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, 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/