Pro-Paying Speculative Genre Poetry Markets

Professional payment for a poem, according to the HWA, is a minimum of $5.
*Places where I have personally submitted to (does not necessarily mean accepted).
Abyss & Apex likes to see strong, emotionally resonant, literary-quality poetry with a clear speculative element (fantasy, science fiction, or surrealism in any combination. Although dark poems are encouraged, we DO NOT publish horror. There are no format or length restrictions for poetry, though we prefer lineated free verse or traditional form poetry with at least 9 lines, or prose poems at least 50 words in length, we will publish brilliant shorter work. So wow us with a sestina, or stun us in free verse. We admire poetry that exceeds our expectations in scansion, imagery, emotional impact and creative wordplay. We love language, and we like to see it worked for all it’s worth. Our love of poetry exceeds the space and funds we have to publish it, so we accept only the very best; amaze us! The two reading periods for poetry are: 
May – ALL MONTH, unlike fiction which is only the first week.
November – ALL MONTH, unlike fiction 
Andromeda Spaceways is intended for a wide audience, so we don’t want anything more than M rated: no gratuitous sex or graphic violence. We want the overall tone of ASIM to be light as opposed to the dark-and-gritty style that characterises so many other SF mags this day and age. This does not mean we only publish light humour pieces, though. Our readers are just as keen on traditional fantasy and hard science fiction. We’re just not the best market for doom-laden go-nowhere stories that push the boundaries of the English language into new and unfortunate places.  Given an otherwise even choice between angst and adventure, we’ll grab the adventure.  Poetry, and Flash Fiction (under 1000 words): $10 per piece.
Analog will consider material submitted by any writer, and consider it solely on the basis of merit. We are definitely eager to find and develop new, capable writers.  We have no hard-and-fast editorial guidelines, because science fiction is such a broad field that I don't want to inhibit a new writer's thinking by imposing Thou Shalt Nots. Besides, a really good story can make an editor swallow his preconceived taboos.  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.  We pay $1 a line for poetry, which should not exceed 40 lines.
Aoife’s Kiss-
Aoife’s Kiss publishes short stories, poetry, art/illustrations, and articles [including book and movie reviews] in the following genres:  science fiction and fantasy, including some dark fantasy.  These genres include several subgenres, among them sword & sorcery, steampunk, slipstream, interstitial, and cyberpunk.  The point to remember here is that, for us, if it falls into the Big Three, we want to see it.  We are not overly concerned about specific subgenres.  Aoife’s Kiss considers original poetry of up to 100 lines [if your poem is longer, please query].  Payment is $5.00 per poem, with the exception that payment for minimalist forms such as scifaiku, haibun, tanka, fibonacci, etc., conforms to the payment guidelines for Scifaikuest magazine [generally, $1.00 per poem, $2.00 for joined ku and haibun].
Your poem must be 200 lines or less.  Your poem must be original and unpublished.  Poets can submit up to 5 poems at a time. However, please submit each poem in a separate email.  Payment is 25 cents per line.
Arsenika is a quarterly journal of speculative poetry and flash fiction. Edited by S. Qiouyi Lu, Arsenika looks for gorgeous, emotional writing: poetry that shimmers with multiple layers of meaning, prose that explores and interrogates. From hard science fiction to the lightest of magical realism, Arsenika is not bound by genre, though we do prefer the speculative.  Arsenika is looking for previously unpublished original fiction and poetry up to 1,000 words long. Payment is 1¢ USD per word (including audio rights) with a $5 minimum.  Please do not send simultaneous submissions (pieces that are submitted to Arsenika and another market at the same time). Multiple submissions are accepted, but please have no more than two flash fiction pieces and five poems in the submissions queue at a time.  We try to respond to all submissions within 14 days.
Our reading periods are as follows:
February 1–March 15 for our Spring (April) issue;
May 1–June 15 for our Summer (July) issue;
August 1–September 15 for our Autumn (October) issue; and
November 1–December 15 for our Winter (January) issue.
For our first issue, Arsenika will have a special reading period of December 15–March 15.
Asimov’s Science Fiction magazine is an established market for science fiction stories.  We pay $1 a line for poetry, which should not exceed 40 lines. We buy First English Language serial rights plus certain non-exclusive rights explained in our contract. We do not publish reprints, and we do not accept “simultaneous submissions” (stories sent at the same time to a publication other than Asimov’s). Asimov’s will consider material submitted by any writer, previously published or not. We’ve bought some of our best stories from people who have never sold a story before.
