Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Story Ideas That Editors DON'T Want To See
Strange Horizons is a quality online SF / DH / DF market that's been around for a decade, and they recently upped their per-word rate to 7 cents. Niall Harrison is the editor-in-chief.
It's a good list. A thorough list. You get an idea of what their slush readers have to endure (and why it's called "slush"). Yes, we've seen published (even established) writers get away with a few of these now and then, but in general this is very solid advice. The Strange Horizons staff also published a list of worn-out, hackneyed horror storylines.
SF plot list:
Horror plot list:
Be sure to check out their blog: