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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There are 36 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 6 | Average: 34.71 | Median: 39 | Max: 53
8.33% - avg 29 days
88.88% - avg 35 days(62.50% of rejections are personal)
33 pending responses (13 min | 31 average | 23 median | 53 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.