The Wyrd



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.


Market Submission Schedule
  • Temporarily closing for submissions on Jul 1, 2017 (Begins 68 days from now)

Market Genres, Styles & Subjects
Genres
Fantasy
General
Horror
Mystery/Crime
Science Fiction
Styles
Literary
Subjects
Open to all/most subjects

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Short Story
1000 to 6000
Less than 1 cent/word


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

Market Response Data
(View recent responses from this market)
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 12 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
1 min | 10.41 mean avg | 12 median | 20 max days
Responded:
100.00%
Accepted:
8.33%
Rejected:
91.66% (27.27% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
-
Dead Letters:
-
Lost/Returned:
-
Never Responded:
-
Withdrawn:
-
Pending:
8 pending responses (1 min | 10 mean avg | 8 median | 27 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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