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Baubles From Bones 11

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About

Baubles From Bones is a Pittsburgh-based zine dedicated to uplifting the voices of aspiring fantasy and sci-fi authors. The heroes of our stories cross swords with the undead and scavenge for supplies on charred planets; they are dreamers who get lost in the stars as well as the haunted wood. Our stories exist in the same space as the lost coins and hair ties that fall between couch cushions; as spent plasma cells and lost cat-bells. Faded pictures. Torn robes. Old Halloween masks. Evidence of the small lives we lead and the dreams we glean from them. We are as passionate about helping authors as we are eager to share their new and adventurous worlds with our audience.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2024

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationUnknown publication frequency.

Fiction Temp Closed

We accept fiction that broadly falls in the realm of science fiction and fantasy. We’re open to most subgenres and themes but have a particular fondness for compelling adventures, folk-retellings, stories of hope in the dark, emotional healing, love of all sorts, environmentalism, and the humanity (or lack of it) among the fantastical and speculative. Good characters pump the hearts of our favorite stories, and we live for lushly-built worlds, though magical realism can be just as inspiring as a dyson sphere or floating castle. Experimentation and strangeness excite us, but they are by no means a prerequisite for quality. Above all else, we’re eager to be surprised and thrilled, made melancholy and heartbroken by imaginative sci-fi and fantasy tales.

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Lengths:
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 7,500 words.
Novelette Novelette7,500 - 10,000 words.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Mainstream.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

Payment:

Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word).
Note: We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.

Submissions:

Method: Electronic submissions.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


Poetry Temp Closed

Any form, meter, or style of poetry that deals with the fantastical, supernatural, or speculative is welcome in our book. We're looking for pieces that construct captivating scenes and tell stories with a flourish of emotional grace. Give us poetry that challenges our perception of well-explored genre tropes, offering inventive explorations of what we think we know. We want to be left pondering and re-reading as we find meaning in the mundane, the magical, and the minute. Most of all, we want to come away changed by what we find in new fantasy and sci-fi poetry and prose.

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Lengths:
Poem PoemUp to 40 lines; Up to 3 pieces.
Poetry Forms:

Open to all/most Forms, including: Prose poetry.

Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Mainstream.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

Payment:

Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem) Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem).
Note: We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.

Submissions:

Method: Electronic submissions.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


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Baubles From Bones 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.
AccuracyWe have received 45 reports from 44 different members within the past 12 months, not including pending responses (see below). The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported4 min | 51.2 mean avg | 46.0 median | 110 max days (20.2 std dev)
Responses95.56 %
Acceptances6.67 % of submissions accepted (84.7 avg. days per acceptance) | 6.82 % 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.
Rejections88.89 % (49.4 avg. days per rejection) | 22.5 % personal, 62.5 % form, 15.0 % unspecified | 4.4 % shortlisted
Non-Responses4.44 %
Lost/Returned-
Never Responded-
Withdrawals4.44 % (37.0 avg. days per withdrawal)
Pending4 responses are pending (90 min | 100.3 mean avg | 100.5 median | 110 max days waiting | 10.7 std dev) from 4 different members This only includes pending reports from users who have been active on Duotrope within the past 30 days

Other Information

Most recent response reported was received on 17 May 2024.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 22 Feb 2024.

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Dates

Last Updated: 27 Feb 2024
Last Audited: 24 Jan 2024. (We audit each active listing twice a year. Learn more at link.)
Date Added: 24 Jan 2024

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