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Our definition of speculative poetry involves, of necessity, some sort of narrative, present or implied.

We are enthusiastic about poetry in form, properly executed. See Lewis Turco’s Book of Forms (or any other decent literary reference) for what is meant by “form.” Unfortunately, many submissions we receive consist of poems that are a string of clichés with stale and predictable endrhymes and no attention to meter. When the poem is too vague or incomplete to allow the reader to figure out what’s going on, this is a problem; so is a poem with trite or unnecessary fluff inserted to fill out a line or complete a rhyme. We much prefer good free verse to bad formalist work.

Market Genres
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
0 to 100 words

100 to 625 words
4 cents/word

Market Submission Types
AI Submissions?: Not Allowed
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Multiple Submissions?: Yes
Simultaneous Submissions?: No
Translations: Original Language and Translations
Estimated Response: 14 days

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There are 207 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 0 | Average: 10.16 | Median: 10 | Max: 35
15.94% - avg 11 days
84.05% - avg 9 days (6.89% of rejections are personal)
Dead Letters:
Never Responded:

There are 5 pending responses. (5 min | 5 average | 5 median | 6 max days waiting)
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Listing added: 5 June 2013

Last officially checked: 4 June 2024

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