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Last Girls Club - Fiction (Go to Poetry)

I want stories from the female gaze (think Aliens, Resident Evil, Hereditary, Tank Girl). I’m tired of reading what men want to do to us. I want to read what we want to do to them. Bring me smart female protagonists whose first inclinations are not to seduce the guard to get out of situations; they’ve got skills, they can get violent easily. I’m fine with them developing over the course of the story into someone like that, but please don’t revert to clichés unless you have your tongue firmly in your cheek. Please don’t use graphic rape for fridging purposes. If it’s part of a character’s backstory or development, fine, but don’t shoot the damn dog just to piss off your main character.

My focus is horror, supernatural, and creeping dread. I always love a bit of sci-fi or dystopia, but it’s not our focus, so if it’s your venue, make it scary. If you spackle a layer of women’s issues into it, even better; disenfranchisement, slut-shaming, trans violence, racism, misogyny, sex work exploitation, inequitable emotional work and housework, whatever exists in this world that pisses you off, feel free to put a metaphorical ax between its eyebrows. Please include an appropriate trigger warning in italics at top of your story for our readers.

Market Genres
Science Fiction

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

Short Story
1000 to 2000 words
1 cent/word

Short Story
2000 to 2500 words
Less than 1 cent/word

Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Reprints?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: No
Estimated Response: 3 days

Market Response Data
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There are 11 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 6 | Average: 18.36 | Median: 14 | Max: 41
36.36% - avg 24 days
63.63% - avg 15 days (57.14% of rejections are personal)
Dead Letters:
Never Responded:

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Listing added: 6 January 2021

Last officially checked: 2 July 2021

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