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The Way of the Laser: Future Crime Stories



Description
Crime stories that take place in the future. Preferably these stories will go beyond simple murders or capers to reveal something about how technology and the powers that wield it have changed our world. Is poisoning the nanobots responsible for programming the ads in your neural feed a crime? Is organized crime society’s only hope or responsible for its downfall? Consider what will constitute a crime and what unique problems it poses for your characters.

Keep in mind what is criminal behavior one day may be legal the next and vice versa. We want to see people caught up in the pitfalls of society ruled by corporations, ideologies, and demagogues and what lengths people will go to when there simply is no other choice.

Wow us with your original idea and blow us away with your writing.


This listing is permanently closed for submissions. This may mean one of several things:
  • It was always planned to be a limited-time project, such as a one-time anthology, and the limited-time submission window has ended.
  • The publisher has stated that they are permanently closed, or on hiatus with wording that makes it sound permanent.
  • The publication website is down in a way that appears to be permanent, and we haven't been able to find a new website for them.
  • The publication website is not down, but it appears to have been inactive for more than a year.


Market Genres, Styles & Subjects
Genres
Mystery/Crime
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Short Story
4000 to 7500 words
5 cents/word Advance + Royalties

Novelette
7500 to 8000 words
5 cents/word Advance + Royalties


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

Market Response Data
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Accuracy:
There are 32 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
0 min | 46.74 mean avg | 42 median | 131 max days
Responded:
96.87%
Accepted:
6.25% - avg 65 days
Rejected:
90.62% - avg 45 days (20.68% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
-
Dead Letters:
3.12%
Lost/Returned:
-
Never Responded:
3.12%
Withdrawn
-
Pending:
0 pending responses (0 min | 0 mean avg | 0 median | 0 max days waiting)
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Listing added: 25 September 2019


Last officially checked: 25 September 2019


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