long process, and sending one story to one market at a time and waiting for six months to a year for a response is not feasible. Many markets also allow multiple submissions (allowing more than one story to be submitted at a time).

It is worth noting that some markets accept only a certain number of submissions via Submittable per month during a reading period, and this can fill up quickly – it is best to get your submissions early during the reading period.

7) Keep a track of your submission. Immediately after you submit, log it in, either in a notebook, or Word file, or Excel sheet. This is because waiting for an acceptance or rejection is a long process, and it is easy to lose track of which story has been submitted somewhere. You also don’t want to accidentally submit a story that has been rejected by a journal to them again.

8) Follow up if needed. This varies by journal and only becomes necessary if you have not heard from a journal in a reasonable timeframe. Some say they will respond within say two or six months, and to query after. It is never a good idea to query before this time has passed, and always politely. Often, journals have a tiny staff and can get backlogged. Sometimes following a journal on social media will tell you if they are backed up, and for what reason. Some journals do not respond to stories they are not

13 182 Short Fiction Publishers S. Kalekar interested in. Usually they mention this in the guidelines – that if you haven’t heard from a journal by a certain time, to assume rejection and move on. Of course slip-ups happen on both sides – sometimes a submission falls through the cracks, or a rejection notice gets caught up in the writer’s spam inbox and gets missed.

9) Check and sign a contract if your story gets an acceptance. After celebrating on getting an acceptance (or conditional acceptance in some cases, subject to certain changes), do check out the contract. See the terms carefully – anything asking for more than six months to a year of exclusivity for the story is deemed excessive and will hurt your chances of getting it included in say an or as a reprint. Of course, it varies from writer to writer what they are willing to sign, but it’s always a good idea to be aware. Read some representative contracts on reputed magazines’ websites to get an idea, and read posts in Writer Beware to stay abreast of predatory publishers and practices, or see discussions on Absolute Write Water Cooler. It is also a good idea to keep an eye out on social media.

10) Pull out your story from other journals once it gets an acceptance somewhere. If you have made a simultaneous submission and it gets an acceptance, or a multiple submission and one of the stories is accepted somewhere, remember to pull that story out of other journals you have submitted it to. Not doing that wastes readers’ and editors’ time and if they, too, send you an acceptance for the same story, it can lead to an embarrassing email exchange. In short, it can lead the editors or readers keeping a lookout for your submissions in , and not

14 182 Short Fiction Publishers S. Kalekar in a good way. They might even paste a fascimilie of you on their dart board. And no one wants that.

11) Open a PayPal account if you have not done so already, and if you are sending your work to paying journals. This takes a few days to set up – most paying journals prefer to pay for stories via PayPal these days. A PayPal account is free to open, and they take a fee when the payment is made.

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Mistakes to avoid while submitting a short story

Not following the guidelines While looking for suitable markets for writers in these last few years, I’ve read hundreds of writers’ guidelines, and have heard and read writers across platforms and forums. The most common thing that sets editors off seems to be writers who do not follow guidelines – and this could end in a rejection, or a ‘black hole’ (you never hear back from the publication), or, at worst, a blacklist from the . The sad fact is, several writers who submit do not bother to read, much less follow, writers’ guidelines – so if the reader or editor realizes you have followed these, you already have an advantage.

Guidelines can be about formatting your story in a certain way, or sending ‘blind’ submissions in, or conversely, about ensuring your name and contact is there on each page of the document, not writing about certain topics, adding trigger warnings, about using serif fonts, about reading periods – they can be about anything.

As one magazine was compelled to say, read the guidelines – this is not a trick or a joke. The guidelines are there for a reason. For instance, the blind submission process is usually for preventing reader or editorial bias, conscious or subconscious, towards a writer, and focus on the story itself. Conversely, there are also

16 182 Short Fiction Publishers S. Kalekar requests to add your name to a document (in fact, unless the journal calls for a blind submission, it is best to add your name and contact to the document). This is usually because an editor has to keep deleting emails from an overflowing inbox after downloading the story files. So if the name and contact information are not added, the editor has no way of knowing who the writer was, and cannot get back to them with an acceptance or a rejection.

The request for a serif font is for ease of reading. Reading 20 stories of 7,000 words per day in tiny font and lilac or chrome print with dense line spacing can begin to pall quickly.

Writing about topics that the guidelines expressly tell you not to write about, or not adding trigger warnings when a guideline asks for these, can trigger readers or editors, and this could get you blacklisted from a journal.

Also, don’t send Haiku to an anthology seeking furry romance fiction, for example. Or a 1,000 word story to a contest accepting less than 50-word stories. This happened to an editor once, who then broke his own rule, and sent out a rejection during a weekend.

These are just a few examples. Some of these are smaller issues and some are larger. Some of these points may seem small, but can make a big difference to whether your story will be accepted. Say if a market says they accept stories of, 4,000 words, but states a preference for stories of 2,000-3,000 words, then sending in a shorter story does increase your chances of acceptance.

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For or a special submission call by a magazine or journal, especially, it is a good idea to keep track of the guidelines or their social media throughout the submission period, even the submission-to-print period. This is because the anthology editors often post the kind of stories they are seeing too much of (especially during a long submission period), or the particular kinds of stories they are still looking for, or can post updates about publishing delays, about extending the reading period or shortening it, etc. I have seen an anthology change its payment terms from a flat rate to per-word rate in the middle of the reading period, and have seen some markets extend their reading periods. I have even seen a market extend its reading period, but only for a particular demographic.

Other mistakes Following up on a submission earlier than required, following up brusquely or rudely, or responding to a rejection note with a query as to why your piece wasn’t accepted (don’t), sending your short story only to one place at a time, not withdrawing from other venues if your story has been accepted for publication, and addressing the editor by the wrong name (especially common with simultaneous or multiple submissions – ‘Dear Editor’ is pretty safe, and a good way to avoid this) are some other mistakes writers can make.

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Levels of rejections and what they mean

Some time ago, I had a conversation with a friend who had sent a manuscript out to publishers. They were tired of submitting and had hit a plateau, and felt it wasn’t worth the effort. Had they heard back from anyone, I asked. From most people, my friend had heard nothing. Or had received rejections. One publisher said they didn’t accept that particular genre. One of them was a kinder rejection, my friend said, but it was a rejection nevertheless – the editor had asked for changes, which were extensive.

Did you make the requested changes, I asked. Of course not, my friend said, because who worked like that? In any case, my friend assumed, it was a rejection, it was just that the editor was being nice about it. My friend never made the changes, and instead sent two other manuscripts to the editor, who didn’t respond.

What my friend had got was various levels of rejections, and one conditional acceptance, but didn’t recognize these as such.

In the ensuing months, I have had eerily similar conversations with other people, and have also seen one or scenario discussed on social media.

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So here’s the thing a new writer may not know – there are tiers of rejections. These can vary by journal, but quite commonly, there are two to three. A form rejection, where you get a generic rejection slip, maybe wishing you luck and hope you can place your story somewhere; a personal rejection that says they won’t accept this story, but invite you to submit again – the editors mean what they say, so do take this as an invitation to submit another story; and an invitation to rework certain parts of the story and submit again. This last is actually a conditional acceptance, and writers should take this as an invitation to rework specific parts of the story and resubmit.

Of course, a magazine may never respond to your submission. They may say in their guidelines that after a certain timeframe, if the writer has not heard from them, to assume rejection.

Or they may not specify whether they will respond or not in the guidelines, and may never write back. It is possible that your submission has through the cracks (literary journals are often small outfits, run by volunteer staff who also have day jobs), so a polite follow-up letter is a good idea. If there is no response to this, it is considered best practice to send a note saying you are withdrawing your submission. This also protects you in case the journal decides to publish your story without notifying you (sadly, it does happen), just when you have signed a contract for that story elsewhere.

A good place to look at various rejection tiers is Rejection Wiki.

Needless to say, there are many reasons for rejections. The story may not fit a market or tone, or they may have already selected a

20 182 Short Fiction Publishers S. Kalekar similar story, or they have unexpectedly had to close their submissions early, or it may not be to the editor’s personal , or the story submitted was very good but there was a story the editor liked just a little better.

The best thing would be to log the rejection in the submission tracker, and send it to other markets. Because getting accepted in a or another outlet might seem difficult at times, but it can also be intensely rewarding.

Good luck with all your submissions!

