And now for the good news - the new markets that have hit the virtual streets this year. We lost more than we gained but with any luck this year will be better.
Gamut Magazine opened this year and usually have so many submissions that they close the window within 24 hours of opening on the first of each month. They are a pro-paying market.
Switchblade opened for submissions late in the year. They've published their lineup for the first issue which is due in March. This is a non-paying market.
Occult Detective Quarterly opened for submissions, selected their stories, but haven't yet published their first issue. Payment here is 1cent a word for original work and $25 for reprints.
DeadLights Magazine is a horror magazine but noir crime stories can be an excellent fit. Submissions for the next issue open on January 15. They pay $10 to $50 depending on length.
Crimson Streets is a modern pulp market. They publish online. They pay 1cent a word.
The Norwegian American is an online newspaper that opened for short mystery fiction last year. They pay a flat rate of $50.
Dark City Soul opened late last year. They've only posted a few stories so far but hopefully they'll keep going. They pay $5 per story.
And finally the beloved Plots With Guns made a return to the virtual streets last Fall. They pay $10.