Primordial Magazine


Thoughtful, intelligent stories about alien life that has biology and evolution at its core.
For example:

Plausible first contact stories.
Communications difficulties with aliens.
Fatal misunderstandings between species.
Unfathomable aliens.
Awe-inspiring alien worlds and ecosystems.
Creative alien designs extrapolating on biology and evolution.
Conflict and harmony between species.
Creative reproductive systems and life cycles that cause problems for the people who encounter them.
Invasion/infestation stories.
Intelligent alien body horror.
Sensual human-alien erotica.
To be able to create plausible aliens you have to have a basic understanding of biology and evolution, so that you can extrapolate to life on other worlds. But at the same time, a story should be entertaining. We don't just want a worldbuilding infodump. There has to be a beating heart of storytelling. We are looking for memorable, sympathetic characters having amazing adventures and encounters with exotic, yet believable, extraterrestrial lifeforms.

Market Genres, Styles & Subjects
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Short Story
1000 to 7500 words
1 cent/word

7500 to 16000 words
1 cent/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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There are 17 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
15 min | 39.36 mean avg | 33 median | 77 max days
11.76% - avg 36 days
52.94% - avg 40 days (66.66% of rejections are personal)
Dead Letters:
Never Responded:
10 pending responses (58 min | 137 mean avg | 139 median | 213 max days waiting)
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