New This Month – Updated 10/26/23

Only the latest speculative fiction market listing updates! Here’s where to
find the newest, the hottest … and the most recently deceased.
For all 400+ paying, fee-free SF, fantasy, and horror
short story market listings, go to:
Online Market Listings.

NameMin WordcountMax WordcountWhat they wantFSFH/DFPay Per Word USD (originals)Flat Pay USD (originals)Payment NotesReprints (Paid)WebsiteNotesRecently Award-Nominated (Hugo, Nebula)
Crepuscular0250Microfiction, all genresYYY$0.100



N response time.Award-nominated
House of Gamut1,0005,000Speculative fiction and poetryYYY$0.100

Winter in the City: A Collection of Dark Urban Stories (House of Gamut) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY – DUE 3/31/243,0007,500Dark fantasy, dark SF, and horror themed to a real-world city in winterYYY$0.100


Metastellar01,200Fantasy, SF, and horror flash fictionYYY$0.080

N all submission windows are paid. ONE-TIME SUBMISSION PERIOD: 10/1/23 – 10/31/23
Interstellar Flight Press Flash Fiction ONE-TIME CALL – DUE 11/1/23 – 12/31/2301,250All speculative flash fictionYYY$0.080
$25 minimumN

I Want That Twink Obliterated (Bona Books) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY – DUE 12/17/2306,000SF, fantasy, and horror pulp adventures themed to non-traditionally masculine heroesYYY$0.080


Dracula Beyond Stoker1,5005,000Horror inspired by Dracula, themed issuesNNY$0.050

Y THEME due 11/1/23 – 12/31/23: brides of Dracula
Flash Point SF1001,000Science fiction, fantasy, and dark fantasy flash fictionYYY$0.020


Arithmophobia (Polymath Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY – DUE 12/31/233,00015,000Horror themed to mathNNY$0.010


Hexagon Magazine010,000All speculative fiction (SF/F/H)YYY$0.007
Pays CAD$.01/wdN PERIODS: 1/1-1/7, 3/1-3/7, 5/1-5/7, 7/1-7/7, 9/1-9/7, 11/1-11/7
Summer of Sci-Fi & Fantasy (Worldstone Publishing) ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY – DUE 10/1-10/311,5007,500SF and FantasyYYN$0.005
$15 min. Reprints paid at same rate as originals.Y

Crimeucopia (Murderous Ink Press)2,00010,000Crime and mystery, including weird and bizarroNNY$0.003
Pays £2 per 1,000 wordsY CLOSURE until 2/1/2024
Book XI: A Journal of Literary Philosophy2,00010,000Fiction with philosophical themes, including SF and humorNYN

Three-Lobed Burning Eye07,500All speculative fiction, plus western and suspense with speculative elementsYYY
$100.00$100 per story, or $30 for flash fiction.N

riddlebird6505,000Literary fiction, including literary genre fictionYYN

Weird Christmas Flash Fiction ANNUAL CONTEST – DUE 11/60350Weird flash fiction themed to winter holidaysYYY
$75.00$75 main prize, 3 $50 category prizes, honorable mentions $5N

WriteHive Writing the Future We Need ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY – DUE 9/1-10/3108,000Speculative fiction, themedYYY
N ONE-TIME THEME due 10/31/23: rescuing curiosity
Fantastic Other’s Flash Fiction Contest: Hope ONE-TIME CONTEST – DUE 1/21/2401,000Fantastic fiction themed to hopeYYN
$35.001st – $35, 2nd – $25, 3rd – $15

On the Premises Mini-Contest RECURRING CONTEST2550Themed contests with very limited wordcounts, all genresYYY
$35.001st – $35, 2nd – $25, 3rd – $15N PERIODS: April, May, October, and November
Devil You Know Best (Critical Blast Publishing) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY – DUE 11/1/23 – 1/31/242,00010,000All genres, themed to an encounter with the DevilYYY

Yankee Scares (Obsidian Butterfly LLC) ANTHOLOGY SERIES1,0008,000Horror set in Connecticut, themed anthologiesNNY
Y ONE-TIME SUBMISSION THEME due 1/15/24: coming of age, kids on bikes
Detectives, Sleuths, and Nosy Neighbors (Inkd Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY – DUE 11/31/232,0008,000Mystery, including SF and fantasy mysteriesYYN
$20.00Can choose royalties instead of paymentN

Lorelei Signal, The010,000Fantasy and SF without 1-dimensional female charactersYYN
Y SUBMISSION PERIODS: 1/15-2/15, 4/15-5/15, 7/15-8/15, 10/15-11/15
Sprawl Mag, The01,500Speculative fiction and poetryYYY
$14.50Pays CAD$20N SUBMISSION PERIOD: due 11/30/23
Dusty Attic Publishing5002,000Spooky and fantastical flash fiction and poetryYNY

Myriad (Hexagon Magazine)01,000All speculative fiction, themedYYY
$7.30Pays CAD$10N

StoSo Times and StoSo Ink 010,000Speculative fiction and poetryYYY

Androids and Dragons5005,000All speculative fictionYYY

Small Wonders01,000Speculative flash fiction and poetryYYY
Y Up to 1,100 words for reprints. Has special reprint-only submission periods.
Mirror World Publishing – Novellas25,000125,000Escapist genre fictionYYN
$0.0050% royaltiesY ANNUAL SUBMISSION PERIOD: 10/1 – 11/30
Neon Hemlock Novellas17,50040,000Science fiction, fantasy, horror, slipstream, and weird, especially queer storiesYYY

Authors choose pay options: royalties only, or advance + royaltiesN SUBMISSION PERIODS: 10/15/23 – 10/30/23Award-nominated

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