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Swords and Sorcery Magazine

Swords and Sorcery is a monthly magazine devoted to traditional fantasy stories. At this time we are seeking original short stories of 1,500 to 6,000 words length that feature fantasy elements and pre-industrial settings. Historical and pseudo-historical settings are fine provided they are set before the 19th century. We are not looking for contemporary urban fantasy or steampunk stories. We enjoy reading these when they are well written but there are plenty of markets for them. As our name implies we welcome stories with action and overt magic but neither is necessary to make a good fantasy story.

Market Genres, Styles & Subjects

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Short Story
1500 to 6000 words
Less than 1 cent/word

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

Market Response Data
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There are 15 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
26 min | 81.42 mean avg | 39 median | 549 max days
53.33% - avg 38 days
40.00% - avg 138 days (33.33% of rejections are personal)
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Never Responded:
2 pending responses (121 min | 312 mean avg | 312 median | 503 max days waiting)
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This market listing was last officially checked on 23 March 2020

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