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Description
Stories can be in any format except traditional prose. Stories told in forum messages? Great! Police blotters? Excellent! Receipts? If you can swing that, we want to see it!
More weight will be given to new and unusual formats. Part of that is the sake of novelty, part of that is just because we don’t want five epistolary stories in one issue.
Submissions do not have to rely entirely on text! If you would like to submit something in the form of a webpage that has considerable html/CSS going on, just make sure it’s in pdf form when you submit it. We still pay by word, but mixed media pieces are wholly welcome.
All work must be speculative, horror being preferred. We’d like a variety of time periods but won’t judge against you for being set in the present or near present.


This market is temporarily closed.


Market Genres
Genres
Fantasy
Horror
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Originals
Flash
500 to 1000 words
1 cent/word Advance + Royalties

Short Story
1000 to 7500 words
1 cent/word Advance + Royalties

Novelette
7500 to 8000 words
1 cent/word Advance + Royalties


Reprints
Flash
500 to 1000 words
1 cent/word Advance + Royalties

Short Story
1000 to 7500 words
1 cent/word Advance + Royalties

Novelette
7500 to 8000 words
1 cent/word Advance + Royalties


Market Submission Types
AI Submissions?: Unknown Policy
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Multiple Submissions?: Yes
Simultaneous Submissions?: Yes
Translations: Original Language Only

Market-Provided Data

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Market Response Data
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Count:
There are 152 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 6 | Average: 58.31 | Median: 58 | Max: 111
Responded:
98.02%
Accepted:
5.92% - avg 81 days
Rejected:
91.44% - avg 56 days (71.22% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
0.65%
Dead Letters:
0.65%
Lost/Returned:
0.65%
Never Responded:
-
Withdrawn:
1.31%

Pending:
There are 12 pending responses. (42 min | 73 average | 73 median | 101 max days waiting)
Note: pending statistics may skew high if some users neglect their data.
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Listing added: 14 October 2021


Last officially checked: 21 March 2024


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