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Inner Worlds



Description
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Inner Worlds is a quarterly digital zine of speculative stories about our inner lives; our thoughts, our emotions, our perceptions, our dreams.

We aim to publish works which use elements from science fiction, fantasy, or horror to illuminate the different ways that we experience our selves and our world.

That might mean finding a metaphor to express a feeling, or a setting which reflects how your brain works sometimes, or turning a trope on its head to explore a different perspective.

We have a specific interest in sharing:

stories of neurodiversity
experiences of psychological struggle or distress, madness, and extreme states
the voices and perspectives of marginalised groups.
We'll walk with you in the dark places. But we want your humour, joy, and wonder too.

Science fiction, fantasy, or supernatural horror prose that has a strong emotional or psychological focus.


Market Submission Schedule
  • Submission Window - Apr 15, 2024 thru Apr 30, 2024 (Ends 6 days from now)
  • Limited Demographic Submission Window: members of marginalized groups - Jul 1, 2024 thru Jul 14, 2024 (Begins 67 days from now)
  • Submission Window - Jul 15, 2024 thru Jul 31, 2024 (Begins 81 days from now)
  • Limited Demographic Submission Window: members of marginalized groups - Oct 1, 2024 thru Oct 14, 2024 (Begins 159 days from now)
  • Submission Window - Oct 15, 2024 thru Oct 31, 2024 (Begins 173 days from now)
  • Limited Demographic Submission Window: members of marginalized groups - Jan 1, 2025 thru Jan 14, 2025 (Begins 251 days from now)
  • Submission Window - Jan 15, 2025 thru Jan 31, 2025 (Begins 265 days from now)
  • Limited Demographic Submission Window: members of marginalized groups - Apr 1, 2025 thru Apr 14, 2025 (Begins 341 days from now)

Market Genres
Genres
Fantasy
Horror
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Originals
Flash
500 to 1000 words
$24.62/story

Short Story
1000 to 2500 words
2 cents/word


Reprints
Flash
500 to 1000 words
$24.62/story

Short Story
1000 to 2500 words
2 cents/word


Market Submission Types
AI Submissions?: Not Allowed
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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Count:
There are 161 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 0 | Average: 6.51 | Median: 3 | Max: 76
Responded:
98.13%
Accepted:
9.31% - avg 16 days
Rejected:
88.81% - avg 5 days (10.48% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
-
Dead Letters:
0.62%
Lost/Returned:
-
Never Responded:
0.62%
Withdrawn:
1.24%

Pending:
There are 32 pending responses. (0 min | 6 average | 7 median | 22 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: 18 September 2023


Last officially checked: 22 April 2024


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