Aurealis is looking for science fiction, fantasy or horror short stories. All types of science fiction, fantasy and horror that are of a "speculative" nature will be considered, but we do not want stories that are derivative in nature, particularly those based on TV series. Crime horror submissions should be directed to another market.
Stories do not have to be explicitly Australian, although we always like to see some with Australian characterisation and background, provided the local element is not merely a self-conscious insertion into a standard plot.
Restrictions: Prefers Austrailian authors but does publish overseas writers from time to time.
Length: 2,000-8,000 words
Payment: Aurealis pays between $20 and $60 per 1000 words, depending on the level of government grants received, and payment will be made soon after the publication of the issue containing your story. Minimum payment is $20. You will also receive a free electronic copy of the issue containing your story.
Submission Guidelines: http://www.aurealis.com.au/submissions.php