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Abyss & Apex - Fiction (Go to Poetry)



Description
Our mission is to publish the finest in speculative and imaginative fiction and poetry, with special attention to character-driven stories that examine the depths and heights of emotion and motivation from a broad variety of cultural and social perspectives. A&A wants to publish powerful stories with emotions that resonate in our minds and hearts long after a first reading, stories that make us want to read them again and again. We look for the unique: stories that stand out in a genre that pushes the envelope of unusual. We take special delight in detailed world-building: we like slipstream, YA, hypertext fiction, dark fantasy, science fiction puzzle stories, magical realism, hard science fiction, soft science fiction, science fantasy, urban fantasy, military science fiction, ghost stories, space opera, cyberpunk, steampunk . . . there is very little we will not look at, although we have a severe allergy to zombies, elves, retold fairy tales, sports, westerns, vampires, and gratuitous sex and violence. We also are not interested in severely political stories, whether slanted left or right. No politics. We have no subject/topic preference, beyond a requirement that the work have a speculative element. We are happy to read stories that don?t quite seem to fit elsewhere.


This market is temporarily closed.


Market Genres
Genres
Fantasy
Science Fiction

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

Short Story
1000 to 2000 words
4 cents/word

Short Story
2000 to 4000 words
2 cents/word

Short Story
4000 to 7500 words
1 cent/word

Novelette
7500 to 8000 words
1 cent/word

Novelette
8000 to 10000 words
Less than 1 cent/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: 180 days

Market Response Data
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Count:
There are 77 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 2 | Average: 84.56 | Median: 24 | Max: 574
Responded:
93.50%
Accepted:
10.38% - avg 157 days
Rejected:
83.11% - avg 75 days (62.50% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
-
Dead Letters:
1.29%
Lost/Returned:
-
Never Responded:
1.29%
Withdrawn:
5.19%

Pending:
There are 2 pending responses. (76 min | 371 average | 371 median | 666 max days waiting)
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Listing added: 14 December 2012


Last officially checked: 2 August 2022


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