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The Molotov Cocktail



Description
The Molotov Cocktail is interested in volatile flash fiction, the kind of prose you cook up in a bathtub and handle with rubber gloves. While literary fiction is certainly welcomed, The Molotov Cocktail isn’t some erudite journal that will only accept stories with at least five layers of metaphor. We want your action, we want your rotten characters, we want viscera. While genre pieces are permissible, anything that is reliant on genre convention over story will not be looked kindly upon. It’s all about language and story.

We encourage surrealist and experimental stuff, so hit us with your best shot, but avoid the following genres because we’ll reject them outright: romance, children’s or young adult, swords and sorcerers brand of fantasy.


Market Genres, Styles & Subjects
Genres
Action/Adventure
Fantasy
General
Horror
Literary
Mystery/Crime
Science Fiction
Suspense/Thriller
Western

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Flash
0 to 1000 words
Non-Paying


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

Market Response Data
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numbers will be so please be sure to log all of your submissions here and not just your rejections or acceptances.


Accuracy:
There are 34 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
4 min | 34.96 mean avg | 23 median | 106 max days
Responded:
88.23%
Accepted:
14.70% - avg 12 days
Rejected:
73.52% - avg 40 days (12.00% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
-
Dead Letters:
11.76%
Lost/Returned:
-
Never Responded:
-
Withdrawn:
11.76%
Pending:
5 pending responses (27 min | 31 mean avg | 32 median | 34 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.


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