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Impressions Anthology Series
Emberletter Press




Description
My tastes are all over the place, but what really clicks with me in general—and with this project more specifically—are stories that take me somewhere interesting. Imagination and experimentation are key. I value weird structures, novel narrative devices, new spins on old settings, and fresh perspectives. Basically, if you have a weird little story in your drawer that you love but haven’t been able to place, send it my way!

To be more concrete, I’m looking for horror, dark fantasy, and strange sci-fi. I gravitate toward the surreal, the cosmic, and the psychological. Themes that resonate with volume one of this project are death, loss, love, grief, trauma, self-exploration, discovery, and hope. Super-bleak endings are a harder sell—though I’ve certainly written a couple for this collection myself—and I’m not a big fan of body horror or anything extremely gory (though, again, I’ll read just about anything if it’s good and unique.)


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Market Genres
Genres
Fantasy
Horror
Science Fiction

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

Short Story
1000 to 7500 words
8 cents/word

Novelette
7500 to 17500 words
8 cents/word

Novella
17500 to 40000 words
8 cents/word


Note: This publication does not state a clear max word count, so the max word count for this listing has been set to a default.


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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Market Response Data
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Count:
There are 196 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 0 | Average: 63.63 | Median: 58 | Max: 106
Responded:
96.42%
Accepted:
6.12% - avg 80 days
Rejected:
90.30% - avg 62 days (14.12% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
-
Dead Letters:
0.51%
Lost/Returned:
-
Never Responded:
0.51%
Withdrawn:
3.06%

Pending:
There are 9 pending responses. (82 min | 97 average | 86 median | 121 max days waiting)
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Listing added: 22 March 2024


Last officially checked: 24 June 2024


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