Shock Totem Magazine

Shock Totem is a bi-annual dark fantasy and horror publication. Our first issue was published in July of 2009. We focus on the one thing that matters most: the story. Back to basics. Each issue features fiction that we, as readers, enjoy. Within our pages, new and established authors are equals.
FICTION: Your best! We consider original, unpublished stories within the confines of dark fantasy and horror—mystery, suspense, supernatural, morbid humor, fantasy, etc. But the stories must have a clear horror element.
NON-FICTION: We want journalism, well-researched and emotionally compelling nonfiction about real horrors—disease, poverty, addiction, etc. We will also consider work on other, relative subjects within the confines of dark fantasy and horror.
POETRY: We're interested in dark poetry on a limited basis.

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Market Genres, Styles & Subjects

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

Short Story
1000 to 5000 words
5 cents/word

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

Market Response Data
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There are 127 completed reports in the past 12 months.
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17 min | 95.20 mean avg | 112 median | 192 max days
2.36% - avg 144 days
94.48% - avg 93 days (0.83% of rejections are personal)
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Never Responded:
5 pending responses (171 min | 187 mean avg | 179 median | 222 max days waiting)
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