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Haven Spec Magazine - Fiction (Go to Poetry)



Description
Note: wait a week after a rejection to submit again.
Note: if accepted, wait six months after publication to submit again.

we're open to a wide variety of stories across the SFF and weird spectra.

We like stories that are subtle in their telling and stick with us long after we've finished. We're more likely to buy stories that balance a sense of wonder with a bold plot and emotional depth. Meditative stories that all take place in a single room, for example, are less likely to capture our imagination. Basically, we want it all: character, concept, dialogue, tone, plot, a strong opening and ending, and everything else!

Each September, we publish our WET Issue! Here we focus on stories of water—monsoons and the rising tides, hurricanes and the disappearing coast—we'll center stories by authors directly affected by the climate crisis, though we'll consider anything that fits the theme, even vaguely!

Each March, we publish our DRY Issue! Here we're looking for content that focuses on the dry aspects of climate change—desertification and falling reservoirs, rising temperatures and endless droughts—we'll center stories by authors directly affected by the climate crisis, though we'll consider anything that fits the theme, even vaguely!


Market Submission Schedule
  • Open Submission Window - Feb 1, 2024 thru Feb 29, 2024 (Ends 7 days from now)
  • Limited Demographic Submission Window: authors of color, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and other underrepresented groups - Mar 1, 2024 thru Mar 31, 2024 (Begins 7 days from now)
  • Open Submission Window - Apr 1, 2024 thru Apr 30, 2024 (Begins 38 days from now)
  • Limited Demographic Submission Window: authors of color, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and other underrepresented groups - May 1, 2024 thru May 31, 2024 (Begins 68 days from now)
  • Open Submission Window - Jun 1, 2024 thru Jun 30, 2024 (Begins 99 days from now)
  • Limited Demographic Submission Window: authors of color, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and other underrepresented groups - Jul 1, 2024 thru Jul 31, 2024 (Begins 129 days from now)
  • Open Submission Window - Aug 1, 2024 thru Aug 31, 2024 (Begins 160 days from now)
  • Limited Demographic Submission Window: authors of color, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and other underrepresented groups - Sep 1, 2024 thru Sep 30, 2024 (Begins 191 days from now)
  • Open Submission Window - Oct 1, 2024 thru Oct 31, 2024 (Begins 221 days from now)
  • Limited Demographic Submission Window: authors of color, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and other underrepresented groups - Nov 1, 2024 thru Nov 30, 2024 (Begins 252 days from now)
  • Open Submission Window - Dec 1, 2024 thru Dec 31, 2024 (Begins 282 days from now)
  • Limited Demographic Submission Window: authors of color, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and other underrepresented groups - Jan 1, 2025 thru Jan 31, 2025 (Begins 313 days from now)

Market Genres
Genres
Fantasy
Horror
Science Fiction

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

Short Story
1000 to 6000 words
8 cents/word



Market Submission Types
AI Submissions?: Not Allowed
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: Yes
Translations: Original Language and Translations
Estimated Response: 70 days

Market-Provided Data

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Market Response Data
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Count:
There are 682 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 2 | Average: 54.64 | Median: 49 | Max: 413
Responded:
95.01%
Accepted:
1.46% - avg 201 days
Rejected:
93.10% - avg 51 days (7.24% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
0.43%
Dead Letters:
0.29%
Lost/Returned:
-
Never Responded:
0.29%
Withdrawn:
4.69%

Pending:
There are 155 pending responses. (1 min | 19 average | 5 median | 241 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: 23 September 2021


Last officially checked: 17 February 2024


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