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Aberrant Dreams
Aberrant Dreams accepts short fiction of any genre, though we primarily focus on the genres of fantasy, science fiction, and supernatural horror. We look for stories with a solid plot and good character development. Stories should grab the reader’s attention quickly. Stories should be original and not a rehash of tired old themes. If you do draw from an old theme, add a twist to make it unique. Submit to the appropriate genre. Pays 3 cents per word (to max $100). Word count: under 10,000 words. Please read full guidelines before submitting.
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Albedo One
Ireland’s foremost magazine of the fantastic. Needs Science fiction/fantasy/horror/experimental/surrealist fiction between 2,500 and 8,000 words. Print and ezine also. E-submissions okay, but no attachments. Send disposable manuscripts only. Prefers to reply to all submissions via email.
Payment is €3 per 1,000 words (Euro)
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Looking for Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. "Stories do not have to be explicitly Australian, although we would like to see some with Australian characterization and background, provided the Australian element is not merely a self-conscious insertion into a standard plot." Please use standard Australian spelling, punctuation and grammar (i.e. British/English).
Buys First Australian Serial Rights, the non-exclusive rights to publish the story electronically and the non-exclusive rights to include the story in an anthology. All other rights remain with the author.
Word Count: 2000-8000 words, pays AUS $20-60 per 1000 words (between 2-6 cents per word depending on budget).
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Black Gate
Black Gate is looking for Horror, Dark Fantasy, Sword & Sorcery and Fantasy.
". . . adventure-oriented fantasy fiction suitable for all ages -- including urban fantasy, sword & sorcery, dark fantasy/horror, "magic realism" and romantic fantasy." Horror should have supernatural element. Novel excerpts okay.
Also buys one-year electronic rights. E-subs okay (no attachments), but response time significantly greater for these. We buy first North American serial and electronic publication rights. We pay US 3 - 6 cents/word for fiction up to 6,000 words, $180 - $280 from 6,000 to 14,000 words, and $280 - $400 at greater lengths, on publication.
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Black Static
Always open to submissions of new horror short stories up to 8,000 words.
It is strongly recommended that you study the magazine before submitting. This will obviously greatly improve your chances of acceptance.
"We publish modern dark fantasy and horror, as well as borderline material which uses genre elements with a relatively mainstream sensibility."
Other: Will reply via email to overseas submissions.
Pays £30/1000 words on publication (3p UK per word).
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(no website)
Accepts Dark Fantasy and Horror. No standard genre fare. Focus on pop and fringe cultures. No flash fiction. Gets title from the "Art Brut" movement -- "outsider art," originally the mentally ill. Pays 5-10¢/word for FNASR & Electronic Rights (for archiving on their web site), no length limits, pays on acceptance.
Fiction submissions via e-mail in the body of the message to address above.
We tend to prefer dark fantasy and horror, but any speculative fiction which keeps us turning the pages, has a few felicitous turn of phrases, and has an interesting theme or subtext intertwined within the narrative will do nicely. Impress us! Amaze us! Astound us! Offend us! Any of these reactions are what we like to see. Brutarian is willing to consider the following subgenres: Dark Fantasy, Psychological Horror, Supernatural, Occult, Vampire, Cthulu, Gore, Ghost Stories, Hard SF, Utopian SF, Alien Contact, Time Travel, Erotic Horror.
Submission Address: 9405 Ulysses Court, Burke, VA 22015 USA

Cemetery Dance
Cemetery Dance Magazine buys horror, dark mystery, and suspense short stories up to 5,000 words: stories that are creepy, chilling, disturbing, and moody. Suspense/mystery/crime tales with a horror element are always welcome and both supernatural and psychological stories are accepted - the darker, the better.
Guidelines are stringent – please check website before submitting. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, if noted in cover letter.
Pays US 5c/word, plus two contributor copies, within 30 days of publication. Maximum payment US $250. All rights revert to the author upon publication. **Does not accept email submissions**
Submission Address: Cemetery Dance Magazine, Editor Richard Chizmar, PO Box 827, Abingdon, MD 21009, USA.
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Chizine (Chiaroscuro Webzine) is seeking Horror and Dark Fantasy fiction up to 4,000 words and poetry. Make your fiction dark and well written. No taboos. Poetry: no elves, no vampires, no rhyming. Please no reprints.
Other: Accepts E-submissions only; *.rtf or *.doc attachment.
Pays 7 cents (US) per word on publication.
Poetry: to 50 lines (preferred), pays $8/poem.
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Clarke’s World Magazine
Clarkesworld Magazine is an online venue and chapbook series for short works of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. “We have a firm word limit of 4000 words. We claim first world electronic rights, first print rights for the production of signed/numbered limited edition chapbooks (author must be willing to sign 100+ chapbooks), and non-exclusive anthology rights. Horror can be supernatural or psychological, so long as it is frightening. There are no barriers as to levels of profanity, gore, or sexuality allowed, but high amounts of profanity, gore, and sexuality are generally used poorly. Be sure to use them well if you do use them.” Pays 10¢ a word.
