Gritty urban fiction. Jim Gavin’s Middle Men, Mary Miller’s Always Happy Hour, or Becky Mandelbaum’s Bad Kansas are good examples of what we mean by this. If you’ve written a compelling short story, though, no need to worry too much about “gritty” or “urban.” You may submit the story.
Crime/Mystery Fiction. Genre fiction is a fit at Vautrin. But if you’ve written a good short story with crime fiction elements that doesn’t necessarily seem like genre fiction, it could still be a fit.
Ghosts. The Supernatural. Balzac wrote The Wild Ass’s Skin, after all. If old Honore tried it, so can we. And Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray is one of our favorites. A crime fiction story with supernatural elements might hit the mark. Or any mix of the above.
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Min: 20 | Average: 53.50 | Median: 55 | Max: 119
3.12% - avg 29 days
96.87% - avg 54 days(6.45% of rejections are personal)
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