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5 markets that pay for previously published short stories

** the markets and opportunities discussed in this article are largely for speculative fiction short stories.

When you’ve been lucky enough to have a short story published you might think that’s the end of it.

It’s not.

Previously published short stories still have plenty of life left in them. There are opportunities for these stories to be published as reprints in foreign language magazines, in reprint anthologies or even in audio format by the suite of podcasts produced by Escape Artists and others.

But there are also several magazines and websites that accept reprint submissions and some even pay. The payment is small, but the story is already written so you may as well get it out there.

I currently have five short stories in my previously published list and have been scouring the web for just such markets to submit them to. And I wanted to share the results with you.

Here are 5 reprint markets for speculative fiction short stories.

Fabula Argentia

Fabula Argentia is published four times a year. Submissions are accepted throughout the year, however submissions for each issue are cut off a month prior to that issues publication date. They accept previously published work provided that work is not currently available in any electronic form

Word count: up to 8,000 words

Payment: a flat fee of $5 for pieces up to 1000 words, $10 for 1000-5000 words, and $15 for 5000-8000 words. They do not specify a different rate for reprints.

Submission Guidelines

Etherea Magazine

Open to Science Fiction and Fantasy short stories. Etherea is and Australian publication and has dedicated itself to publishing at least 25% Australian content, so if you are an Australia writer this could be a good market to try for both original and reprint submissions.

Word Count: Reprints must be between 2000 and 5000 words, however if you are considering submitting an unpublished story, they also accept flash fiction.

Payment: Reprints are paid $25 (original fiction has a different pay rate)

Submission Guidelines

The Deadlands

The Deadlands is largely concerned with death and topics related to death (but not the undead!). They prefer the heartbreaking over the humorous, be sure to read through the list of influences they provide to get a better idea of what they’re after.

Word count: up to 5000 words

Payment: 1c/word (higher for original fiction)

Submissions Guidelines

Neon Magazine

Neon Magazine prefers darker pieces with an element of the surreal or speculation but welcome surprises. Most issues are themed but are open to interpretation.

Word count: up to 5,000 words

Payment: 2p/word with a minimum payment of £10. They do not specify a different rate for reprints.

Submission Guidelines

Tales From the Moonlit Path

Tales from the Moonlit Path publish dark, eerie, speculative stories. While they prefer to publish original stories, they are open to receiving reprint submissions as well as simultaneous and multiple submissions.

Word count: up to 2,000 words

Payment: $10 flat fee. They do not specify a different rate for reprints.

Submission Guidelines

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