Page Forty-Seven is not a genre publication, but it is a good market for new writers. The editors want short stories up to 10,000 characters long, for which they'll pay $25-75. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, and if they like your story, they'll get back to you within a week.
Dog Oil Press is looking for dark humor under 981 words. Submit unpublished works only -- fiction, poetry, or nonfiction. Selected works will be paid $10. According to Duotrope, they have an average response time of 11 days.
For FanStory.com members, here are three FanStory contests with upcoming deadlines:
- Cinquain contest (closes 2/18)
- Haiku contest (closes 3/5)
- Horror story contest (closes 3/22)
All three contests have a top prize of a $100 Visa gift card, with second and third place winners receiving 25 and 10 "member dollars," respectively.