Monday Markets – The Dark Magazine (HT: @herodfel)

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,
• 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,
• Dark science fiction
• Dark fantasy
• Steampunk (See:

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:


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