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We are convinced that mankind is about to self-destruct. Humans are doing so much damage to the environment that it can only end in a spate of perfect storms that will wreck our civilization. The possible consequences of these apocalyptic events offer a wealth of inspiration.

The whole purpose of this magazine is to raise awareness of our suicidal behaviour. Only then will it be possible to do something about it. Our hopes are low, human nature being what it is, but still we believe we should try.

This makes it patently obvious that we are not looking for silly fantasies, nonsensical beliefs, mindless optimism and, least of all, the worst of our demons: hubris, our arrogant overconfidence that we shall be able to solve all our problems in the end.

We are looking for powerful stories dealing with the major issues of our time, well-written, intelligent, realistic, speculative, cautionary, thought-provoking. The rules are simple.

This listing is permanently closed for submissions. This may mean one of several things:
  • It was always planned to be a limited-time project, such as a one-time anthology, and the limited-time submission window has ended.
  • The publisher has stated that they are permanently closed, or on hiatus with wording that makes it sound permanent.
  • The publication website is down in a way that appears to be permanent, and we haven't been able to find a new website for them.
  • The publication website is not down, but it appears to have been inactive for more than a year.

Market Genres
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Short Story
1500 to 5000 words
2 cents/word

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

Market Response Data
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There are 19 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 127 | Average: 426.20 | Median: 426 | Max: 591
78.94% - avg 426 days (0.00% of rejections are personal)
Dead Letters:
Never Responded:

There are 4 pending responses. (38 min | 240 average | 184 median | 555 max days waiting)
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Listing added: 28 August 2018

Last officially checked: 27 July 2021

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