We are convinced that mankind is about to self-destruct. Humans are doing so much damage to the environment that it can only end in a spate of perfect storms that will wreck our civilization. The possible consequences of these apocalyptic events offer a wealth of inspiration.

The whole purpose of this magazine is to raise awareness of our suicidal behaviour. Only then will it be possible to do something about it. Our hopes are low, human nature being what it is, but still we believe we should try.

This makes it patently obvious that we are not looking for silly fantasies, nonsensical beliefs, mindless optimism and, least of all, the worst of our demons: hubris, our arrogant overconfidence that we shall be able to solve all our problems in the end.

We are looking for powerful stories dealing with the major issues of our time, well-written, intelligent, realistic, speculative, cautionary, thought-provoking. The rules are simple.

Market Genres, Styles & Subjects
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Short Story
1500 to 5000 words
Less than 1 cent/word

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

Market Response Data
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There are 12 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
25 min | 141.50 mean avg | 144 median | 243 max days
8.33% - avg 132 days
58.33% - avg 142 days (28.57% of rejections are personal)
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Never Responded:
10 pending responses (32 min | 145 mean avg | 167 median | 238 max days waiting)
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