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Clarkesworld Magazine

Note about pay rates: please do not send suggestions to update the pay rates, as long as Clarkeworld is paying 10 cents/word for the first 7000 words and 8 cents/word for words above that. The pay rates in Grinder listings are based on a single integer value that represents the least that one can expect to be paid within that entire range, which may not represent perfectly unusual pay schedules. Barring a major overhaul to how pay rates are represented in the system (which would have broader implications including how to search by pay rate), this is the closest representation as the system can do at this point.

Clarkesworld Magazine is an online science fiction and fantasy magazine that publishes short fiction, interviews, articles and audio fiction on a monthly schedule. All original fiction published in Clarkesworld is also made available in single-issue ebooks and collected annually in the Realms trade paperback series. Clarkesworld is a two-time Hugo Award winner and has published stories that have been nominees or winners of the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, Sturgeon, BSFA, Parsec, Locus, Stoker, Shirley Jackson, and WSFA Small Press Awards.
NON-FICTION: Clarkesworld Magazine is looking for articles of interest to readers of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. We are looking for a wide range of types of article including, but not limited to: discussions of the genre publishing business, essays on the writing process and the reading experience, scientific material that might be of use in SF stories, and so on.

Market Genres, Styles & Subjects
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Short Story
1000 to 7500 words
9 cents/word

7500 to 17500 words
8 cents/word

17500 to 22000 words
8 cents/word

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

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0 min | 5.14 mean avg | 3 median | 309 max days
1.27% - avg 33 days
98.58% - avg 4 days (2.11% of rejections are personal)
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25 pending responses (0 min | 14 mean avg | 8 median | 90 max days waiting)
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