The Submission Grinder, milling your submissions into something useful

Shattering the Glass Slipper
Zombies Need Brains

SHATTERING THE GLASS SLIPPER is to feature stories of known fairy tales that have been upended, gender-bent, or twisted around in some way. Stories featuring less famous fairy tales, especially those from non-European cultures, will have a better chance of catching our eye. In other words, we don’t want 100 Cinderella stories. If we do, it’s likely that only one, at most, would be selected for the anthology. Take note of which fairy tales the anchor authors intend to use (listed in the description of the Kickstarter at, since their stories are already guaranteed to be in the anthology. It’s unlikely we’ll select a second story using the same fairy tale. And please note—this isn’t just a re-telling of a fairy tale: we want you to take the story and upend it. Give us a new moral lesson, tell us what happened to the other stepsister, or just surprise us. Be creative, choose something different, and have the fairy tale upended in an interesting way. We are looking for a mix of fantasy and science fiction stories in a range of tones, from humorous all the way up to dark.

Market Submission Schedule
  • Permanently closing for submissions on Jan 1, 2022 (Begins 73 days from now)

Market Genres
Science Fiction

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

Short Story
1000 to 7500 words
8 cents/word

Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Reprints?: No
Multiple Submissions?: Yes
Simultaneous Submissions?: No

Market Response Data
View recent responses from this market
This statistical information is an aggregation of submission data provided by our members. The more data we have the more accurate our
numbers will be so please be sure to log all of your submissions here and not just your rejections or acceptances.

There are 0 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 0 | Average: 0.00 | Median: 0 | Max: 0
- (0.00% of rejections are personal)
Dead Letters:
Never Responded:

23 pending responses (7 min | 24 average | 22 median | 52 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.

Click and drag within chart (make a box, not a line) to zoom in. Double click chart to zoom back out.
Registered users can customize graph colors in profile settings.

Listing added: 14 September 2021

Last officially checked: 27 September 2021

The Submission Grinder is brought to you by Diabolical Plots, the number 42, Shane Halbach, and many others!
Copyright © 2020 Diabolical Plots, LLC, All Rights Reserved.