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The Martian Wave

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

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The Martian Wave presents original science fiction stories about the exploration and settlement of other worlds. It also presents one or two original fantasy stories along that same theme. Although it does consider darker sf/f, it does not present horror. It also presents a few original poems, again along the overall theme.

The Martian Wave wants original stories with plot, tension, suspense, conflict, and character development. Remember, if readers do not care what happens to your main character[s], they won’t read the story. The narrative should maintain a sense of wondering what’s going to happen next; of what’s lurking just around the corner. Showing is better than telling. Frex, instead of telling the reader that it’s cold, show your character shivering, stomping feet, or having ice form on beard or hair. The inner thoughts and emotions of your character[s] are just as important.

Country of Publication

United States

Publication Medium & Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 2 x per year.

Fiction Open

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
Science Fiction Science FictionSubgenres: Contemporary/Near Future, Mundane Science Fiction.
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.

Topics:

Other (See guidelines).

Payment:

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

Submissions:

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


Nonfiction Open

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Lengths:
Review Review1,000 - 5,000 words.
Essay Essay1,000 - 5,000 words.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Critical, 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 for articles.

Submissions:

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


Poetry Open

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
Science Fiction Science FictionSubgenres: Contemporary/Near Future, Mundane Science Fiction.
Lengths:
Poem Poem10 - 100 lines; Up to 3 pieces.
Poetry Forms:

Open to all/most Forms.

Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Mainstream.

Topics:

Other (See guidelines).

Payment:

Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem) Semi-pro payment. Details: USD $5 for poems.

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.

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AccuracyWe have received 3 reports from 3 different members within the past 12 months, not including pending responses (see below). The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported38 min | 90.0 mean avg | 59.0 median | 173 max days (72.6 std dev)
Pending1 response is pending (30 days waiting). This only includes pending reports from users who have been active on Duotrope within the past 30 days

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The editors will try to make a decision within 60 days. (33.3 % of the responses reported to us for this listing have taken longer than 60 days.)
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Most recent response reported was received on 25 May 2024.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 04 Dec 2023.

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Dates

Last Updated: 11 Jun 2024
Last Audited: 06 Jun 2024. (We audit each active listing twice a year. Learn more at link.)
Date Added: 22 Aug 2005

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