Crash Code
Blood Bound Books




The future is now. At least, that’s what we’re told, but the more advanced technology gets, the more ways people find to hurt each other. Many say that technology changes the way we define ‘human.’ In this anthology, we’ll erase the definition entirely.

That’s what you’ll answer. In Crash Code, we want to see the pinnacle of our technology meeting the depths of our depravity. Let’s talk voluntary amputations so we can wear cybernetic limbs as fashion statements. Tell us how commercial interplanetary flight changes human tracking. Show the world what the criminal underworld can do in an age of quantum computers. This anthology is going to focus on just how far human kind is willing to fall in pursuit of the next innovation, whether it’s paying for bionic sex in bitcoins, five-year-olds browsing the Dark Web, bar code tattoos, mainstream holographic snuff films, or corrupted neural implants driving their users mad.

Think Neuromancer with even more drugs and crime. Imagine Blade Runner meets Saw. Picture Wrath James White’s version of Brave New World. Imagine a test-tube baby made from George Orwell and Jack Ketchum. If your story makes people think American Mary merged with Altered Carbon, we want it.

These are just some ideas. Pick one if you like, or come up with your own sick, twisted future. Just make sure it answers one question:

In a world where everything demands a dollar sign and subscription fees, is humanity something we can afford to lose?


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Market Genres, Styles & Subjects
Genres
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Short Story
1500 to 7000 words
3 cents/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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Accuracy:
There are 4 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
86 min | 86.00 mean avg | 86 median | 86 max days
Responded:
25.00%
Accepted:
-
Rejected:
25.00% - avg 86 days (0.00% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
-
Dead Letters:
75.00%
Lost/Returned:
-
Never Responded:
50.00%
Withdrawn:
25.00%
Pending:
28 pending responses (47 min | 89 mean avg | 101 median | 133 max days waiting)
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