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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 We do not publish horror without a supernatural element.

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Market Submission Schedule
  • Limited Demographic Submission Window (Australian and New Zealand Writers) - Feb 1, 2022 thru Sep 30, 2022 (Begins 10 days from now)
  • Limited Demographic Submission Window (Australian and New Zealand Writers) - Feb 1, 2022 thru Jun 30, 2022 (Begins 10 days from now)
  • Submission Window - Jul 1, 2022 thru Jul 31, 2022 (Begins 160 days from now)
  • Limited Demographic Submission Window (Australian and New Zealand Writers) - Aug 1, 2022 thru Sep 30, 2022 (Begins 191 days from now)

Market Genres
Science Fiction

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

7500 to 8000 words
1 cent/word

Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Reprints?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: No
Estimated Response: 120 days

Market Response Data
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There are 40 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 0 | Average: 72.48 | Median: 62 | Max: 181
5.00% - avg 97 days
77.50% - avg 70 days (87.09% of rejections are personal)
Dead Letters:
Never Responded:

15 pending responses (129 min | 205 average | 179 median | 601 max days waiting)
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Listing added: 14 December 2012

Last officially checked: 24 October 2021

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