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Café Irreal (Cafe Irreal)



Description
The Cafe Irreal is a quarterly webzine that presents a kind of fantastic fiction infrequently published in English. This fiction, which we would describe as irreal, resembles the work of writers such as Franz Kafka, Kobo Abe, Clarice Lispector and Jorge Luis Borges. As a type of fiction it rejects the tendency to portray people and places realistically and the need for a full resolution to the story; instead, it shows us a reality constantly being undermined. Therefore, we're interested in stories by writers who write about what they don't know, take us places we couldn't possibly go, and don't try to make us care about the characters.


Market Genres
Genres
Fantasy

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Originals
Flash
0 to 1000 words
1 cent/word

Short Story
1000 to 2000 words
1 cent/word


Reprints
Flash
0 to 1000 words
Non-Paying

Short Story
1000 to 2000 words
Non-Paying


Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Multiple Submissions?: Yes
Simultaneous Submissions?: No
Translations: Original Language and Translations

Market-Provided Data

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Market Response Data
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Count:
There are 46 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 23 | Average: 62.86 | Median: 59 | Max: 289
Responded:
95.65%
Accepted:
13.04% - avg 66 days
Rejected:
82.60% - avg 62 days (2.63% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
-
Dead Letters:
2.17%
Lost/Returned:
-
Never Responded:
2.17%
Withdrawn:
2.17%

Pending:
There are 8 pending responses. (8 min | 52 average | 41 median | 161 max days waiting)
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Listing added: 7 January 2013


Last officially checked: 24 January 2023


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