Oath & Iron



The story must have a fantasy/speculative element. Science fantasy is ok, but we’re aiming for fantasy rather than straight science fiction. We prefer “clean” stories and strongly prefer noblebright stories. For more on noblebright, please see noblebright.org.
The story must address the “Oath and Iron” theme in some way. To us, oath and iron is a reference to fairies and the treacherous bargains they make. We’re interested in both classic and new interpretations of fairies. We’re interested in clever, dangerous, unpredictable creatures, bargains and promises that aren’t what they seem, and bright, brave characters rising to the challenge. We expect a fairy, faery, fae, elf, pixie, kobold, nixie, dryad, brownie, or other creature of Faerie in the story, but the role this character plays is up to you (protagonist, antagonist, contagonist, innocent bystander, etc.).


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Market Genres, Styles & Subjects
Genres
Fantasy
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Short Story
1000 to 7500 words
1 cent/word

Novelette
7500 to 10000 words
1 cent/word


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

Market Response Data
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Accuracy:
There are 11 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
49 min | 92.36 mean avg | 88 median | 163 max days
Responded:
100.00%
Accepted:
9.09% - avg 163 days
Rejected:
90.90% - avg 85 days (10.00% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
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Dead Letters:
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Lost/Returned:
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Never Responded:
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Withdrawn:
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Pending:
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