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35 Speculative Fiction Markets

Compelling Science Fiction They publish science fiction stories (1,000-10,000 words). The stories they accept almost always illustrate at least one interesting concept, are engaging, and clearly explain the science/technology in the story. They do not publish fantasy. Pay is $0.06/word. Details here. Quarterly They are unapologetic about publishing , both in poetry and . They have a detailed list of tropes/topics that work for them, and those that do not. They accept stories up to 10,000 words and can serialize work up to 50,000 words. They also accept poetry. They usually read fiction in March, June, September and December. Pay is $25-100 for fiction. Details here. Diabolical Plots They publish science fiction, fantasy and horror (up to 3,500 words) and the horror should have speculative element – feel free to mix in other genres with these. All stories must have a speculative element. They list the tropes/elements they particularly like, and also those that are hard sells. They accept multiple submissions. Pay is $0.10/word. Details here.

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Helios Quarterly Magazine They publish science fiction, fantasy and horror (100-17,500 words). They are especially interested in stories within the , , , weird Westerns, gothic horror, or other lesser-known genres. They also publish Eos Quarterly, the submission calls of which are concurrent for the Helios Quarterly, for which they accept pieces by marginalised groups – which are not limited to race, religion, ability status or sex. They are specially interested in stories that push the boundaries of genre. They also accept poetry and nonfiction. Pay is $0.06/word for fiction. Details here.

Three-Lobed Burning Eye This speculative fiction magazine is published online twice annually, in spring and fall, and have a print anthology once every two years. They want “Original speculative fiction: horror, fantasy, and science fiction. We're looking for short stories from across the big classifications and those shadowy places between: magical , , slipstream, interstitial, .” They’ll consider suspense or Western, but prefer it contain some speculative element. They like voices that are “full of feeling, from literary to pulpy, with styles unique and flowing, but not too experimental.” They do not want extreme horror. They publish flash and short fiction of 500-7,000 words, and pay is $30-100. Details here. The Arcanist This Medium-based literary magazine focuses on fantasy and

23 182 Short Fiction Publishers S. Kalekar science fiction drabbles and flash fiction. They love humorous works, horrifying works and timely works. Meta fiction, stories with excessive gore, or those with passive characters are some of the hard sells. They also publish nonfiction, and they pay. Details here. GigaNotoSarus They publish one science fiction/fantasy story (5,000-25,000 words) every month, or stories can be a blend of these. The editors seek a variety of settings, styles, viewpoints and backgrounds, and are particularly interested in #ownvoices stories. Pay is $100. Details here. Magazine: This international journal publishes 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. In their Futures section, they publish near-future, stories. The length is 850-950 words and they pay £85. Details here (scroll down to ‘Futures’).

Escape Artists: This is a both text and audio market for science fiction (1,500- 6,000 words). While they’re quite flexible on what counts as science fiction (occasionally publishing and superheroes), they do not want fantasy, realism, or more than a tinge of horror. Their guidelines say, “If your story isn’t centered on science, technology, future projections, , and how any or all of these things intersect with people, we’re probably not the right market for it.” Pay is $0.06/word.

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They also publish reprints. Authors under 18 are welcome. Details here. Apart from Escape Pod and PodCastle, Escape Artists also publishes short fiction in PseudoPod (horror), and Cast of Wonders (young adult).

Escape Artists: PodCastle They publish fantasy short fiction (up to 6,000 words) on their website and as a podcast. They are open to all the sub-genres of fantasy, from magical realism to to slipstream to . Fantastical or non-real content should be meaningful to the story. They publish reprints. Pay is $0.06/word. Details here. Alban Lake: Outposts of Beyond They publish science fiction and fantasy short stories (3,000-8,000 words), poems, articles, and art. They are looking for stories that invite the reader to join them on a journey to other worlds and to explore what it is to be human, to be alive, the differences between species and more. They prefer space operas, their magical counterparts, as well as adventure stories. Pay is $20 for short stories and $8 for flash fiction. They accept reprints. Details here. Alban Lake also publishes other periodicals and anthologies.

Fireside Magazine The editors of this wonderful magazine want to publish great in any genre. The tilt is towards speculative fiction. One of their goals is to pay writers fairly; another is to resist the

25 182 Short Fiction Publishers S. Kalekar global rise of fascism and far-right populism. They accept stories up to 4,000 words. Pay is 12.5c/word. Details here. New They publish speculative fiction of every kind, except graphic horror. They like each issue to have an eclectic variety of stories: funny, frightening, hard and , adventure, thoughtful. They also publish nonfiction essays, poems and reviews. They pay 1.5c/word (minimum $30). Details here. Apparition Lit They accept speculative fiction (fantasy, science fiction, horror, literary) and poetry and they have brief reading periods through the year for themed issues. Length guidelines are 1,000-5,000 words for fiction, and pay is $0.03/word. Details here. Stupefying Stories They publish science fiction, fantasy, and horror fiction, in roughly that order of preference, of up to 10,000 words (query for longer). Pay is 1.5c/word for short stories, and $15 for stories less than 1,000 words. Details here. Spaceways Magazine They like to think of themselves as “Australia’s pulpiest SF magazine” and publish science fiction, fantasy and horror stories from around the world. They also publish nonfiction and poetry. Pay is AUD0.01/word, up to AUD100 for fiction. Links to a lot of information about submissions are via their ‘Knowledge Base’ (FAQ) page. Details here (information about blind submissions,

26 182 Short Fiction Publishers S. Kalekar link to submissions portal), here (FAQ), here (genres accepted, word count), and here (payment information). Factor Four Magazine This is a quarterly speculative flash fiction magazine that was launched in April 2018. They want stories that focus on four speculative fiction genres, or which are a combination of any of these: science fiction, fantasy, , and super . They accept fiction up to up to 1,500 words (under 1,000 words preferred), and pay $0.08/word. Details here.

Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy This is an annual publication and they accept reprints only, of science fiction and fantasy stories. The original publication of the story must be in a nationally distributed American or Canadian publication (i.e., periodicals, collections, or anthologies, in print, online, or eBook form); and stories must be by a writer who is American or Canadian, or who has made the US or Canada their home. Pay is unspecified. This is published by an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Details here. Neo-opsis This Canadian magazine publishes science fiction and fantasy stories (up to 6,000 words) on any . They tend not to publish horror. They also publish poetry and artwork. They will consider work by both professional and amateur writers. Pay is 2.5 cents/word, up to CAD125. Details here. Unfit Magazine They publish fiction (flash and short): Fiction,

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Cyberpunk, Scientific Realism and Augmented , and they want stories with and emotional ambiance and imaginative descriptive writing. They occasionally post the themes they are interested in. They also publish nonfiction, and reprints. Pay is $0.03/word for fiction. Details here. Unreal Magazine They publish fiction (flash and short): fantasy, , and experimental fiction. They occasionally post the themes they are interested in. They also publish nonfiction, and reprints. Pay is $0.03/word for fiction. Details here.

Æther & Ichor They are open to a wide range of fantasy stories (100-3,000 words). Their guidelines say, “We are particularly interested in -driven works with consistent, inventive . Æther & Ichor publishes a wide range of styles from urban fantasy to twisted tales to swashbuckling adventures. We tend towards darker, slicker, more challenging works with a bit of grit”. Also, “We’re not so interested in , and morality tales, but we love these when they challenge convention and subvert traditional !” They are open during odd- numbered months (January, March, May, July, September, November). Pay is £5 (or equivalent currency) per 1,000 words, at a minimum of £5. Details here.

Abyss & Apex This is an award-winning speculative and imaginative fiction and poetry magazine. They consider dark speculative fiction, but no horror. Their guidelines say, “we like slipstream, YA, hypertext

28 182 Short Fiction Publishers S. Kalekar fiction, , science fiction puzzle stories, magical realism, hard science fiction, soft science fiction, , urban fantasy, , stories, , cyberpunk, steampunk . . . there is very little we will not look at, although we have a severe allergy to , , retold fairy tales, sports, westerns, , and gratuitous sex and violence.” All work must have a speculative element. Pay is $0.06/word for flash fiction (up to 1,250 words), and a flat rate of $75 for longer work (up to 10,000 words). Details here. Zooscape This quarterly magazine wants stories prominently featuring an anthropomorphic animal figure – it could be anthropomorphic in body or only intelligence. “We’ll consider any type of furry fiction from secret life of animals to fox in Starbucks. We love science- fiction with animal-like aliens and fantasy with talking , , or witch .” They accept stories up to 10,000 words, and they publish reprints. Pay is $0.06/word up to 1,000 words, and a flat rate of $60 for longer. Details here. Speculative City This quarterly speculative fiction magazine publishes “provocative works that are centered within a cityscape.” Their issues are themed. They also accept critical essays and opinion pieces that explore the theme in regards to speculative fiction. Length accepted is up to 5,500 words, and pay is $20-75. Details here.

Clarkesworld This award-winning science fiction and fantasy magazine publishes short stories (1,000-22,000 words), interviews, articles

29 182 Short Fiction Publishers S. Kalekar and audio fiction. They accept fiction, nonfiction, and art submissions. “Science fiction need not be "hard" science fiction, but rigor is appreciated. Fantasy can be folkloric, contemporary, surreal, etc”, according to their guidelines. See the long list of tropes that are hard sells. They welcome translations. Pay is $0.08-0.10/word. Details here.

