Updated list of paying spec fiction short story markets: June 2014

I’ve updated my list of paying spec fiction short story markets, as of June 29, 2014


The following markets have been added:

  • Semipro:
    • Triptych Tales  Urban fantasy or Earth based Sci Fi.  Pays $100
    • Alternate Hilarities  Short, funny fantasy.  Pays $0.01 / word
    • PodCastle  Podcast fantasy.  Pays $100.  But temporarily closed until July 1
    • Tales of Old  Historical fiction or alternative reality. Pays $25. But temporarily closed

The following markets have reopened:

  • Ares Magazine — Website is back up
  • New Myths–Now has reading periods.  Open trough July 31
  • Stupefying Stories


  • Daily Science Fiction  is only accepting work up to 2000 words at this time
  • Crossed Genres has increased its pay rate to $0.06 / word
  • Comets and Criminals   now takes reprints only
  • Updated web links on several markets

The following markets are temporarily closed:

  • Apex — Closed until September
  • Fictionvale  — Will reopen in August
  • Darwin’s Evolution  — Web site down

CR Hodges

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