Speculative Fiction Markets

As well as our own publication, Emerging Worlds, there are plenty of markets open for unsolicited submissions for Speculative Fiction Short Stories. We’ve listed some of them below.

The below details, including fee and submission lengths are correct at the time of publication but may be subsequently changed. Please let us know if any information is out of date.

If you run, or know of, a publication that should be added to the list then drop us an email with details to Contact@ZealotScript.co.uk

Paying Markets


PublicationFeeLength (words)
Abyss & Apex$0.08 p/w up to $80Up to 10,000
Amazing Stories$0.06 p/w1,000 to 10,000
Andromeda SpacewaysUnknownUnknown
Analog$0.06 – $0.10 p/wUp to 20,000
Apex$0.08 p/w min. $50Up to 7,500
Ares$0.06 p/w reprints $0.021,000 to 10,000
Asimov’s Science Fiction$0.08 – $0.10 p/w1,000 to 20,000
AurealisA$0.02 – A$0.06 p/w2,000 to 8,000
Beneath Ceaseless Skies$0.08 p/wUp to 15,000
Clarkesworld$0.10 p/w1,000 to 22,000
Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores$0.06 p/w reprints $0.02Above 1,000
Daily Science Fiction$0.08 p/w100 to 1,500
Emerging Worlds£5 Flat FeeNo limits
Fantasy & Science Fiction$0.08 – $0.12 p/wUp to 25,000
Fireside$0.125 p/wUp to 3,000
Fiyah$0.082,000 to 15,000
Heroic Fantasy Quarterly$100 flat feeUp to 10,000
Hybrid Fiction$0.06 p/w500 to 5,000
InterzoneUnknownUp to 10,000
Kasma$25 flat fee1,000 to 5,000
Lightspeed$0.08 p/w reprints $0.021,500 to 10,000
Metaphorosis$0.01 p/wUp to 10,000
OmenanaUnknownUp to 5,000
Shoreline of Infinity£0.01 p/wUp to 6,000
Strange Horizons$0.10 p/wUp to 10,000
The Arcanist$50 flat feeUp to 1,000
The Dark$0.06 p/w reprints $0.012,000 to 6,000


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Non-Paying Markets


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