AHF Magazine The magazine is dedicated to promoting alternate history and the associated genres of science fiction, steampunk, historical fiction and fantasy. Writers of historical features are also welcome to submit. They also publish artwork, poetry, and miscellany on the alternate history theme. Details here. Vs. This magazine pits werewolves against a different physical, cultural or ideological foe. They accept fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. They pay royalties. Details here.

Truancy This is a market for “revised folktales, , and other traditional narratives that have been made new by your retelling or your original fiction that has these folkloric elements or mythic elements”, according to their guidelines. They also accept fiction reprints, poetry, and art. Length guidelines are 1,000-3,000 words for fiction, and pay is $0.02/word. Details here.

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Write Ahead/The Future Looms They publish cyperpunk stories (750-2,500 words) and art. They value fiction that is experimental with regard to techniques, yet retains strong character and elements. They also serialize works. Pay is £0.02/word. Details here. The Overcast This is a speculative fiction podcast. Their guidelines say, “We are interested in speculative fiction, whatever that means to you, be it Science Fiction, Fantasy, Steampunk, Magical Realism, Slipstream, or an as-yet-unnamed genre. Anything that looks at the world and life from an unexpected angle.” Roughly half the stories they publish are from writers in the Pacific Northwest, and the rest are from around the world. They welcome reprints that have not been previously produced in an audio format. This is not a market for horror, fiction, or “Generic settings or characters we’ve seen a million times before (lithe elves, dour dwarves, charming vampires, etc.)” Length guidelines are 1,000-5,000 words (2,000-3,000 is the sweet spot). Pay is $0.01/word, $20 for stories under 2,000 words. Details here. Gallery of Curiosities This is a speculative fiction anthology magazine and podcast. 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, , dreadpunk, vintage horror, mad science, cities, , impossible machines, clockworks, alt-history adventures, or weird Westerns. They accept multiple submissions

31 182 Short Fiction Publishers S. Kalekar and reprints. They accept stories of up to 7,500 words. Pay is $0.03/word. Details here. StarShipSofa This -winning podcast wants science fiction, ranging from soft, to weird pulp to hard science fiction and young adult adventure. The science fiction element must be the backbone of the story. They are particularly interested in work that is outside the US/Anglo-sphere and welcome translations. They accept reprints. Second person is a tough sell, as are didactic and preachy stories. No fantasy or supernatural horror. They accept work of 2,000-10,000 words and pay $50; they also accept stories under 2,000 words but these are unpaid. Details here. The House of Zolo’s Journal of Speculative This is a new speculative fiction magazine. They want “literature that explores possibilities for the future. We want challenging short stories that are character driven, that reimagine the world and our place in it. We are looking for radical authors, feminist authors, LGBTQ2S authors, authors who experiment. Themes that thrill us: transhumanism, artificial intelligence, genetic engineering, new systems, resistance, activism, queer perspectives, feminist perspectives, nature”, according to their guidelines. They also publish poetry. Stories should be 1,500- 7,500 words, and pay is CAD50-75. Details here.

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The Drabblecast This is a weekly audio fiction podcast, and they publish weird fiction (up to 4,000 words). Their guidelines say, “Our singular focus is off-beat, funny, eclecticism in science fiction, fantasy, and horror.” They accept reprints. Stories under 500 words are unpaid, and for others, pay is $0.06/word. Details here.

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18 Horror Fiction Markets

Signal Horizon They want horror, or science fiction (up to 3,000 words) with a dark or weird edge. Their guidelines say, “If your story uses older horror tropes or concepts our expectation is that you will offer a unique perspective on them. ... There is a audio aspect to what we publish so authors should pay close attention to what your story sounds like.” Pay is $0.03/word. Details here.

Sanitarium Publishing This is an online horror publication and they accept short and serial fiction (500-25,000 words), and dark poetry. They encourage authors to submit works which fall under any form of horror and (including but not limited to , , stories of the paranormal, dystopian works, and “creature features”). They pay $5. Details here.

TTA Press: This is a reputed British magazine of horror. They publish dark/horror fiction of up to 10,000 words. TTA also publishes Interzone, a science fiction magazine, and Crimewave, a crime and magazine. They also invite artists to submit portfolios. They have rolling submissions. Details here.

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World Castle Publishing They accept unagented submissions of short stories (5,000-14,999 words), , and . Their guidelines say that normally they do not accept works less than 15,000 words, and that word count less than that would generally be considered a free read. The genres they are interested in are mystery, suspense, and , horror and paranormal, , adventure, and Western, romance, fantasy and science fiction, middle-grade, teen, and young adult. Details here. Madness Heart Press They publish horror fiction. They consider novels, novellas, chapbooks, and poetry. They also accept short stories, interviews, and poems for their podcast and blog, but do not pay for those submissions. They also have some themed horror anthology calls. Details here. Nightmare Magazine This is a magazine of horror and dark fantasy fiction (1,500-7,500) of all types, and they encourage writers to take chances with their fiction and push the envelope. Pay is $0.06/word. They accept reprints. Details here.

Hellscape Press This biannual journal publishes fiction that evokes subtle horror and dread. They want work which evokes a sense of existential dread and true awestruck terror of the human condition. They do not want work which graphically depicts

35 182 Short Fiction Publishers S. Kalekar violence and gore, or for stories of vampires, zombies, werewolves, or curses. Apart from flash fiction, they want art, poetry, comics, and micro-essays. They also accept hybrid/mixed-media pieces. Details here. The Dark Sire This is a new online literary journal for short fiction, poetry, and art. They want work by authors and artists who delve into the mystery, psychosis, suspense, and looming darkness of the fantasy, gothic, horror, and psychological realms. Suitable subject matter may include, but is not limited to, vampires, monsters, old castles, dragons, magic, mental illness, hell, disease, or decay of society. They accept multiple submissions. Details here.

Priestess & Hierophant Presents They publish writing online on themes that they announce, and they have a liking for the dark and , strange and illuminating, wicked and spectacular. They publish flash and short fiction and poetry, and nominate the work on their website for various awards. Details here. Black Hare Press This is a small independent publisher based in Australia and their tagline reads, ‘Dark Tales for Dark Hearts’. They publish speculative fiction anthologies on various themes – they usually look for dark stories – and mostly pay royalties. Details here. Morpheus Tales They accept short fiction, nonfiction, and reviews of horror,

36 182 Short Fiction Publishers S. Kalekar science fiction, or fantasy stories, or a mix of these and sometimes they have special submission calls. They are looking for plot or character driven stories. Details here. Jakob’s Horror Box Stories can be scary, funny, supernatural, realistic, or any variation, as long as they are horror themed. They accept rolling submissions. There is no word limit, but they say that 2,000-4,000 words is a good target. Details here.

HorrorAddicts.net This is a podcast, blog, and publisher of horror. Their main goal is to promote horror authors, musicians, artists, and entertainers. They have occasional calls for short fiction and ongoing calls for Flash Fiction Friday (200-1,000 words), and guest blogs (nonfiction, reviews, interviews, commentary). For Flash Fiction Friday, their approved themes are dark fantasy, , steampunk, cyberpunk, clockpunk, alternate, goth, metal, industrial, avant-garde themes; erotica only if it “tastefully falls into the horror/goth/fetish culture.” For science fiction, fantasy, thriller, suspense or any other genre, writers should query first. Details here. Escape Artists: PseudoPod This is an online magazine and podcast of horror fiction (up to 6,000 words). They run the spectrum from grim realism or crime drama, to magic-realism, to blatantly supernatural dark fantasy. What matters most is that the stories are dark and compelling.

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And since this is an audio magazine, the can’t skim past the boring parts, so stories with beautiful language at the expense of plot don’t translate well. They want fiction with strong pacing, well-defined characters, engaging dialogue, and clear action. They want flash fiction as well as short stories. Pay is $0.06/word and they accept reprints. PodCastle (fantasy), Cast of Wonders (young adult speculative fiction), and Escape Pod (science fiction) are associated markets. Details here.

Unnerving Magazine The magazine accepts short horror, dark science fiction (light science fiction), dark fantasy, crime, thriller, and suspense, and generally leans toward horror fiction. They can accept only a certain number of submissions per month during their open reading periods and they pay $0.01/word. They sometimes have themed submission calls. The magazine also has an author interview podcast with the editor, discussing various things like new releases, craft, and marketing. Details here (includes a helpful visual of how they want their stories formatted) and here. Cemetery Dance This is a -winning magazine of horror, dark mystery, and suspense. They publish short stories, articles, columns, interviews, news, and reviews. They welcome suspense/mystery/crime tales with an element of horror. Both supernatural and psychological stories are accepted. They are occasionally open for unsolicited submissions and they pay. They also publish comics and eBooks. They are open for artwork on a

38 182 Short Fiction Publishers S. Kalekar rolling basis for their magazine. They also seem open for agented submissions on a rolling basis. Details here.

