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Truancy, as the name suggests, allows for less conventional revisions and retellings of folklore, fairytales and mythology. Perhaps “retellings” is too specific a word. I want ambitious short fiction pieces, I want people to consider not just unusual folk or fairytales to retell. I want them to create their own fairytales, their own personal myths.

This publication values stories that aren’t hegemonic or caught up with imperialism. I realise there’s a dearth of such venues and we need new venues for short stories that build off folklores and fairytales.

Prose poems, stream-of-consciousness and experimental prose are all welcome in this venue. It’s called Truancy for a reason, you know? Here you get to play.

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Market Genres, Styles & Subjects

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Short Story
1000 to 3000 words
2 cents/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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There are 42 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
0 min | 31.61 mean avg | 15 median | 140 max days
19.04% - avg 49 days
80.95% - avg 27 days (0.00% of rejections are personal)
Dead Letters:
Never Responded:
1 pending responses (127 min | 127 mean avg | 127 median | 127 max days waiting)
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