Grimdark Magazine



Grimdark Magazine is a grimdark fantasy and sci-fi pro paying market for authors and artists. Working in a sub-genre means we are after a very specific style of story or image. We want dark settings, grey characters of both sexes, morally ambiguous decisions, and plenty of grit. Joe Abercrombie, George RR Martin, Mark Lawrence, Scott Lynch, Graham McNeill, Dan Abnett, and R. Scott Bakker are our favourite authors.


Market Genres, Styles & Subjects
Genres
Fantasy
Horror
Science Fiction
Styles
Dark
Subjects
Open to all/most subjects

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

Short Story
1000 to 4000
5 cents/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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This statistical information is an aggregation of submission data provided by our members. The more data we have the more accurate our
numbers will be so please be sure to log all of your submissions here and not just your rejections or acceptances.


Accuracy:
There are 129 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
1 min | 37.65 mean avg | 17 median | 265 max days
Responded:
98.44%
Accepted:
2.32%
Rejected:
96.12% (84.67% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
-
Dead Letters:
1.55%
Lost/Returned:
-
Never Responded:
-
Withdrawn:
1.55%
Pending:
21 pending responses (0 min | 40 mean avg | 29 median | 203 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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