Note: If your work is rejected, wait seven days to submit again. Note: If your work is accepted, wait two issues after publication to submit again.
Original speculative fiction: horror, fantasy, science fiction. We’re looking for short stories from across the big classifications and those shadowy places between: magical realism, fantastique, slipstream, interstitial, and the weird tale. We will consider suspense or western, though we prefer it contain some speculative element. We like voices that are full of feeling, from literary to pulpy, with styles unique and flowing, but not too experimental. All labels aside, we want tales that expand genre, that value imagination in character, narrative, and plot. We want to see something new and different.
We believe in diverse characters and points of view in fiction; and encourage authors of every race, culture, creed, gender, orientation, expression, status, age, and ability to submit their work.
Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
0 to 1000 words
1000 to 2000 words
2000 to 3000 words
3000 to 5000 words
5000 to 7500 words
Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: No
Reprints/Originals?: Originals Only
Translations: Original Language and Translations
Estimated Response: 90 days
This statistical information is an aggregation of submission data provided by our members. The more data we have the more accurate our
numbers will be so please be sure to log all of your submissions here and not just your rejections or acceptances.
There are 884 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 0 | Average: 9.70 | Median: 5 | Max: 140
0.45% - avg 19 days
98.19% - avg 9 days(4.72% of rejections are personal)
There are 41 pending responses.
(0 min | 28 average | 12 median | 185 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.