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This online and print zine publishes short stories and
poetry and art and articles and book and movie reviews in
the following genres: fantasy, science fiction, horror
and sword & sorcery. Reprints okay.
Rates are 1/4 cent a word for fiction (minimum $5) and $5
for poems on publication. Electronic submissions
Please read guidelines at the website before submitting.
Submission Guidelines: http://www.samsdotpublishing.com/aoife/AKGuidelines.htm
Albedo One is Irelands longest-running and foremost
magazine of the fantastic. Looking for Science Fiction,
Fantasy, Horror, experimental and surrealist fiction. We
are always looking for thoughtful, well written fiction.
Our definition of what constitutes science fiction,
horror or fantasy is extremely broad and we love to see
material which pushes at the boundaries. Print and
Electronic zine. E-subs okay, but no attachments.
Disposable manuscripts only. Prefers to reply to all
submissions via email. Also sponsors the Aeon Award with
a grand prize of 1000 (Euro).
Fiction: 2500-8000 words (preferred) story voted the best
in each issue receives Euro 100. All contributors
receive one copy of the issue in which the story
Submission Guidelines: http://www.albedo1.com/html/writers_guidelines.html
Anotherealm is looking for Science Fiction, Fantasy and
Horror with a strong plot and good characters. No porn,
no gratuitous cruelty, sex, violence. They buy First
Worldwide Electronic Rights and Anthology Rights should
they wish to feature your story in a "Best Of"
Accepts E-subs only, in body of e-mail.
Word Count: 1000 to 5000 words, pays $25 On Acceptance.
Submission Guidelines: http://anotherealm.com/submit/index.html
Blood, Blade & Thruster Magazine
This is a publication of speculative fiction with a slant
to the satirical; works of horror, fantasy, and science
fiction, some of which may convey a self-deprecating or
humorous view of the genre.
We are looking for fiction, illustrations, articles, and
reviews of genre publications.
Keep in mind it is not our goal to attack or ridicule,
but to occasionally provide a light-hearted view of the
various genres and/or the followers they gather. At the
same time, we dont want to lose sight of serious
short fiction, and welcome those submissions as well.
Original works are preferred but reprints will be
Prefer stories between 2,000-5,000 words. Payment is ½
cent per word plus one contributor copy.
Submission Guidelines: http://www.bbtmagazine.com/submissions/
Seeking short stories in the following genres: Science
Fiction, Dark Fantasy and Horror
Pay Rate: $10 US/story (3¢/word lead story)
Length: 1,500 to 8,000 words
Also seeking Flash Fiction in the following genres: Dark
Fantasy, Horror, Dark Science Fiction
Blood Rose prefer primarily horror and dark fantasy,
although may consider some science fiction as long as it,
too, is dark. We particularly like 'hard' sf and
'cyberpunk,' particularly when it speaks to the human
Submission Guidelines: http://www.bloodrosemag.com/guidelines.html
This print magazine accept "dark, gritty pulp
fiction" up to 8,000 words (prefers 2,000 - 4,000
words). Shorter stories have a greater chance of
Send me horror, westerns, crime fiction, sci-fi,
fantasy, historical fiction - I don't care as long as
it's well written and original. I am after visionary
stories with a powerful storyline and strong
characterization. I do not appreciate gratuitous sex and
violence. I will also not consider anything racist,
sexist, or which conveys a message of sex or cruelty to
animals or children.
They currently pay ¼ cent per word (AU) for original
work or one contributor's copy for reprints. Please read
guidelines in full before submitting.
Submission Guidelines: http://www.darkanimus.com/guidelines.html
Dark Krypt is searching for strong fiction with solid
characters and plot that both scare and entertain. We
welcome a wide variety of horror tales including subtle
horror, psychological, supernatural, dark sci-fi, dark
fantasy, and cross-genre (and some experimental). Tales
are not restricted to serious horror, but may also be
satirical. Stories featuring vampires, werewolves, serial
killers, and the like, must have an original fresh twist
and be particularly terrifying, interesting, and/or
unusual to catch our attention and hold it. Rummage in
the darkest recesses of your mind and find out what
frightens you most -- even if it's funny. Have a good
time writing the story from the edge of your seat and
well have fun reading it from the edge of ours. A
classy webzine looking for horror and speculative
fiction. Pays $25 US and a PDF copy for stories under
7,500 words. Pay careful attention to the guidelines
Submission Guidelines: http://www.darkkrypt.com/darkkryptguide.htm
Full-size print magazine seeking short horror. Pays $25
per new story and $15 for reprints + 2 contributor
copies. Nonfiction (interviews, reviews, etc.) also
wanted. 3 month response time.
Needs: Horror, Dark Fantasy, slipstream, suspense, noir/
and magic realism. Stories may have supernatural element
or not. Magazine has zombie-kitsch cover art but is very
serious about high literary values inside the cover.
*Strongly urge* reading an issue before submitting. Read
entire guidelines before submitting. Fiction: to 3500
words (preferred), pays $25 minimum.
Please read a sample issue of the magazine before
Submission Guidelines: http://www.horrorgarage.com/gls2.html
Not One Of Us
Seeking primarily Horror, also SciFi, Western,
mainstream, beat, "whatever". Open to material
about people (or things) out of place in their
surroundings, outsiders, social misfits, aliens, etc.
