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The Macabre Museum - Fiction (Go to Poetry)

Dark, literary FICTION between 3,000 and 6,000 words. Word counts are firm. Think Jackson, Ligotti, Barker, think the films of Polanski (especially his Apartment Trilogy). Also in search of elevated body horror (Cronenberg), detail-focused historical horror (Simmons, Katsu), character-driven, post-apocalyptic horror in the vein of McCarthy’s The Road, and weird/new weird (dramatic works of Lynch, writings of Evenson, VanderMeer). Bizarro/Splatterpunk stories are welcome, but nothing with shocking elements just for the sake of being shocking. Cosmic horror stories also desired.

Market Genres, Styles & Subjects
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Short Story
3000 to 6000 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 11 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
0 min | 12.00 mean avg | 7 median | 36 max days
36.36% - avg 10 days
45.45% - avg 13 days (20.00% of rejections are personal)
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