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Aoife's Kiss
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 preferred.
Please read guidelines at the website before submitting.
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Albedo One
Albedo One is Ireland’s 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 appeared.
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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" edition.
Accepts E-subs only, in body of e-mail.
Word Count: 1000 to 5000 words, pays $25 On Acceptance.
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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 don’t want to lose sight of serious short fiction, and welcome those submissions as well. Original works are preferred but reprints will be considered.
Prefer stories between 2,000-5,000 words. Payment is cent per word plus one contributor copy.
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Blood Rose
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 condition.
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Dark Animus
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 acceptance.
“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 cent per word (AU) for original work or one contributor's copy for reprints. Please read guidelines in full before submitting.
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Dark Krypt
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 we’ll 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 before submitting.
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Dark Discoveries
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.

Horror Garage
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 subbing.
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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 depress me."
Fiction: 2000-5000 words, pays 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
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Parade of Phantoms
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 Paypal.
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Razar Magazine
Semi-annual POD/PDF h/sf/f pay cent per word or ad+copy
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 story.
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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. What’s most important is that it’s 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 cent per word over 1,500 words. Minimum payment $7.50
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(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 market.

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.

Vampires 2
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 submitting.
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Walking Bones
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 to: walkingbonesmagazine@hotmail.com
Submissions must be in Microsoft word, RTF, or PDF format.
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 guidelines).

Wicked Hollow: The Journal of Dark Literature
E-mail: wickedhollow@blindside.net
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 cent per word ($5 minimum) OA.
Poetry: pays $2 OA.
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