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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.


DO NOT SUBMIT! This market is permanently closed.


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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numbers will be so please be sure to log all of your submissions here and not just your rejections or acceptances.


Accuracy:
There are 27 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
0 min | 44.81 mean avg | 42 median | 97 max days
Responded:
100.00%
Accepted:
-
Rejected:
100.00% - avg 44 days (22.22% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
-
Dead Letters:
-
Lost/Returned:
-
Never Responded:
-
Withdrawn:
-
Pending:
4 pending responses (52 min | 95 mean avg | 103 median | 124 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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