Updated list of paying spec fiction short story markets: January 2016

Happy New Year A time for rebirth, a time for writing growth, a time for those pesky resolutions, like get paid for writing. So the new year is also time to write more stories and submit them to paying markets. Here is my updated list of Paying Spec Fiction Short Story Markets.


Don’t forget contests as well.  I published a list of contests for Q4 2015 a short while ago; I’ll update that soon–stay tuned.


The following markets have been added:

  • Not One of Us (re-added, found new website)
  • Manawaker

The following markets have reopened:

  • Apex
  • Ares

The following markets have temporarily closed:

  • Urban Fantasy
  • PodCastle
  • Nightmare
  • Pulp Modern
  • Everyday Fiction
  • Goldfish Grim
  • Grimdark

The following markets have permanently closed / appear to be dead / website down:

  • Crossed Genres
  • Fictionvale

Keep on writin’.

CR Hodges

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