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After Dinner Conversation



Description
Note: no more than 3 submissions in 6 months

After Dinner Conversation is a growing series of short stories, and podcast discussions, across genres to draw out deeper discussions with friends and family. Each story is an accessible example of an abstract ethical or philosophical idea and is accompanied by suggested discussion questions.

Your writing can be any genre, and from any perspective. The important thing is that it spurs discussions and requires the reader to expand their mind. If you need an example, read “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas” by the amazing Ursula K. Le Guin or the convenience store scene from Chuck Palahniuk’s “Fight Club.” The point is, the short story should be interesting as a short story, but also have a deeper point for a longer discussion.


Market Genres, Styles & Subjects
Genres
Fantasy
General
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Flash
0 to 1000 words
1 cent/word

Short Story
1000 to 7500 words
Less than 1 cent/word

Novelette
7500 to 15000 words
Less than 1 cent/word


Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Reprints?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: No
Estimated Response: 30 days

Market Response Data
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Accuracy:
There are 41 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
0 min | 51.73 mean avg | 51 median | 168 max days
Responded:
97.56%
Accepted:
14.63% - avg 63 days
Rejected:
75.60% - avg 49 days (64.51% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
2.43%
Dead Letters:
2.43%
Lost/Returned:
2.43%
Never Responded:
-
Withdrawn
4.87%
Pending:
9 pending responses (0 min | 91 mean avg | 54 median | 250 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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Listing added: 27 September 2019


Last officially checked: 23 May 2020


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