Curse the Darkness



For our inaugural anthology, Curse the Darkness*, we’re throwing our doors wide open and inviting submissions on the theme of darkness. That could be the absence of light, the presence of evil, or the sinister thoughts of the afflicted. However you choose to interpret the theme, just make sure you leave us afraid to turn out the lights.

We’re looking for stories with compelling characters, sparkling dialogue, and strong, original voices. Send us stories that step off the well-trod paths into the unlit wilderness of the unusual, the interesting, and the provocative.


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Market Genres, Styles & Subjects
Genres
General
Horror

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Short Story
3000 to 7500 words
1 cent/word

Novelette
7500 to 10000 words
Less than 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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This statistical information is an aggregation of submission data provided by our members. The more data we have the more accurate our
numbers will be so please be sure to log all of your submissions here and not just your rejections or acceptances.


Accuracy:
There are 18 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
14 min | 63.47 mean avg | 66 median | 101 max days
Responded:
94.44%
Accepted:
-
Rejected:
94.44% - avg 63 days (5.88% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
-
Dead Letters:
5.55%
Lost/Returned:
-
Never Responded:
-
Withdrawn:
5.55%
Pending:
9 pending responses (19 min | 55 mean avg | 55 median | 95 max days waiting)
Note: pending statistics may skew high if some users neglect their data.
We recommend querying after the time the market suggests to query.


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