The Audient Void is a periodical devoted to publishing Weird Fiction and Dark Fantasy as well as poetry and select works of non-fiction.  35 cents a line for poetry with a minimum payment of $5.  Send submissions to 
We here at Bete Noire are looking for stories that are well written, character driven and have a dark bent to them.  We are open to most genres as long as they have a dark side.  This includes horror, dark sci-fi, dark fantasy, crime, mystery or dark humor.  However, vampires plus sparkle equals rejection.  Poetry submissions are welcome and can be of any style.  You can submit up to three poems per reading period.  $10 US flat for each accepted work plus free ebook version of the issue in which your work appears. 
Reading Periods: 
February  1 - March 31  (Spring issue)
August 1 - September 30 (Fall Issue)
Publication will be one year after reading period.
We define “pulp fiction” very broadly – it’s lively, challenging, thought-provoking, thrilling, and fun, regardless of how many or how few genre elements are packed in. We don’t subscribe to the theory that genre fiction is disposable; in our opinion, a great deal of literary fiction could easily fall under one of our general categories. Fantasy, Mystery, Adventure, Horror, Science Fiction, and Romance.  Poetry - up to 3 poems.  Poetry - $5 per poem, regardless of length.
Body Parts Magazine is an online literary magazine of horror, erotica, speculative fiction, essays and art. Each themed issue honors Eros and Thanatos, the Greek gods of libido and mortido—life and death. We celebrate the vast and various expressions of dreams and darkness, our primitive desires and urges, and seek to encounter—and embrace—those shadowy monsters who dwell in the dimly lit corners of human experience.  Body Parts is a paying market.  “We ran some poetry in issue #5 so we're happy to take a look,” (from an email).
Dark Fantasy, Fabulism, Light Fantasy, Magic Realism, Slipstream.  We accept most styles of poetry, although we are somewhat biased toward the lyrical over the narrative. Rhymed verse is not discouraged, but we know how difficult it is to do well.  Send us poems that will have us feel the wood’s presences, material and immaterial, known but to be seen anew, or unknown and to be revealed. We want poems that will slip in under the skin, grasp us by the throat, and change the light in the room.  Payment: $15/poem.
We will accept short fiction and poetry from 50 to 5,000 words. We pay $5 US  via Paypal on publication, regardless of length.  We are not Baen. Call it slipstream, call it science fiction with literary pretensions, call it whatever you like, just put it in your mouth and chew.
Cicada is a bimonthly for young adults. The magazine prints fiction and poetry ranging from realism and historical to science fiction and fantasy, alongside essays written by teens, illustrations and comics.  Pays up to $3 per line and $24 minimum.
*Deadlights Horror Fiction Magazine
We want terror, horror, repulsion!  We love a poem or three here at DeadLights. So in what form of poem should you write? Well, it can be any kind of poem at all, really, as long as haunts us all in our sleep. Feel free to express yourself in no longer than a single-space page length in Microsoft Word.  Horror Poetry: $10 plus a print copy of the magazine.  DeadLights Magazine is the new kid on the block, and as such, we don’t know what we don’t know. Classic response, right? You should hear if your story has been accepted or rejected in a month’s time. If you haven’t heard from us, please let us know.
You are invited to submit poems of not more than 30 lines focusing on ONE of the objects that have appeared in the prompts for the first three issues of Volume One. The poem should be of a speculative nature, evoking the attributes of the object, where it might have been, what it might have seen. I am particularly fond of poetry of a rich, sensate nature, full of imagery and subtle meaning.  Two poems will be accepted for this issue.  USD $10 per accepted poem. 
We value good writing and good stories above all else. Send in your science fiction, your fantasy, your horror, and even your mainstream fiction stories (as long as they are well written). Your stories and the characters they contain should be your own. We want the new, the undiscovered, so no previously published works, please.  You may submit up to five poems simultaneously, but submit each individually.  Currently, we pay ten dollars USD per poem for first publication rights.
Short fiction or poetry on any horror theme.  Let your imagination be your guide... zombies, vampires, werewolves, ghosts, paranormal or anything your mind can conjure up.  The short stories must be between 1,000 and 15,000 words in length.  Poetry must be between 100 and 5,000 words in length. Pay: $10 per accepted poetry piece. 
