Speculative Poetry Markets

Market Lists | Paying Markets | Non-Paying Markets | Fee-to-Submit | Presses

Listings are for venues specifically receptive toward SF poetry.
Note that many if not most mainstream journals welcome speulative-themed work.

Speculative Market Lists
Duotrope's Digest duotrope.com
Paid subscription sortable database of current markets plus response times and statistics.
The Submission Grinder
Free submission tracker & markets database.
  Horror Tree
Horror/spec markets guide.
SF markets guide.

Paying Markets for SF Poetry
Abyss & Apex
Pays $5.50. Poems of any length.
Pays 6–8¢/word. Rarely accepts poetry.
Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine
Pays AUD$10. 1 poem at a time.
1¢/word, $5 minimum.
Asimov's Science Fiction
Pays $1 per line. Poems up to 40 lines.
The Audient Void
Horror; $5 minimum.
Pays CAD$60 per poem.
Pays $15 for poems.
Breakroom Stories
Weird, audio only, $10 per piece.
Chrome Baby
Pays $5/bairn.
Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores
Variable rate.
Disturbed Digest
Pays $4/poem, $2 reprints. 12–100 lines, dark fantasy/horror.
$25–$100 per poem.
Dreams and Nightmares
Pays $12. Poems up to two single-spaced pages.
Enchanted Conversation
Pays $10 per poem.
Eternal Haunted Summer
Pays $5. Mythic and Pagan only.
Fantasy & Science Fiction
8–12¢ per word.
FrostFire Worlds
Pays $3/poem, $2 reprints. Poems for younger readers, 12–100 lines.
The Future Fire
Pays $10 per poem.
LGBTQ podcast; pays $10 per poem.
Helios Quarterly
$50. Open in 2021.
Heroic Fantasy Quarterly
Pays $25. Editor David Farney says, "We prefer the longer stuff."
The House of Zolo's Journal of Speculative Literature
Pays 2¢/word for new poems, 1¢/word for reprints. ≤ 100 lines.
The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts
Pays $50 for triptychs.
Closed until 2021.
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet
Postal subs only, $5 per poem.
Leading Edge
Pays $5–$20 per poem.
Pays $10 for poems.
Liquid Imagination
Pays $8 for poems, +$2 via PayPal.
Royalty payment.
The Magazine of Speculative Poetry
Pays 3¢ per word, $7 minimum, $25 maximum. Poems up to three pages.
Midnight Echo
Pays $20; Australasian writers only.
Mirror Dance
Fantasy poems; pays $5.
Mithila Review
Pays $10 per poem
Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine
Pays 2.5¢ per word to a maximum of C$125. No length limit specified.
New Myths
Pays min. $30/poem. No length limit.
Night to Dawn
$2.50 per poem.
NonBinary Review
Indefinite hiatus.
Not One of Us
Pays $5 per poem. 40 lines or less.
On Spec
Pays C$50. Poems of 4–100 lines.
Outlook Springs
Pays $10. "tinged with the strange"
Outposts of Beyond
No longer accepting submissions; July 2020 issue will be the last
Pays $6 per poem.
Polu Texni
Pays $20 per poem.
Pulp Literature
Poetry $25–$50.
Pays $20/page for poems.
Riddled with Arrows
Metafiction, ars poetica, and writing about writing only; pays $5–$25 per poem.
Pays $1–2, $10 for featured poet. Scifaiku, haibun, senryu, and tanka only.
Silver Blade
$10 per poem.
Space and Time
Pays $5 per poem.
Pays 3¢/word rounded to next dollar, minimum $3, max. $25.
Strange Horizons
Pays $40. Prefers poems under 100 lines.
Through the Gate
Pays $20/poem
Timeless Tales
fairy tale and myth retellings; $20.
Trouble among the Stars
Pays CAD$5–$50.
Twisted Moon
Pays $10/poem. Erotic speculative poetry.
Pays $30/poem. No line limit.
Utopia Science Fiction
$2 short, $10 long.
Vulture Bones
Non-cisgender only; min. $5
The Weird and Whatnot
5¢ per 1K words.
Wild Musette
Pays $15 per poem. Music, fantasy.
Pays $20 per poem.

Non-Paying Markets for Speculative Poetry
AHF Magazine
Altered Reality
Astral Waters Review
Atlantean Publishing
Various ’zines.
Bewildering Stories
Black Petals
Bleached Butterfly
Bowery Gothic
Queer fairy-tale.
The Chamber Magazine
Cough Syrup
Dark Sire
Mature content welcome. Stories and poems must be 100 words or less.
Eldritch Lake
Eldritch Science
National Fantasy Fan Federation fanzine; .rtf preferred to Editor, George Phillies: phillies@4liberty.net
Enchanted Living Magazine
The Fabulist
Fairy Tale Review
Farther Stars than These
Gingerbread House
Hello Horror
The Horror Zine
Independent Variable
Science poetry.
Jersey Devil Press
Lucent Dreaming
Luna Luna
Magic, witchcraft, and ritual.
Moon Park Review
Prose poems only.
New American Legends
Priestess & Hierophant
LGBTQ writers only.
Reality Break Press
Red Planet
Rune Bear
Sage Woman
Mythic, pagan only. Themed.
The Sirens Call
Shoreline of Infinity
Spectral Realms
Print; weird poetry. Submit to editor at stjoshi45@hotmail.com
Speculative 66
66 words not including title.
NZ, Pacific, Australian writers only.
50 lines max. Suitable for 13–17.
Sub-saharan Magazine
Poems ≤40 lines; "dark, speculative, and humorous."
The Syzygy Poetry Journal
Tales from the Moonlit Path
Until the Stars Burn Out
Astronomical poetry
Gothic poetry
Veil: Journal of Darker Musings
Why Vandalism?

Fee-to-Submit Markets for Speculative Poetry
The Pedestal Magazine
Pays $50. $3 submissions fee. Poems of any length.
Phantom Drift
$5 per page; $3 submissions fee.

Speculative Poetry Presses
Aqueduct Press
Cemetery Dance Publications
Creative Guy Publishing
Dark Regions Press
Dastardly Books
Elektrik Milk Bath Press
Gromagon Press
Hilltop Press
Hippocampus Press
Interstellar Flight Press
Mayapple Press
$10 reading fee.
A Midsummer Night's Press
NightBallet Press
Nomadic Delirium Press
P’rea Press
Priestess & Hierophant Press
Raw Dog Screaming Press
Upper Rubber Boot Books
vanZeno Press
Vraeyda Literary
Weird House Press

Market information compiled on behalf of SFPA. Send updates and additions to sfpaweb@sfpoetry.com.
Please refer directly to each market's complete guidelines before submitting.

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