Ghosts on Drugs



The only rule is that a tale include some version of at least one ghost who's on some version of at least one drug.

And both key terms are broadly defined—e.g., a ghostwriter hooked on cough syrup could fit, and a dead ancient god with an inhumanly intense craving to be worshipped again could too.

This book is designed to be playful and fun, so we're especially seeking stories that are a mix of comedy and other genres—e.g., comedy & fantasy, comedy & SF, comedy & horror, comedy & thriller, comedy & adventure. That said, we'll consider a great tale of any genre, or combination of genres. Whatever the category, we want stories that are fresh, smart, extremely entertaining, appeal to a wide-ranging audience (high concepts are especially appreciated), and provide an emotionally satisfying ending (smartly crafted character arcs/transformations are especially appreciated).

We're aiming to include some of the world's top comedians, a bunch of superb writers, and one or two celebrities who happen to be drug fans.


Market Genres, Styles & Subjects
Genres
Action/Adventure
Fantasy
Horror
Humor
Science Fiction
Suspense/Thriller

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Flash
0 to 1000 words
15 cents/word Advance + Royalties

Short Story
1000 to 7500 words
9 cents/word Advance + Royalties

Novelette
7500 to 17500 words
7 cents/word Advance + Royalties

Novella
17500 to 40000 words
6 cents/word Advance + Royalties


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 71 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
0 min | 53.22 mean avg | 28 median | 266 max days
Responded:
92.95%
Accepted:
-
Rejected:
91.54% (47.69% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
1.40%
Dead Letters:
7.04%
Lost/Returned:
1.40%
Never Responded:
1.40%
Withdrawn:
4.22%
Pending:
8 pending responses (3 min | 182 mean avg | 128 median | 570 max days waiting)
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