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Strange Horizons - Poetry (Go to Fiction)



Description
We publish SF/F, speculative, and slipstream poetry.

What’s a speculative poem? We’re interested in hearing your answers to this question, not answering it ourselves. A poem’s experimentality on the level of language might make it a speculative poem. A narrative poem about a werewolf might be speculative. A speculative poem could explore how people with bodies considered inhuman or fantastical navigate our mundane world, and it might include no magic or ray guns at all.

We value formalism as well as experimentality, and are highly receptive to both. Poems must substantiate their forms, or their experimentations; a weak concept in rhyme is still a weak concept. Sonnet plus spaceship is not enough.


Market Genres
Genres
Fantasy
Literary
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Originals
Poetry
Any length
$50/poem



Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: Yes
Translations: Original Language and Translations
Estimated Response: 120 days

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Market Response Data
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Count:
There are 392 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 1 | Average: 42.08 | Median: 29 | Max: 150
Responded:
98.21%
Accepted:
3.31% - avg 48 days
Rejected:
94.89% - avg 41 days (27.41% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
-
Dead Letters:
-
Lost/Returned:
-
Never Responded:
-
Withdrawn:
1.78%

Pending:
There are 27 pending responses. (0 min | 51 average | 73 median | 111 max days waiting)
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Listing added: 24 April 2017


Last officially checked: 18 October 2022


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