“Neon is a magazine of slipstream fiction, poetry, and artwork. We publish creative work that is fantastic or surreal, and which crosses the boundaries between science-fiction, horror and literary fiction.” Welcomes new writers. Circ. 2K. Publishes bi-annual. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms within one year of acceptance. Buys non-exclusive, one-time, worldwide serial and digital rights, and archive rights. Accepts reprints. Responds in 1-6 months. Guidelines online.
Pays £0.02/word for prose, and £0.20/line for poetry.
“Old Moon Quarterly is a magazine of dark fantasy and weird sword-and-sorcery set in a historical-paranormal or secondary world setting, with a focus on well-rounded characters driving strange action.” Welcomes new writers. Quarterly. Pays on acceptance. Usually publishes ms within two months of acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds in 4-10 weeks. Guidelines online.
Pays $0.08/word for short fiction, and $50 for poetry
100% freelance. “Flash Frog is an online flash fiction magazine established in January 2021, featuring stories under 1,000 words. We like our stories like we like our dart frogs: small, brightly colored, and deadly to the touch. Each story is also accompanied by original artwork created just for that piece.” Welcomes new writers. Weekly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms around 3 months after acceptance. Buys one-time rights. No reprints. Responds in 2-3 days. Sample stories available online. Guidelines online.
Ádám Gerencsér and Mariano Martín Rodríguez, co-editors. 80% freelance. “Sci Phi Journal explores the intersection of speculative philosophy, cosmological, anthropological and theological SFF through conceptual (idea- rather than character-driven) fiction and FNF (fictional non-fiction).” Welcomes new writers. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within 2 months of acceptance. Buys first digital publication rights. No reprints. Responds in 1-2 weeks. Guidelines online.
Pays £0.03/word for fiction, £0.01/word for translations for up to 2K words.
100% freelance. “A speculative fiction webzine with a global perspective.” Welcomes new writers. Weekly. Pays on Fridays following management receipt of contract. Publishes ms around 6 months after acceptance. Buys first rights for six months. Only accepts reprints for nonfiction articles. Responds in 50-80 days. Guidelines online.
Pays .10/word – $90 (See Current Needs)
“Mystery Weekly Magazine presents crime and mystery short stories by some of the world’s best established and emerging mystery writers. The original stories we select for each issue run the gamut from cozy to hardboiled fiction. Available in print on Amazon and on Kindle Newsstand with a 30 day trial. 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Monthly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 1-2 months after acceptance.
Pays $0.02/word for 2500-7500 words.
100% freelance. “Overtime, a series of one-story chapbooks, was created to showcase some of the stories we receive that are a little too long for our Workers Write! series, but are worthy of publication. Welcomes new writers. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 6-12 months after acceptance. Rights purchased varies. Accepts reprints. Responds 1 week to queries; 1 month to stories. Samples at website.
Pays $35-$50 for 5,000-12,000 words.
100% freelance. “GigaNotoSaurus publishes one science fiction or fantasy (or a combination of both) story a month.” Welcomes new writers. Monthly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms within 3-6 months after acceptance. Buys first serial rights and non-exclusive, indefinite archival rights, but authors may request to be removed from the archive at any time. No reprints. Responds within 30-90 days. Subscriptions are free. Guidelines online.
Pays flat fee of $100/article.
“Solarpunk Magazine is a bimonthly online publication of radically hopeful science fiction and fantasy with a focus on climate solutions and building a utopian future.” Bimonthly. Pays upon publication, or within 60 days of signing a contract. Publishes ms in 60-180 days. Buys exclusive first worldwide English-language electronic/digital rights (becomes non-exclusive after six months), worldwide non-exclusive audio rights, nonexclusive worldwide English-language (for a period of three years from the date of publication). No reprints. Responds in 30-60 days. Guidelines online.
Pays $0.08/word, $40/poem, and $75/nonfiction article
“Radish is an exciting mobile fiction platform for serialized storytelling. Our wide variety of stories are published and read in bite-sized installments optimized for smartphone readers. It’s the literary equivalent of addictive TV dramas, right on your phone!” Pays on acceptance. Publishes no more than a month after acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds within one week. Guidelines available by email or online.