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Haven Spec Magazine - Fiction (Poetry) (Nonfiction)

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Note: if accepted, wait six months after publication to submit again.

we're open to a wide variety of stories across the SFF and weird spectra.

We like stories that are subtle in their telling and stick with us long after we've finished. We're more likely to buy stories that balance a sense of wonder with a bold plot and emotional depth. Meditative stories that all take place in a single room, for example, are less likely to capture our imagination. Basically, we want it all: character, concept, dialogue, tone, plot, a strong opening and ending, and everything else!

Each September, we publish our WET Issue! Here we focus on stories of water—monsoons and the rising tides, hurricanes and the disappearing coast—we'll center stories by authors directly affected by the climate crisis, though we'll consider anything that fits the theme, even vaguely!

Each March, we publish our DRY Issue! Here we're looking for content that focuses on the dry aspects of climate change—desertification and falling reservoirs, rising temperatures and endless droughts—we'll center stories by authors directly affected by the climate crisis, though we'll consider anything that fits the theme, even vaguely!

This market is temporarily closed.

Market Genres
Science Fiction

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

Short Story
1000 to 6000 words
8 cents/word

Market Submission Types
AI Submissions?: Not Allowed
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: Yes
Translations: Original Language and Translations
Estimated Response: 70 days

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There are 848 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 2 | Average: 58.48 | Median: 49 | Max: 565
2.35% - avg 203 days
93.98% - avg 54 days (6.64% of rejections are personal)
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There are 14 pending responses. (109 min | 210 average | 160 median | 900 max days waiting)
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Listing added: 23 September 2021

Last officially checked: 11 April 2024

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