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Speculatively Queer




Description
We are looking for completed speculative stories about positive queer possibility, written in English, which do not use intellectual property currently under copyright by someone other than the author. Stories may feature near-future social and political change, far-future imaginings of new societies, alternate universes with completely different systems of gender and relationships, alternate histories proposing better outcomes for true events of the past, creative explorations of queer identity—any kind of speculative fiction that posits queer affirmation and joy.

We define "speculative" broadly as any fiction with elements of reality that notably differ from our own. We welcome all kinds of speculative fiction including science fiction, fantasy, slipstream, alternate history, stories featuring superheroes or supernatural entities... horror may not be a great fit for this anthology, but if you have something you think could work, go for it.


This listing is permanently closed for submissions. This may mean one of several things:
  • It was always planned to be a limited-time project, such as a one-time anthology, and the limited-time submission window has ended.
  • The publisher has stated that they are permanently closed, or on hiatus with wording that makes it sound permanent.
  • The publication website is down in a way that appears to be permanent, and we haven't been able to find a new website for them.
  • The publication website is not down, but it appears to have been inactive for more than a year.


Market Genres
Genres
Fantasy
Horror
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Flash
0 to 1000 words
8 cents/word

Short Story
1000 to 7500 words
8 cents/word

Novelette
7500 to 15000 words
8 cents/word


Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Reprints?: Yes
Multiple Submissions?: Yes
Simultaneous Submissions?: No
Estimated Response: 90 days

Market Response Data
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numbers will be so please be sure to log all of your submissions here and not just your rejections or acceptances.


Accuracy:
There are 66 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
0 min | 15.65 mean avg | 15 median | 38 max days
Responded:
100.00%
Accepted:
-
Rejected:
95.45% - avg 15 days (22.22% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
4.54%
Dead Letters:
-
Lost/Returned:
-
Never Responded:
-
Withdrawn:
-

Pending:
71 pending responses (2 min | 18 mean avg | 16 median | 54 max days waiting)
Note: pending statistics may skew high if some users neglect their data.
We recommend querying after the time the market suggests to query.


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Listing added: 7 January 2021


Last officially checked: 13 January 2021


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