Buying 1st N. Am. serial rights unless state otherwise. Payment is $12 on acceptance + 2 contributor's copies. Contributors outside North America can instead receive a 3-issue subscription plus 2 copies.
We really want Weird Fiction that’s personal, cosmic, and psychological. We here at Dunhams enjoy the fiction of Thomas Ligotti, Richard Gavin, and Robert Aickman, etc.. So keep that in mind. We are NOT looking for horror stories that are simply vehicles for Cthulhu Mythos entities. If you are going to involve any of Lovecraft’s cosmic horrors, you better be doing it in an offbeat way. This is not a Lovecraftian press. (Though we love Lovecraft).  $25 + One Contributor’s copy for Xnoybis.
We’re looking for hymns to Odin and Inanna and Sekhmet. Prayers to Hermes and Brigid and Asherah. Short stories featuring (or otherwise referencing) Lugh and Yinepu and Hekate. Every poetic form, from sonnet to rhyming couplet to free form, is acceptable. There is no set length. Any genre of short story is welcome, from mystery to fantasy to true lifeish to reimaginings of classic myths, provided the Deities and heroes are treated respectfully (no bashing someone else’s Gods, please!).  EHS will pay a flat rate of $5 for an original piece.
Accepted poems will be paid for at the following rate: US 3¢/word rounded to nearest dollar; minimum US $3, maximum $25. Payment is on publication.
Each of the six submission periods for 2016 will have a theme. Here they are: January: Valentine's Day, March: rain, May: Summer solstice, July: fairy godmothers, September: trees, November: the new year.  Absolutely none of the following: Sci-fi, dystopian, erotica, high fantasy, world building, time-travel, futuristic, space travel, western. Oh, and I hate love triangles.  Poem pay: $10. US dollars only.
*Feverish Fiction
Pulp, Sleaze, & B-Film-inspired flash fiction stories and poetry. We’re looking for stories inspired/influenced by Twilight Zone, Tales from the Crypt, Creepshow, Roger Corman, John Carpenter, Grindhouse, Troma, Night Gallery, etc.  We will also consider articles and photographs.
Payment for accepted submissions are:
flash fiction $6 + one contributor copy.
art  $6 + one contributor copy.
poetry $6 + one contributor copy.
Payments will be disbursed at the end of each month.
*Gamut Magazine-
We will publish neo-noir, speculative fiction with a literary bent.  Poetry is typically $15-25, depending on the length. We are focused on the following genres: fantasy, science fiction, horror, crime, neo-noir, magical realism, Southern gothic, and transgressive—all with a literary bent. Do not send us anything that might be considered "classic" within these genres, or expected. Simultaneous submissions are okay, multiple submissions are not (outside of poetry). Also, we are actively seeking and open to a wide range of authors, diversity is important to us, so whatever your sex, race, orientation, religion, country of origin, current location, age, experience, etc.—send us your work, we want to read it. 
We want poetry that we can call "of the fantastical", poetry that treats mythic, surreal, fantasy and folkloric themes, or approaches other themes in a fantastical way. Re-write a fairytale, ponder an old story, consider history from an unusual perspective -- really, it's up to you, so long as the fantastical element is there. Since what qualifies as "the fantastical" is easily debatable, however, here's what we're not interested in: science fiction poetry (it's not you, it's us), horror for horror's sake, and poetry that's self-consciously gothic. We have no prejudice against traditional poetic forms, rhyme, or meter. We'd like to stay that way, so please let the form serve the poem, not the other way around. Prose poems will be harder to sell, mainly because so many of them straddle the flash fiction line.   Beginning in January 2016 we will be paying $10.00 USD on publication for original, unpublished poems, and $5.00 for solicited reprints. If you'd like to submit a poem that has been published elsewhere, please query first with the poem's title, where it was originally published and when. 
Original Gothic Blue Books typically took place in either a monastery, convent or castle. In years past we have asked for short stories that take place in one of these locations, or a modern day location such as a morgue, haunted house or cemetery. This year, we have added new location recommendations – hotel, inn, or bed and breakfast. The haunted hotel has a long, complex history in the field of horror and we look forward to your entries.  In addition to the above, the story or poem must instill fear using a supernatural element – ghosts, ghouls, monsters, myth, folklore or legend. Extreme violence, sexuality, gore, and profanity will not be considered.  For inspiration look to Edgar Allan Poe, H. P. Lovecraft, Jorge Luis Borges, Shirley Jackson, Emily Brontë, or Neil Gaiman.  Payment details: $25.00 (USD).  Two (2) Contributor copies of the anthology.
