Tag Archives: horror

Apex Magazine paying for prose & poetry sci fi, fantasy, horror


up to 5,000 words; pays $.05/word; accepts short fiction and poetry; details HERE:


Accepting submissions for The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror #24


Stephen Jones is now accepting submissions for The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror #24 (stories and novellas that were published in 2012). deadline Jan. 31, 2013; Details HERE:



FREE short story contest – horror/fantasy


“The Santa CLAWS” contest; no entry fee; $1,500 total in prizes; 1,000-1,5000 words; deadline is Oct. 1 for horror or Dec. 1, 2012 for fantasy; details HERE:


Aurealis magazines pays for sci fi, horror and fantasy


stories should be 2,000-8,000 words; pays $20-$60 per 1,000 words; details HERE:


Weird Tales wanted


Submission for Passion for Weird Tales will open on June 2nd and remain open until we’ve chosen 10 stories.

You may submit before June 2nd but keep in mind your story will be held for review until then. You may submit a fiction or nonfiction weird tale to us. While most weird tales lean toward horror, we are open to all genres and are particularly interested in upbeat weird tales. While there are no set limits to the content, keep in mind that our goal is to create a book, not only for fans of strange fiction, but to draw in new readers. In other words, this probably isn’t the place for gore or torture stories. Traditional monsters are welcome, but remember vampires and werewolves in themselves are not weird enough. To give in you a better idea of what we want, consider Tomorrow’s Child by Ray Bradbury.

We’ll place stories we like under consideration and well let you know right away. If and only if you are notified that your story is under consideration, you must contribute an essay. In general the essay could include information about your love of strange fiction, writers you admire and or what inspired the story you wrote. The essay will be a factor in our final decision.

DO NOT send us an essay unless we request one. Send submissions to geckopublishing(@)gmail (dot) com. We request that you the combined total of essay and short story be roughly 5000 words but we’ll make exceptions for outstanding writing. Pay is 1/4 per word.


L. .Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future contest


deadline is 6/30/12; short stories up to 17,000 words; fantasy, sci fi,  horror, etc.; $1,000 prize each quarter; $750 second prize, $500 third prize; details HERE:


FREE horror short story contest


“Dead of Winter”; deadline is Dec. 21, 2011; no entry fee; 2,000-3,000 words; theme is skull and bones; gift certificates to Amazon for prizes; details HERE:


Paying market for short stories – “The Edge”


“The Edge” buys modern/psychological/urban/imaginative sci fi, horror, crime, erotic fiction; payment is negotiabl, up to $50 (pounds) per 1,000 words; details HERE: