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Description
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We are an audio magazine. Our audience can’t skim past the boring parts, and stories with beautiful language at the expense of plot don’t translate well. We’re looking for fiction with strong pacing, well-defined characters, engaging dialogue, and clear action. It can be beautiful too, if you’ve got all those other bases covered, but above all we’re looking for fun.


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Market Genres
Genres
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Originals
Short Story
1500 to 6000 words
8 cents/word


Reprints
Short Story
1500 to 7500 words
$100/piece

Novelette
7500 to 17500 words
$100/piece

Novella
17500 to 18000 words
$100/piece


Market Submission Types
AI Submissions?: Not Allowed
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: No
Translations: Original Language and Translations
Estimated Response: 180 days

Market-Provided Data

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Market Response Data
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numbers will be so please be sure to log all of your submissions here and not just your rejections or acceptances.


Count:
There are 591 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 0 | Average: 23.95 | Median: 13 | Max: 396
Responded:
99.32%
Accepted:
2.87% - avg 95 days
Rejected:
95.43% - avg 20 days (57.09% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
1.01%
Dead Letters:
-
Lost/Returned:
-
Never Responded:
-
Withdrawn:
0.67%

Pending:
There are 13 pending responses. (58 min | 109 average | 90 median | 198 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: 14 December 2012


Last officially checked: 15 April 2024


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