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Darkness Blooms
The Dread Machine




Description
Note: remove identifying information from manuscript.

Identity, security, and community are inexorably entwined.

We’re looking for stories touching on at least one of these themes. We want you to explore the boundaries of who we are, what makes us feel safe (and at what cost), with whom we choose to surround ourselves, and our darkest secrets.

Let’s explore how they influence us and our perception of reality.


This listing is permanently closed for submissions. This may mean one of several things:
  • It was always planned to be a limited-time project, such as a one-time anthology, and the limited-time submission window has ended.
  • The publisher has stated that they are permanently closed, or on hiatus with wording that makes it sound permanent.
  • The publication website is down in a way that appears to be permanent, and we haven't been able to find a new website for them.
  • The publication website is not down, but it appears to have been inactive for more than a year.


Market Genres
Genres
Fantasy
General
Horror
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Short Story
2000 to 7500 words
8 cents/word

Novelette
7500 to 10000 words
8 cents/word


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

Market Response Data
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Accuracy:
There are 192 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 1 | Average: 43.31 | Median: 33 | Max: 172
Responded:
97.39%
Accepted:
4.16% - avg 127 days
Rejected:
93.22% - avg 39 days (8.37% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
-
Dead Letters:
1.56%
Lost/Returned:
1.04%
Never Responded:
0.52%
Withdrawn:
1.04%

Pending:
4 pending responses (145 min | 167 average | 162 median | 199 max days waiting)
Note: pending statistics may skew high if some users neglect their data.
We recommend querying after the time the market suggests to query.


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Listing added: 5 March 2021


Last officially checked: 5 March 2021


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