We are looking for original Poetry (all forms, maximum 36 lines each + no more than five poems submitted at any one time).  We pay what Duotrope classify as a "Professional rate" for successful submissions, namely 6 US cents per word for fiction and US$1 per line for poetry. (Minimum payment for fiction: including prose poems & micro fiction: $10. Haiku: $5 each.) Payment usually within three weeks of publication. 
Our interests include but are not limited to the following subjects: Supernatural horror (both fiction and film), Philosophical pessimism, Gnosticism, Buddhism, Nihilism, Surrealism, Decadent and fin de siècle literature, Pessimistic and morbid poetry (Trakl, Thomson, Brennan, Leopardi, Larkin, Wiloch, Barnitz, etc.), Aberrant psychology (depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, anhedonia, depressive realism, etc.), Euthanasia/Right to Die, Horror in the visual arts, Antinatalism, L’école belge de l’étrange, Corporate degradation, The architecture and topography of Detroit and its suburbs, Horror and pessimism as it relates to most any field (geography, psychology, astronomy, music, film, etc.—kind of a catchall category), Any crossovers or hybrids of these categories/writers.  Poetry (no more than 50 lines).  Poetry pays $20 flat. 
Heliotrope Magazine will publish one poem per issue. We will pay $50 for this piece (same genres of interest apply). The poem in most cases will be
commissioned, thus if interested in submitting for future issues please contact for consideration.
As its name suggests, Heroic Fantasy Quarterly is a quarterly ezine dedicated to publishing heroic fantasy — in both prose and poetry. We are unrepentant in our goal of elevating unapologetic sword and sorcery to a rightful high place. We pay $100 for stories and $25 for poems, upon publication. 
Kaleidotrope tends very heavily towards the speculative — towards science fiction, fantasy, and horror — but we like an eclectic mix and are therefore interested to read compelling work that blurs these lines, falls outside of neat genre categories. Man does not live on space ships, elves, and ghostly ax murderers alone, after all.  We will consider all forms [of poetry]. Humor is encouraged, if tricky. Rhyming is not actively discouraged — done well, it can be terrific — but be careful about overly simple, sing-song-like structures. Individual haiku, or other very short poems, may be a tougher sell.  For poetry, we offer a flat rate of $5 USD per accepted piece.
*Lakeside Circus-
Poetry: Any length. We want lyrical work, lovely word choices; bonus points for interesting forms (hainteny, thanbauk, cobla esparsa, carmen, or villanelle… surprise us!). We’re not big fans of prose poetry–the work has to read like poetry, not a short story with line breaks in it. Speculative elements have to be identifiable, but otherwise the range is anything from hard SF to genre-bending, interstitial, magic realism.  Lakeside Circus pays 2 cents per word* (fiction or non-fiction [or poetry]), with a minimum of $10 US, payable within 30 days of publication. In addition, Authors will receive a four issue digital subscription to the magazine.
Poetry should reflect both literary value and popular appeal and should deal with science fiction- or fantasy-related themes.  $10 for poems.
Liminality is an online quarterly magazine of speculative poetry edited by Shira Lipkin and Mattie Joiner. We are very pleased to meet you. We’re looking for speculative literary poems that touch the heart as much as the head; poems of the liminal, the fluid, and the fantastic. We’d love to see work that shifts shape, refuses to be to be easily pinned down or categorised. We actively welcome diversity; we want to hear new as well as established voices. Tell us tales we thought we knew, the way only you can tell them. Give us new myths.  Liminality pays $10 per poem, for first worldwide publication rights and non-exclusive anthology rights. 
Your poetry can encompass an inanimate object, an animal, musical instrument, faerie, demon, alien world influencing our modern world, or the embodiment of intangible things such as Death or Time. We accept a wide variety of poetry - speculative, horror, modern fantasy, literary, slipstream. 
Submit no more than five (5) poems per file, and upload only one file per submission period. Anything other than the first 5 poems will be discarded unread. Liquid Imagination pays a flat fee of $8 for short stories and poems and $3 for flash.
