Syntax and Salt



Here is how you win our hearts and minds:

Speculative fiction with a literary bent (please see our Read This page for ideas on what we tend to like.)
Science Fiction that doesn’t blame technology for the fall of humanity
Fantasy that takes advantage of the genre and eschews easy tropes
Diverse, thoughtful cast of characters (i.e. not everyone is a white dude, except that one group of downtrodden women in a village who was attacked by Orcs.)
Stories that take up 3500 words or less
Edited, polished manuscripts
Old stories told in a new way
New stories told in an old way
Sad endings that don’t rely on gimmicks or shock value
Happy endings that hurt a little bit
Beautiful prose and well developed plot


Market Genres, Styles & Subjects
Genres
Fantasy
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Flash
0 to 1000 words
1 cent/word

Short Story
1000 to 3500 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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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.


Accuracy:
There are 87 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
3 min | 25.63 mean avg | 23 median | 59 max days
Responded:
100.00%
Accepted:
10.34%
Rejected:
88.50% (2.59% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
1.14%
Dead Letters:
-
Lost/Returned:
-
Never Responded:
-
Withdrawn:
-
Pending:
12 pending responses (1 min | 25 mean avg | 23 median | 77 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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