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snapper
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UFO Publishing is soliciting short story submissions for “Unidentified Funny Objects” — An Anthology of Humorous Science Fiction & Fantasy.

We’re looking for speculative stories with a strong humor element. Think Resnick and Sheckley, Fredric Brown and Douglas Adams. We welcome quality flash fiction and non-traditional narratives. Take chances, try something new, just make sure that your story is funny.

Puns and stories that are little more than vehicles for delivering a punch line at the end aren’t likely to win us over.

LENGTH: 500-4000 words.

PAYMENT: $0.05 per word + contributor copy. Payment will be made upon acceptance. Our preferred method of payment is via PayPal, but you may request a check.

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I'm in.

Because I'm so funny. =)

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I'm rejected.

Because I'm not funny.

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That was quick.

You could do one per day at that speed.

But was it the humor or lack thereof that had them rejecting it or something else? Or will you ever know?

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I received an inside tip suggesting I submit prior to the official opening / flood of entries.

They read same day and I got a form, so I'll never know.

I could submit again and again, sure.

But I've only got that one (un)funny story in my repertoire. [Razz]

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I already had two pieces rejected. The editor is specifically looking for humor and not just a light story.

In my first rejection:
It's a perfectly good story, but while it's indeed very light, it it doesn't quite fall on the right side of the very arbitrary divide between light and humor for me.

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