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ergot.



Description
ergot. is a literary website interested in furthering the innovatative and experimental tradition in horror.

We seek fiction and hybrid work under 10k words [including excerpts and work in translation] that push out the boundary of what literary horror is and what it might become.

Work that values atmosphere and mood over plot.

Work that fails in new and unusual ways over work that succeeds in the tried and true.


Market Genres
Genres
Horror
Literary

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

Short Story
1000 to 2000 words
1 cent/word

Short Story
2000 to 7500 words
Less than 1 cent/word

Novelette
7500 to 10000 words
Less than 1 cent/word


Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: Yes
Reprints/Originals?: Originals Only
Translations: Translations Only
Estimated Response: 90 days

Market Response Data
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numbers will be so please be sure to log all of your submissions here and not just your rejections or acceptances.


Count:
There are 102 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 0 | Average: 11.75 | Median: 11 | Max: 66
Responded:
98.03%
Accepted:
4.90% - avg 37 days
Rejected:
93.13% - avg 10 days (17.89% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
-
Dead Letters:
-
Lost/Returned:
-
Never Responded:
-
Withdrawn:
1.96%

Pending:
There are 3 pending responses. (9 min | 28 average | 35 median | 40 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: 6 April 2022


Last officially checked: 2 August 2022


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