The Literary Hatchet is an Internet journal devoted to dark fiction (short stories) and provocative poetry and prose. We are interested in well-written but easy to read works in the horror genre, but also accept works that are paranormal in nature.  We will consider previously published material but prefer original works.  We accept short fiction essays, first-person narratives, speculative fiction, short stories, poetry, photography, art, illustrations, and humor pieces.  We're interested in new angles on old ideas, or topics that don't get covered frequently. We like to showcase articles that don't just sum up some issue but make us think and make us want to read further.  The above is not exhaustive. If you don't have an immediate idea for a piece, but you'd really like to write for us, let us know and be prepared to show us work you've done. We can always think of subjects!  POETRY: We are looking for high-quality extraordinary poems (both serious and humorous) that explore the darkness that resides in each of us. Personal pieces that offer a self-reflection are acceptable.  POETRY: we prefer poetry under 100 lines — $5
The editors of LONTAR are looking for quality literary writing with elements of the fantastic, which is in some way connected with the cultures, traditions, mythologies, folk religions, and/or daily life in Southeast Asia. While we are happy to look at works by writers outside of the region, we want to actively encourage Southeast Asian writers to submit your work.   Payment is a flat $10 SGD per poem (or set of poems) and two contributor copies of the issue in which it appears.
The Lovecraft eZine wants well-written, original Lovecraftian and Cthulhu Mythos fiction.  While we enjoy and appreciate pastiche, best read works will feature an original voice and new takes on old themes, not simply mimicking Lovecraft’s style.  Simple mentions of Cthulhu or the Necronomicon do not make a story Lovecraftian.  For us, the bestLovecraftian fiction share the tone and themes of Lovecraft: Cosmic horror, the discovered knowledge of the unnameable terrible things behind the curtain of reality, etc.  The Lovecraft eZine pays $50 for accepted stories over 3,000 words and $25 for stories under 3,000 words, poetry, or flash fiction.
*Mantid Magazine-
Poetry should be under 1,000 words.  Work should fall under one or more of the following genres: Horror, Dark Fantasy, Dark Science Fiction, Dark Fairy Tales, Magic Realism, Surrealism, Avant-garde, Experimental.  Diverse characters are encouraged. POETRY: $25 
For poetry, it’s the same thing. Poems must revolve around the idea of the colonization and exploration of space. Payment will be $5 per poem, on publication for first rights. No reprints or simultaneous submissions.
A good poem is like a good smell: very hard to describe.  Moreover, we’re not sticklers for style or form. Free verse, ballad, ode, haiku—we’ll consider it all. Above all, we cherish viscera, the unusual, perspectives that dizzy and yet incite us. We pay a flat fee of $5 for each poem accepted, regardless of length. Contributors will also be rewarded with one print copy of the issue in which their work appears. 
*Mirror Dance-
Mirror Dance is a quarterly online magazine of fantasy fiction and poetry. We are open to all sub-genres of fantasy, including magic realism, urban or contemporary fantasy, sword and sorcery, fantasy-of-manners, and stories with mythological or folkloric themes.  We are open dark fantasy, science fantasy, and historical fiction with fantasy elements. We do not publish science fiction or non-supernatural horror.  We are happy to consider reprints. Please include previous publication details in your e-mail. We have a slight preference for stories that aren’t currently available in a free-to-read online venue, such as your blog, another e-zine, or a critique site that is not password-protected.  Poetry of all lengths will be considered, from haiku to epic narratives. We value strong imagery, precise word choice and a tight, specific focus. Poems must have an identifiable fantasy or mythic element. Please do not send more than three (3) poems in one submission.  Mirror Dance pays $5.00 upon acceptance for each work of fiction or poetry. We can make payments through PayPal, check, or an online donation to the project or charity of your choice.  Mirror Dance aims to respond to all submissions within two months.
*Mithila Review-
Mithila Review is a speculative arts and culture magazine. We are open to original submissions as well as translations from around the world.  Speculative arts and culture encompass literary and artistic works in the broad genre with supernatural, fantastical or futuristic elements i.e. science fiction, fantasy, science fantasy, horror, alternative history, magic realism, uncanny and weird.  We welcome literary and speculative poetry from around the world. Please send us your best work. Our favorite poets include Arvind Krishna Mehrotra, Amal El-Mohtar, Arundhathi Subramaniam, Gwendolyn Brooks, Kabir, Li-Young Lee, Shweta Narayan, Sofia Samatar, W.B. Yeats, among others.  $10 for original poetry, essays, flash stories (under 2.5K words), and reprints; $50 for original stories between 4-8K words or longer.  Response Time: 1-3 weeks. Average: 1 week.
