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Why Didn't You Just Leave
Cursed Morsels Press




Description
It’s the question asked of any story about a haunting: why didn’t you just leave? If accounts of people who have stayed in haunted houses are any indication, it’s never that simple. There are a lot of reasons why people don’t just leave scary situations, and we’d like to see smart, spooky stories that reflect the complexity behind that question.

Stories that focus on all the possible reasons why people don’t just leave haunted places – including finances, family, legal restrictions, health, etc.
Stories about “ordinary” people and places (including apartments, workplaces, schools, military bases, hospitals, churches, etc.) as well as extraordinary situations.


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Market Genres
Genres
Horror

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Originals
Flash
500 to 1000 words
10 cents/word

Short Story
1000 to 5000 words
10 cents/word



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

Market-Provided Data

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Market Response Data
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Count:
There are 174 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 2 | Average: 15.67 | Median: 13 | Max: 57
Responded:
98.85%
Accepted:
1.14% - avg 53 days
Rejected:
97.70% - avg 15 days (16.47% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
-
Dead Letters:
-
Lost/Returned:
-
Never Responded:
-
Withdrawn:
1.14%

Pending:
There are 0 pending responses.


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Listing added: 28 June 2023


Last officially checked: 28 June 2023


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