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Who They Are: Founded in 2002, they are a non-profit weekly online magazine publishing works of and about speculative fiction. They believe speculative fiction “can make us think, can critique society, and can show us how it could be otherwise, for better or worse.” Some of their published works have won awards like Hugo, Nebula, and Worlds Fantasy. Their issues can be read online for free.
What They Publish: They expect works to be global, inclusive, and address a diverse range of concerns. They also enjoy pieces that incorporate an inventive style or structure, address political issues in a nuanced way, and hypertext or interactive work. They accept fiction and nonfiction up to 10,000 words, but preferably no more than 5,000, reviews between 1,000 and 2,000 words, and poetry of any length.
What They Pay: 0.10 cents per word for prose, $50 flat rate for poetry
Deadline: November 30, 2021
Who They Are: A production of Escape Artists Podcast Network, they are a well-awarded fantasy podcast who produce high quality audio performances of short fiction every week. You can listen to their podcast for free on their website or anywhere you find podcasts.
What They Publish: They accept short fiction fantasy of all subgenres, but the fantastical elements must be “meaningful to the story.” They want engaging stories and encourage a certain level of humor. They accept works no more than 6,000 words, although they prefer it to be between 3,000 and 4,000 words.
What They Pay: 0.08 cents per word
Deadline: December 1, 2021
Who They Are: They are a student-run magazine at UC Berkeley who actively nominate published works to O. Henry, Best American Short Stories, and Pushcart prizes. They publish a print edition once a year.
What They Publish: They are looking for works of short fiction that “play with form and content, as well as traditionally constructed stories with fresh voices and original ideas.” They also encourage work that brings a new perspective to ongoing cultural conversations. They accept works no more than 30 pages in length.
What They Pay: $25 flat rate plus a copy of the magazine
Deadline: Submissions are open year-round
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