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Silver Blade - Fiction (Go to Poetry)
Silver Pen Writers




Description
Writers of cutting edge Science Fiction, Slipstream, Classic and Modern Fantasy are invited to submit their works here. Romance might be accepted, provided it has a strong fantasy element to it. Wow us. We are looking for stories beyond great, we want amazing stories. We want fantastic creatures and impossible worlds. We want characters and stories readers will remember long afterward.


Market Submission Schedule
  • Submission Window - Sep 1, 2022 thru Oct 31, 2022 (Ends 30 days from now)
  • Submission Window - Dec 1, 2022 thru Jan 31, 2023 (Begins 60 days from now)
  • Submission Window - Mar 1, 2023 thru Apr 30, 2023 (Begins 150 days from now)
  • Submission Window - Jun 1, 2023 thru Jul 31, 2023 (Begins 242 days from now)

Market Genres
Genres
Fantasy
Literary
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Flash
250 to 1000 words
Less than 1 cent/word

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

Novelette
7500 to 17500 words
Less than 1 cent/word

Novella
17500 to 20000 words
Less than 1 cent/word


Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: Yes
Reprints/Originals?: Both
Translations: Original Language Only
Estimated Response: 60 days

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.


Count:
There are 69 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 2 | Average: 55.40 | Median: 27 | Max: 323
Responded:
85.50%
Accepted:
10.14% - avg 183 days
Rejected:
75.36% - avg 38 days (88.46% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
-
Dead Letters:
2.89%
Lost/Returned:
-
Never Responded:
2.89%
Withdrawn:
11.59%

Pending:
There are 4 pending responses. (3 min | 113 average | 96 median | 257 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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Listing added: 8 January 2013


Last officially checked: 21 February 2022


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