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Apparition Lit - Fiction (Go to Poetry)

Apparition Lit is seeking original, unpublished speculative fiction that meet our quarterly theme. Speculative fiction is weird, almost unclassifiable. It’s fantasy, sci-fi, horror, and literary. We want it all. Send us your strange, misshapen stories.

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Market Submission Schedule
  • "Justice" Theme - Nov 15, 2020 thru Nov 30, 2020 (Begins 19 days from now)
  • "Chance" Theme - Feb 15, 2021 thru Feb 28, 2021 (Begins 111 days from now)
  • "Contamination" Theme - May 15, 2021 thru May 31, 2021 (Begins 200 days from now)
  • "Wonder" Theme - Aug 15, 2021 thru Aug 31, 2021 (Begins 292 days from now)

Market Genres
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Short Story
1000 to 5000 words
3 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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numbers will be so please be sure to log all of your submissions here and not just your rejections or acceptances.

There are 211 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
0 min | 9.19 mean avg | 6 median | 31 max days
2.84% - avg 21 days
96.20% - avg 8 days (16.25% of rejections are personal)
Dead Letters:
Never Responded:

2 pending responses (69 min | 480 mean avg | 480 median | 891 max days waiting)
Note: pending statistics may skew high if some users neglect their data.
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Listing added: 24 October 2017

Last officially checked: 28 September 2020

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