*Mythic Delirium
You may submit up to 6 poems at a time of any length. Electronic submissions only. No unsolicited reprints. No simultaneous submissions. Please use the words “poetry submission” in the e-mail subject line. Poems may be included in the e-mail or sent as .rtf or .doc attachments. Payment is a $5 flat fee on publication.
We are interested in quality Dark Poetry (no epics, please).  Pays $.30 per line (if printed in the PRINT magazine).  Expect to be edited.  
New Fables is looking for creative, original stories that use anthropomorphic animal characters to tell basic human stories. We favor stories in a literary tradition; not only fables and folk tales, but well-constructed stories in which the animal characterization is part of the larger theme of the work.  Poems that require particular formatting should note that in the submission. Poems are paid at a flat rate of $20. publishes speculative fiction of every stripe except graphic horror. We like each issue to have an eclectic variety of stories:  funny, frightening, hard and soft sci-fi, adventure, thoughtful, etc. Every issue includes at least one nonfiction piece dealing with some aspect of science, myth, folklore, or literature as it relates to speculative fiction, usually of the well-researched essay variety rather than opinion or editorial. Speculative poetry is welcome. We tend to receive a lot of free verse and not enough "form" poetry.  Please no more than 5 at a time, any length. Be sure there is a science fiction or fantasy element or they will not be considered.  Poems (any length):$20.
Themed issues. $10 per poem.
The editorial philosophy of the magazine reflects my own personal taste in genre fiction. To me the scariest and most deeply moving horror stories are not about monsters or about good vs. evil, but rather about the reader’s own fears and discomforts. Similarly, for Not One of Us, fantasy isn’t about pseudo-medieval worlds, science fiction isn’t about space opera or funny-sounding names, Westerns are not about gunfights. In our magazine, it’s all about the characters.  $5 plus one copy for poems. 
Strong voices that don't sound like anyone else. Original ideas would be great, too, though they're much harder to come by. Beautiful, startling images and language. Current and future science would be nice.  Basically, I'm interested in contemporary poetry. That means blank, free verse, or discursive prose poems.  We pay $50 for poetry.
Here’s what we want: poems that ooze with sonic pleasure. (Please, just remember to wipe the ooze off before submitting.) Poems that stagger from line-to-line with an animated corpse’s lingering bravado. As with our fiction, we’re interested in strangely human, humanly strange pieces, that captivate and scintillate. We want language that surprises us. Language with strong enough voltage to shock us back to life. Send us your finest work. That’s all we ask. Poets will be paid $10 per poem in addition to one contributor's copy total.
No restrictions on genre, length, theme, or style. Send up to five (5) poems in a single file.  Payment: $40 per accepted poem.
We prefer poetry composed in the new fabulist tradition. Phantom Drift exists because its editors wish to found a journal devoted to work that shatters or valuably distorts reality, whether this means surrealism, magical realism, fantastique, or bizarrerie. We value writing whose imagination is unafraid to shift shape, writing that generates unique alternatives to and uncharted voyages away from conventional realism. As poetry editor, I welcome your submissions and tend to favor poetry of a sinister bent, but am open to work readers might label new weird, slipstream, and/or fantastic. Submit sonnet, abcedarius, prose poem, or lipogram. Send gothic, supernatural, steam punk, or science fiction. If you possess unabashedly strange, unpublished work which shows such unusual tendencies as these, Phantom Drift wants to see it. Send us your weirdest verse in submissions of 3-5 poems. Payment is $5 per page with minimum $10 for single page poems, and 1 contributor copy. Additional contributor copies will be available for 55% discount.   
Poetry on SF or fantasy themes. We prefer strong visual images. We pay $20 for a poem.
Because our title says “Pulp” Literature, some authors assume we want guns and blood.  The “pulp” in our title refers to cheap pulp paper, which we someday hope to use.  We want our magazine to include a balance of all genres, including fantasy, romance, mystery, literary, etc.  Reprints, poetry and illustration at variable rates.
