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McSweeney's Internet Tendency

A good portion of the work we publish on the website comes from complete strangers such as yourselves. While we remain small and irresponsible, and afflicted with mold-born allergies, we do our best to respond to all submissions quickly and professionally. That said, there are a number of things you can do to further enhance and streamline the experience for yourselves and for your friendly McSweeney’s editorial staff.

Market Genres, Styles & Subjects

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
0 to 1000 words

Short Story
1000 to 1500 words

Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Reprints?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: No

Market Response Data
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This statistical information is an aggregation of submission data provided by our members. The more data we have the more accurate our
numbers will be so please be sure to log all of your submissions here and not just your rejections or acceptances.

There are 40 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
1 min | 5.17 mean avg | 6 median | 7 max days
2.50% - avg 1 days
97.50% - avg 5 days (30.76% of rejections are personal)
Dead Letters:
Never Responded:
2 pending responses (4 min | 20 mean avg | 20 median | 37 max days waiting)
Note: pending statistics may skew high if some users neglect their data.
We recommend querying after the time the market suggests to query.

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