Gehenna & Hinnom Books: Hinnom Magazine This is a quarterly magazine of weird fiction and cosmic horror, and they publish short fiction and poetry. Their guidelines say, “Horror, Science Fiction, and Fantasy are all welcomed, as long as they fit in the realms of Weird and Cosmic. All stories and poems must also be speculative in some way.” All horror must be otherworldly or supernatural, science fiction must be dark and speculative, and fantasy, morally ambiguous and grim. They welcome any combination of the above genres. For fiction, the length is 1,000-6,000 words. They also publish artwork, and they pay. Details here.

The NoSleep Podcast They want horror stories for their podcast, written from a first- person perspective. Stories should provide good audio cues and make good use of dialogue. They also accept script formats written as an audio drama starring two or more characters, with more being preferred. should ideally last 20-40 minutes. They accept flash, short, and regular fiction. Pay is $40-125. Details here.

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14 Children’s and Young Adult Fiction Markets

Aquila This is a British magazine and they want stories and features for children aged 8-13 years, with the majority in the 9-12-year range. The stories should not have been published before in the UK. They publish work designed to appeal to bright children who are confident and independent readers. Length guidelines are 1,050- 1,150 words, or per instalment for a two-part story, and pay is £90 for stories, or per instalment for a two-part story. Details here (click on Author’s Guidelines). U.S. Kids Magazines: Humpty Dumpty and Jack and Jill Humpty Dumpty, for children ages 2-6 years, publishes fiction (up to 450 words), build-a-book (mini-stories), poetry and crafts. Jack and Jill magazine, which is for children ages 6-12 years, publishes fiction (600-800 words). Stories should have positive themes. Pay is $30 and up for fiction in Humpty Dumpty, and $25 and up for Jack and Jill. Details here. Short Édition They want short stories which they can put in short story

40 182 Short Fiction Publishers S. Kalekar dispensers, and post on their website. Stories can be in any style or genre, except erotic. Sometimes the issues are themed. They also accept children’s stories and poems. Please note that the length guidelines for these stories specify the number of characters, not words. They accept work up to 8,000 characters for short stories and poems, and up to 7,000 characters for children’s stories. Pay is $125 for short stories. Details here. Fterota Logica Fterota Logica, or ‘winged words’, is a of the classical Greek expression ‘epea pteroenta’ used most famously by . This online magazine publishes short fiction in the young adult genre. They also publish nonfiction which takes a critical look at the young adult genre. Details here. The Bronzeville Bee They want fiction submissions (2,500-3,000 words) and their preferred genres include young adult, crime, science fiction, fantasy, and horror. They also consider pitches for articles about , culture, and entertainment. Pay is $0.05/word. Details here.

Alban Lake: FrostFire Worlds This quarterly magazine publishes science fiction and fantasy stories, nonfiction, poems, and art. Work is intended to be available to younger readers, so while it can be spooky and creepy, there should be minimal blood and absolutely no swearing. Preference is for adventure stories, space opera, and magic opera, and stories that take place on other worlds. They want stories that have things like heroes fighting villains in a world of magic, saving humans from the vacuum of

41 182 Short Fiction Publishers S. Kalekar space, and alien creatures flying between the stars. They accept reprints. Pay is $10 for stories. Details here. Alban Lake also publishes other periodicals and anthologies. Issues in Earth Science They want middle grade and young adult fiction (1,000-3,000 words) that incorporates earth science concepts as key, not incidental, elements, and also represent a key idea that might be taught in an earth science classroom. Stories should also be emotionally compelling. Those with adult characters but for a young adult or middle grade audience will also be considered. The purpose of these stories will be to serve as supplemental reading material for middle or high school students studying particular topics in earth science. They also accept nonfiction. Pay is $0.06/word, and additional $0.06/word if selected later for print edition later. Details here. Blue Marble Review This is quarterly online journal for young readers and writers. They accept submissions from writers aged 13-21. Its name is inspired by the view of earth as seen from the Apollo 17 spacecraft; the image, known as the Blue Marble, provides inspiration for dreamers, discoverers and explorers. The magazine publishes fiction (up to 2,500 words), nonfiction, hybrid forms, poetry, screenplays, and art. Pay is $25. Details here. Highlights Magazine This is a general-interest magazine for children ages 6-12. They publish stories (up to 750 words), puzzles, articles, and activities. Stories should have an engaging plot, strong , a

42 182 Short Fiction Publishers S. Kalekar specific , and lively language. Stories for beginning readers should not seem babyish to older readers, and stories for independent readers should be appealing to younger readers if read aloud. They periodically update themes on the kind of stories they are interested in. They pay. Details here. Also see guidelines for associated markets: High Five Magazine (ages 2-6 years) and Hello Magazine (ages 1-2 years). Escape Artists: Cast of Wonders They want young adult stories (up to 6,000 words) for publishing on their website and podcast – stories that evoke a sense of wonder, have deep emotional resonance, have something unreal about them, and are appropriate for an audience ages 12-17 years. The preference is for high fantasy; they also like science fiction, and their horror stories tend to be psychological, not visceral. They also read , steampunk, age-appropriate , superheroes, and many other genres. They do not exclusively define young adult as stories featuring children or young adult characters; they would particularly like stories about older people having first experiences, and stories written by younger writers. Pay is $0.06/word. Details here. Also see their linked markets’ submission schedules: PodCastle (fantasy), PseudoPod (horror), and Escape Pod (science fiction).

Cricket Media: Babybug, Ladybug, Spider, Cricket Cricket Media produces literary magazines for children of various ages – Babybug (for ages 6 months to 3 years), Ladybug (ages 3 to

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6), Spider (ages 6 to 9), and Cricket (ages 9 to 14). They often post themes for their upcoming issues and they pay well. They publish fiction, nonfiction, poetry, puzzles, and activities. Pay is up to $0.25/word for short stories. Details here. Golden Fleece Press: Wee Tales and Refractions They have two children’s journals, Wee Tales (for 7-12-year-olds) and Refractions (for those over 14). They also publish novels, novellas, and nonfiction work in other genres. Length guidelines are up to 2,000 words for Wee Tales, and up to 10,000 words for Refractions. They pay. Details here. Youth Imagination They publish fiction (200-20,000 words) for and by teens, and also accept work from adults. They particularly like stories exploring teens’ issues, such as bullying, drugs, romance, school, paternal issues, teacher issues, etc., as well as about the grit and character of teens and young adults. They accept most genres of fiction, including modern, urban, or classical fantasy, as well as science fiction, slipstream, literary, action-adventure or suspense. Pay is $3-15. Details here.

Fun for Kidz This is a magazine for children ages 6-13; the target age is 8-10. They publish articles and activities that deal with timeless topics, such as pets, nature, hobbies, science, games, sports, careers, simple cooking, and anything else likely to interest a child. Pay is a minimum of $0.05/word for fiction and nonfiction, with additional pay for illustrations and photos. They also pay for art. Details here.

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15 Romance Fiction Markets

Black Fox Literary Magazine This is a print and online biannual publication featuring fiction of all styles and genres (up to 5,000 words), as well as poetry, and nonfiction. In fiction, they enjoy receiving submissions from under-represented genres such as young adult, romance, flash fiction, mystery, etc. They are also looking for cover art. They are able to take a limited number of free submissions via Submittable during their reading periods. Details here.

Serial Magazine They seek exciting stories that their readers will speed through. They accept all genres, but specialize in genre fiction like action- adventure, science fiction, mystery, fantasy, horror, thriller, romance, and Westerns. While “exciting”, “entertaining,” and “fun” are the main qualifications for their stories, they also appreciate stories that manage to communicate a positive message. They want stories that make readers feel good. For romance, their guidelines say, “We love unexpected endings, romances that dip into , or even romances that completely switch genres midway through. Romance-horror anyone? Traditional romances will be accepted too of course, but if you want to have fun with the genre, you are welcome here.” They publish reprints. Short stories are 500-10,000 words and for

45 182 Short Fiction Publishers S. Kalekar serialized novellas or novels, each chapter or section must be 7,500-10,000 words. They also accept comics and illustrations that fit within their genres, and they have a preference for the aesthetic of vintage magazines. Pay is at least 0.004/word and royalties, if applicable. Details here. Cobblestone Press This is an electronic publisher of sensual and erotic romance and short story erotica. They list the romance sub-genres they are currently in need of (including LGBT, paranormal, , historical, fantasy, action adventure, thriller/suspense), and they list tropes they do not accept. Stories should be 5,000-65,000 words. They pay royalties. Details here. Helen: A literary magazine They accept literary fiction in all genres (except erotica) and actively seek pieces that explore themes such as hope and perseverance. They publish pieces that feature a distinct flavour and sentiment of of Southern Nevada, and publish work from all over the world. They also publish , poetry, and artwork. Details here.

