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Strange Horizons - Fiction (Go to Poetry)



Description
We want good speculative fiction. If your story doesn't have a clear fantasy or science fiction element, or at least strong speculative-fiction sensibilities, it's probably not for us. We'd like to help make the field of speculative fiction more inclusive, more welcoming to both authors and readers from traditionally underrepresented groups, so we're interested in seeing stories from diverse perspectives and backgrounds. We want stories that have some literary depth but aren't boring; styles that are unusual yet readable; structures that balance inventiveness with traditional narrative. We like characters we can care about. We like settings and cultures that we don't see all the time in speculative fiction.


This market is temporarily closed.


Market Genres
Genres
Fantasy
Humor
Literary
Science Fiction

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

Short Story
1000 to 7500 words
10 cents/word

Novelette
7500 to 10000 words
10 cents/word


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

Market Response Data
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numbers will be so please be sure to log all of your submissions here and not just your rejections or acceptances.


Count:
There are 538 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 0 | Average: 92.40 | Median: 87 | Max: 243
Responded:
97.02%
Accepted:
2.97% - avg 125 days
Rejected:
93.49% - avg 91 days (17.49% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
0.55%
Dead Letters:
0.37%
Lost/Returned:
-
Never Responded:
0.37%
Withdrawn:
2.60%

Pending:
There are 107 pending responses. (64 min | 68 average | 66 median | 378 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: 14 December 2012


Last officially checked: 7 October 2022


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