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Every Day Fiction



Description
There’s no such thing as too short — if you can do the job in 50 words, have at it! — but our readers prefer pieces that tell or at least hint at a complete story (some sort of action or tension rising to a moment of climax, and at least a clue toward a resolution, though it doesn’t have to be all spelled out).

All fiction genres are acceptable, and stories that don’t fit neatly into any genre are welcome too. While personal experiences and other non-fiction can be great sources of inspiration, please turn them into fiction for us, or send them elsewhere.

Our readership is adult, so children’s stories are unlikely to be accepted unless they are relevant to adults as well. On the other hand, we are not impressed by gratuitous sex and violence, or pointlessly foul language; edgy content should be necessary and appropriate to the plot and characters.


Read the contract terms carefully for non-standard terms that may affect an author keeping control of their own work, such as transfer of copyright, committing to publication at time of submission, lack of time-based reversion of rights clause, etc


Market Genres
Genres
Fantasy
General
Horror
Literary
Mystery/Crime
Romance
Science Fiction
Suspense/Thriller

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Flash
0 to 1000 words
Less than 1 cent/word


Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Reprints?: No
Multiple Submissions?: Yes
Simultaneous Submissions?: No
Estimated Response: 90 days

Market Response Data
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This statistical information is an aggregation of submission data provided by our members. The more data we have the more accurate our
numbers will be so please be sure to log all of your submissions here and not just your rejections or acceptances.


Accuracy:
There are 82 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
0 min | 138.08 mean avg | 140 median | 283 max days
Responded:
82.92%
Accepted:
17.07% - avg 134 days
Rejected:
64.63% - avg 136 days (69.81% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
1.21%
Dead Letters:
17.07%
Lost/Returned:
-
Never Responded:
1.21%
Withdrawn:
15.85%

Pending:
22 pending responses (2 min | 103 mean avg | 70 median | 853 max days waiting)
Note: pending statistics may skew high if some users neglect their data.
We recommend querying after the time the market suggests to query.


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Listing added: 7 January 2013


Last officially checked: 23 April 2020


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