PORTALS is to feature science fiction or fantasy stories that contain a portal opening up between two different worlds and the consequences that come from that portal. We are attempting to fill half of the anthology with science fiction stories and half with fantasy stories. Stories featuring more interesting settings and twists on the typical portals will receive more attention than those that use standard tropes. In other words, we don’t want to see 100 stories dealing with a door in the back of the wardrobe leading to a fantasy world of gnomes, dwarves, and elves. If we do, it’s likely that only one, at most, would be selected for the anthology. We do NOT want to see time portals, connecting one time to another; however, it can be a portal from our reality to an alternate reality. We are interested in all kinds of portals: doors at the back of wardrobes, stone archways in the middle of the forest, wormholes, cracks in reality, etc. Be creative, choose something different, and use it in an unusual and unexpected way. We are looking for a range of tones, from humorous all the way up to dark.


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Market Genres, Styles & Subjects
Genres
Fantasy
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Flash
0 to 1000 words
6 cents/word Advance + Royalties

Short Story
1000 to 7500 words
6 cents/word Advance + Royalties


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

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There are 110 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
0 min | 71.50 mean avg | 68 median | 118 max days
Responded:
98.18%
Accepted:
1.81% - avg 54 days
Rejected:
96.36% - avg 71 days (3.77% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
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Dead Letters:
1.81%
Lost/Returned:
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Never Responded:
0.90%
Withdrawn:
0.90%
Pending:
3 pending responses (92 min | 144 mean avg | 169 median | 171 max days waiting)
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