Confingo Magazine They publish fiction (up to 5,000 words), poetry, and art in a twice-yearly print-only magazine. Stories may be in any style or genre. Pay is £20. Details here.

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Downstate Story They publish fiction (up to 2,000 words) in a variety of genres, and narrative written to the standards of fiction. They prefer some connection to Illinois or the Midwest. Anyone can submit work. They pay $50. Details here.

Every Day Fiction They publish flash fiction (up to 1,000 words) in all genres, and also stories that do not fit neatly into any genre. Children’s stories are unlikely to be accepted unless they are relevant to adults as well. Their guidelines say, “There’s no such thing as too short — if you can do the job in 50 words, have at it! — but our readers prefer pieces that tell or at least hint at a complete story (some sort of action or tension rising to a moment of , and at least a clue toward a resolution, though it doesn’t have to be all spelled out).” Payment is $3. Details here.

The Forge They publish one prose piece per week, fiction or nonfiction. They are open to all genres and voices. Normally they accept work of up to 3,000 words, but for exceptional work, they can accept up to 5,000. They love flash and micro prose. They pay $50. Details here. Bethlehem Writers Roundtable They want stories in a variety of genres (no horror or erotica), as well as memoir, told as a real-life story, and poetry. They say they

47 182 Short Fiction Publishers S. Kalekar are an old-fashioned editorial crew, and for them, a great story trumps great writing. Prose should be 2,000 words or fewer. Pay is $20 for featured authors, and $10 for stories on their &More pages. Details here. Buckshot magazine They accept stories (up to 2,000 words) in every genre and style. Occasionally, they publish poetry. They accept multiple submissions. Pay is $20 (CAD25). Details here.

Less Than Three Press This is an LGBTQ+ romance publisher. They often have anthology calls, for which they typically pay $150-200, as well as royalty- paying special collection calls, apart from general novel submissions. Details here.

Mischief Corner Books They are a queer romance and fiction publisher. They have occasional special submission calls on themes of novelette to novel length, apart from regular novel submissions, and they pay royalties. Details here.

Carina Press This is the digital first imprint of Harlequin, and they accept romance in several genres, including contemporary, historical, and romantic suspense. They also publish mystery and crime, with

48 182 Short Fiction Publishers S. Kalekar or without romance. Word count is 25,000 words and up, and for erotic romance shorts, it is 10,000-25,000 words. Details here. Erotic Review This is “a literary lifestyle publication about sex and sexuality aimed at sophisticated, intelligent readers.” They want fiction (1,000-5,0000 words) with a contemporary voice that gives an insight into the human condition. And despite the name, for fiction, they welcome writing that explores any aspect of the human condition. They also accept features/articles and reviews. Details here. Selene Quarterly Magazine This is a magazine of romance, mystery, and alternate history. They publish fiction (100-7,500 words), poetry, nonfiction, and art that “dwells in the shadows” and want stories and poetry that are thrilling, reflective, and imaginative. They also have a spotlight short story involving a moon or the moon as a central element alongside the main theme of the issue, and Astraeus Quarterly, which must “identify with at least one marginalized group such as race, religion, ability status, gender, and age”. They also publish reviews of adult romance, mystery, or alternate history of novelette to novel length, or of other mediums like films. See guidelines for topics which are an absolute no, and those in which they have particular interest. They welcome translations. Pay is $0.01-0.03/word. Details here.

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10 LGBTQ+ Fiction Markets

Gertrude This is a queer literary and arts journal, publishing fiction, nonfiction, poetry and art. They welcome anyone identifying as LGBTQ+ to submit. They publish literary short fiction of up to 3,000 words. Their guidelines say, “We like to publish short fiction by and for—and uplifting of—queer/trans people and . We like to see work that expands or transcends the possibilities of what queer/trans fiction can do.” Details here. Plenitude They publish work by both emerging and established LGBTQ+ writers living in Canada. They publish literary fiction of up to 5,000 words, creative nonfiction, poetry, reviews, interviews, and novel excerpts. They pay. Details here.

Quommunicate Publishing Quommunicate Publishing is an imprint of Quommunity Media LLC, which is also the parent company of Quommunity: The Queer Social Network, which is a media source, marketplace and social network for the LGBTQ community and straight allies. They publish fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and scripts for special, themed submission calls around LGBTQ themes. They pay. Details here.

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Anathema This is an online tri-annual magazine publishing speculative fiction (science fiction/fantasy/horror, the weird, slipstream, surrealism, fabulism, and more) by queer people of color on every range of the LGBTQ spectrum. They accept speculative nonfiction and poetry. Pay is CAD100 for prose and CAD50 for poetry. They are open for submissions year-round. Details here. Supposed Crimes Their tagline is ‘Kick-ass queer fiction’. They started with lesbian books and have expanded to encompass LGBTQ stories and ideas. The focus is on genre fiction–Westerns, science fiction, horror, action–rather than just romance. Apart from books, they sometimes also have anthology calls. Details here.

Crab Fat Magazine This is a monthly online journal that publishes experimental, traditional, queer, feminist, punk, literary, and avant-garde prose (including flash fiction, short fiction, creative nonfiction, and reviews), poetry, and art. They sometimes have themed submission calls. Details here.

Chelsea Station This is an online magazine for gay literature. They publish fiction, nonfiction, poetry, essays, memoir, humor, narrative travelogue, interviews, and reviews (books, theater, television, and film) relating to gay literature and gay men. Details here.

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Vulture Bones This is a quarterly speculative fiction magazine showcasing the voices of transgender and nonbinary writers. Details here.

GlitterShip For this podcast, stories (up to 7,500 words) and poetry must have some queer content and they must be speculative. Pay is $0.03/word. Details here. Monsters Out of the Closet This LGBTQ+ Horror Fiction podcast accepts work of up to 5,000 words on several themes (scroll down to the video panels under ‘Forthcoming themes’ at the bottom, and click on each to see the themes that are open). They also accept reprints and only accept work from LGBTQ+ artists. Pay is $0.02/word. Details here.

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10 Feminist Fiction Markets

The Introspectionist They publish “high-quality, in-depth articles on topics important to the intelligent woman.” They want writing on specific themes. Apart from fiction and poetry, this online feminist magazine publishes essays, creative nonfiction, and in-depth informational pieces. Articles are 100-5,000 words, and pay ranges from $25 for fiction, poetry, and short department pieces, to $200 for long features. Details here. Room Magazine This Canadian feminist magazine publishes work by women (cisgender and transgender), transgender men, Two- and nonbinary people. They publish short stories (up to 3,500 words), poems, creative nonfiction, and art submissions. They usually have themed issues. Pay is CAD50-150. Details here. The Rumpus This magazine publishes essays, reviews, comics, fiction, and columns. They also have a series called ‘Enough’, which is “devoted to creating a dedicated space for essays, poetry, fiction, comics, and artwork by women and non-binary people that engage with rape culture, sexual assault, and domestic violence”, according to their guidelines. Each month they set aside $300 to

53 182 Short Fiction Publishers S. Kalekar pay writers of features and reviews, and all eligible writers are able to opt in for this payment, which is shared out. Details here.

Hysterical They accept work from writers who are women, femmes, or non- binary people – fiction (up to 5,000 words), poetry, nonfiction, and hybrid work. They also have a humor section. Pay is $50. Details here. Canthius Their tagline is ‘Feminism & Literary Arts’. They publish fiction (up to 3,500 words), creative nonfiction, experimental works, and poetry. They welcome work by diverse authors and say they strongly encourage women of color, including Indigenous and Black women, to submit, and accept submissions in Indigenous languages. Pay is $50. Details here. Mslexia They accept writing by women writers, and want fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Some of their issues are themed. Some of the columns are unpaid. Pay is £25 for most contributions. Details here. Lilith Magazine Apart from fiction (up to 3,000 words), they accept reporting, analysis, opinion pieces, memoir, and poetry with a feminist take on subjects of interest to Jewish women. All contributors are paid. Details here.

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Bluestockings Magazine They seek to publish pieces “that are informed by Black power, intersectional feminism, gender self-determination, solidarity with Muslims, Indigenous sovereignty, decolonization, migrant justice, queer kinship, fat freedom, disability justice, prison abolition, radical self-love, and collective liberation.” They publish literary fiction, poetry, poetry, creative nonfiction, current events/interviews, art, pieces on culture, and academic writing. Their accepted pieces tend to be 1-3 pages long. They only accept work that offers a critical anti-oppressive analysis or lens. Details here.

