Note: reprints are only allowed if they haven't appeared online. Note: wait a week after a rejection 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 statistical information is an aggregation of submission data provided by our members. The more data we have the more accurate our
numbers will be so please be sure to log all of your submissions here and not just your rejections or acceptances.
There are 435 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 5 | Average: 51.61 | Median: 47 | Max: 280
2.52% - avg 129 days
89.42% - avg 49 days(25.96% of rejections are personal)
There are 84 pending responses.
(0 min | 54 average | 50 median | 266 max days waiting)
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