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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
Fantasy
Science Fiction

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

Short Story
1000 to 2000 words
2 cents/word

Short Story
2000 to 7500 words
Less than 1 cent/word

Novelette
7500 to 17500 words
Less than 1 cent/word

Novella
17500 to 20000 words
Less than 1 cent/word


Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Reprints?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: No
Estimated Response: 7 days

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 202 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
0 min | 5.10 mean avg | 1 median | 82 max days
Responded:
100.00%
Accepted:
4.95% - avg 50 days
Rejected:
94.05% - avg 2 days (90.52% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
0.99%
Dead Letters:
-
Lost/Returned:
-
Never Responded:
-
Withdrawn:
-

Pending:
13 pending responses (3 min | 29 mean avg | 30 median | 64 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: 31 March 2020


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