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Winter in the City: A Collection of Dark Urban Stories
House of Gamut




Description
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Noisy, crowded, ever in motion, the City can be more than a setting—it can be a character, as nuanced and as fickle as a human being, with as many traits and quirks as the best mapped out characters. The City can be the ever-present and constant companion (or foe) to the protagonist and antagonist alike.

Winter in the City: A Collection of Dark Urban Stories is an anthology that takes place in different cities around the world during the bleak—sometimes harsh—season of winter. Your story submission must conform to the guidelines listed below and feature the City—in fact, the title of each story will be the City of which you write.

We are not looking for vampire/werewolf love trysts. We are looking for fantastical elements within the City itself.

Because we all know—deep in our hearts—that nightmares and fairies, monsters and ghosts, and terrors of the real and imagined call the City their home.

What genres will you accept for this anthology? Dark Fiction stories that are: Fantasy or Science Fiction or Horror (and any sub-genres thereof).


This listing is permanently closed for submissions. This may mean one of several things:
  • It was always planned to be a limited-time project, such as a one-time anthology, and the limited-time submission window has ended.
  • The publisher has stated that they are permanently closed, or on hiatus with wording that makes it sound permanent.
  • The publication website is down in a way that appears to be permanent, and we haven't been able to find a new website for them.
  • The publication website is not down, but it appears to have been inactive for more than a year.


Market Genres
Genres
Fantasy
Horror
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Originals
Short Story
3000 to 7500 words
10 cents/word



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

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Count:
There are 55 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 2 | Average: 56.38 | Median: 44 | Max: 178
Responded:
98.18%
Accepted:
5.45% - avg 95 days
Rejected:
92.72% - avg 54 days (3.92% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
-
Dead Letters:
-
Lost/Returned:
-
Never Responded:
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Withdrawn:
1.81%

Pending:
There are 3 pending responses. (52 min | 71 average | 60 median | 103 max days waiting)
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Listing added: 11 October 2023


Last officially checked: 11 October 2023


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