GUD: Greatest Uncommon Denominator 81

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About

GUD (pronounced "good") is Greatest Uncommon Denominator, an award-winning print/pdf magazine with two hundred pages of literary and genre fiction, poetry, art, and articles.

GUD: Greatest Uncommon Denominator

Audience

Country of Publication

Unknown United Kingdom

Publication Media & Frequency

E Electronic PublicationPublished 2 x per year.
P Print PublicationPublished 2 x per year.

Fiction Defunct

Our dictionary defines literature thus: written works, esp. those valued for form and style. And that is what we are looking for—form and style, though be sure there's substance as well. Any genre, including literary or mainstream, is acceptable. We don't back away from a fight—if your work screws with convention, breaks rules, makes demands of the reader, then we're equal to the challenge. Just please, by whatever you hold dear, give us some prize at the end of the fight.

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
G GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Slipstream.
F FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Slipstream, Weird/New Weird.
H HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Slipstream, Weird/New Weird.
S Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Slipstream, Weird/New Weird.
W WesternOpen to all/most Subgenres.
O Open to all/most Genres
Styles:
Literary.
Topics:
Unknown
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction20 - 1,000 words.
Short Story1,000 - 7,500 words.
Novelette7,500 - 15,000 words.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
S + Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word). Royalties.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No OK OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Defunct

If you have something new to say, something that rocks the boat, challenges conventional thinking, we're ready. Political, topical, contentious—we can handle it. But don't vent. Get off your soap-box. Make your point, but do it intelligently. The key words here are research and balance. If you're doing an interview and we haven't heard of the interviewee, why should we care what they have to say? Make us. And if we have heard of them, make them open up, tell us something we didn't already know.

Styles:
Literary.
Topics:
Unknown
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Interview20 - 15,000 words.
Article20 - 15,000 words.
Essay20 - 15,000 words.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
S Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Defunct

Make something our readers will remember, make something they'll tell a friend about. We want to feel there is reason behind every stroke yet we want craftsmanship as a vehicle for the expression, not the other way around.

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
G GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Slipstream.
F FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Slipstream, Weird/New Weird.
H HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Slipstream, Weird/New Weird.
S Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Slipstream, Weird/New Weird.
W WesternOpen to all/most Subgenres.
O Open to all/most Genres
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Literary.
Topics:
Unknown
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
PoemNo line limits known.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
S + Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem). Royalties.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No OK OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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Dates

Last Updated:
12 Sep 2013
Date Added:
07 Jul 2006