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Medusa Tales

At Medusa Tales, we seek speculative stories (fantasy, sci-fi, and horror) of human transformation and immobilization. As our name suggests, this includes fantasy stories about Medusa turning victims to stone. Or a sci-fi tale about a laser weapon that converts its targets into mannequins. From stasis pods gone wrong to steampunk carbon freezing, the only limit is your imagination, so unleash it!

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Market Submission Schedule
  • Submission Window - Feb 1, 2023 thru Feb 15, 2023 (Begins 53 days from now)
  • Submission Window - Jun 1, 2023 thru Jun 15, 2023 (Begins 173 days from now)
  • Submission Window - Oct 1, 2023 thru Oct 15, 2023 (Begins 295 days from now)

Market Genres
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
100 to 1000 words
1 cent/word

Short Story
1000 to 5000 words
1 cent/word

Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Multiple Submissions?: Yes
Simultaneous Submissions?: Yes
Reprints/Originals?: Both
Translations: Original Language Only
Estimated Response: 7 days

Market Response Data
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There are 163 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 2 | Average: 16.37 | Median: 10 | Max: 63
11.65% - avg 24 days
84.04% - avg 15 days (28.46% of rejections are personal)
Dead Letters:
Never Responded:

There are 31 pending responses. (116 min | 122 average | 123 median | 130 max days waiting)
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Listing added: 29 March 2022

Last officially checked: 14 November 2022

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