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7th-Circle Pyrite A literary journal celebrating worlds beyond

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7th-Circle Pyrite aims to present a home for all that transcends the mundane. For those who choose to allow their writing and art to capture the macabre, surreal, esoteric, magical, and spiritual aspects of life, our journal hopes to be a refuge. This goal was borne of a desire to create safety and express appreciation for writers and artists whose work may be niche in the creative space. We believe in the abandonment of pretension in our relationship with the creative community. That is, we believe that you as a writer or artist is what makes a journal great; your work is what makes it shine. For that reason, we encourage all who submit their work to remember that we will treat your work with respect whether it is selected for publication or not. And if it's not selected, that is not a reflection on you as a writer or artist. We want all creatives who reach out to us to remember that they deserve a voice and to remain confident in their creative pursuits.

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Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2023

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 6 x per year.

Fiction Open

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General GeneralSubgenre: Gothic.
Fantasy FantasySubgenres: Gothic, Paranormal.
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Gothic, Paranormal.
Lengths:
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words; Up to 2 pieces.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 2,500 words; Up to 2 pieces.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Dark, Literary, Mainstream.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics, including: Folklore/Mythology (Ancient mythologies, Cultural folklore, Urban legends, See guidelines), Religion/Spirituality (Occultism, Spirituality, See guidelines).

Payment:

No monetary payment No monetary payment.

Submissions:

Method: Email.
Reprints: Reprints are allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


Nonfiction Open

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Lengths:
Essay EssayUp to 2,500 words; Up to 2 pieces.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics, including: Folklore/Mythology (Ancient mythologies, Cultural folklore, Urban legends, See guidelines), Religion/Spirituality (Occultism, Spirituality, See guidelines).

Payment:

No monetary payment No monetary payment.

Submissions:

Method: Email.
Reprints: Reprints are allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


Poetry Open

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General GeneralSubgenre: Gothic.
Fantasy FantasySubgenres: Gothic, Paranormal.
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Gothic, Paranormal.
Lengths:
Poem PoemUp to 100 lines; Up to 3 pieces.
Poetry Forms:

Open to all/most Forms.

Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Dark, Literary, Mainstream.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics, including: Folklore/Mythology (Ancient mythologies, Cultural folklore, Urban legends, See guidelines), Religion/Spirituality (Occultism, Spirituality, See guidelines).

Payment:

No monetary payment No monetary payment.

Submissions:

Method: Email.
Reprints: Reprints are allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


Visual Art Open

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Lengths:
Artwork ArtworkUp to 3 pieces.
Art Media:

Open to all/most Art Media.

Art Styles:

Open to all/most Art Styles.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics, including: Folklore/Mythology (Ancient mythologies, Cultural folklore, Urban legends, See guidelines), Religion/Spirituality (Occultism, Spirituality, See guidelines).

Payment:

No monetary payment No monetary payment.

Submissions:

Method: Email.
Reprints: Reprints are allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Image.


Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

7th-Circle Pyrite 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. Learn more about the statistics.
This project ranks among the 25 Fastest Fiction Publishers in our database.
This project ranks among the 25 Most Approachable Fiction Publishers in our database.
AccuracyWe have received 42 reports from 33 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 | 3.5 mean avg | 2.0 median | 29 max days (4.6 std dev)
Responses90.48 %
Acceptances45.24 % of submissions accepted (3.1 avg. days per acceptance) | 48.48 % of submitters accepted Rejections are often underreported, which skews the statistics in favor of acceptances. Most publishers have a lower acceptance rate than indicated here.
Rejections45.24 % (2.8 avg. days per rejection) | 52.6 % personal, 31.6 % form, 15.8 % unspecified
Non-Responses9.52 %
Lost/Returned-
Never Responded-
Withdrawals9.52 % (8.8 avg. days per withdrawal)
Pending2 responses are pending (1 min | 1.5 mean avg | 1.5 median | 2 max days waiting | 0.7 std dev) from 2 different members This only includes pending reports from users who have been active on Duotrope within the past 30 days

Other Information

The editors will try to make a decision within 45 days.
Do not query on the status of your submission before 45 days have passed.
Most submissions are acknowledged within one day.
Most recent response reported was received on 19 Jul 2024.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 13 Jul 2024.

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Dates

Last Updated: 20 Jul 2024
Last Audited: 09 Apr 2024. (We audit each active listing twice a year. Learn more at link.)
Date Added: 15 Oct 2023

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