100% freelance. “We want science fiction, fantasy, horror, and mash-ups of all three—the dark, weird stuff down at the bottom of your little literary heart. This magazine is not a publication credit, it is a place to put your secret places and dreams on display. Short fiction.” Unsolicited poetry not accepted. Welcomes new writers. Monthly. Pays 30 days after publication. Publishes ms 3-9 months after acceptance. Buys first rights and non-exclusive anthology rights. Responds 30-60 days.
Pays $0.05/word. Stories no longer than 5000 words.
100% freelance. “We publish Science Fiction and Fantasy only, up to 10K words, and genre poetry. We also review small press books (not self-published unless the author has previously had a story in Abyss & Apex). We especially like to review short story collections.” Welcomes new writers. “25% of our stories are the first things that writer had published. We cannot afford to pay pro rates so, if we see promise in a writer we work with them on rewrites and MAKE pro writers. Some of the writer’s we’ve helped launch are Lavie Tidar and Aliette de Bodard. We published early NK Jemisin and Alan Smale.” Circ. 12K servers/month. Quarterly. Pays 30 days after publication. Publishes around a year after acceptance. Buys “World English Rights, for publication in the English language on the World Wide Web and in downloadable PDF; Right of first offer on world anthology rights; The work shall be available online through an archived copy for at least four months and then Indefinitely or until the author requests its removal.” No reprints. Responds between 2 weeks to 6 months.
Pays $0.06/word, not to exceed $75/story.
“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 $0.01/word for 2500-7500 words.
60% freelance. “ALLEGORY is a biannual publication of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Founded in 1998, we are one of the oldest continually running ezines in the world. We publish quality original fiction by new and established authors from all around the globe.” Welcomes new writers. Buys first rights for six months. Accepts reprints.
“A science fiction publication.” Welcomes new writers.
Pays $25 flat fee.
“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.
“The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction has been one of the genre’s leading publications since 1949.” Buys first N.A. serial rights and select world rights. Occasionally accepts reprints.
“Flash Fiction Online publishes short fiction of 500-1000 words, both originals and reprints, and in a variety of genres including literary, science fiction, fantasy, and horror. We consider flash fiction a complete story in a tiny package. We want developed empathetic characters and discernible resolved plots.” Welcomes new writers. Circ. 500K. Monthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 4-8 months after acceptance. Buys first worldwide English rights for originals with one year exclusivity, and non exclusive worldwide rights for reprints. Accepts reprints. Responds usually within 48 hours, sometimes up to 8 weeks.
“Albedo One is primarily a fiction magazine specializing in Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy (Modern, Urban – no High Fantasy) We also feature book reviews and author interviews.” 70% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 800. Bi-annual in print; weekly online. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 6 months to 2 years after acceptance. Buys first rights. Accepts reprints under special circumstances. Responds within 3 months. Sample articles at website. Subscription €32.00. Guidelines online at http://www.albedo1.com/submission-guidelines.
” Red Sun is a quarterly magazine that publishes science-fiction, fantasy, and horror fiction. We want quality entertainment. The stories can be dark. They can be violent. They can be gory. They can be humorous. They can be weird. They can be political. They can be speculative. They can be populated with any culture, any religion. With men, women, LGBT, black, white, or brown. We are particularly interested in war-themed science fiction five science fiction written by war veterans. In addition to fiction, we want interviews, articles, and reviews up to 5k words that are relevant to the genres we publish, to include role-playing games, board games, movies, television, etc. We also accept artwork & comic strips; no poetry. Art should fit the genres we publish.” 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Quarterly. Pays within 30 days of publication. Publishes ms 1-2 months after acceptance. “We ask for exclusive rights to the author’s work for six months (the duration of a single issue’s run, plus two months), as well as exclusive anthology rights for a year, both to begin at the time of publication.” No reprints. Responds up to 4 months. Sample available for purchase at http://redsunmagazine.com/purchase. Guidelines online at http://redsunmagazine.com/guidelines.