Abyss & Apex - Fiction (Go to Poetry)



FICTION: Our mission is to publish the finest in speculative and imaginative fiction and poetry, with special attention to character-driven stories that examine the depths and heights of emotion and motivation from a broad variety of cultural and social perspectives. We want to publish powerful stories with emotion that resonates in our minds and hearts long after the first reading and makes us want to read them again and again. We look for the unique: stories that stand out in a genre that pushes the envelope of unusual. We take special delight in detailed world-building, and we enjoy reading about the realms and inhabitants of your imagination. We have no subject/topic preference, beyond a requirement that the work have a speculative element. We are happy to read high fantasy, magic realism, hard science fiction, sword and sorcery, and genrebending stories that don't quite seem to fit elsewhere. Our tastes span the gamut from classic Golden-Age SF to modern nontraditional formats.
POETRY: We like to see strong, emotionally resonant, literary-quality poetry with a clear speculative element, as well as scifaiku and what some call "science poetry" or "astronomy poetry." Both traditional and modern or nontraditional formats are encouraged, and we have no length restrictions for poetry. Wow us with a sestina, or stun us in free verse. We admire poetry that exceeds our expectations in scansion, imagery, emotional impact and creative wordplay. We love language, and we like to see it worked for all it's worth. Our love of poetry exceeds the space and funds we have to publish it, so we accept only the very best; amaze us!


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Market Submission Schedule
  • Submission Window - Feb 1, 2018 thru Feb 7, 2018 (Begins 248 days from now)
  • Submission Window - May 1, 2018 thru May 7, 2018 (Begins 337 days from now)
  • Submission Window - Aug 1, 2018 thru Aug 7, 2018 (Begins 429 days from now)
  • Submission Window - Nov 1, 2018 thru Nov 7, 2018 (Begins 521 days from now)

Market Genres, Styles & Subjects
Genres
Fantasy
Science Fiction

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

Short Story
1000 to 7500 words
1 cent/word

Novelette
7500 to 10000 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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Accuracy:
There are 89 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
0 min | 165.71 mean avg | 174 median | 522 max days
Responded:
98.87%
Accepted:
12.35%
Rejected:
86.51% (40.25% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
-
Dead Letters:
1.12%
Lost/Returned:
-
Never Responded:
-
Withdrawn:
1.12%
Pending:
11 pending responses (111 min | 112 mean avg | 112 median | 116 max days waiting)
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