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Apex Publications will be accepting unsolicited submissions of novels/novellas January 1st through January 31st.

Apex will consider novellas in length of 30,000 to 40,000 words and novels in length up to 120,000 words, and are particularly looking for novels that fit within the dark sci-fi category. Dark fantasy and horror submissions are also welcome. A literary agent is not required for submission.

Full details can be found here.

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Issues in Earth Science is open to submissions. Fiction should be written for the feature, “Eww, there’s some geology in my fiction!”  We are interested in MG and YA fiction that incorporates Earth Science concepts as key, rather than incidental, elements. Stories should be between 1000 and 3000 words, with preference for stories around 2000 words. Payment will be $0.06/word ($60 minimum). Stories received before April 15 will be considered for the May 2017 publication window. Full guidelines here.

Daily Science Fiction (DSF) is a market accepting speculative fiction stories from 100 to 1,500 words in length: science fiction, fantasy, slipstream, etc. They will consider flash series–three or more flash tales built around a common theme. DSF pays 8 cents per word for first worldwide rights and for nonexclusive reprint rights. Additionally, they pay more money for additional reprinting in themed Daily Science Fiction anthologies. Full guidelines here.

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Persistent Visions is looking for fresh fiction that skirts the edges of reality.  They pay 7 cents a word for first English world rights, and first option on anthology and podcast reprint rights. Stories selected for reprint in anthologies and podcasts will receive addition payment. Stories can be up to 7,500 words long, and previously unpublished in English. Payment on acceptance. Full guidelines found here.

Worlds Without Master is currently seeking works of fiction totaling 2,500 words or less in the sword & sorcery genre. They pay $200 for the rights to accepted works. Full guidelines can be found here.

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Zombies Need Brains LLC is accepting submissions to its three science fiction and fantasy anthologies SUBMERGED, ALL HAIL OUR ROBOT CONQUERORS!, and THE DEATH OF ALL THINGS. Stories for this anthology must be original (no reprints or previously published material), no more than 7,500 words in length, and must satisfy the theme of the anthology.  Payment is 6 cents a word, with possible future royalties. Full details here.