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Frivolous Comma - Fiction (Go to Poetry)



Description
Frivolous Comma exists to spotlight and elevate diverse writers of speculative fiction, particularly writers who are underrepresented (BIPOC, LGBTQIA2S+) as well as writers who come from, or currently reside in, markets where English is not the first language. That said, we're currently not able to accept non-English stories.

We’re looking for science fiction, fantasy, horror, the uncanny, or any work (fiction, nonfiction, or poetry) that orbit this genre, with a particular focus on characters in some type of transition: political (as in migration stories); personal (such as across culture or identities), biological, linguistic, geographic, or other forms of being in-between. Academics would call these stories about “intersectionality.”


This market is temporarily closed.


Market Genres
Genres
Fantasy
Horror
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Originals
Short Story
1000 to 4000 words
8 cents/word


Reprints
Short Story
1000 to 2000 words
1 cent/word

Short Story
2000 to 4000 words
Less than 1 cent/word


Market Submission Types
AI Submissions?: Unknown Policy
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: Yes
Translations: Original Language Only
Estimated Response: 56 days

Market-Provided Data

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Market Response Data
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Count:
There are 77 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 77 | Average: 152.87 | Median: 109 | Max: 314
Responded:
92.20%
Accepted:
3.89% - avg 132 days
Rejected:
88.31% - avg 153 days (4.41% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
-
Dead Letters:
2.59%
Lost/Returned:
-
Never Responded:
2.59%
Withdrawn:
5.19%

Pending:
There are 0 pending responses.


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Listing added: 5 October 2022


Last officially checked: 3 February 2024


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