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

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
Science Fiction

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

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

7500 to 17500 words
Less than 1 cent/word

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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numbers will be so please be sure to log all of your submissions here and not just your rejections or acceptances.

There are 69 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 2 | Average: 55.40 | Median: 27 | Max: 323
10.14% - avg 183 days
75.36% - avg 38 days (88.46% of rejections are personal)
Dead Letters:
Never Responded:

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

Last officially checked: 21 February 2022

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