Scum This Australian magazine is interested in publishing feminist- friendly work – fiction (up to 1,000 words), culture, memoir, column, poetry, and reviews. Submissions are open during the first week of every month. Pay is AUD60. Details here.

Feminist Studies This journal is “committed to publishing an interdisciplinary body of feminist knowledge that sees intersections of gender with racial identity, sexual orientation, economic means, geographical location, and physical ability as the touchstone for our politics and our intellectual analysis. Whether work is drawn from the complex past or the shifting present, the articles and essays that appear in Feminist Studies address social and political issues that intimately and significantly affect women and men in the United States and around the world”, according to their guidelines. They

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10 Christian Fiction Markets

Liguorian Magazine Apart from fiction (up to 2,000 words), this Christian publication also publishes articles and personal essays. Pay is $0.12- 0.15/word. Details here. Salvation Army: The War Cry They publish fiction, albeit a limited amount. They also publish articles, reprints, news, nonfiction, Use New Living Translation, and photographs. They require work on specific themes (800- 1,250 words) to be submitted 60 days prior to the issue publication and for special issues of Easter and Christmas, work has to be submitted six months in advance. They also publish reprints. They pay $0.35/word. Details here. St Anthony Messenger This is a Catholic monthly magazine. Apart from fiction (2,000- 2,500 words), they also accept articles and poetry. Their guidelines say, “Stories that sound more like essays or monologues with no dialogue or interaction on the part of the characters will not succeed.” Also, “Dialogue should move the story forward and sound real—the way people speak in real life.” For features, they want pitches only. Pay is $0.20/word. Details here.

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LIVE This is a take-home story paper distributed weekly in adult Sunday School classes. The audience is Christian adults. Apart from fiction, they publish true stories, nonfiction, and how-to articles. Poems, first-person anecdotes, and short humor are also accepted. LIVE presents realistic characters who utilize biblical principles to resolve their problems. They do not accept Bible fiction or science fiction. Even problem-centered stories should be upbeat. Stories should not be preachy, critical, or moralizing. They should not present pat, trite, or simplistic answers to problems. Cover stories are 800 to 1,200 words, and inside stories are 200 to 600 words. They accept reprints. Pay is $0.10/word. Details here.

Letters Journal This is an annual review of literature and the arts. The editors seek to engage creative expression with religion, spirituality, and belief, and connect the life of faith to contemporary art practice. They publish fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and visual arts. Details here.

The Scriblerus This magazine “desires to provide authentic art and writing while maintaining Christian values.” Also, “work need not have tidy Sunday-school answers or easy resolutions to be published.” They publish fiction (up to 1,500 words), cartoons/graphic stories, poetry, film, music, nonfiction, spoken word, and visual art. Details here.

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Edify Fiction They publish fiction (up to 4,000 words), poetry, and photography/digital art that is positive, inspirational, and motivating. They publish many fiction genres, including mystery, fantasy, science fiction, romance, historical, comedy, and young adult. While the management of the magazine is Christian, stories do not have to have a Christian theme. Details here.

The Other Journal Their tagline is ‘An Intersection of Theology & Culture’. They publish creative writing, including fiction, memoir, and poetry. They welcome “critical essays, reviews, creative writing, and visual or performance art that encounter life through the lens of theology and culture; we seek pieces that consider the interaction of faith with contemporary life, art, politics, sexuality, technology, economics, and social justice. We are particularly interested in works which present creative, alternative views that may otherwise fall outside the margins of mainstream narratives. And although we primarily focus on perspectives within the Christian tradition, we invite dialogue with all who are interested in exploring the ongoing role of faith and spirituality in the world.” Their issues are themed. Details here.

Hypnos Magazine This magazine “strives to promote the best weird fiction in the vein of H. P. Lovecraft, Lord Dunsany, Algernon Blackwood, , , and .” They encourage their contributors to explore religious controversies through the genre of weird fiction. Their guidelines also say, “We

59 182 Short Fiction Publishers S. Kalekar are not necessarily requesting testimonials or devotionals. We are seeking more innovative forms that probe religious themes within the context of fantasy, science fiction, or horror.” Contributors are not limited to religious themes, however. Details here and here. Mysterion They want science fiction, fantasy and horror stories (up to 9,000 words) that engage meaningfully with Christian themes, characters or cosmology. The stories need not teach a or be close to an approved theological position. Nor do they need to be pro-Christian – see their detailed guidelines on the kind of work they see too often, and what they would like to see. They are especially interested in stories that show Christians from cultures beyond those of the United States, Canada, and Western Europe. They accept translations and reprints. Pay is $0.08/word. Details here.

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17 Western, Pulp, Historical Fiction Markets

The Western Online This magazine is dedicated to everything Western. The type of story (up to 5,000 words) most likely to be published here is the traditional post-Civil War Western, but they will consider any story that is connected with the early settling of America that takes place during the 1700s and early 1800s, from swashbuckling pirates to mountain men and the early pioneers. All stories must be set in the 17th, 18th, or 19th centuries and deal with the opening and exploration of the American West. They will consider stories with supernatural elements (ghost stories, or stories dealing with regional ) as long as the story is clearly a Western, as well as weird Westerns as long as the story is done tastefully. They do not want spaceships or aliens, space or modern Westerns, spoofs or works that mock the genre. They will consider excerpts from novels to be published as short stories if the excerpt can stand on its own. They may consider stories set in the future if they contain no modern or futuristic technology and are for all intents and purposes Western stories. They offer $5 per story. They read on an ongoing basis. Details here.

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The Western Online Press This is a new eBook press, attached to The Western Online Magazine. They publish Western -length works of at least 20,000 words to full-length novels. Details here. Frontier Tales They publish , biographies, and nonfiction. According to their guidelines, “The key concept here is the interaction of the frontier with civilization and the adjustments people had to make in order to find a way to survive.” They’re looking for well-written stories with . This is not a paying market and if stories are included in an anthology, contributors can buy these anthologies at a reduced price. Details here. Galway Press: Saddlebag Dispatches Galway Press is Oghma Creative Media’s Western imprint, and Saddlebag Dispatches is their semi-annual flagship publication. They want short stories, serial novels, poetry, and nonfiction about the West. Themes should be open country, unforgiving nature, struggles to survive and settle the land, freedom from authority, cooperation with fellow adventurers, and other experiences that human beings encounter on the frontier. They do not want Westerns limited to the turn of the 20th century – the essence of the stories, though, is openness and struggle. Details here.

Eastern Iowa Review They publish fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. They accept

62 182 Short Fiction Publishers S. Kalekar contemporary mystery, contemporary spy, contemporary woods / Western / mountain / Appalachian, dark fiction (but no straight- up horror), fan fiction (video games, movies, books), literary, and speculative fiction of up to 2,000 words – query for longer. They also welcome work from debut and young authors. They also say this is a journal of “good spaces”, that “Even in our “dark fiction” category, skin-crawly as your work may be, don’t make it hopeless!” They accept multiple submissions (see guidelines). Details here. Black Heart Magazine They publish short-form modern literature in all genres, from pulp to literary fiction (up to 2,500 words), and poetry, and they announce themes. They have a thrice-yearly publishing cycle, and publish work from up-and-coming and established writers. They also publish digital anthologies, and nominate pieces for Best of the Net and Pushcart Prize. Details here. Pulp Literature They want any genre or between-genre work of literature, or visual art (black and white for interiors, color for covers) up to 50 pages in length. They accept short stories, novellas, poetry, comics, and illustrations. They take all genres of fiction, not just pulp – including fantasy, romance, mystery, and literary. They do not publish nonfiction, memoir, or children’s stories. They take more short fiction than novellas, and stories under 5,000 words have the best chance of publication. They also publish poetry. They pay $0.05-0.07/word for short stories, and the rates get lower for longer stories and novellas. They publish reprints. Details here.

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Broadswords and Blasters They want fiction (2,000-5,000 words) submissions in the tradition. They are looking for tales of sword and sorcery, Westerns (weird or otherwise), horror (cosmic, , visceral, and psychological), detective tales, two-fisted action, and retro science fiction. Stories should feature strong characters and visceral action. Their guidelines also say, “Despite having great action, detailed settings, and iconic characters, much of old-school pulp is unfortunately emblematic of limited cultural ideals that we have no interest in propagating. As such, we encourage diverse characters and welcome stories that subvert the standard pulp formula.” Pay is $15 per story. Details here.

