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The Colored Lens



Description
Note: do not submit more than 5 stories in a 30 day period.

The Colored Lens was created to showcase stories that shift our perspective on the world, through the far-reaching genre of speculative fiction. However, the fundamentals of good storytelling always come first: stories with characters we enjoy reading about and a solid plot. As long as your story includes them, we’d love to read it.

We publish all varieties of speculative fiction, from alternate history, to high fantasy, to nuts and bolts hard science fiction, to dark fantasy, so long as it meets the guidelines above. Whatever the genre, the focus should be used to comment on our world and society rather than exclusively to keep the reader turning pages.


Market Genres
Genres
Alternate History
Fantasy
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Originals
Flash
0 to 1000 words
$10.00/piece

Short Story
1000 to 7500 words
$20.00/piece

Novelette
7500 to 10000 words
$20.00/piece

Novelette
10000 to 11000 words
$21.00/piece

Novelette
11000 to 12000 words
$22.00/piece

Novelette
12000 to 13000 words
$23.00/piece

Novelette
13000 to 14000 words
$24.00/piece

Novelette
14000 to 15000 words
$25.00/piece

Novelette
15000 to 16000 words
$26.00/piece

Novelette
16000 to 17000 words
$27.00/piece

Novelette
17000 to 17500 words
$28.00/piece

Novella
17500 to 18000 words
$28.00/piece

Novella
18000 to 19000 words
$29.00/piece

Novella
19000 to 20000 words
$30.00/piece



Market Submission Types
AI Submissions?: Unknown Policy
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: No
Translations: Original Language Only
Estimated Response: 7 days

Market-Provided Data

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Market Response Data
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Count:
There are 497 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 0 | Average: 3.29 | Median: 1 | Max: 476
Responded:
98.79%
Accepted:
2.01% - avg 52 days
Rejected:
96.37% - avg 2 days (92.69% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
0.40%
Dead Letters:
0.60%
Lost/Returned:
0.20%
Never Responded:
0.40%
Withdrawn:
0.60%

Pending:
There are 11 pending responses. (1 min | 50 average | 33 median | 136 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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Listing added: 7 January 2013


Last officially checked: 1 May 2024


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