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Costs of Living
Whisper House Press




Description
We’re looking for carefully constructed Horror stories with a focus on the oft-unclear distinction between a scary-enough reality and our less-or-more-frightening imagination, both in personal and social realms. Our working title is Costs of Living.

Possible interpretations of this potentially broad theme:
The Neighbors/HOA/City Council Really Are Trying to Kill Us
A Bad Element… is Already Here in the Neighborhood
Why do I feel like everyone is watching me in my new town’s grocery store?
“How can I be sure I am not dreaming?” without the “Oh, it was all a dream” cliché
Philosophical quandries run amok in one’s mind
Attic dweller keeps neighborhood watch via security cameras on smarthome system starts seeing what they/he/she cannot explain


Market Genres
Genres
Horror

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Originals
Flash
500 to 1000 words
2 cents/word

Short Story
1000 to 2000 words
1 cent/word

Short Story
2000 to 4000 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
Estimated Response: 45 days

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Count:
There are 5 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 0 | Average: 2.00 | Median: 0 | Max: 6
Responded:
60.00%
Accepted:
20.00% - avg 0 days
Rejected:
40.00% - avg 3 days (50.00% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
-
Dead Letters:
-
Lost/Returned:
-
Never Responded:
-
Withdrawn:
40.00%

Pending:
There are 16 pending responses. (1 min | 15 average | 17 median | 22 max days waiting)
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Listing added: 1 April 2024


Last officially checked: 1 April 2024


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