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Dave Truesdale
Posted on Friday, August 10, 2007 - 05:19 am:   

I am conducting a major SF/F/H survey for all U.S. original short fiction markets (anything less than novel length) paying at least 1c/wd. Magazines, chapbooks, small press, book publishers, and ezines originating in the U.S., are all to be included.

I need to know three things, please:

1) Payrate (to verify the 1c/wd. requirement only).

2) How many original short stories will be published in 2007.

3) The total word count for same.

Magazines, original collections, reprint single author collections including any new material, chapbooks of less than novel length. All are included, as well as original short fiction published as media tie-ins, and any original short fiction collections from the small press.

Feel free to copy this request where you see fit. I can be reached at:

dtruesdale@netzero.com, or dtruesdale@netzero.net

Your help in this major project is greatly appreciated.

I began the Project less than a week ago. I've emailed quite a number of magazines and publishers individually, and a few bloggers have posted the survey request as well. While still quite early, those responding so far include:

Analog
Asimovís
Black Gate
Chizine
Dark Wisdom
Electric Velocipede
Fantasy & Science Fiction
Intergalactic Medicine Show
Paradox
Shimmer Magazine
Strange Horizons
Talebones
Baen Books
Circlet Press
Fairwood Press
KaCSFFS Press
PYR
Tachyon Press

Others are in the process of gathering their numbers, and there are equal numbers who haven't gotten back to me yet. So if you edit a magazine, or publish chapbooks or original collections, please help out with the Project by sending me your numbers. This is a first of its kind survey for short fiction, and even top book editors have no raw data, so this might prove to be something quite valuable for the field.

Do not post your numbers here. Send them directly to me, please.

Sincerely,
Dave Truesdale

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