Shimmer



Shimmer publishes short fiction several times a year, in both print and electronic versions. Shimmery stories are most often contemporary fantasy, frequently dark or darkly funny, and always gorgeous.
FICTION: What to send us: Unusual and beautifully-written speculative fiction stories with full plots and strong characters. The best way to understand what we are looking for is to read an issue of the magazine. We’re most drawn to contemporary fantasy, and seek out stories with a strong emotional core. We like unusual stories with a fluid and distinctive voice, with specific and original images. Send us your odd unclassifiable stories–though we prefer traditional storytelling mechanics to experimental approaches.


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Market Genres, Styles & Subjects
Genres
Fantasy
Horror
Literary
Science Fiction

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

Short Story
1000 to 7500 words
5 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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Accuracy:
There are 774 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
0 min | 8.78 mean avg | 8 median | 87 max days
Responded:
99.61%
Accepted:
0.90% - avg 26 days
Rejected:
98.32% - avg 8 days (34.55% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
0.38%
Dead Letters:
0.38%
Lost/Returned:
-
Never Responded:
-
Withdrawn:
0.38%
Pending:
1 pending responses (143 min | 143 mean avg | 143 median | 143 max days waiting)
Note: pending statistics may skew high if some users neglect their data.
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