Submissions should relate to weird fiction, horror, or dark fantasy; though we are interested in boundary-pushing and inventive stories. Not much in content restrictions.  We take no rights and have no exclusivity term.  Poetry submissions pay $0.01 per word or $5.00 whichever is greater.
Recompose is a magazine of interstitial short works - both prose and poetry. We are looking for flash fiction and poems that walk the line between one of the "speculative" genres —science fiction, fantasy, and horror— and the literary genre. There's a lot of space in those cracks, but there must be both a discernible integral speculative element and a literary element. While horror is a speculative genre, we ask that you be cautious with the use of graphic sex or sexual assault and avoid gratuitous use of either. We are looking for poetry and short prose works. We are paying professional rates: $0.25/line for poetry up to 50 lines and $0.06/word for prose up to 1000 words. You may submit works that slightly exceed those limits; just be aware of the pay limits. 
The imagination is the key – remember that, if it sticks in your head or gets under your skin as you try to sleep at night – we want to read it.  We are after stories that capture the reader. Any time, place or theme.  We are looking for the best you have to offer in under 100 lines, if it is over please let us know in your covering letter.  Payment per item published will be $5 (PayPal or Amazon Voucher) and discounted paperback copies.
Shroud Quarterly publishes literary speculative fiction with a dark orientation from 500 to 6000 words. Submissions may now include horror, suspense, mystery, noir, fantasy, science fiction, humor, long-form poetry, bizarro, or other forms of intelligent, speculative writing. We are interested in writing with an edge, but not interested in writing that is gratuitously violent, sexual, or graphic. We prefer stories that rely on mood, atmosphere, well-crafted dialogue and sensory details to tell a well-thought-out tale. We also have preference for sympathetic, complex, protagonists who face otherworldy conflicts/antagonists. We like an effective balance of scene and summary, and a deft, meticulous control of exposition. Don't write to impress, but to express.  Poetry : $10.  Reprints: $10.
Send 2 to 5 unpublished poems in a single Word file (doc or docx) via our online submission manager—Submittable. We publish literary poetry with speculative elements. We prefer free verse poetry between 10-100 lines and prose poems or flash poetry under 500 words. We will consider a limited amount of traditional form poetry, experimental poetry, found poetry (with proper citations) and a constellation of themed Haiku (or titled linked Haiku) consisting of three or more pieces, as well as bilingual submissions (with permissions if necessary-see speculative poetry in translation).  $8 for single poems and $25 for Featured Poets (by invitation only). 
A horror and fantasy journal featuring short fiction, essays, poetry, reviews, and art by both seasoned pros and talented newcomers!  25 cents a line or minimum $5 for poetry.  Send submissions to
The fiction we publish most of tends toward but is not limited to the speculative. This does not mean only quietly desperate stories. We will consider items that fall out with regular categories. We do not publish gore, sword and sorcery, or pornography. We can discuss these terms if you like. There are places for them all, this is not one of them.  Poetry: $5/poem. Paid on publication.
Please note that poems should be no longer than a single, standard 8.5 by 11 inch page, and must be of a speculative nature — either science fiction, fantasy, horror, or any combination thereof will do.  No simultaneous submissions or reprints; multiple submissions okay within reason (don’t send more than three poems at a time). Payment made upon publication and is a flat $5.00 per poem.
*Spirit's Tincture-
Intoxicating stories of the supernatural; stories that get to the soul of your characters. Distill the words and make them more powerful in the process. Give us the brief and beautiful.  Poetry:
20 line maximum. We're looking for literary quality free verse or formal poetry that innovates and brings something new to a recognizable form. A maximum of three poems may be submitted per reading period.  Please submit all poems in a single document.  Response time: Most submissions will be responded to within two weeks. Three months is the maximum.  We play a flat rate of $10 for poetry.   
In January 1978, Suzette Haden Elgin founded the Science Fiction Poetry Association, along with its two visible cornerposts: the Rhysling Awards and the association's newsletter, Star*Line. Star*Line has become not only an SFPA forum and networking tool, but a literary magazine for poets of the genre persuasion: imaginative poetry from hard science fiction to high fantasy, from the macabre to straight science, and from rigid formalism to experimental and surrealist works.  For Star*Line, ideally, you would send 3–5 poems at a time, single-spaced, pasted into the body of one e-mail, no oftener than once per month.  Payment for poetry: 3¢/word rounded to next dollar, minimum $3. One copy to all contributors.
