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Mirror, Mirror
WordFire Press




Description
When you’re alone with your reflection, are you prepared for what you see?

A prince in disguise? A monster revealed? An alien race?

Mirrors can be truth-tellers, wish-granters, face-concealers, illusion-makers, even monster-summoners. Maybe the mirror shows an evil twin, or an echo of the life that should have been. Or a portal to another world.

What happens when it shatters?

Once upon a time, no one knew the phrase “Once upon a time.” You’ve read the classic stories. Now write the lore you’ve always wanted to read. Reflect in your own creative mirror, informed by your roots, culture, and background. Imagine a canon of diverse characters for today’s readers to love and loathe. Tell us new stories, fables, folklore, and fairy tales about mirrors, real or metaphorical. What do you see, and what looks back at you?

We are looking for original short stories (prose poems will also be considered), to include a mix of fantasy, science fiction, horror, magical, history, and romance elements. Classic or genre-bending, grim or whimsical, as long as it is new and fresh. Must be appropriate for a “PG-13” audience.


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
Fantasy
Historical
Horror
Romance
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Flash
0 to 1000 words
6 cents/word

Short Story
1000 to 5000 words
6 cents/word


Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Reprints?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: No

Market Response Data
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Accuracy:
There are 91 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 1 | Average: 28.85 | Median: 24 | Max: 81
Responded:
100.00%
Accepted:
-
Rejected:
100.00% - avg 28 days (17.58% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
-
Dead Letters:
-
Lost/Returned:
-
Never Responded:
-
Withdrawn:
-

Pending:
7 pending responses (49 min | 66 average | 59 median | 94 max days waiting)
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Listing added: 31 August 2021


Last officially checked: 31 August 2021


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