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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 We do not publish horror without a supernatural element.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, 2019 thru Sep 30, 2019 (Begins 75 days from now)
  • Submission Window - Aug 1, 2019 thru Sep 30, 2019 (Begins 256 days from now)

Market Genres, Styles & Subjects
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

Market Response Data
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There are 52 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
7 min | 71.60 mean avg | 68 median | 177 max days
7.69% - avg 111 days
88.46% - avg 68 days (82.60% of rejections are personal)
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Never Responded:
22 pending responses (49 min | 68 mean avg | 67 median | 105 max days waiting)
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