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Spaceports & Spidersilk

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

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The world can be a big and frightening place for a child but we dream and imagine better worlds, magic, wonders, and more to help brighten our perspective and to remember that there can always be better ways. We want you to build stories of wonder, of science fiction, of fantasy, for the children who are eager to read, to find that wonder in reading, and to learn about the world and find things that spark their own imagination and dreams. These stories will be short, we’re aiming for ages between 9 and 13, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be rich, full, and wonderful stories that show how amazing robots are, that wizards have an affinity for silly hats, or anything else you can imagine. Take your mind back to those wonderful, carefree days of youth, park yourself by your favorite tree on a summer day, and dream those quiet and beautiful dreams to share with the youth of today.

Country of Publication

United States

Publication Medium & Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 3 x per year.

Fiction Open

Audience:

Middle grades.

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Lengths:
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 3,000 words.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Mainstream.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

Payment:

Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) Token payment. Details: USD $3 for flash fiction; $6 for original stories; $2 for reprint stories.

Submissions:

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


Nonfiction Open

Audience:

Middle grades.

Lengths:
Interview InterviewUp to 800 words.
Article ArticleUp to 800 words.
Essay EssayUp to 800 words.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Mainstream.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics, including: Nature/Environment (Environmental issues, Nature), Science.

Payment:

Unknown payment Unknown payment.

Submissions:

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


Poetry Open

Audience:

Middle grades.

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Lengths:
Poem PoemUp to 25 lines.
Poetry Forms:

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

Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Mainstream.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

Payment:

Token payment (under US$5 per poem) Token payment. Details: USD $2 per poem.

Submissions:

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


Visual Art Open

Audience:

Middle grades.

Lengths:
Artwork ArtworkUnknown number of pieces.
Art Media:

Open to all/most Art Media.

Art Styles:

Open to all/most Art Styles.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

Payment:

Token payment (under US$10 per piece) to Semi-pro payment (US$10-49 per piece) Pay ranges from Token payment to Semi-pro payment. Details: USD $10 for cover art; $4 for B&W illustrations.

Submissions:

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


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Spaceports & Spidersilk Submission Statistics — Free Preview!

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AccuracyWe have received 7 reports from 7 different members within the past 12 months, not including pending responses (see below). The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported13 min | 95.4 mean avg | 110.0 median | 157 max days (51.3 std dev)
Pending3 responses are pending (64 min | 72.7 mean avg | 67.0 median | 87 max days waiting | 12.5 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

Most recent response reported was received on 24 Apr 2024.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 11 Apr 2024.

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Dates

Last Updated: 30 May 2024
Last Audited: 30 May 2024. (We audit each active listing twice a year. Learn more at link.)
Date Added: 29 Jul 2005

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