Starward Shadows Quarterly is an online dark speculative fiction magazine seeking stories between 500 and 8,000 words. We’re interested in exploring the wicked, strange places that walk the line between reality and nightmare—the alien, the absurd, and above all else, the weird.
Cosmic Horror, Sword and Sorcery, Sword and Planet, High/Epic Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Lovecraftian/Cthulhu Mythos inspired tales, Gothic Horror, Space Opera, Dark Science Fiction, Science Fantasy, New Weird, Grimdark, Slipstream, and Cyberpunk. However, feel free to send us anything that falls under the incredibly broad umbrella of “speculative fiction.”
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numbers will be so please be sure to log all of your submissions here and not just your rejections or acceptances.
There are 62 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 2 | Average: 75.64 | Median: 62 | Max: 145
6.45% - avg 25 days
66.12% - avg 80 days(26.82% of rejections are personal)
36 pending responses (27 min | 127 average | 133 median | 200 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.