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Handmade Horror (Stories) 8

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Horror stories that incorporate some element of art or craft. This theme calls for stories that are fantastic, imaginative, spooky, scary, supernatural, horrifying, chilling, weird, amazing, twisted, light, or dark.

Country of Publication & Year Established

Canada Established in 2021


Open to a broad Audience.

Publication Media & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationOne-time publication.
Print Publication Print PublicationOne-time publication.

Fiction Open

28 April 2021 11:59 PM UTC (in 17 days). 8
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Dark Fantasy, Gothic, Paranormal, Psychological, Shapeshifter, Soft Horror, Supernatural, Vampire, Weird/New Weird.
Open to all/most Styles, including: Mainstream.
Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (See guidelines).
Handmade Horror28 Apr 2021 23:59 UTC12
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash Fiction600 - 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,200 - 5,000 words.
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) to Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) Pay ranges from Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) to Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word).
OK No No OK NoText format submissions
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Handmade Horror (Stories) Submission Statistics — Free Preview!

The statistics in this section are compiled from submission reports sent to us through our submission tracker. They are not provided by the publication's editors/staff or by Duotrope's admins. Information in this section is updated a few times per day.
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AccuracyWe have received 50 reports from 48 different members within the past 12 months, not including pending responses (see below). The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported0 min | 7.6 mean avg | 3.5 median | 47 max days (12.9 std dev)
Responses98.00 %
Acceptances10.00 % of submissions accepted (12.4 avg. days per acceptance) | 10.42 % of submitters accepted Rejections are often underreported, which skews the statistics in favor of acceptances. Most markets have a lower acceptance rate than indicated here.
Rejections88.00 % (6.6 avg. days per rejection) | 29.6 % personal, 70.5 % form, 0.0 % unspecified
Non-Responses2.00 %
Never Responded-
Withdrawals2.00 % (27.0 avg. days per withdrawal)
Pending14 responses are pending (0 min | 23.6 mean avg | 8.0 median | 70 max days waiting | 28.7 std dev) from 14 different members This only includes pending reports of users who have been active on this site within the past 30 days

Other Information

Most submissions are acknowledged on the same day.
Most recent response reported was received on 09 Apr 2021.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 06 Apr 2021.

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Last Updated: 27 Mar 2021
Last Checked: 04 Apr 2021 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 11 Jan 2021 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 11 Jan 2021

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