One way to get ahead in the world of speculative fiction is to become a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, or SFWA. One way to become a member is to sell one short for at least $0.06/word. Below is a list of markets accepting speculative short fiction and paying that rate or more.
SFWA-Approved Markets for Speculative Short Stories
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Got more Markets?
If you know of any other qualifying markets, or if any of those above appear to be defunct, please contact me!