The Book Smugglers (Short Stories and Novelettes)



We Book Smugglers want to continue to find and publish the best and brightest voices in SFF. This time, we’re looking for original short stories from all around the world. Our goal is to publish at least three short stories every year, unified by a central theme (that will change each year).


Market Submission Schedule
  • "Awakenings" Theme - Oct 5, 2017 thru Dec 31, 2017 (Ends 20 days from now)

Market Genres, Styles & Subjects
Genres
Fantasy
Science Fiction
Young Adult

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Short Story
1500 to 7500 words
8 cents/word

Novelette
7500 to 17500 words
4 cents/word


Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Reprints?: No
Multiple Submissions?: Yes
Simultaneous Submissions?: No

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 174 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
14 min | 70.43 mean avg | 51 median | 297 max days
Responded:
98.27%
Accepted:
1.72%
Rejected:
96.55% (2.38% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
-
Dead Letters:
1.72%
Lost/Returned:
0.57%
Never Responded:
0.57%
Withdrawn:
0.57%
Pending:
152 pending responses (0 min | 32 mean avg | 34 median | 66 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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