Electric Spec



We consider any story between 250 and 7000 words with speculative fiction elements. We prefer science fiction, fantasy, and the macabre, but we're willing to push the limits of traditional forms of these genres.

We do not consider poetry, stories with over-the-top sex or violence, serials, novels, fan fiction, or non-fiction. We don't accept multiple submissions; in other words, only submit one story at a time and wait for a response before submitting another. We accept simultaneous submissions as long as you let us know up front and tell us as soon as it's accepted elsewhere. We do not publish reprints, including anything that has appeared on a website.


Market Genres, Styles & Subjects
Genres
Fantasy
Horror
Science Fiction

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

Short Story
1000 to 7000 words
Less than 1 cent/word


Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Reprints?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: Yes

Market Response Data
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This statistical information is an aggregation of submission data provided by our members. The more data we have the more accurate our
numbers will be so please be sure to log all of your submissions here and not just your rejections or acceptances.


Accuracy:
There are 91 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
2 min | 57.66 mean avg | 58 median | 339 max days
Responded:
91.20%
Accepted:
3.29%
Rejected:
87.91% (12.50% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
-
Dead Letters:
8.79%
Lost/Returned:
1.09%
Never Responded:
3.29%
Withdrawn:
4.39%
Pending:
23 pending responses (1 min | 79 mean avg | 56 median | 450 max days waiting)
Note: pending statistics may skew high if some users neglect their data.
We recommend querying after the time the market suggests to query.


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