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Archive of the Odd

Note: remove identifying name from manuscript.

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
Science Fiction

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

Short Story
1000 to 1999 words
Less than 1 cent/word Advance + Royalties

Short Story
2000 to 4999 words
Less than 1 cent/word Advance + Royalties

Short Story
5000 to 7500 words
Less than 1 cent/word Advance + Royalties

7500 to 17500 words
Less than 1 cent/word Advance + Royalties

17500 to 40000 words
Less than 1 cent/word Advance + Royalties

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

Market Response Data
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There are 35 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 9 | Average: 26.00 | Median: 23 | Max: 63
100.00% - avg 26 days (65.71% of rejections are personal)
Dead Letters:
Never Responded:

2 pending responses (42 min | 50 average | 50 median | 58 max days waiting)
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Listing added: 14 October 2021

Last officially checked: 14 October 2021

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