Book Smugglers is open and looking for genre pieces for their Spring issue. The theme is:
We know that the first things that come to mind with the phrase “First Contact” are “Science Fiction” and “Aliens.” While we are huge fans of aliens and would very much like to receive submissions featuring first contact with aliens, we would love to receive a broader pool of stories and traditions. We welcome authors to subvert this theme, to expand horizons and adapt the prompt to other possible connotations and genres within the Speculative Fiction umbrella.
They’re after original speculative fiction from 1,500 to 17,500 words and pay 6c/word up to $500.
Submission details here: http://thebooksmugglers.com/2014/10/book-smugglers-publishing-open-for-submissions-spring-2015.html