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Dread Imaginings

Stories that read fast. Don’t bog the tale down with a lot of explication.
Stories set in the contemporary world, rather than historical fiction or tales set in fantasy/science fiction landscapes.
Stories that present your protagonist’s encounter with the horrific, disturbing, uncanny, weird, macabre, and/or grotesque.
Stories that are character-focused. That encounter should have some impact upon your protagonist’s outlook and/or actions as the story unfolds.
Stories that succeed by using concrete detail to show what happens and convey why it is important, rather than trying to tell the reader why. Resist the urge to explain.
Originality. Creature-features are welcome, but your own monsters will probably be an easier sell than vampires, zombies, werewolves, et. al.

Market Genres

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
0 to 1000 words
1 cent/word

Short Story
1000 to 4000 words
1 cent/word

Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Reprints?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: No
Estimated Response: 30 days

Market Response Data
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This statistical information is an aggregation of submission data provided by our members. The more data we have the more accurate our
numbers will be so please be sure to log all of your submissions here and not just your rejections or acceptances.

There are 60 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 1 | Average: 24.94 | Median: 28 | Max: 101
8.33% - avg 29 days
90.00% - avg 24 days (20.37% of rejections are personal)
Dead Letters:
Never Responded:

4 pending responses (0 min | 10 average | 11 median | 19 max days waiting)
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Listing added: 11 September 2020

Last officially checked: 1 June 2021

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