Opossum, a semiannual literary magazine of works “animated by music,” seeks poetry, fiction, and nonfiction that is “pulsing with beats, haunted by melodies.” Past issues have included stories inspired by the Oslo death metal scene and the likes of Bob Dylan, James Brown, and Freddie Mercury. They pay at least $12/page, with minimums of $100 for short stories and essays and $75 for poetry and flash fiction. … Read more
Anathema: Spec from the Margins is a tri-annual speculative fiction magazine of work by indigenous LGBTQ2+ people and queer people of color. They are looking for fiction of up to 6,000 words for upcoming issues.
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The Dark magazine is a monthly online magazine devoted to horror, dark fantasy, and experimental fiction that frightens. They pay 3¢/word for first world rights on original fiction up to 6,000 words. They’re open to submissions year-round. … Read more
Factor Four Magazine wants flash fiction up to 1,500 words in the science fiction, fantasy, supernatural, and superhero subgenres for upcoming issues. Submit anytime; they pay 8¢/word. … Read more
Spectrum Lit seeks #ownvoices queer flash fiction writers in a variety genres. Pays $5 for up to 1500 words. … Read more
Have you written a short story about a ghost on drugs? Or something that’s pretty close? Then Hy Bender and Will Paoletto want to read it for their aptly titled anthology Ghosts on Drugs. Pays 15 cents a word for the first 2,500 words and 6 cents a word after, plus royalties. … Read more
NineStar Press has an ongoing call for paranormal lesbian/bi romances or erotic short stories of 5,000–12,000 words. Payment is in royalties. … Read more