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Shelter of Daylight

A project of Hiraeth Books (see other related projects).

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Shelter of Daylight presents original science fiction and fantasy stories that are upbeat and positive in their mood. It also presents a few original poems, again along the overall mood.

Country of Publication

United States

Publication Media & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 2 x per year.
Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 2 x per year.

Fiction Open

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres, excluding Dark Fantasy.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Lengths:
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story4,000 - 7,500 words.
Novelette Novelette7,500 - 8,000 words.
Styles:

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

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

Payment:

Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) Token payment. Details: USD $25 for originals; $15 for reprints; $0.01/word for flash.

Submissions:

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


Nonfiction Open

Shelter of Daylight also considers articles related to science fiction and/or fantasy. Articles include essays and reviews, as well as writing tips.

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Lengths:
Review Review1,000 - 5,000 words.
Article Article1,000 - 5,000 words.
Styles:

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

Topics:

Literature/Books (Theory/Analysis/Criticism, Writing), Other (See guidelines).

Payment:

Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) to Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) Pay ranges from Token payment to Semi-pro payment. Details: USD $20.

Submissions:

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


Poetry Open

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres, excluding Dark Fantasy.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Lengths:
Poem Poem10 - 100 lines; Up to 3 pieces.
Poetry Forms:

Open to all/most Forms.

Styles:

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

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

Payment:

Token payment (under US$5 per poem) Token payment. Details: USD $5.

Submissions:

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


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

Shelter of Daylight 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 11 reports from 10 different members within the past 12 months, not including pending responses (see below). The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported29 min | 122.3 mean avg | 108.0 median | 233 max days (62.7 std dev)
Responses81.82 %
Acceptances18.18 % of submissions accepted (117.0 avg. days per acceptance) | 20.00 % 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.
Rejections63.64 % (127.0 avg. days per rejection) | 85.7 % personal, 0.0 % form, 14.3 % unspecified
Non-Responses18.18 %
Lost/Returned-
Never Responded-
Withdrawals18.18 % (111.0 avg. days per withdrawal)
Pending3 responses are pending (14 min | 140.0 mean avg | 97.0 median | 309 max days waiting | 152.1 std dev) from 3 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 60 days. (90.9 % of the responses reported to us for this listing have taken longer than 60 days.)
Do not query on the status of your submission before 90 days have passed.
Most recent response reported was received on 25 Jun 2024.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 30 Mar 2024.

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Dates

Last Updated: 26 Jun 2024
Last Audited: 17 Apr 2024. (We audit each active listing twice a year. Learn more at link.)
Date Added: 27 Mar 2012

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