Strange Horizons - Poetry (Go to Fiction)



We're looking for high-quality literary, SF/F, speculative, and slipstream poetry.

We're looking for modern, exciting poems that explore the possible and impossible: stories about human and nonhuman experiences, dreams and reality, past and future, the here-and-now and otherwhere-and-elsewhen. We want poems from imaginative and unconventional writers; we want voices from diverse perspectives and backgrounds.

We want poems that understand "literary" doesn't equal "boring," poems that know how to write strange without being senseless, and poems that balance inventiveness with traditional structures. We like mischievous poems, pensive poems, and everything in between.

We don't see enough innovative science fiction or formal poetry. We are also open to confessional and hypertext poetry. However, poems must substantiate their forms; a weak concept in rhyme is still a weak concept. Sonnet plus spaceship is not enough.


Market Genres, Styles & Subjects
Genres
Fantasy
Literary
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Poetry
Any length
Paying


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 81 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
0 min | 53.48 mean avg | 35 median | 230 max days
Responded:
98.76%
Accepted:
3.70%
Rejected:
95.06% (40.25% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
-
Dead Letters:
1.23%
Lost/Returned:
1.23%
Never Responded:
-
Withdrawn:
-
Pending:
4 pending responses (4 min | 16 mean avg | 18 median | 24 max days waiting)
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