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On Spec - Fiction (Go to Poetry)



Description
The ON SPEC editors are looking for original, unpublished speculative fiction (SF) and poetry -- fantasy, horror, ghost stories, fairy stories, magic realism, etc.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.


This market is temporarily closed.


Market Genres
Genres
Fantasy
Horror
Literary
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Flash
0 to 999 words
3 cents/word

Short Story
1000 to 2000 words
4 cents/word

Short Story
2000 to 4000 words
3 cents/word

Short Story
4000 to 6000 words
2 cents/word


Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: Yes
Reprints?: No
Multiple Submissions?: Yes
Simultaneous Submissions?: Yes
Estimated Response: 180 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.


Accuracy:
There are 56 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
23 min | 164.33 mean avg | 193 median | 365 max days
Responded:
91.07%
Accepted:
1.78% - avg 321 days
Rejected:
89.28% - avg 161 days (76.00% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
-
Dead Letters:
8.92%
Lost/Returned:
-
Never Responded:
1.78%
Withdrawn:
7.14%

Pending:
26 pending responses (248 min | 258 mean avg | 257 median | 276 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: 14 December 2012


Last officially checked: 9 March 2020


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