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The Map of Lost Places
Apex Books




Description
Editors Sheree Renée Thomas and Lesley Conner are looking for stories about places where weird things happen. Places that have strange histories, their own traditions and customs, their own dangers. These can be based off real folk tales or old wives tales - think the Mothman in Point Pleasant, WV - or ones that you come up with all on your own. But your story should tell of someone going to one of these places - either intentionally or they just stumble across it - and what happens when they encounter the frightening/strange thing that is in or occurs in that location.


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  • The publisher has stated that they are permanently closed, or on hiatus with wording that makes it sound permanent.
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  • The publication website is not down, but it appears to have been inactive for more than a year.


Market Genres
Genres
Fantasy
Horror

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Originals
Flash
0 to 1000 words
8 cents/word

Short Story
1000 to 5000 words
8 cents/word



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: 30 days

Market-Provided Data

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Market Response Data
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Count:
There are 146 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 2 | Average: 28.80 | Median: 22 | Max: 90
Responded:
99.31%
Accepted:
3.42% - avg 84 days
Rejected:
95.89% - avg 26 days (0.71% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
-
Dead Letters:
-
Lost/Returned:
-
Never Responded:
-
Withdrawn:
0.68%

Pending:
There are 0 pending responses.


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Listing added: 21 September 2023


Last officially checked: 21 September 2023


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