It's almost tax time, and while we're all fantasizing about giant refunds, here are two paying markets to submit to:
Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show is an online speculative magazine that pays well for speculative fiction. Stories up to 7500 words are bought at the rate of 6¢/word, and anything over 7500 words is paid 5¢/word. They will occasionally accept reprints (query first) and their stated response time is three months.
Kasma bills itself as a science fiction magazine, but the guidelines say that stories "are not completely limited to one specific genre." Stories must be submitted by email, and must be no longer than 5000 words. Payment is $10 for print and electronic rights ($5 for stories under 1000 words) on publication.
Haiku fans should check out Mann Library's Daily Haiku, because this month's featured poet is Stanford M. Forrester. Many of his poems have a deep zen/Eastern feel to them. Click back through the days to read his previous haiku -- especially the one from Sunday (April 4th).
For longer reading, the current issue of Apex Magazine (April 2010) just went live. It features speculative stories focused on the theme of "urban myths."