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Heroic Fantasy Quarterly - Fiction (Go to Poetry)



Description
As its name suggests, Heroic Fantasy Quarterly is a quarterly ezine dedicated to publishing heroic fantasy — in both prose and poetry. We are unrepentant in our goal of elevating unapologetic sword and sorcery to a rightful high place. We pay $100 for stories and $25 for poems, upon publication. (Scroll down for info on art submissions.) We purchase first world English language electronic rights, electronic rights for 90 days, archival rights for twelve months, and excerpt rights.
We publish in July, October, January, and April. Each issue will include up to three stories and two poems. We accept submissions year-round. Our fiction word limit is 10,000 words, although we are willing to serialize at a maximum of 50,000 words over four issues. You may submit up to three poems, with a cumulative maximum of 30 pages. Tolkienesque (as in really long) poetry epics/sagas/vedas will most likely be treated — and paid — like fiction. Similarly, prose pieces of fewer than 1,000 words will be paid at poetry’s standard rate of $25.


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Market Genres
Genres
Fantasy

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

Short Story
1000 to 7500 words
1 cent/word

Novelette
7500 to 17500 words
Less than 1 cent/word

Novella
17500 to 40000 words
Less than 1 cent/word

Novel
40000 to 50000 words
Less than 1 cent/word


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

Market Response Data
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Count:
There are 31 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 25 | Average: 119.00 | Median: 132 | Max: 171
Responded:
96.77%
Accepted:
3.22% - avg 171 days
Rejected:
93.54% - avg 117 days (44.82% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
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Dead Letters:
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Lost/Returned:
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Never Responded:
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Withdrawn:
3.22%

Pending:
There are 2 pending responses. (142 min | 240 average | 240 median | 339 max days waiting)
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Listing added: 7 January 2013


Last officially checked: 13 June 2022


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