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Not One of Us - Fiction (Go to Poetry)



Description
Not One of Us is about people (or things) out of place in their surroundings, outsiders, social misfits, aliens in the SF sense—anyone excluded from society for whatever the reason. We’d like Not One of Us to consider the problem of “otherness” from every possible fictional angle: horror, SF, fantasy, noir, slipstream, Western, mainstream, whatever.

The editorial philosophy of the magazine reflects my own personal taste in genre fiction. To me the scariest and most deeply moving horror stories are not about monsters or about good vs. evil, but rather about the reader’s own fears and discomforts. Similarly, for Not One of Us, fantasy isn’t about pseudo-medieval worlds, science fiction isn’t about space opera or funny-sounding names, Westerns are not about gunfights. In our magazine, it’s all about the characters.

We crave characters (human or otherwise) who are different and who act the way they do out of plausible (if occasionally insane) motives. All the wondrous settings and complex plots in the world will fail to convince me if at the center of the tale there isn’t a protagonist with whom I can somehow empathize. I don’t have to like that character: heaven knows we’ve had some pretty nasty protagonists, and empathy is not the same as excuse-making. But I want to get some insight into the character, and vicariously into myself. Also, I like stories, and characters, with edge.


Market Genres
Genres
Fantasy
General
Horror
Science Fiction
Western

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Originals
Flash
0 to 1000 words
Less than 1 cent/word

Short Story
1000 to 6000 words
Less than 1 cent/word



Market Submission Types
AI Submissions?: Unknown Policy
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: Yes
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: No
Translations: Original Language Only

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Count:
There are 128 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 0 | Average: 12.86 | Median: 13 | Max: 17
Responded:
97.65%
Accepted:
4.68% - avg 7 days
Rejected:
92.96% - avg 13 days (5.04% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
-
Dead Letters:
-
Lost/Returned:
-
Never Responded:
-
Withdrawn:
2.34%

Pending:
There are 8 pending responses. (1 min | 6 average | 6 median | 12 max days waiting)
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Listing added: 10 January 2013


Last officially checked: 31 January 2024


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