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District of Wonders

Note: do not submit reprints that have previously appeared in audio, or which were self-published, or which were published by a vanity press.

In a word: science-fiction. From the soft, social science fiction to the unabashed pulpy stuff to the vigorous hard SF. We welcome all sub-genres and all variety of punks in all their colours. From high-octane action to quiet philosophical stories, we’re after it all.

The exception is that the SF element must be the backbone of the story. It cannot be an afterthought, or simple window dressing. It can be subtle, but it has to be the story’s foundation. If you take away the speculative element and the story still stands, then it’s not science-fiction and it is not for us.

Market Genres
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Short Story
3000 to 7000 words

Short Story
3000 to 7000 words

Market Submission Types
AI Submissions?: Unknown Policy
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: Yes
Translations: Original Language and Translations
Estimated Response: 60 days

Market-Provided Data

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Market Response Data
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There are 74 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 160 | Average: 330.29 | Median: 334 | Max: 461
1.35% - avg 292 days
67.56% - avg 331 days (8.00% of rejections are personal)
Dead Letters:
Never Responded:

There are 35 pending responses. (1 min | 91 average | 56 median | 367 max days waiting)
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Listing added: 11 March 2013

Last officially checked: 17 May 2024

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