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Aurealis is looking for science fiction, fantasy or horror short stories between 2000 and 8000 words. All types of science fiction, fantasy and horror that are of a “speculative” nature will be considered, but we do not want stories that are derivative in nature, particularly those based on TV series. We do not publish horror without a supernatural element.

Market Submission Schedule
  • Limited Demographic Submission Window (Australian and New Zealand Writers) - Feb 1, 2020 thru Sep 30, 2020 (Ends 77 days from now)
  • Limited Demographic Submission Window (Australian and New Zealand Writers) - Feb 1, 2021 thru Jun 30, 2021 (Begins 200 days from now)
  • Submission Window - Jul 1, 2021 thru Jul 31, 2021 (Begins 350 days from now)
  • Limited Demographic Submission Window (Australian and New Zealand Writers) - Aug 1, 2021 thru Sep 30, 2021 (Begins 381 days from now)

Market Genres
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Short Story
2000 to 7500 words
Less than 1 cent/word

7500 to 8000 words
Less than 1 cent/word

Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Reprints?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: No
Estimated Response: 60 days

Market Response Data
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There are 65 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
1 min | 118.40 mean avg | 112 median | 249 max days
4.61% - avg 118 days
87.69% - avg 118 days (89.47% of rejections are personal)
Dead Letters:
Never Responded:

5 pending responses (-1 min | 105 mean avg | 128 median | 164 max days waiting)
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Listing added: 14 December 2012

Last officially checked: 4 May 2020

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