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Seize the Press

Seize The Press Magazine is an anticapitalist publication looking to publish dark speculative fiction. Bleak sci-fi, dark fantasy, horror and all kinds of weird, messy, genre-defying stories that defy labels. We?re looking for stories that aren?t didactic or moralistic. We want stories where everything isn?t wrapped up neatly at the end. We want to promote a diverse range of voices from authors who write messy characters, so give us your problematic queers and your angry women?we want your difficult and morally questionable characters in unpleasant situations who don?t slide neatly into a narrow definition of positive representation and don?t fit the model minority mould.

Market Genres
Science Fiction

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

Short Story
1000 to 3500 words
3 cents/word

Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: Yes
Reprints/Originals?: Originals Only
Translations: Original Language Only

Market Response Data
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There are 733 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 0 | Average: 14.77 | Median: 13 | Max: 81
1.90% - avg 18 days
95.77% - avg 14 days (8.40% of rejections are personal)
Dead Letters:
Never Responded:

There are 33 pending responses. (0 min | 10 average | 7 median | 135 max days waiting)
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Listing added: 16 December 2021

Last officially checked: 24 October 2022

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