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The goal of speculative fiction has always been to examine the real world through the lens of the imaginary. By considering what could be, we gain a better understanding of what is. The Colored Lens strives to do exactly that. By publishing four to five short stories and serialized novellas a quarter in genres ranging from fantasy, to science fiction, to slipstream or magical realism, we hope to help our readers see the world just a bit differently than before they came to our website. No matter how fascinating the imaginary world can be, we live in the real world. Therefore we also publish non-fiction articles meant to broaden our perspectives and perceptions of the world around us. Finally, we publish author interviews of writers whose books we have particularly enjoyed and would like to bring our readers’ attention to. The Colored Lens is available both here online, and in ebook format. We hope you enjoy our pages.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2011

Audience

Open to a broad Audience.

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 4 x per year.

Fiction Open

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Dark Fantasy, Heroic Fantasy, Magic Realism, Slipstream.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Alternate History, Hard Science Fiction, Slipstream.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 7,500 words.
Novelette Novelette7,500 - 15,000 words.
Novella Novella15,000 - 20,000 words.
Payscale:
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).
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Dates

Last Updated: 28 Nov 2019
Last Checked: 09 Dec 2019 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 27 Jun 2019 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 30 May 2011

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