Utter Fabrication: Historical Accounts of Unusual Buildings and Structures (Mad Scientist Journal)



We will be creating an anthology titled Utter Fabrication: Historical Accounts of Unusual Buildings and Structures. It will be a collection of fictional stories about haunted houses and other weird places. For this anthology, our pay will be 2¢/word.

We are particularly looking for stories from authors who are underrepresented in fiction: people of color, LGBTQ, non-Western religions and cultures.

Here are some ideas that we pitched when we made our Kickstarter, but this is meant to be inspirational and not definitive.

Haunted houses, obviously.
Space stations poised at the edge of an anomaly.
Towns missing people for no clear reason.
Espresso stands that travel through time.
Malls that function as dimensional crossroads.
A cursed painting in an otherwise empty field.
Unusual sculptures that seem to come from out of this world.
Structures or ruins left behind by indigenous peoples. (But please don’t stoop to “Indian burial ground” or similar tropes. Seriously, don’t be that person.)

Each story is written from the perspective of someone who has encountered this strange location. Like our regular magazine, this narrator will also have a bio. Be certain that your story meets these requirements:


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Market Genres, Styles & Subjects
Genres
Fantasy
Horror
Science Fiction

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

Short Story
1000 to 7500 words
2 cents/word

Novelette
7500 to 8000 words
2 cents/word


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

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22 min | 35.31 mean avg | 32 median | 62 max days
Responded:
100.00%
Accepted:
15.78%
Rejected:
84.21% (0.00% of rejections are personal)
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