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The Dread Machine - Fiction (Go to Poetry)

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The Dread Machine publishes futuristic dark fiction, speculative fiction, cyberpunk, slipstream, and science fiction.

Market Genres
Science Fiction

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

Short Story
1000 to 5500 words
5 cents/word

Short Story
5500 to 7000 words
1 cent/word

Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Multiple Submissions?: Yes
Simultaneous Submissions?: Yes
Reprints/Originals?: Both
Translations: Original Language Only
Estimated Response: 60 days

Market Response Data
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There are 1018 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 0 | Average: 11.80 | Median: 9 | Max: 118
2.16% - avg 28 days
95.38% - avg 11 days (8.23% of rejections are personal)
Dead Letters:
Never Responded:

There are 25 pending responses. (0 min | 8 average | 2 median | 81 max days waiting)
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Listing added: 15 August 2020

Last officially checked: 19 April 2022

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