We're looking for high-quality SF, fantasy, horror, and slipstream poetry.  We're looking for modern, exciting poems that explore the possible and impossible: stories about human and nonhuman experiences, dreams and reality, past and future, the here-and-now and otherwhere-and-elsewhen. We want poems from imaginative and unconventional writers; we want voices from diverse perspectives and backgrounds.  We want poems that understand "literary" does not have to equal "boring"; poems that know how to write strange without being senseless; poems that balance inventiveness with traditional structures. We like mischievous poems, pensive poems, and everything in between.  We don't see nearly enough true science fiction or formal poetry. However, poems must substantiate their forms; a rhymed weak concept is still a weak concept. Sonnet plus spaceship is not enough.  Pay rates for new poetry will be $40 per poem, regardless of length or complexity.
STONE TELLING is a poetry magazine co-edited by Rose Lemberg and Shweta Narayan. We are looking for literary speculative poems with a strong emotional core. We focus on fantasy, science fiction, surrealism, and slipstream, but we are happy to consider science poetry and literary poetry without a fantastic element as long as it fits the flavor of the magazine. Please note that we are not a mainstream literary poetry market, and poetry without a speculative element would be a hard sell.  PAYMENT: $10(US) per unsolicited poem under 120 lines, upon publication. Payment for a poem over 120 lines (epic) is 20$; please indicate line count for such poems.
Poems may be in any form. Free Verse is neither required nor given special preference. Formal poetry is recognized and welcomed. Translations are welcome if the translator has permission from the owner of the copyright.  Poems may be of any length, though an epic may not get read for quite a while.  Read our motto: "Good poetry is meant to be understood, not decoded." If your poetry can only be understood by you or your close group of friends, share it with them.  Payment is ten dollars, for first publication in Strong Verse and nonexclusive reprint rights.
We want your poems of up to forty lines. Anything above that will be rejected. We prefer our poems dark, speculative, and humorous. Please no romantic poems, unless it’s about a date with a murderous alien on a poisonous planet where you end up dying by either throttling or sheer asphyxiation before you could write the poem.  We pay $5 flat for each accepted poem.
THROUGH THE GATE is looking for fantastical poetry of literary and emotional depth from a diversity of voices and perspectives. Our definition of fantastical is quite fluid, encompassing fantasy, magic realism, myth, folklore, surrealism and slipstream. We desire poetry that is atypically beautiful, unconventionally imaginative and boundary-crossing. What we don't want is science fiction or mainstream work — please don't send it to us.  We place no limitations on what we will consider in regards to form or style — but be warned: we are not inclined towards rhymed poetry and very rarely accept it. Instead, try us with prose poetry, collaborative poetry and other such innovative work. We wish to see everything: divergent, whimsical, curious and otherwise.  Payment is $10 (USD) per unpublished poem by PayPal or mail.  
TOTU is/was open for speculative poetry submissions.  Pays $7 per short poem; $5 per published page of long poetry.
*Twisted Moon Magazine-
Twisted Moon is a magazine of erotic speculative poetry.  We want your best erotic speculative poetry.  We are also interested in seeing poems depicting kink and non-traditional relationships.
We welcome poems with any, or none, of these elements by anyone who feels inspired to write them. Bodies, sexual and sensual affairs, sexuality, and the ways in which we experience desire are vast and varied. Surprise us. Catch us off guard. Send us something we’ll be thinking about days after reading it.  Our submissions are open several times a year on a rolling basis. Payment is USD $10 per published poem at a flat rate, and it is our goal to increase this in future. Payment will be made by PayPal only. 
Uncanny Magazine is seeking passionate, diverse SF/F fiction and poetry from writers from every conceivable background.  We want  intricate, experimental stories and poems with gorgeous prose, verve, and imagination that elicit strong emotions and challenge beliefs. Uncannybelieves there’s still plenty of room in the genre for tales that make you feel.  Uncanny is looking for original, unpublished speculative poetry of any length. Payment is $30 per poem. 
We are looking for original (no reprints) well-written weird stories. Our tastes are broad and we are looking for any of the following: fantasy, dark fantasy, sword and sorcery, ghost, horror, heroic fantasy, science fantasy or just plain odd.  NO MYTHOS AT THIS TIME PLEASE!  Current payment is $5 per thousand words up to a maximum of $30 and a printed contributor’s copy.

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