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Dark Recesses
A quarterly PDF magazine looking for horror and dark fiction stories between 500-5,000 words. Pays 3 cents US per word (max $150). We do not accept stories that involve the sexual abuse/exploitation of minors. We are not looking for pure shock value. All components of your story should have merit. Gore for gore's sake is not what we are looking for. We want to give nightmares that happen during the waking hours. All stories will be accompanied by illustrations. No reprints. No simultaneous submissions. No multiple submissions.
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Dark Tales
Publishes “well written, entertaining science fiction, horror and dark fantasy stories with believable characters and page-turning plots.” Payment is UK £2.50 per 1,000 words, plus a complimentary copy of the magazine. Detailed submission guidelines, plus extracts from some of the stories, are available from the website.
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Dark Wisdom: The Magazine of Dark Fiction
We are seeking original, well-written stories of dark fiction that examine the human condition. Stories can be set in any time period or location. Futuristic science fiction set in space or historical fiction stories are acceptable, so long as they appropriate for the magazine's style. We are not interested in explicit violence, sex or bloodshed used simply to shock the reader. All stories submitted must be well written and within the word count. Dark Wisdom considers reprints, but please query first. Dark Wisdom does not accept simultaneous submissions. We prefer stories of 5,000 words or less.
Payment for fiction is 5 cents (US) per word, with a maximum of $250.00. Payment is made by check or PayPal upon publication. 1 contributor's copy is included as well.
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** Only open to themed submissions -- see website for details.
Accepts Dark Fantasy/Horror/mainstream. Dark fiction with rich settings; avoid gratuitous gore, sex. No present tense, no entire pages without dialogue, no stories that take place entirely in the narrator's head.
“Deathlings.com wants dark fiction that does not rely on excessive gore (grossing us out instead of scaring us, or making us think,) gratuitous sex (note the word "gratuitous"--sexual scenes that are integral to the characters and/or plot are fine.) So what do we want exactly? Stories drenched in atmosphere where the setting plays an integral role. Stories that are character, not plot-driven. Any descriptions of the characters should be so vivid that we could pick one of your characters up at the airport if we had to. Please avoid stream-of-consciousness, all the action takes place in the narrator's head-type stories. Eyeball your paragraphs--if you have whole pages without dialogue, your story is not for us. No present tense. Surprise us -- we don't want to be able to guess what's going to happen after the first few pages.”
1,000 - 4000 words, pays 3 cents per word for First Worldwide Electronic Rights.
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(The) Edge
“The sharpest magazine in the world.” Deals with horror, fantasy and science fiction. Publishes features, fiction, reviews and comment columns. “… urban themes, and/or could be described (by others) as modern and borderline gothic horror/fantasy/sf, slipstream, crime fiction or erotica; please don't send clichéd stories. Experimental work is welcome.”
Stories should be more than 2,000 words. Payment is up to £50 per 1,000 words. Detailed guidelines and sample stories are available on the website.
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Flesh and Blood
Seeking dark fantasy and horror with an emphasis on the fantastic, surreal, strange, offbeat, darkly fantastic, unnatural and bizarre. No reprints. We will not consider stories without at least one or more of these elements. Fiction that deals with serial killers, stereotypical plots (zombies, vampires, cats, etc), revenge, blatant gore, and sex will not be the proper match for F&B magazine. Contrary to the magazine's title, we'd rather steer clear of the "flesh" and "blood" in fiction and place a bigger emphasis on the subtle and strange.
Fiction: to 5000 words, pays 2 – 5 cents per word plus one contributor copy.
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Greatest Uncommon Denominator
Our dictionary defines literatures thus: written works, esp. those valued for form and style. And that is what we are looking for – form and style, though be sure there’s substance as well. Any genre, including literary or mainstream, is acceptable. We don’t back away from a fight – if your work screws with convention, breaks rules, makes demands of the reader, then we’re equal to the challenge. Just please, by whatever you hold dear, give us some prize at the end of the fight.
Payment is 3 cents per word - reprints may be considered, however pay rate drops to 1 cent per word for reprints – please read the submission guidelines in full before submitting
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Heliotrope Magazine
Pays 10 cents per word for horror, science fiction, mystery or fantasy up to 5,000 words on publication. Also interested in cross-genre (blends of horror, sf or fantasy)
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Horror D’ouevres
Original fiction only. We’re looking for short-short stories no longer than 750 words. Words will be counted before acceptance. All types of horror will be accepted. Do not submit fiction from any other genre.
Payment is 5 cents per word on publication in The Delirium Insider plus 1 copy of the book upon its publication.
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Closed to Submissions February, May, August and November
Ideomancer is a professional-looking online mag (web/pdf) searching for quality science fiction, fantasy, horror, slipstream and flash fiction. They are looking for stories that explore the edges of ideas, stories that subvert, refute and push the limits. They want unique pieces from authors willing to explore non-traditional narratives, take chances with tone, structure and execution and take risks. The stories we publish will also be honest - which means plausible and affecting. Up to 7000 words - Up to 500 for flash fiction.
