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Tahoma Literary Review - Fiction (Go to Poetry)

I am always interested in well-written work, but I prefer you engage my intellect as well as my heart. For example, I love literary works of extraordinary depth, by writers like Alice Munro, Rebecca Makkai, Tobias Wolff and Brendan Mathews. Such writers create characters driven by lifetimes of experience, and who live not just in their heads, but also in the world around them.

I am also a fan of magical realism. Favorite authors in that genre include Borges, Calvino, and Saramago. Experimental writing is also welcome. I’ll go for science fiction, but it needs to be an inventive, intelligent, socially-aware, Margaret Atwood-type story over the usual robots and spaceships. Even horror is great if it’s not just scary monsters.

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Market Genres
Science Fiction

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

Short Story
1000 to 7500 words
1 cent/word

7500 to 10000 words
1 cent/word

Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Reprints?: No
Multiple Submissions?: Yes
Simultaneous Submissions?: Yes
Estimated Response: 90 days

Market Response Data
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There are 9 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 6 | Average: 15.33 | Median: 15 | Max: 27
11.11% - avg 9 days
88.88% - avg 16 days (25.00% of rejections are personal)
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Listing added: 30 May 2014

Last officially checked: 16 February 2021

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