Broken Metropolis: Queer Tales of a City That Never Was
Mason Jar Press




THE CONCEPT

Metropolitan tales of city-focused fantasy with queer perspectives. Squalid flats, glittering spires, and alchemical trolleys. Manipulative heirs, handsome swordswomen and noble automatons. Write us something built with borrowed Bordertown DNA, purloined echoes of House Tremontaine society and stolen grit from the dark of London Below. Be inspired by Dhalgren by Samuel R. Delany, China Mieville’s Perdido Street Station, or “The City Born Great” by N.K. Jemisin.

WHAT WE WANT TO SEE

We are looking for stories that explore the edges of urban fantasy through queer stories. While the city these stories are set in should be vast and unnamed, highly specific neighborhoods and landmarks are encouraged and sought after. We welcome a broad interpretation of the genre that is inclusive of postmodern folk tales, future/ancient noir, and stories that happen both behind closed doors and in plain sight. Throughout, we’re looking for rich, varied and nuanced understandings of gender, family and ethnicity.


Market Submission Schedule
  • Permanently closing for submissions on Dec 8, 2017 (Begins 15 days from now)

Market Genres, Styles & Subjects
Genres
Fantasy
Horror
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Flash
0 to 1000 words
2 cents/word

Short Story
1000 to 6000 words
2 cents/word


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 5 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
3 min | 4.20 mean avg | 4 median | 7 max days
Responded:
100.00%
Accepted:
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Rejected:
100.00% (80.00% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
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Dead Letters:
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Lost/Returned:
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Never Responded:
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Withdrawn:
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Pending:
2 pending responses (0 min | 22 mean avg | 22 median | 45 max days waiting)
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