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I want fiction so dark, twisted, or just plain tasty that I lose sleep after reading them. We're going to try and include a mix of every category of story. We aim to publish fiction that stirs the mind and awakens the heart. Or, something scary! It doesn't have to be genre fiction for us to be happy, but at the same time, we're a genre market.

Untied Shoelaces of the MindUnited States
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Submission Period

F Temporarily closed to fiction submissions. 

Genres

G General 
A Action-AdventureOpen to all/most Subgenres.
F FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres.
H HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres.
M Mystery/CrimeOpen to all/most Subgenres, excluding Crime.
R RomanceOpen to all/most Subgenres.
S Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres.
T Suspense/ThrillerOpen to all/most Subgenres.

Classifications

Audience:Open to a broad Audience.
Styles:Open to all/most Styles, including: Dark, Humorous, Mainstream.
Topics:Open to all/most Topics.

Types & Lengths

Flash Fiction Flash Fiction100 - 1,000 words; up to 3 pieces
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 2,000 words; up to 3 pieces

Media & Publication Frequency

E Electronic PublicationPublished 1 x per year

Payscale

We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
F FictionS Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word)

Submission Types

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  ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousFormats Accepted
F Fiction OK No OK NoText format submissions

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Dates

Date Added:
16 Sep 2009
Last Updated:
16 Mar 2017