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Parenting Stories Gone Speculative
Alternating Current Press




Description
Note: there is a monthly submission cap after which submissions will close early. These early closures are not tracked by this listing.

You know those personal parenting essays you read in The New York Times? We don’t want those. We want your short, short parenting stories—CNF or fiction—that incorporate the weird, the surreal, or the speculative into the parenting narrative in some way. We want ghosts and robots and Children of the Corn. We want angry shouts into the void. We want deep love that withstands tidal waves. We want small, everyday moments that turn inside out. We want to be disturbed, to laugh, to whimper, to gasp at the audacity of a parent telling us THAT. Are you not a parent, but you are or were put into a parent-like role and something unexpected and/or creepy and/or mystical happened? We want to read your story, too. We want exceptional writing. We want purposeful prose. We want you and your words!


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
Genres
Fantasy
Horror
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Flash
0 to 750 words
Unknown


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

Market Response Data
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Accuracy:
There are 8 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 3 | Average: 10.75 | Median: 13 | Max: 16
Responded:
100.00%
Accepted:
-
Rejected:
100.00% - avg 10 days (12.50% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
-
Dead Letters:
-
Lost/Returned:
-
Never Responded:
-
Withdrawn:
-

Pending:
0 pending responses (0 min | 0 average | 0 median | 0 max days waiting)
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Listing added: 20 July 2021


Last officially checked: 20 July 2021


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