On Spec - Fiction (Go to Poetry)



The ON SPEC editors are looking for original, unpublished speculative fiction (SF) and poetry -- fantasy, horror, ghost stories, fairy stories, magic realism, etc. Our mandate is to give our readers the best SF we can find, regardless of the author's nationality, and we have published authors from Canada, the U.S., Britain, New Zealand, South America, and more. In order to qualify for grants, we do have to maintain 80% Canadian content.


Market Submission Schedule
  • Temporarily closing for submissions on Apr 1, 2019 (Begins 9 days from now)

Market Genres, Styles & Subjects
Genres
Fantasy
Horror
Literary
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Flash
0 to 1000 words
4 cents/word

Short Story
1000 to 6000 words
2 cents/word


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

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.


Accuracy:
There are 97 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
2 min | 127.89 mean avg | 124 median | 320 max days
Responded:
91.75%
Accepted:
8.24% - avg 230 days
Rejected:
83.50% - avg 117 days (37.03% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
-
Dead Letters:
8.24%
Lost/Returned:
-
Never Responded:
-
Withdrawn:
8.24%
Pending:
43 pending responses (1 min | 17 mean avg | 19 median | 35 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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