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Ghosts of the Old Gods
Hydra Publications

Genre: epic fantasy / sword and sorcery
Tone: grim and bleak
Setting: feel free to craft your own unique world exclusive to the story or write in one of your own previously established worlds from other books or series. Historical settings (any story that takes place on Earth) are not permitted. The technology level should fit with traditional epic fantasy. Any gunpowder use should be rudimentary. Steampunk settings are acceptable so long as the technology is not much more advanced than the musket age
Theme: stories should fit the overall theme of characters exploring the setting’s past while also being deeply involved with the setting’s religion. Examples include characters hunting for religious artifacts, characters plagued by their previous actions while members of the setting’s religious order(s), religious war / crusade, fanatic proselytizing, etc. As long as your story has a heavy element of a unique and interesting religion, it should fit the theme

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Market Genres

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Short Story
6000 to 7500 words
Less than 1 cent/word

7500 to 10000 words
Less than 1 cent/word

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

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Min: 78 | Average: 78.00 | Median: 78 | Max: 78
100.00% - avg 78 days (100.00% of rejections are personal)
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Listing added: 19 January 2022

Last officially checked: 19 January 2022

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