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Note: Translated stories only (from any language)
What we publish

Each quarter, Samovar publishes one short story newly translated into English, and one reprint of a previously published translation. In both cases, the English-language versions will be accompanied by the original-language versions.

What we want

We want good speculative fiction stories! If your story doesn't have a speculative element, or strong speculative-fiction sensibilities, it's probably not for us. We like fiction from or about traditionally under-represented groups, unusual yet readable styles and inventive structures and narratives, and stories that address political issues in complex and nuanced ways, resisting oversimplification.

Market Genres
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
0 to 1000 words
16 cents/word

Short Story
1000 to 3750 words
16 cents/word

Short Story
3750 to 4000 words
15 cents/word

Short Story
4000 to 5000 words
12 cents/word

Short Story
5000 to 6000 words
10 cents/word

Short Story
6000 to 7500 words
8 cents/word

7500 to 8000 words
7 cents/word

8000 to 10000 words
6 cents/word

10000 to 12000 words
5 cents/word

12000 to 15000 words
4 cents/word

15000 to 17500 words
3 cents/word

17500 to 20000 words
3 cents/word

20000 to 30000 words
2 cents/word

30000 to 40000 words
1 cent/word

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

Market Response Data
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There are 27 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
5 min | 152.94 mean avg | 187 median | 312 max days
11.11% - avg 197 days
59.25% - avg 144 days (56.25% of rejections are personal)
Dead Letters:
Never Responded:

26 pending responses (0 min | 114 mean avg | 97 median | 465 max days waiting)
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Listing added: 8 February 2017

Last officially checked: 18 November 2020

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