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Tales to Terrify (Short Stories)

Please feel free to challenge the definition of horror. Standard tropes and monsters are welcome as well as the blood, sex and gore. Scare us with your gothic stories of haunted buildings, but at the same time do your best to honor the natural occurring diversity within the genre. We want to be terrified by your concepts, by your implications and the possibilities your story hints at. We’re in need to read works that threaten to bleed into our reality and corrupt something as ordinary as a toaster. Terrify us. Scare us. Make our breath stop and disturb our minds. All is allowed as long as it’s well-conceived and well-writte

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Market Genres

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Short Story
2000 to 7500 words
1 cent/word

7500 to 10000 words
1 cent/word

Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Multiple Submissions?: Yes
Simultaneous Submissions?: Yes
Reprints/Originals?: Both
Translations: Original Language Only
Estimated Response: 60 days

Market Response Data
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There are 194 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 0 | Average: 39.55 | Median: 36 | Max: 81
17.01% - avg 37 days
77.31% - avg 39 days (1.33% of rejections are personal)
Dead Letters:
Never Responded:

There are 19 pending responses. (32 min | 44 average | 44 median | 60 max days waiting)
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Listing added: 7 January 2013

Last officially checked: 14 November 2022

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