Monday, September 19

Submit Your Work: 7 Paying Markets

Submit Your Work: 7 Paying Markets


Even if you practice the art and craft of writing for the pure fun of it, it's always nice to get paid! In light of this I thought I'd do something a bit different and list a few paying markets that are (at the time this was written) accepting submissions.

Be sure to examine submission guidelines closely before sending off your work, and read a few of the short stories/articles published by the market to get a feel for what the magazine wants. Good luck!

(The following markets were taken from the extensive market listing over at AllIndieWriters.com.)

Fiction Markets 


Albedo 


Website: http://www.albedo1.com/ 

Submission Guidelines: http://www.albedo1.com/submission-guidelines/ 

What they're looking for:
"We are always looking for thoughtful, well written fiction. Our definition of what constitutes science fiction, horror and fantasy is extremely broad and we love to see material which pushes at the boundaries or crosses between genres." 
Payment: 0.06 cents per word. Prefer stories between 2,500 and 8,000 words.

Analog 

If you get accepted by Analog, 99.99% of other science fiction writers will be green with envy. It is, along with Asimov's, one of the best markets in the world for science fiction.

Website: https://www.analogsf.com

Submission Guidelines: https://www.analogsf.com/information/submissions.shtml 

What they're looking for:
"Basically, we publish science fiction stories. That is, stories in which some aspect of future science or technology is so integral to the plot that, if that aspect were removed, the story would collapse. Try to picture Mary Shelley's Frankenstein without the science and you'll see what I mean. No story!"

"The science can be physical, sociological, psychological. The technology can be anything from electronic engineering to biogenetic engineering. But the stories must be strong and realistic, with believable people (who needn't be human) doing believable things–no matter how fantastic the background might be."
Payment: Between 6 and 9 cents per word. 

Andromeda Spaceways 


Website: http://andromedaspaceways.com/

Submission Guidelines: http://andromedaspaceways.com/submit-your-work/

What they're looking for:
"We accept science fiction, fantasy and supernatural horror works up to 10,000 words in length."
Payment:

  • Short Fiction: 1 cent/word (AUD) with a AUD$20 minimum and $100 maximum per piece.
  • Poetry, and Flash Fiction (under 1000 words): AUD$10 per piece.
  • Non-fiction: AUD$10 for articles of 1000 words or greater.

Beneath Ceaseless Skies 


Website: http://www.beneath-ceaseless-skies.com/

Submission Guidelines: http://www.beneath-ceaseless-skies.com/submissions/

What they're looking for:
"Beneath Ceaseless Skies publishes “literary adventure fantasy”: stories with a secondary-world setting and some traditional or classic fantasy feel, but written with a literary approach."

"We strongly prefer under 11,000 words. We will consider stories over that length, but the longer a story is, the better it must be."
Payment: 6 cents per word.

Non-Fiction Markets 


A List Apart 


Website: http://alistapart.com/

Submission Guidelines: http://alistapart.com/about/contribute

What they're looking for:
  • Features: 1,500 to 2,000 words. Pays $200 per article. 
  • Articles: 600 to 1,500 words. Pays $100 per article. 
  • Mini-Articles: 500 to 600 words. Pays $50 per article. 

Alaska Parent 


Website: http://www.alaskaparent.com/

Submission Guidelines: http://www.alaskaparent.com/write_for_us.html

What they're looking for:

  • Features: 800 to 1,200 words. 
  • Short Features: 500 to 800 words. 
  • Tips: 150 to 600 words. 

Payment:

  • Original articles: $40 to $200
  • Reprints: $25 to $40

AppStorm 


Website: http://ipad.appstorm.net/

Submission Guidelines: http://ipad.appstorm.net/about/write-for-us/

What they're looking for: Articles about apps.

Payment: Around $60 per article. See submission guidelines for details.



Want more writing markets? I've mentioned AllIndieWriters.com, but there is also The Submission Grinder. It's free and has information on over 1,500 markets.

That's it! I've been thinking about doing a series on various markets writers can sell their work to, both fiction and nonfiction, so let me know if you want more posts like this.

Tomorrow I'll post a writing prompt over on my new site, so check that out if you want a writing workout. Otherwise I'll talk to you again on Wednesday. Till then, good writing!

2 comments:

  1. http://ralan.com/ lists markets for science fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery, and humor.

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