Broadly defined, the type of fiction we are looking for is “fun”. Yes, that descriptor is highly subjective, and ultimately it comes down to the personal preferences of the editors. However, here are a few road signs to get you started on the path into our hearts.
A fun story, at its core, is one that works on the premise that things aren’t all bad; that ultimately, good wins out. This doesn’t necessarily mean that your story has to be silly or lighthearted (though it certainly can be). Joy can be made all the more powerful when juxtaposed against tragedy. In the end, though, there should be hope, and we want stories that are truly fun for as many different kinds of people as possible.
As we are a speculative fiction market, all stories must have a speculative element to them. We accept stories of no more than 5,000 words.
Swashbuckling adventure, deadly intrigue, and gleeful romance are some of the most obvious examples of what we’re looking for, but we won’t say no to more subtle or complicated topics, as long as they fit under the wider “fun” umbrella.
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There are 213 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
0 min | 19.32 mean avg | 11 median | 194 max days
5.63% - avg 37 days
94.36% - avg 18 days(37.31% of rejections are personal)
27 pending responses (0 min | 7 mean avg | 1 median | 182 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.