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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, Styles & Subjects
Science Fiction

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

Short Story
1000 to 5000 words
12 cents/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 20 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
22 min | 129.11 mean avg | 124 median | 265 max days
10.00% - avg 179 days
75.00% - avg 122 days (53.33% of rejections are personal)
Dead Letters:
Never Responded:
8 pending responses (10 min | 96 mean avg | 73 median | 210 max days waiting)
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