Defenestrationism !Short Story Contest!

This is not a subtle contest. This is a contest of sudden change.

Stories must include an incident of defenestrationism– the art or -ism of throwing people out windows– this need not be literal.

Our team defines such an incident as follows,

“a sudden, immediate, even violent shift, change, or seismical event between the beginning and the end.”

DO NOT SUBMIT! This market is temporarily closed.

Market Genres, Styles & Subjects

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

Short Story
1000 to 7500 words
Less than 1 cent/word

7500 to 17500 words
Less than 1 cent/word

17500 to 40000 words
Less than 1 cent/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 4 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
3 min | 16.75 mean avg | 14 median | 35 max days
75.00% (66.66% of rejections are personal)
Dead Letters:
Never Responded:
1 pending responses (107 min | 107 mean avg | 107 median | 107 max days waiting)
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