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Description
Broadly defined, the type of fiction we are looking for is “fun”. Yes, that descriptor is highly subjective, and ultimately it comes down to the personal preferences of the editors. However, here are a few road signs to get you started on the path into our hearts.

A fun story, at its core, is one that works on the premise that things aren’t all bad; that ultimately, good wins out. This doesn’t necessarily mean that your story has to be silly or lighthearted (though it certainly can be). Joy can be made all the more powerful when juxtaposed against tragedy. In the end, though, there should be hope, and we want stories that are truly fun for as many different kinds of people as possible.

As we are a speculative fiction market, all stories must have a speculative element to them. We accept stories of no more than 5,000 words.

Swashbuckling adventure, deadly intrigue, and gleeful romance are some of the most obvious examples of what we’re looking for, but we won’t say no to more subtle or complicated topics, as long as they fit under the wider “fun” umbrella.


This market is temporarily closed.


Market Submission Schedule
  • Limited Demographic Submission Window: Writers of Color - Sep 15, 2022 thru Sep 21, 2022 (Begins 37 days from now)
  • Submission Window - Sep 22, 2022 thru Oct 15, 2022 (Begins 44 days from now)
  • Limited Demographic Submission Window: Writers of Color - Mar 15, 2023 thru Mar 21, 2023 (Begins 218 days from now)
  • Submission Window - Mar 22, 2023 thru Apr 15, 2023 (Begins 225 days from now)

Market Genres
Genres
Action/Adventure
Fantasy
Romance
Science Fiction

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

Short Story
1000 to 5000 words
3 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

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 252 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 0 | Average: 13.62 | Median: 8 | Max: 51
Responded:
99.60%
Accepted:
5.55% - avg 28 days
Rejected:
94.04% - avg 12 days (27.00% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
-
Dead Letters:
-
Lost/Returned:
-
Never Responded:
-
Withdrawn:
0.39%

Pending:
There are 0 pending responses.


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Listing added: 19 March 2019


Last officially checked: 8 June 2022


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