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Dead Letters

As the name betrays, we’re looking for short horror stories in the 2,500-7,000-word range
written in epistolary format—meaning, stories written as letters, journal entries, transcripts of
radio broadcasts, newspaper clippings, text messages, etc.
Furthermore, each story should include some mention of how its manuscript was “discovered.” A letter found in a historian’s archive, for example. Or emails saved as part of a
missing persons investigation. Or an audio file recovered from a dead podcaster’s PC. Push
boundaries and play with the format—and above all, be scary

This market is temporarily closed.

Market Genres

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Short Story
2500 to 7000 words
1 cent/word

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

Market-Provided Data

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Market Response Data
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There are 37 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 26 | Average: 45.70 | Median: 43 | Max: 104
5.40% - avg 87 days
94.59% - avg 43 days (11.42% of rejections are personal)
Dead Letters:
Never Responded:

There are 0 pending responses.

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Listing added: 7 April 2023

Last officially checked: 7 April 2023

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