Fantasy, SF, slipstream, post-apocalyptic, magic realism, mythopoeia, folktale, or any flavour of ‘punk — it’s all good
Stylized prose can be sparse and simple, diamond-cut like the writing of Ursula K. Le Guin. It can be sumptuous like the writing of Oscar Wilde. It can be epic, archaic, experimental, mythic, rhythmic, and it can be quiet and subtle, too. Story and character are indispensable, but so is wordcraft. We trade in aesthetics, so make us gasp with unexpected words and give us inventive voices, structures, and narratives. Many editors reject heavily stylized prose out of hand. We welcome it.
So: If you write conventional prose — the kind that dominates the marketplace — we’ll turn your story away. This is no reflection on the quality of your language or the story as a whole. We may even love your work. It just doesn’t fit the scope of this project.
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.
There are 37 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
2 min | 18.51 mean avg | 17 median | 61 max days
8.10% - avg 20 days
91.89% - avg 18 days(61.76% of rejections are personal)
28 pending responses (2 min | 17 mean avg | 16 median | 38 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.