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LeVar Burton Reads: Writing Contest
LeVar Burton Reads




Description
Limited Demographic: legal residents of the United States, DC, and Puerto Rico

We are interested in stories that examine the magical joys and tragic pitfalls of blended civilizations and cultural exchanges in all their forms. As our worlds change, what precious things do we carry with us and allow to be altered or demand they remain untouched? What is taken from us and what will we do to get it back? What do we allow ourselves to remember of our histories, our roots, and what do we allow ourselves to forget? What do we leave behind and what do we choose to carry into the future?


Some things to consider as you think about the guidelines. How is it that blended civilizations and cultural exchanges might impact the following categories:


gods

faiths, religious traditions

food traditions

language

gender recognition

concepts of community

concepts of identity

race prejudice (human vs. other species)


We welcome works of the Indigenous fantastic, the other-worldly, and alternative histories. Works must include speculative or fantastical elements.


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
Alternate History
Fantasy
Horror
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Short Story
2800 to 3000 words
3 cents/word

Short Story
3000 to 5000 words
2 cents/word

Short Story
5000 to 5200 words
1 cent/word


Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: No
Reprints/Originals?: Originals Only
Translations: Original Language Only

Market Response Data
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Count:
There are 40 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 21 | Average: 69.27 | Median: 64 | Max: 114
Responded:
100.00%
Accepted:
2.50% - avg 114 days
Rejected:
97.50% - avg 68 days (2.56% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
-
Dead Letters:
-
Lost/Returned:
-
Never Responded:
-
Withdrawn:
-

Pending:
There are 0 pending responses.


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Listing added: 16 July 2021


Last officially checked: 19 July 2021


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