The Wyrd is a speculative short fiction market for authors and artists who have a fondness for weird and slipstream themes.
What that means is we’re looking for works that cross, combine or redefine traditional genre boundaries. We enjoy stories that come with a heavy dose of the uncanny, the strange, and blend literary, science-fiction, fantasy, mystery and horror tropes.
We will consider straight sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and urban fantasy, so long as the work pushes genre boundaries. If you’re not sure if your submission fits, send it in and we’ll tell you.
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.
There are 61 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
13 min | 49.21 mean avg | 33 median | 106 max days
90.16%(18.18% of rejections are personal)
5 pending responses (10 min | 83 mean avg | 30 median | 303 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.