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Three-Lobed Burning Eye



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Original speculative fiction: horror, fantasy, science fiction. We’re looking for short stories from across the big classifications and those shadowy places between: magical realism, fantastique, slipstream, interstitial, and the weird tale. We will consider suspense or western, though we prefer it contain some speculative element. We like voices that are full of feeling, from literary to pulpy, with styles unique and flowing, but not too experimental. All labels aside, we want tales that expand genre, that value imagination in character, narrative, and plot. We want to see something new and different.

We believe in diverse characters and points of view in fiction; and encourage authors of every race, culture, creed, gender, orientation, expression, status, age, and ability to submit their work.


Market Genres
Genres
Fantasy
Horror
Science Fiction
Suspense/Thriller
Western

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Originals
Flash
500 to 1000 words
$30.00/piece

Short Story
1001 to 7500 words
$100.00/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: 90 days

Market-Provided Data

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Market Response Data
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Count:
There are 903 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 1 | Average: 25.54 | Median: 18 | Max: 218
Responded:
97.78%
Accepted:
0.33% - avg 78 days
Rejected:
97.45% - avg 25 days (1.25% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
-
Dead Letters:
1.55%
Lost/Returned:
0.33%
Never Responded:
1.21%
Withdrawn:
0.66%

Pending:
There are 66 pending responses. (1 min | 72 average | 62 median | 617 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: 4 June 2024


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