"Plausible (if occasionally insane) motives."
No revenge, S&S, deals with the devil, vampires,
werewolves, or writers. No silly stories. "Try to
Fiction: 2000-5000 words, pays ¼ cent/word ($5 minimum).
Seeking genre fiction for quarterly ezine.
Short stories: 1,000 - 15,000 words
Novellas: 20,000 - 50,000 words - these would be split
across multiple issues
Articles: 1,000 - 5,000 words
Reviews: 1,000 - 2,000 words
Payment for Fiction is offered at a flat rate of £5 per
story, payable via PayPal or Amazon vouchers
Submission Guidelines: http://pantechnicon.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=35&Itemid=38
As our tagline suggests, Parade of Phantoms is
looking to buy and feature amazing, entertaining, haunting
fiction. Stories that linger with our audience long
after the first listen.
Our emphasis is on supernatural thrillers,
psychological thrillers, ghost stories and other
subgenres of horror, but we will also consider
stories with other speculative fiction influences, plus
suspense, mystery and crime fiction. Again, the
most essential elements are entertainment value and a
distinct, haunting quality. Stories sprinkled with
some comedy are welcome, so long as the humor does not
subvert the overall tone.
Please do not think that "haunting"
necessitates ghosts (though we are fond of a good ghost
story), or that horror means mindless carnage.
Stories can be very human and real, and entirely free of
gore, and still very effective. While we do
appreciate and will consider more aggressive stories
along with more subtle tales, we are not looking for
gratuitous violence, gratuitous sex, or any other
gratuitous gratuitousness*.Stories must be
between 1,500 and 5,000 words. Payment is $20 via
Submission Guidelines: http://www.paradeofphantoms.com/submissions/
Semi-annual POD/PDF h/sf/f pay ½ cent per word or
Razar isn't seeking single stories. Rather, it's looking
for entire collections which will range between 10
15 stories with an average of 10,000 15,000 words.
A smaller word count is o.k. where a larger one isn't.
We're looking for short stories which fall into the
categories of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror which
average from 500 words per story to 1,500 words per
Submission Guidelines: http://www.razarmagazine.com/msg1.htm
We are looking for
quality Science Fiction/Speculative Fiction, Fantasy,
Horror and Bizarro flash, short stories and poetry. We
are open to all types of stories within those genres:
hard or soft science fiction, light or dark horror and
fantasy, serious or humorous, etc. Christian or
religious-themed stories, experimental fiction and
genre-crossing stories are all acceptable so long as they
fall within one of our three genres. Whats most
important is that its a quality story with a
logical plotline and interesting characters. Prefer
stories under 3,500 words. 1c per word for stories up to
1,500 words plus ½ cent per word over 1,500 words.
Minimum payment $7.50
Submission Guidelines: http://www.sciencefictionfantasyhorror.com/guidelines.mgi2
(THE) Third Alternative
Quarterly A4 colour magazine of horror, fantasy, science
fiction and slipstream fiction, plus varied features and
artwork. Publishes talented newcomers alongside famous
authors. Unsolicited mss welcome if accompanied by s.a.e.
or International Reply Coupons (no length restriction,
but no novels or serialisations). Potential contributors
are advised to study the magazine. Contracts are
exchanged upon acceptance; payment is upon publication.
Winner of British Fantasy Awards. The magazine is
supported by Eastern Arts. A low paying but prestigious
Thirteen specializes in short horror stories and
cross-genre stories with an element of horror. Buys 169
stories a year (13x13). The best story in each issue
earns the writer £50. Submissions are by e-mail only.
There is an online submission form on the website.
This print magazine is looking for vampire fiction
(paranormal-romance) under 4,000 words. Stories must have
a sexy female vampire. Pays $25. See site for guidelines.
Themed print magazine looking for stories under 1,000
words. Pays? Looks for work that is experimental,
irregular, and evocative. See guidelines before
Submission Guidelines: http://www.vialmagazine.com/submit.htm
Walking Bones is a non-themed online magazine. We accept
Fantasy, Horror, Dark Horror, Speculative Fiction,
Science Fiction, and Imaginative Fiction.
In short the odd, the strange, and the bizarre. We are
also accepting Poems.
We pay accepted stories $20.00 U.S. dollars for the
rights to publication, along with the honor of being a
published writer. Electronic submissions should be sent
Submissions must be in Microsoft word, RTF, or PDF
Hardcopy submissions should be sent to:
Walking Bones Magazine
210 North Summit
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Needs: All genres. Ghosts, myths, supernatural. "We
want strong spiritual content in submissions. Please let
readers know to go light on the gore."
Other: E-subs only, as attached *.rtf or *.doc files; see
website for detailed formatting guidelines. Themed
issues: opens periodically for submissions.
Fiction: to 7500 words, payment varies per issue (read
Wicked Hollow: The Journal of Dark Literature
Needs: Horror, Gothic Fiction and Dark Fantasy.
"Character-driven, atmospheric, emotive short
stories. I thrive upon historical and/or foreign
settings. Please avoid traditional monsters.
Other: E-subs okay; no attachments. Will reply via e-mail
to non-U.S. submissions. Fiction: to 4500 words
(2000-4500 preferred), pays ¼ cent per word ($5 minimum)
Poetry: pays $2 OA.
Submission Guidelines: http://blindside.net/WickedHollow/guidelinesz.html
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