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Persistent Visions is looking for fresh fiction that skirts the edges of reality. They want science fiction and fantasy that is truly revolutionary, and that embraces the variety of human experience in all of its glory.

They pay seven cents a word for first English world rights, and first option on anthology and podcast reprint rights (stories selected for anthologies and podcasts will receive further payment). Stories should be up to 7500 words long and previously unpublished. Full details can be found here.

 Compelling Science Fiction has two main goals: to find, publish, and promote the best science fiction stories, and to support and encourage the authors who write them. They pay 6 cents/word for accepted stories between 1,000-10,000 words. Full guidelines are here.

Fantastic Stories accepts original stories up to 3000 words in length, and reprints of any length. They’re looking for stories that cover the entire science fiction and fantasy spectrum; everything from magic realism to hard SF.  They pay 15 cents per word on acceptance for original stories, and 1 cent per word (up to $100, and a minimum of $25) for reprints. Full guidelines are here.

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