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The Deadlands - Poetry (Go to Fiction)

The Deadlands are a liminal space reached by a broad road and we are looking for the same diversity in our speculative poetry. We welcome the weird, the mythic, the interstitial, and the unclassifiable; we are as interested in the underworld and its denizens as we are in ghosts, grief, and history. We prefer the uncanny to the gross-out, although we do not shy from physical realities. Death may be personified or not as you please.

We are at home to the hauntological in a major way. We value boundary-crossing in style as well as subject and will consider both experimental and formal verse, although we are a hard sell on full-scale epic poetry; we would love to see bilingual or multilingual work. We are especially committed to the voices of marginalized poets. Please try us rather than self-reject! Whichever way you approach these ambiguous lands, we want to read what you find there.

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Market Submission Schedule
  • Submission Window - May 1, 2024 thru May 21, 2024 (Begins 13 days from now)
  • Submission Window - Aug 1, 2024 thru Aug 21, 2024 (Begins 105 days from now)
  • Submission Window - Nov 1, 2024 thru Nov 21, 2024 (Begins 197 days from now)

Market Genres
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Any length

Market Submission Types
AI Submissions?: Unknown Policy
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Multiple Submissions?: Yes
Simultaneous Submissions?: No
Translations: Original Language Only

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There are 94 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 2 | Average: 26.07 | Median: 16 | Max: 244
3.19% - avg 27 days
96.80% - avg 26 days (15.38% of rejections are personal)
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Never Responded:

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Listing added: 23 April 2021

Last officially checked: 3 April 2024

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