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Stupefying Stories

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STUPEFYING STORIES is a monthly, direct-to-ebook-only, original anthology series. Each month, STUPEFYING STORIES strives to bring the freshest new fiction by the brightest new authors directly to your ebook reader, tablet, phone, or other mobile device.
FICTION: We are looking for any kind of mind-, imagination-, or heart-stretching story, including, but not limited to, science fiction, fantasy, dark fantasy, urban fantasy, horror, mystery, military, edgy mainstream, adventure, humor, comedy, satire, sports, cyberpunk, cipherpunk, khyberpunk, fiberpunk, sabermetricpunk, zymurgipunk (man, I could really go for a tall cold zymurgipunk story right about now), steampunk, pixiepunk, dinopunk, slipstream, hipstream, zipstream, dipstream, dripstream... get the idea? The story is everything, and we don't expect conformity to any specific label. We're about ten years overdue for the next big paradigm shift. Somewhere out there, some writer nobody has ever heard of before is working on the story that is going to make everyone who reads it sit up and say, "Wow! I've never read anything like that before! I don't know what the heck to call it, but I want to read more stories like that one!" STUPEFYING STORIES wants to find and publish that story. We'll let others worry about what sort of label should be slapped on it, after it's been published.

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Market Genres, Styles & Subjects
Science Fiction

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

Short Story
1000 to 7500 words
1 cent/word

7500 to 10000 words
1 cent/word

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

Market Response Data
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There are 82 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
2 min | 31.74 mean avg | 15 median | 246 max days
2.43% - avg 111 days
91.46% - avg 29 days (33.33% of rejections are personal)
Dead Letters:
Never Responded:
43 pending responses (81 min | 127 mean avg | 120 median | 200 max days waiting)
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