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The Dark



Description
What we publish:

• Horror

• Dark Fantasy

Don’t be afraid to experiment or to deviate from the ordinary; be different—try us with fiction that may fall out of “regular” categories. However, it is also important to understand that despite the name, The Dark is not a market for graphic, violent horror.


Market Genres
Genres
Fantasy
Horror

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Short Story
2000 to 6000 words
6 cents/word


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

Market Response Data
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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 982 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 0 | Average: 1.35 | Median: 1 | Max: 45
Responded:
99.08%
Accepted:
1.12% - avg 17 days
Rejected:
97.96% - avg 1 days (0.31% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
-
Dead Letters:
0.20%
Lost/Returned:
-
Never Responded:
0.20%
Withdrawn:
0.71%

Pending:
There are 13 pending responses. (2 min | 26 average | 5 median | 137 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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Listing added: 2 August 2013


Last officially checked: 9 August 2022


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