Outlook Springs



Based in Outlook Springs, New Hampshire, a quiet little town in an alternate dimension, Outlook Springs is a magazine devoted to your PREVIOUSLY UNPUBLISHED fiction, poetry, and non-fiction tinged with the strange.

Send us stories we can’t put down. Our emphasis is literary fiction: “the human heart in conflict with itself,” as Faulkner famously said. But we aren’t biased against genre. To the contrary! Experimental, science fiction, fantasy, slipstream, magical realism, minimalist, maximalist, etc., etc., are all welcome into our home, so long as there is an emphasis on character and language rather than on cleverness and conceit. Let us reiterate: character and language are important. We want sentences radioactive with the bizarre, the beautiful, the ugly—the world as only you see it. Surprise us. Break our hearts. Humor is always a plus. Humor and heartbreak together? Oh, boy. That’s a dream come true. Outlook Springs isn’t looking for merely competent stories—stories that are technically proficient but emotionally cold. Zap us with life.


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Market Submission Schedule
  • Submission Window - Sep 15, 2017 thru Jan 15, 2018 (Begins 49 days from now)
  • Submission Window - Mar 15, 2018 thru Jul 15, 2018 (Begins 230 days from now)

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

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

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


Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Reprints?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: Yes

Market Response Data
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Accuracy:
There are 81 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
4 min | 55.05 mean avg | 52 median | 128 max days
Responded:
95.06%
Accepted:
3.70%
Rejected:
91.35% (31.08% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
-
Dead Letters:
4.93%
Lost/Returned:
-
Never Responded:
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Withdrawn:
4.93%
Pending:
12 pending responses (11 min | 35 mean avg | 26 median | 92 max days waiting)
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