Coffee Grinder logo with caption: The Grinder, brewing your submissions into something useful

Proton Reader



Description
Note: this publication may close early for submissions if they reach a submission quota; these early closures will not be tracked in this listing.

For us, speculative fiction involves speculating in some form or another (directly, indirectly, metaphorically, etc) about the human condition in the immediate or distant future. This can be done in many genres under the umbrella of speculative fiction, including, but certainly not limited to, science fiction, fantasy, and *punk.

We prefer stories that use technology over stories that use magic, but welcome stories that cleverly contain both.

We prefer stories that try not to compromise creativity by over-focusing on scientific accuracy.

We prefer stories that rely on characters who interact with technology, rather than technology that interacts with characters. (Of course, some technologies are characters…)

That being said, we are very open and welcome to many interpretations of what “speculative fiction” is, the genre’s diversity being what we love so much about it.


Market Submission Schedule
  • Temporarily closing for submissions on Mar 1, 2023 (Begins 26 days from now)

Market Genres
Genres
Fantasy
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Originals
Flash
500 to 1000 words
8 cents/word

Short Story
1000 to 2000 words
8 cents/word

Short Story
2000 to 3200 words
7 cents/word

Short Story
3200 to 4000 words
6 cents/word

Short Story
4000 to 5333 words
5 cents/word

Short Story
5333 to 7500 words
4 cents/word

Novelette
7500 to 8000 words
4 cents/word

Novelette
8000 to 10000 words
3 cents/word



Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: Yes
Translations: Original Language Only
Estimated Response: 56 days

Market-Provided Data

This section can be updated by a representative of the publication. To add a representative, the publication should contact us to request it (no cost).


Market Response Data
View recent responses from this market
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.


Count:
There are 131 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 23 | Average: 77.27 | Median: 51 | Max: 263
Responded:
95.41%
Accepted:
3.05% - avg 219 days
Rejected:
92.36% - avg 72 days (4.95% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
-
Dead Letters:
3.81%
Lost/Returned:
0.76%
Never Responded:
3.05%
Withdrawn:
0.76%

Pending:
There are 6 pending responses. (0 min | 0 average | 0 median | 1 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.


Click and drag within chart (make a box, not a line) to zoom in. Double click chart to zoom back out.
Registered users can customize graph colors in profile settings.

Listing added: 28 December 2021


Last officially checked: 2 February 2023


The Submission Grinder is brought to you by Diabolical Plots, science, Marina and Alex, and many others!
Copyright © 2022 Diabolical Plots, LLC, All Rights Reserved.