What they want:
We’re looking for Diverse Weird Western fiction. …in the words of Strange Horizons Magazine, “fiction from or about diverse perspectives and traditionally under-represented groups, settings, and
cultures, written from a non-exoticizing and well-researched position.”
More generally, if you are unfamiliar with the Weird Western, here is a good starting point: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weird_West. Please note that, while we may make an exception or two for mundane cross-genre Weird Western stories (i.e., a non-speculative Weird detective Western, a Weird Western romance, etc), we are looking for stories in which the Western genre is mixed with one or more speculative and/or fantastic element(s) (i.e., science fiction, fantasy, supernatural horror, speculative fiction, paranormal romance, urban fantasy, alternate history, steampunk, steamfunk, dieselpunk, dieselfunk, magic realism, fabulism, ghost story, occult detective fiction, etc).
Yes, it is OK to combined more than two genres/subgenres; it’s even encouraged.
Submission Period: December 1 – December 31, 2014
Length: 500-10,000 words
Payment: $5 + royalties
Submission Guidelines: http://www.wolfsingerpubs.com/