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We are looking for speculative fiction or literary novellas between 20,000 to 40,000 words that fall under one (or some!) of the following themes:

stories where grief or loss play a leading role
stories that feature the afterlife or the underworld
stories that involve the journey through death/the journey of the dead
stories that involve death personified (Death!)
stories that take place in, or utilize a multiverse
stories that involve time travel (esp. those that involve time travel + a previously mentioned theme)
origin stories (especially as they relate to previously mentioned themes)
stories where the characters slowly lose their sense of reality
space, but make it goth
stories where things that are not usually personified ARE personified (planets? galaxies? time? …bones?)
creepy meta-horror
amazingly original ghost stories

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Market Genres
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
20000 to 25000 words
3 cents/word Advance + Royalties

25000 to 37000 words
2 cents/word Advance + Royalties

37000 to 40000 words
1 cent/word Advance + Royalties

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

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There are 40 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 3 | Average: 23.82 | Median: 18 | Max: 95
2.50% - avg 95 days
95.00% - avg 21 days (13.15% of rejections are personal)
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There are 2 pending responses. (112 min | 113 average | 113 median | 114 max days waiting)
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Listing added: 18 January 2023

Last officially checked: 28 August 2023

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