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Nature: Futures

FICTION: Futures is the award-winning science-fiction section of Nature. Contributions are usually commissioned, but unsolicited articles are welcome. Each Future should be an entirely fictional, self-contained story, and the genre should, broadly speaking, be 'hard' (that is, 'scientific' SF) rather than, say, outright fantasy, slipstream or horror.

Market Genres, Styles & Subjects
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
850 to 950 words
11 cents/word

Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Reprints?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: No

Market Response Data
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There are 101 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
0 min | 91.68 mean avg | 88 median | 373 max days
18.81% - avg 90 days
81.18% - avg 91 days (43.90% of rejections are personal)
Dead Letters:
Never Responded:
11 pending responses (3 min | 61 mean avg | 75 median | 121 max days waiting)
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