Ideomancer may only consider reprints they have solicited. For everyone else, no reprints will be considered. Buys First Worldwide Electronic Rights and requires exclusive rights for three months.
Payment: 3 cents per word (US) up to a maximum of US$40.
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Intergalactic Medicine Show

Seeking Sci-fi, Fantasy and Horror. Science fiction includes hard sf, sf adventure, alternate history, near-future, far-future,
psi, alien and any other kind of sf you can think of. Fantasy includes heroic fantasy (based on any culture’s mythology), fairy tales, contemporary fantasy, and Horror in the sense of supernatural suspense (not gory bloodfests, thanks).
Other: Submit online via form at website. Orson Scott Card contributes fiction to every issue.
Fiction: any length, pays 6/word US (maximum $500)
Buys exclusive rights in any language or any medium throughout the world for one year from date of first publication in the magazine, and nonexclusive electronic and/or online rights in any language in perpetuity.
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(The) Night Land

Webzine/anthology seeking William Hope Hodgson inspired fiction between 2,000 and 10,000 words. Wants fiction specifically set in the “Night Land” universe.
Pays 8p (UK) per word for anthology included stories and 4p (UK) per word for web stories.
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On Spec
Seeking SF/F/DF/H/SS/P/ghost stories/fairy stories/magic realism/any other speculative material. For poetry, editor likes blank verse, free verse, prose poems; non-rhyming poetry preferred; avoid antique language.
Submission deadlines are February 28, May 31, August 31, and November 30, with decisions made about 12 weeks after deadline. Maintains 80% Canadian content to keep funding. Requires cover letter -- see guidelines for specific formatting requirements. Disposable mss preferred. No email submissions – snail-mail only. See website for details. No reprints.
Fiction: to 6000 words, pays CDN$50-$180 based on length.
Poetry: 4-100 lines, pays CDN$20.
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On the Premises
Web-based magazine published every four months, filled with winning entrants to their contests. Seeking sci-fi, fantasy, horror fiction or any combination of all of them to 5,000 words in contest format. Stories can be deathly serious or hilariously funny or anything in between. Prize is $130.
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The Pedestal Magazine
This online venue is looking for fiction of all genres. For horror, they want intelligent, high-quality, character-driven stories. Currently pays $30 for poems and 5 cents per word for fiction up to 6,000 words.
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Annual print magazine, Original, high-quality SF/fantasy. Horror must have a science fiction element and be psychological or scary, rather than simply gory. No supernatural fantasy-horror, or traditional swords 'n' sorcery quest sagas. We are interested in publishing highly imaginative prose on a wide variety of genre themes. Cutting-edge SF and experimental writing styles (cross-genre scenarios, slipstream, etc) are always welcome.
Pay £5 per 1000 word + contributor’s copy
Words 500-6000
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Spacesuits and Sixguns
Spacesuits and Sixguns is a magazine of contemporary pulp fiction – simple, straightforward storytelling with an emphasis on action. We’re not looking for Lovecraft or Howard pastiches, or stories set in the 1930’s. Read a dozen pulp fiction stories, soak it all up, then ask yourself: what if this happened in my hometown today. All genres accepted -- detective, horror, mystery, adventure, SF, sword and sorcery. We love them all. Give us about 4000 words. Shorter is fine. We're flexible. If it’s longer and it's good, no problem. Rule number one - be fun!
Payment is 3 cents a word/$100 max for fiction
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Strange Horizons
This quality online magazine is seeking good speculative fiction. If your story doesn’t have a clear fantasy or science fiction element, it won’t fit with this market. Editors don’t generally accept straight out horror, however will consider speculative fiction with a dark edge. Prefers stories under 5000 words but will consider up to 9000. Pays 5 cents per word, with a minimum of $50.00.
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Weird Tales
Needs: Fantasy, Dark Fiction, Horror, Slipstream in Weird Tales style. "The best in horrific horror, heroic fantasy, and exotic mood pieces, plus the occasional 'odd' story that won't fit anywhere else." Likes fantasy-world & S&S, but avoid genericism. "Your protagonists must at least try to cope, and must try to change something, even if the outcome is tragic."
Other: Cover letter optional, don't mention more than 2-3 prior sales.
Prefers stories up to 8,000 words but may consider up to 10,000. Pays 3-4 cents per word. Please read detailed guidelines in full before submitting.
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Withersin Magazine
Tri-annual print magazine seeking original, polished fantasy, dark fiction and horror between 1,500 and 3,000 words. Pay between 2 - 5 cents per word, dependent on experience. No reprints, no simultaneous subs.
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Wrong World™ - The World of Unintended Consequences
Quarterly DVD collections. We are interested in stories that are original, scary short stories – science fiction, horror, fantasy, suspense, thriller, paranormal, supernatural – any genre as long as the story is on some level scary. Stories should be between 2,500 and 3,500 words in length. The Wrong World™ “experience” should last around 25 minutes.
Pay rate starts at 7.5 cents per word.
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