Crimson Streets This is a pulp web now/print later magazine, with focus on action and atmosphere over characterization. Stories can fall into the adventure, aviation, detective/mystery, fantasy, hard-boiled, gangster, horror/occult, masked-vigilante, noir, railroad, war, and Western/ genre – they publish anything that could fall under the banner of pulp, with the exception of science fiction (they do accept stories with science fiction elements, though). They also publish a limited number of articles related to the pulps. Read the submission guidelines details carefully, and the rights they acquire. They also accept artwork. They accept stories of 800-6,000 words, and pay is $0.01/word. Details here. Pulp Modern This is a twice-annual fiction journal and they publish crime,

64 182 Short Fiction Publishers S. Kalekar fantasy, science fiction, horror, and Western stories (3,500-5,000 words). No subject is taboo. Pay is $10. Details here. EconoClash Review Their tagline is ‘Quality Cheap Thrills.’ This biannual print journal publishes pulp, including crime, noir, horror, science fiction, weird, and humor fiction (1,500-4,500 words). Pay is $10/story. Details here. Copperfield Review This is a journal of historical fiction – submissions that are not historical in nature will not be considered. They publish short stories (including flash and novel excerpts, if they can stand on their own, 500-3,000 words), book reviews, poetry, interviews with historical novelists, and nonfiction about tips for writing historical fiction or personal essays about writing historical fiction. Pay is $20. Details here. Fiction This is a magazine of historical flash fiction, , and hybrid pieces of up to 500 words. They publish “anything from traditional storytelling to all manner of experiment and , as long as the work engages with the historical in some way. We welcome unusual perspectives, magical realism, fabulism, alternate histories, and things that don’t seem to fit comfortably in any particular box”, according to their guidelines. Anything set in the 21st century is likely to be a harder sell. Details here.

Timeworn Literary Journal This new journal wants submissions of unpublished historical

65 182 Short Fiction Publishers S. Kalekar fiction stories set before 1996, rooted in history and voice-driven. They want historical fiction from the fringe, which means anything with a bend toward the surreal, the dream-like, the strange. They also value beauty and warmth and a generally well-written story with soul. Romance, mystery, crime and the gothic are all acceptable. Speculative elements strongly encouraged. Stories should be up to 5,000 words. Pay is $25. Details here.

Mirror Dance This magazine publishes historical fiction with fantasy elements (up to 5,000 words). They publish all sub-genres of fantasy, including magic realism, urban or , sword and sorcery, fantasy-of-manners, and stories with mythological or folkloric themes. They also publish poetry. Pay is $5. Details here.

Lowestoft Chronicle They consider a variety of genres, and prefer humorous submissions with an emphasis on travel. They publish fiction (up to 3,000 words), poetry, and nonfiction – including narrative nonfiction, commentary, , and memoir. Details here. Historic Heroines This is “a new destination for readers hungry for female focused literature or history viewed through a female centric lens”. Fiction (1,500-5,000 words) can be about a real woman, famous or obscure. It can be about a real or fictive woman participating/witnessing a real historical event or moment. Please read the guidelines carefully – they want exclusive rights. Also, “Writers will be given a dedicated page on our website to

66 182 Short Fiction Publishers S. Kalekar promote themselves and their heroines.” They also publish nonfiction articles, book reviews, and essays. Pay is $25. Details here.

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14 Mystery, Suspense, Crime Fiction Markets

Over My Dead Body! They publish a wide variety of mystery-related fiction manuscripts, from cozy to hardboiled and everything in between. They also publish nonfiction – mystery-related author interviews/ profiles and articles. Mystery-related travel pieces will also be considered. For fiction, the word count is 750-4,000 words, and pay is $0.01/word. Details here.

Who Knocks? This magazine, launched in early 2019, accepts primarily mystery, weird tales, suspense, and horror stories, as well as true crime stories. They are also open to blog style editorials and articles about the craft of writing or pertaining to the accepted genres. They accept reprints, as well as artwork. Pay for fiction is $0.01/word up to $50. Details here. The Norwegian American This is a magazine for the Norwegian-American community. They also publish short works of fiction of any genre that have something to do with Norway, or crime/mystery stories even if they have nothing to do with Norway (bonus points if they

68 182 Short Fiction Publishers S. Kalekar do). They accept fiction submissions of up to 1,500 words (under 1,000 preferred) on a rolling basis, and pay $50. Details here. Fiction on the Net This website publishes genre stories, including criminal stories, real life stories (everyday life and relationships), as well as funny, creepy, fantastic, and futuristic stories – new stories are published twice weekly. The editor updates the submissions page with the genres that are currently needed and they accept reprints. Details here. TTA Press: Crimewave They publish crime and mystery short stories and many of their stories have won prestigious awards. They accept stories up to 10,000 words. Associated publications are Interzone (science fiction) and Black Static (horror). Details here. The Literary Hatchet This magazine publishes provocative contemporary short fiction in various genres, poetry, illustrations, interviews, and reviews. All subjects except erotica are welcome. Stories are 500-6,000 words. They pay $10 for stories and they nominate work for prizes. Details here. Flash Bang Mysteries They are a flash fiction magazine publishing mystery/suspense of all types (, private eye, amateur sleuth, cozies, hardboiled, etc.). Stories should be 500-750 words, and pay is $20. Details here.

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Switchblade This is a magazine of hardboiled crime fiction and they have occasional calls for themed anthologies/issues. They also accept poetry and artwork. Pay is $15. Details here. Expound This Nigeria-based magazine accepts work from all over the world and they strongly prefer fiction with a diverse international outlook. They publish all genres of fiction – crime fiction, science fiction, fan fiction, fantasy writing and erotica are welcome, and there are no length restrictions. They also accept poetry, photography, artworks, videos, and nonfiction – interviews, reviews, memoir pieces and essays. Details here. Tough This is a crime fiction journal publishing short stories and self- contained novel excerpts, and occasional book reviews. Their guidelines say, “We are particularly interested in stories with rural settings and stories that intersect with the weird or occult. To clarify: think H.P. Lovecraft for a modern audience, without the racist baggage. Think Fatale, by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips. We are not interested in science fiction or fantasy, except for stories in which those elements accentuate or play a major role in a crime.” They publish every Monday. Length guidelines are 1,500- 7,500 words for fiction, and they pay $25. Details here. The Dark City This is a magazine of crime and mystery stories (1,000-7,500 words). They are fans of stories that have roots in reality, and also

70 182 Short Fiction Publishers S. Kalekar consider humorous situations and characters to be part of reality. Pay is $25. They pay separately if the story is anthologized. Details here. Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine This premier magazine is interested in every kind of mystery story – classic detection, police procedurals, private eye, suspense, courtroom drama, espionage, and even the occasional , if it involves a crime. They accept stories up to 12,000 words (most are considerably shorter), and pay $0.05-0.08/word. Details here. Noir Nation This magazine publishes international crime fiction (50-3,000 words), nonfiction, and poetry. Fiction should be realistic, set in the here and now or near past, and involve a crime or the promise of one or transgression in some form. Their guidelines also say, “If the work is comedic or farcical, it can be set anywhere, any time but must be more than parody: it must be funny.” Pay is unspecified, but they do pay. While they do have open calls, they sometimes open submissions only to their newsletter subscribers. Details here.

Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine This well-regarded mystery magazine publishes every kind of mystery short story – the psychological suspense tale, the deductive puzzle, the private eye case – the gamut of crime and detection from the realistic to the more imaginative (including “locked room” and “impossible crime” stories). They are not interested in explicit sex or violence, nor do they want true

71 182 Short Fiction Publishers S. Kalekar detective or crime stories. They also publish poetry. Length is 2,500-8,000 words, though they occasionally publish stories of up to 12,000 words. They also accept 1-2 short novels every year, up to 20,000 words, from established writers. Pay is $0.05- 0.08/word, sometimes higher for established authors. Details here.

