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Afterburn SF is looking for action-driven science
fiction, fantasy and horror short stories between 3,000
10,000 words. We want action-driven short stories
that present a complete, well rounded tale, with strong
characterization, clear description, and clean prose.
Give us blood-chilling tales that make us sleep with the
lights on. Reprints will be considered. Pays $30 via
Submission Guidelines: http://afterburnsf.com/Submit.htm
Apex Science Fiction and Horror Digest
This is a print digest accepting dark science fiction
with a horror edge. Prefer under 10,000 words. They are
currently paying 2 cents per word (US) plus two
We submit every issue of Apex Science Fiction and
Horror Digest to reviewers at Locus, Whispers of
Wickedness, Tangent, SciFiDimensions and more. We also
make sure the editors of the yearly 'Best Of' short story
anthologies receive every issue of Apex. So you'll know
that your stories will be seen by the best in the
business. We pay upon publication.
Query about reprints may be considered for Apex
Purchases First North American Serial Rights.
Submission Guidelines: http://www.apexdigest.com/submit.html
Cryptopedia is a quarterly published PDF format zine,
actively seeking submissions of horror, dark fantasy and
darker sci-fi between 750 and 5,000 words. Were
looking for quality work that broadens and deepens the
definition of horror. Payment is $25 for 2,500 words.
Submission Guidelines: http://www.cryptopediamagazine.com/subs.htm
Cthulhu Sex Magazine
All submissions to Cthulhu Sex must contain a major
thread of at least one of the three themes in the
subtitle Blood, Sex and Tentacles. Most of our works are
dark in tone, horrific in thought and streaked with
sensuality. We are most interested in works that have an
entertaining, motivated plot and evoke a charged
atmosphere of terror and titillation. Catering to sensual
horror readers, we look for horror with sensual
influences as opposed to erotica with horrific
influences. We are open to experimental writings. Most of
all, we desire interesting and well-written stories.
Prefer stories 2,500-3000 words (max 5,000 words). Pays 2
cents (US) per word plus one complimentary issue. Please
read full guidelines before submitting.
Submission Guidelines: http://www.cthulhusex.com/sinfo.asp
(The) Edge of Propinquity
webzine of modern spec-fic/horror. Must fit within
current zine themes. Check website for details. Pay $50
via paypal within 7 days of publication.
Submission Guidelines: http://www.edgeofpropinquity.net/library.asp?id=61
Grimoire is a magazine in the classic tradition of Weird
Tales. GRIMOIRE seeks the classic type of horror fiction
which means NO slasher/gore/erotic horror stories. Think
Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, Machen, Blackwood, Hodgson
and you'll know what we're looking for. We want original
horror fiction stories of around 3,500 words.
Payment is 1 cent per word plus one contributor copy.
Submission Guidelines: http://www.trufanpublications.com/grimoire.html
This is an audio magazine. The audience cant skim
past the boring parts and stories with beautiful language
at the expense of plot dont translate well, so keep
in mind that your story will be pod-cast. Looking for
fiction with strong pacing, well-defined characters,
engaging dialogue and clear action. Humor is highly
Weekly audio podcast science fiction. Pay $50 for 2,000
to 6,000 words ($20 for flash under 2,000 words)
** reprints okay**
Tales of the Unanticipated
Please note: specific reading periods apply. Pays 1 1/2 -
2 cents a word for science fiction, fantasy, horror,
hybrids thereof, and unclassifiable stories. We prefer
stories with personality, and originality of vision, to
the factory-made brand. We will consider stories of any
length up to 10,000 words; no serials.
Submission Guidelines: http://www.totu-ink.com/guidelines.phtml
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