Abyss & Apex likes to see strong, emotionally resonant, literary-quality poetry with a clear speculative element (fantasy, science fiction, or surrealism in any combination. Although dark poems are encouraged, we DO NOT publish horror. There are no format or length restrictions for poetry, though we prefer lineated free verse or traditional form poetry with at least 9 lines, or prose poems at least 50 words in length, we will publish brilliant shorter work. So wow us with a sestina, or stun us in free verse. We admire poetry that exceeds our expectations in scansion, imagery, emotional impact and creative wordplay. We love language, and we like to see it worked for all it’s worth.
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There are 26 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 5 | Average: 33.05 | Median: 37 | Max: 55
11.53% - avg 39 days
65.38% - avg 31 days(41.17% of rejections are personal)
There are 8 pending responses.
(2 min | 87 average | 26 median | 580 max days waiting)
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