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39 Literary Fiction Markets

The Puritan This Canadian literary magazine publishes fiction (up 10,000 words), nonfiction – interviews, essays and reviews – and poetry from all over the world. They can only accept a limited number of fee-free submissions per month, so it is best to get the submissions in early. Pay is CAD150 (more for nonfiction). Details here. NonBinary Review They usually have themed issues related to specific famous works of literature. They publish fiction (up to 5,000 words), poetry, and visual art. Submissions must have a clear relationship with a specific aspect of the source text. Pay is $0.01/word. Details here. Slice Literary Magazine They publish themed fiction (up to 5,000 words), nonfiction, and poetry. Pay is $75-250. Details here. Ducts They publish fiction (3,000-4,000 words), essays, memoir, humor, and poetry. Pay is $20. Details here. Carve They publish literary fiction (up to 10,000 words), nonfiction, and

73 182 Short Fiction Publishers S. Kalekar poetry. They accept novel excerpts if these stand alone as a story. There is no fee for mailed submissions. Pay is $100. Details here. Split Lip Magazine This is a voice-driven literary journal with a pop culture twist. They publish online monthly and in print annually. They accept literary, mainstream, or experimental fiction of up to 2,500 words (but no genre fiction), memoir, and poetry. They have fee-free submissions during specific months – sometimes these options are closed early due to overwhelming response. Pay is $50 for web contributions, and $5/page for print. Details here. Shenandoah This literary magazine, part of Washington & Lee University’s English Department, publishes stories (up to 8,000 words), essays, creative nonfiction, excerpts of novels in progress, poems, comics, and translations of all of the above. Their window for translation submissions never closes. They can only accept a limited number of submissions per month during their reading periods. Pay is $100 per 1,000 words of prose up to $500. Details here. Consequence Magazine This annual literary magazine publishes short fiction (up to 5,000 words), poetry, nonfiction, interviews, reviews, and visual art mainly focused on the culture of war. They also publish translations. Pay is $10/page for prose up to $250. Details here. New England Review This literary magazine publishes fiction (up to 2,000 words), poetry, nonfiction, drama, translation, creative writing for the

74 182 Short Fiction Publishers S. Kalekar web site. They prefer online submissions, which have a fee, but they also accept mailed submissions from those unable to use Submittable. There is no fee for mailed submissions. Pay is $20/page for print, and $50 for digital. Details here. Claw & Blossom This new literary magazine accepts fiction (up to 1,000 words), creative nonfiction, and poetry – they have themed calls. All work must also contain elements of the natural world. Pay is $25. Details here. New Haven Review They like their writers to have a connection with the New Haven area, though this is not mandatory. They publish fiction, nonfiction, reviews, and poetry. They also publish translated poems. There are no length guidelines for prose. Shorter pieces tend to be 1,200 words, longer ones may run into several thousand. Pay is at least $500 for prose. Details here. Apple Valley Review They read poetry, short literary fiction, including fiction with genre elements, and nonfiction. They prefer work that has both mainstream and literary appeal. All entries eligible for an annual Editor’s Prize. Details here. Barrelhouse They publish fiction (up to 8,000 words), poetry, book reviews, nonfiction, and art. They pay $50 to print contributors. Details here.

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The Sun This award-winning magazine publishes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. They tend to favour personal writing, but are also looking for provocative pieces on political and cultural issues. They also pay well for interviews and photography. There are no minimum length guidelines for fiction and nonfiction, and they rarely publish something over 7,000 words. Pay is $300-2,000. Details here. The Yale Review They publish fiction, nonfiction and poetry and have no formal writers’ guidelines; the editors ask writers to acquaint themselves with the magazine, to familiarise themselves with the kind of writing they publish. Past contributors have included W. H. Auden, and . Submissions must be mailed. Details here. Ryga: a journal of provocations This Canadian journal accept stories, essays, poetry and short plays of both established and emerging writers who explore social issues. They want writing in the tradition of the work of George Ryga, whose best known work is the play The Ecstasy of Rita Joe: like his work, to write counter-narratives, to treat the marginalized fairly, to challenge the formal boundaries of without losing the humanity of the characters that drive it. They pay CAD100. Details here. The Boiler They publish new and emerging writers on a quarterly basis. They

76 182 Short Fiction Publishers S. Kalekar accept fiction (up to 3,500 words), creative nonfiction and poetry, and nominate work for Pushcart and other prizes. For fiction, they want stories “that display commonalities in the human spirit which derive from an human ideal. Whether those commonalities display loss, defeat, triumph, humor, abandonment, fortitude, etc”, according to their guidelines. Details here. Overland This is an Australian literary magazine. They publish fiction, poetry, and essays. They publish fiction “by new and diverse writers (as well as some established authors) with a focus on work that is politically engaged, intellectually challenging and emotionally charged, across a range of genres and styles.” They actively seek work from emerging writers in regional Australia. Pay is AUD500 for print fiction. Details here and here. CRAFT They publish literary fiction (up to 6,000 words). They also publish talks, essays, interviews, and book annotations/reviews, but it is unclear whether they pay for these. They also consider reprints. Pay is $100-200. Details here. Virginia Quarterly Review This well-respected literary magazine wants literary, not genre fiction (2,000-8,000 words) and they also publish various kinds of nonfiction and poetry. They also accept content for their website. Pay is $1,000 and above. Details here. Grain Magazine This Canadian literary magazine accepts work from around the

77 182 Short Fiction Publishers S. Kalekar world and publishes fiction (up to 3,000 words), poetry, and literary nonfiction. Pay is CAD50/page, up to CAD250. Details here.

The Metaworker They publish both literary and genre fiction (up to 3,000 words), as well as poetry. They have a helpful wish list of the kind of stories they are looking for at particular points of time. Details here. One Story They accept literary fiction as well as translated stories. They publish one story per issue. Stories are 3,000-8,000 words, and pay is $500. Details here. Albion Review This journal is published annually and accepts work by undergraduate writers only. They want short fiction (up to 15 pages), poetry, essays, and art. All work submitted is eligible for a $200 prize in poetry, fiction, or art. Details here. Passager Journal They are dedicated to writers over 50 years. They publish one Open Issue (poetry, memoir/personal essays and short fiction) and one Poetry Contest Issue per year. They prefer posted submissions, but also take entries via Submittable. They accept prose submissions of up to 4,000 words. There is no fee for mailed submissions. Details here.

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The Threepenny Review This well-regarded quarterly journal accepts fiction (up to 4,000 words), nonfiction, as well as poetry, and their response time is usually quick. Pay is $400. Details here. The Malahat Review This Canadian literary magazine accepts submissions of fiction (up to 8,000 words), creative nonfiction, book reviews and criticism, poetry, and translations. Pay is CAD65/page. Details here. Mizna – a journal of Arab This is a journal that publishes work of relevance to the Arab- American community and they accept prose of up to 2,500 words, as well as poetry. Apart from the journal, the organization promotes Arab-American culture; they run an Arab film festival and several public arts events. They often run themed issues. They pay an honorarium. Details here. Waypoints They are looking for fiction (up to 6,000 words) and poetry that that embodies a sense of place, and shows what you have encountered on your journey. All entries are eligible for an Editor’s Prize of $50. Details here.

The Lousville Review They accept fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and drama. There are no length restrictions for fiction submissions. They also accept poetry from students in grades K-12. Details here.

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Alaska Quarterly Review They publish short stories and novel excerpts (up to 50 pages), short plays, poetry, and literary nonfiction in the traditional and experimental styles. They publish new and emerging writers alongside established and award-winning writers. They accept only postal submissions. Details here. Glass Mountain and Shards Any undergraduate or emerging artist is eligible to submit work. They accept fiction (up to 15 pages for both Glass Mountain, the print magazine and Shards, the online magazine), nonfiction, reviews and literary essays, poetry, and art. Their focus is on literary fiction. Details here.

Able Muse They accept fiction (up to 4,000 words), poetry and poetry translations, nonfiction, essays, book reviews and interviews, and art with focus on metrical and formal poetry. Their focus is on literary fiction. This is not a market for genre fiction. Details here. Planet This Welsh magazine accepts fiction (1,500-2,500 words), poetry, as well as pitches for articles. Pay is £40 per 1,000 words for prose (or part thereof). Details here. The Offing This online magazine publishes creative writing in all genres and art in all media. They want work that “challenges, experiments,

80 182 Short Fiction Publishers S. Kalekar provokes – work that pushes literary and artistic forms and conventions.” They publish fiction, Micro (10-560 character work, including spaces, in any genre), translations, and several other columns. There is no reading fee in 2019. Pay is $20-60. Details here and here. This literary magazine welcome submissions of fiction (up to 30 pages), creative nonfiction, poetry, and translations. Reviews are only of poetry, and by assignment – reviewers are welcome to query. Pay is $0.05/word for prose, up to $100. Details here and here. Rock and Hard Place Magazine They accept fiction that focuses on the plight of marginalized, poor, depressed, and desperate people. They want fiction (2,000- 5,000 words) on this theme in any genre, or mixed genres. Pay is $35. Details here. Agnes and True This Canadian literary journal accepts work from outside Canada, but places emphasis on fiction that exhibits a Canadian sensibility. They celebrate the achievement of women, and are particularly interested in discovering and publishing fiction (500-10,000 words) by emerging older writers, both female and male. They especially like workplace stories, travel stories (but not travelogues), insightful stories about friendships and family, and stories that highlight the political side of the personal. Pay is CAD75. Details here.

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The Masters Review: New Voices In this section, the magazine publishes fiction (up to 7,000 words) and narrative 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. Pay is $0.10/word, up to $200. Details here.

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About the Author

S. Kalekar is the pseudonym of a regular contributor to Authors Publish magazine. When not researching writers’ markets, she haunts bookshops and readings. She can be reached here.