Monday Markets - Abyss and Apex Magazine

Abyss & Apex Magazine is looking for speculative fiction and poetry:

Our mission is to publish the finest in speculative and imaginative fiction and poetry, with special attention to character-driven stories that examine the depths and heights of emotion and motivation from a broad variety of cultural and social perspectives. A&A wants to publish powerful stories with emotions that resonate in our minds and hearts long after a first reading, stories that make us want to read them again and again. [...T]here is very little we will not look at, although we have a severe allergy to elves, retold fairy tales, sports, westerns, vampires, and gratuitous sex and violence. We have no subject/topic preference, beyond a requirement that the work have a speculative element.

Their reading periods are a month long, running in February, May, August and November next year. They accept up to 10,000 words of fiction (though they are especially interested in flash fiction up to 1,500 words). Payment is $0.05 per word up to 1,500 words, and a $75 flat fee after that.

Submissions guidelines here: