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Crepuscular Magazine

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Crepuscular is interested in microfiction stories exploring places, characters, and questions buried in the gray areas between this and that, here and there, night and day, alive and dead, evil and good, feminine and masculine, up and down, real and unreal. If you're not quite sure what that means, lean into that feeling. Or, for more clarity, read one of our seven launch stories beginning October 13.

While we lean toward speculative pieces, we have a love for those in-betweeny pieces that blur genre. We accept horror (both spec and non), fantasy, science fiction, general/literary fiction, and everything in between. Try us!

Market Genres
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
0 to 250 words
10 cents/word

Market Submission Types
AI Submissions?: Not Allowed
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: Yes
Translations: Original Language Only

Market-Provided Data

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Oldest Pending Submission: Mar 3, 2024 (last updated Mar 15, 2024)
If you submitted before Mar 3, 2024 and have not heard a response, query immediately.

Market Response Data
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There are 210 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 0 | Average: 8.36 | Median: 6 | Max: 38
2.38% - avg 23 days
96.66% - avg 8 days (21.18% of rejections are personal)
Dead Letters:
Never Responded:

There are 14 pending responses. (2 min | 18 average | 9 median | 70 max days waiting)
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Listing added: 15 September 2023

Last officially checked: 2 November 2023

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