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Description
For us, speculative fiction involves speculating in some form or another (directly, indirectly, metaphorically, etc) about the human condition in the immediate or distant future. This can be done in many genres under the umbrella of speculative fiction, including, but certainly not limited to, science fiction, fantasy, and *punk.

We prefer stories that use technology over stories that use magic, but welcome stories that cleverly contain both.

We prefer stories that try not to compromise creativity by over-focusing on scientific accuracy.

We prefer stories that rely on characters who interact with technology, rather than technology that interacts with characters. (Of course, some technologies are characters…)

That being said, we are very open and welcome to many interpretations of what “speculative fiction” is, the genre’s diversity being what we love so much about it.


This market is temporarily closed.


Market Genres
Genres
Fantasy
Science Fiction

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

Short Story
1000 to 2000 words
8 cents/word

Short Story
2000 to 3000 words
6 cents/word

Short Story
3000 to 4000 words
5 cents/word

Short Story
4000 to 6000 words
4 cents/word

Short Story
6000 to 7500 words
3 cents/word

Novelette
7500 to 12000 words
3 cents/word

Novelette
12000 to 15000 words
2 cents/word


Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: Yes
Reprints/Originals?: Originals Only
Translations: Original Language Only
Estimated Response: 21 days

Market Response Data
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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.


Count:
There are 226 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 2 | Average: 33.55 | Median: 22 | Max: 132
Responded:
98.67%
Accepted:
1.32% - avg 39 days
Rejected:
97.34% - avg 33 days (5.45% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
-
Dead Letters:
-
Lost/Returned:
-
Never Responded:
-
Withdrawn:
1.32%

Pending:
There are 20 pending responses. (154 min | 157 average | 154 median | 170 max days waiting)
Note: pending statistics may skew high if some users neglect their data.
We recommend querying after the time the market suggests to query.


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Listing added: 28 December 2021


Last officially checked: 13 May 2022


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