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Story Unlikely Short Story Contest
Story Unlikely




Description
Note: remove identifying information from manuscript for anonymous judging.

Note: Suggest that potential submitters read their about page: https://www.storyunlikely.com/#ourstory

There are no restrictions on genre: fantasy, sci fi, memoir, fiction/nonfiction, etc - we don't care as long as it's a good story.


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Market Genres
Genres
Fantasy
General
Humor
Science Fiction

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

Short Story
1000 to 2000 words
12 cents/word

Short Story
2000 to 3000 words
8 cents/word

Short Story
3000 to 4000 words
6 cents/word

Short Story
4000 to 4500 words
5 cents/word



Market Submission Types
AI Submissions?: Unknown Policy
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: No
Translations: Original Language Only

Market-Provided Data

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Market Response Data
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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.


Count:
There are 18 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 84 | Average: 159.66 | Median: 109 | Max: 322
Responded:
50.00%
Accepted:
5.55% - avg 106 days
Rejected:
44.44% - avg 166 days (62.50% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
-
Dead Letters:
50.00%
Lost/Returned:
-
Never Responded:
50.00%
Withdrawn:
-

Pending:
There are 8 pending responses. (135 min | 186 average | 186 median | 256 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: 18 October 2021


Last officially checked: 6 September 2023


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