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Orion's Belt - Poetry (Go to Fiction)

Note: do not submit more than three times in one month.

All forms and styles of poetry are welcome. We encourage boundary-pushing, experimental poetry. What we care about is subject matter. Speculative elements must be significant. A non-speculative poem does not become speculative if you just add in a line or two about rockets and outer space. What “literary” means in the context of poetry is more difficult to define than in prose, but the focus of submissions should be on emotion and experience, not explaining scientific formulas or displaying complex worldbuilding.

This market is temporarily closed.

Market Submission Schedule
  • Temporarily closing for submissions on Mar 1, 2024 (Begins 87 days from now)

Market Genres
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Any length
8 cents/word

Market Submission Types
AI Submissions?: Unknown Policy
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: Yes
Translations: Original Language Only
Estimated Response: 90 days

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Market Response Data
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There are 83 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 0 | Average: 13.91 | Median: 10 | Max: 61
2.40% - avg 46 days
97.59% - avg 13 days (49.38% of rejections are personal)
Dead Letters:
Never Responded:

There are 2 pending responses. (93 min | 93 average | 93 median | 93 max days waiting)
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Listing added: 5 March 2022

Last officially checked: 5 September 2023

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