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Afterburn SF
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 Paypal
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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 contributor copies.
“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 online version.
Purchases First North American Serial Rights.
Submission Guidelines:

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. We’re looking for quality work that broadens and deepens the definition of horror. Payment is $25 for 2,500 words.
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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:

(The) Edge of Propinquity
Monthly 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.
2-6k words
Submission Guidelines:

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:

This is an audio magazine. The audience can’t skim past the boring parts and stories with beautiful language at the expense of plot don’t 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 encouraged.
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.
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