Glory of Man: The Rise and Fall of the Reality Soldier - Fiction (Go to Poetry)
The Cockroach Conservatory




As always, the naming conventions of our infallible Lord Commander Patagonia enlightens as much as it obfuscates. Allow me, his perfect instrument of perfect judgement, to give some clarifying points.

As you may know, Lord Commander Patagonia was attracted to your puny planet by way of its music. One such song that struck him so was The Minutemen's Glory of Man.




Themes we are looking for to further entwine the fate of our two planets, Earthagonia and Black Hole Duffel, are:

Time
Militarism
Reality
Singularity
Interdimensionality
Fake News
Propaganda
Technology

In anticipation of silly questions and to lessen the chances that my Slap of Judgement be administered unto your face, allow me to be clear.

Fake News should make no mention of whatever current political climate your country is facing now. Absorb the themes of your time into fiction but we are not looking for your long winded diatribes about what you believe this way or that way. We are followers of Lord Commander Patagonia and we have no leader before him. Therefore, we care not for the gripes of your world.

You must not have a character named "Reality Soldier." The Reality Soldier is aboard our very expensive ship and does not take kindly to misrepresentation of his character.

We appreciate weird. We appreciate humorous. We appreciate absurdity. To get an idea of what we publish, take a look at our first volume available on Amazon here. We realize we are a new market and you may not want to shell out the bucks for the first volume. Fine, heathen. Think Joe Lansdale, Kelly Luce, or Etgar Keret. Think R. Crumb or Junji Ito. Or think none of that. We are going to accept what we like. We do not adhere to a strict set of regulations in terms of genre or literature. To get a feel of how we approach things, listen to the Spacecast here.


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Market Genres, Styles & Subjects
Genres
Fantasy
General
Humor
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Flash
0 to 1000 words
6 cents/word

Short Story
1000 to 3000 words
6 cents/word


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

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There are 15 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
5 min | 28.66 mean avg | 31 median | 56 max days
Responded:
100.00%
Accepted:
13.33% - avg 18 days
Rejected:
86.66% - avg 30 days (23.07% of rejections are personal)
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