The Dark Magazine is published bimonthly and online, and is looking for 1,000-5,000 word stories that match:
• Mainstream fiction with elements of the fantastic mixed in
• Magic realism (“a literary genre or style that incorporates fantastic or mythical elements into otherwise realistic fiction —called also magical realism”) – Merriam-Webster, www.m-w.com
• Surrealism: (“the principles, ideals, or practice of producing fantastic or incongruous imagery or effects in art, literature, film, or theater by means of unnatural or irrational juxtapositions and combinations”) – Merriam-Webster,www.m-w.com
• Dark science fiction
• Dark fantasy
• Steampunk (See: http://www.steampunk.com/what-is-steampunk/)
Don’t be afraid to experiment or to deviate from the ordinary; be stylistic – try us with fiction that falls out of “regular” categories.
It sounds like a great market, and editor Jack Fisher pays professional rates of 5c/word. They’re also interested in art and non-fiction.
Check out the full guidelines here: https://sites.google.com/site/thedarkguidelines/