Aliens & Fairies: Non-Human Characters Acting Badly
Jul08

Aliens & Fairies: Non-Human Characters Acting Badly

  Most speculative fiction writers have a tendency to include a non-human character or two in their novels these days. Hard science fiction writers like to throw in a random bug-eyed, slime-dripping menace with which to threaten their heroes. Soft science fiction writers prefer the friendly alien races who act and speak like us, but have some physical differences. Fantasy writers tend to adopt a couple of aloof elves, maybe a few...

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Grimdark Magazine: Earn $200 for Grimdark Fantasy Stories
Jun07

Grimdark Magazine: Earn $200 for Grimdark Fantasy Stories

Grimdark Magazine Grimdark Magazine is a pro-paying writer’s market seeking short ‘grimdark’ fiction stories. The editors specifically want to see grimdark stories that include dark settings, grey characters of both sexes, morally ambiguous decisions, and plenty of grit. Ideally, stories should be set in either a medieval fantasy setting or a science fiction setting. If you aren’t sure whether your submission...

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Tor.com – Paying Fiction Market – $1,250 for Speculative Fiction
May26

Tor.com – Paying Fiction Market – $1,250 for Speculative Fiction

  Tor.com – Paying Fiction Market Tor.com wants your speculative fiction stories! Tor.com is a prominent publisher of speculative fiction, including horror, sci-fi, fantasy, alternate history, space opera stories, time travel thrillers, techno-thrillers, cyberpunk and related genres. The editors really want to see stories that represent the full diversity of speculative fiction, so feel free to cross those genres and push the...

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Defying Doomsday: Earn $400 for Post-Apocalyptic Stories
May12

Defying Doomsday: Earn $400 for Post-Apocalyptic Stories

  Defying Doomsday Anthology Defying Doomsday is an anthology strongly focused on characters surviving an apocalyptic event. More specifically, each story within the anthology should ensure at least one of the protagonists has a disability of some description. The editors encourage characters with physical impairments, life-threatening allergies, chronic illnesses, mental illnesses, and/or neurodiverse characters. Ideally,...

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Hieronimo’s: Earn $200 for Weird Fiction Stories
May06

Hieronimo’s: Earn $200 for Weird Fiction Stories

    UPDATE 12 May 2015 – : MARKET IS NOW CLOSED TO SUBMISSIONS   Hieronimo’s is a brand new magazine specializing in weird fiction. Yes, weird fiction is a real genre. In fact, the term was coined by H.P.Lovecraft. The goal at Hieromino’s is to create a home for literature of the uncanny and fill a void by creating a paying market specifically for weird tales. Hieronimo’s is seeking short fiction...

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