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Wilted Pages Anthology: An Anthology of Dark Academia
Shortwave Publishing

Up to two submissions, in sequence, per author.

Wilted Pages takes its inspirations from works such as The Secret History by Donna Tartt, Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Catherine House by Elisabeth Thomas, and The Bone Weaver’s Orchard by Sarah Read. Gloomy buildings, secret societies, futuristic boarding schools, gothic yet modern aesthetics, and occult learning are among the pleasures to be found in this subgenre.

We are looking for a broad range of HORROR, DARK FANTASY, and SCIENCE FICTION HORROR concerning

Schools, colleges, universities, and/or other educational institutions
Libraries and books
Laboratories and research facilities
Teachers and students
Scholarship and scholarly life
Esoteric/occult learning
Educational technology
The future of learning
The knowledge economy

Market Submission Schedule
  • Limited Demographic Submission Window: Underrepresented voices—people of color, LGBTQ2S+, neurodiverse people, people with disabilities, those of marginalized genders - Mar 24, 2023 thru Mar 31, 2023 (Ends 2 days from now)

Market Genres
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Short Story
1000 to 4000 words
5 cents/word

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

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There are 18 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 3 | Average: 6.61 | Median: 6 | Max: 9
100.00% - avg 6 days (94.44% of rejections are personal)
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Listing added: 7 February 2023

Last officially checked: 7 February 2023

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