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Astral, Alien Fiction

We want stories that are told from an alien perspective. By alien we usually mean extraterrestrial... but other perspectives can also qualify, such as Lovecraftian horrors, plants, bacteria, etc. Send us weird and surreal stories that challenge our notions about ourselves and the universe.

We are, broadly, wanting to read stories from non-humanoid points of view. Submitted stories can feature humans, but the main perspective should be alien or should have a narrative focus that interacts with alien consciousness as much as possible. We imagine most of the stories we will be sent will fall into the science fiction category, but we also welcome horror and fantasy stories (particularly if they are "other world" fantasy stories). If you are unsure if your story fits: send it. Don't self-censor (so long as you believe there is some legitimate possiblity that we would be interested in the piece given the above statements).

This market is temporarily closed.

Market Submission Schedule
  • Submission Window - Jul 7, 2024 thru Jul 28, 2024 (Begins 41 days from now)
  • Submission Window - Jan 7, 2025 thru Jan 28, 2025 (Begins 225 days from now)

Market Genres
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Short Story
1000 to 2000 words
1 cent/word

Short Story
2000 to 7000 words
Less than 1 cent/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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numbers will be so please be sure to log all of your submissions here and not just your rejections or acceptances.

There are 22 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 6 | Average: 14.81 | Median: 15 | Max: 31
18.18% - avg 16 days
81.81% - avg 14 days (33.33% of rejections are personal)
Dead Letters:
Never Responded:

There are 0 pending responses.

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Listing added: 9 November 2023

Last officially checked: 9 November 2023

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