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Eco-Horror!

Featuring 113 pages of Short Stories, Flash Fiction, & Poetry of tales describing what happens when Mother Nature fights back! Images by, and an interview with, photographer Tammy Ruggles; plus an interview with K. Trap Jones, along with an excerpt from his book - One Bad Fur Day.

 

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    Tales of the Supernatural - Issue #22

Definition of the term 'Supernatural' as offered on Google: A manifestation or event attributed to some force beyond scientific understanding or the laws of nature.

Examples of the supernatural:

  • "a supernatural being" - paranormal, psychic, magical, occult, mystic, superhuman, supernormal.
  • "supernatural powers" - ghostly, otherworldly, spectral, unearthly, unnatural.
Our definition of 'Supernatural': Anything not proven by modern science as being part of the natural world.

Is a vampire part of the natural world? Arguably yes, based on the fact that it may or may not exist in nature, but what makes it Supernatural is the fact that it's not a scientifically documented creature. Is a werewolf part of the natural world? The same answer would apply.

A ghost or specter haunting your waking dreams, a demon, Bigfoot, Nessie, the shadow you glimpse in a corner that's gone when you look back, a gypsy who for a coin will trade you the genuine secrets of your future, or a Voodoo priestess who for a lock of your hair and the promise of your soul will mix you a death potion to kill the most vile of enemies; all of these things have one thing in common - they fit our definition of Supernatural. Yet they are not exclusive, many other 'things' may be considered supernatural as well; surprise us.

We are asking for dark stories of the Supernatural. We aren't restricting it to any particular type of supernatural being or occurrence, only that it be out of the realm of scientifically proven fact.

As always, we will not be accepting stories of bestiality, pedophilia of any nature, or descriptive scenes of rape. Other than that - all else goes. If you have a question as to whether or not your idea is appropriate given the nature of the call (particularly the bestiality angle), please inquire with submissions@sirenscallpublications.com - we don't mind answering.

Previously published pieces are most welcome.


Submission Deadline: August 1, 2015

Short story word count: 1,000 - 2,500

Flash fiction word count: 300 - 1,000

Poem length: minimum 10 lines; maximum 50 lines (with a limit of five poems per author)

Drabbles: 100 words (limit of five submitted per author)

Reprints are acceptable as long as you currently hold the copyright.

All submissions MUST be submitted to: Submissions@SirensCallPublications.com

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All Men, All Horror

Issue #20 - 'Screams in the Night'

Featuring 115 pages or poetry, short stories and flash fiction; this issue features the men of horror exclusively! With artwork and an interview by artist Glenn James, and an interview with Timothy C. Hobbs, author of 'In the Blink of a Wicked Eye', this issue is jam-packed with Screams in the Night!


The Third Annual
Women in Horror Month Edition

Issue #19 - 'Whispers in the Dark'

Featuring 125 pages of short stories, flash fiction, poetry, and artwork by Women in Horror! This issue features 35 pieces of fiction, five different artists, an interview with WiHM founder, Hannah Neurotica, and an interview with writer/director/filmmaker Heidi Lee Douglas!


Issue #18 - Scriptum in Morte

Featuring 96 pages of Short Stories, Flash Fiction, & Poetry centering around death. Artwork and an interview with RL Treadway. Plus an interview with author Joseph A. Pinto.


 

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Issue #19 - Whispers in the Dark

Our Third Annual Women in Horror Month edition features 125 pages of short stories, flash fiction, poetry, and artwork! This issue includes 35 pieces of fiction, five different artists, an interview with WiHM founder, Hannah Neurotica, and an interview with writer/director/filmmaker Heidi Lee Douglas!


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Issue #20 - Screams in the Light

Featuring 115 pages or poetry, short stories and flash fiction; this issue features the men of horror exclusively! With artwork and an interview by artist Glenn James, and an interview with Timothy C. Hobbs, author of 'In the Blink of a Wicked Eye', this issue is jam-packed with
Screams in the Night!


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Issue #21 - Eco-Horror!

Featuring 113 pages of Short Stories, Flash Fiction, & Poetry of tales describing what happens when Mother Nature fights back! Images by, and an interview with, photographer Tammy Ruggles; plus an interview with K. Trap Jones, along with an excerpt from his book, One Bad Fur Day.


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Issue #16 - Apocalyptic Fiction!

Featuring 94 pages of short stories, flash fiction, poetry, and artwork dedicated to Apocalyptic Fiction! An interview and photography by Danielle Tunstall, as well as Ela Lourenco, author of 'Essence'


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Issue #17 - Trick-or-Treat

Featuring 90 pages of short stories, flash fiction, poetry, and artwork dedicated to Halloween Horror! Plus an interview with Carson Buckingham, author of 'Gothic Revival'


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Issue #18 - Scriptum in Morte

Featuring 96 pages of Short Stories, Flash Fiction, & Poetry centering around death. Artwork and an interview with RL Treadway. Plus an interview with author Joseph A. Pinto


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Issue #13 - Women in Horror Month

The Second Annual Edition
Featuring 168 pages of Short Stories, Flash Fiction, Poetry & Photography by Women in Horror. Feature interview by Angie Gallow, author of The Coven.


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Issue #14 - Old-School Horror!

Featuring 109 pages of Short Stories, Flash Fiction, and Poetry. An interview with Daniel Durrant, author of Climate Change. Photography by Tanja Jurkovic.


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Issue #15 - Crypto!

Featuring 85 pages of short stories, flash fiction, poetry, and artwork dedicated to creatures unknown! An interview with artist Michael Locascio, owner of Dellamorte Co.; and Ken MacGregor, author of 'An Aberrant Mind'


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Issue #10 - Monsters

Featuring 80 pages of MONSTER Fiction! Short Stories, Flash , Poetry, Photos. An interview with Aiden Truss, author of 'GAPE', and Pixie Spindel of Pixie Vision.


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Issue #11 - Revenge!

Featuring 91 pages of Revenge!
Short Stories, Flash, Poetry, Artwork.
An interview with GL Helm, author
of 'Sometimes in Dreams', and artist Doug Rinaldi.


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Issue #12 - Dead & Dying

Featuring 81 pages of Short Stories,
Flash & Poetry describing the author's
death. An interview with Greg McCabe,
and artwork by Karen Runge,
'The Haunted Bridges Series'.


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Issue #07 - Women in Horror

Featuring 120 pages of Short Stories,
Flash Fiction, Poetry, Photography,
Ads, interviews, and an excerpt of
Julianne Snow's Days with the Undead: Book One.


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Issue #08 - Men in Horror

Featuring 98 pages of Short Stories,
Flash Fiction, Poetry, Artwork, Ads,
an interview with artist Noistromo,
and an interview with author Lane Kareska.


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Issue #09 - The Bug Issue!

Featuring 83 pages of Short Stories,
Flash Fiction, Poetry, Artwork, Ads,
an interview with Aspen deLainey,
author of the upcoming novel Love 'n Lies.


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Issue #04 - Dark & Edgy Horror

Featuring 60 pages of Short Stories, Photography, Ads + an extended excerpt from Kate Monroe's up coming novel The Falcon's Chase.


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Issue #05 - Dark & Edgy Horror

Featuring 56 pages of Short Stories, Flash Fiction, Photography, Ads + an extended excerpt from Joshua Skye's new novel The Angels of Autumn.


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Issue #06 - Frozen

Featuring 65 pages of Short Stories, Flash Fiction, Poetry, Photography, Ads + an interview with Photographer Irene Snow.


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Issue #01 - The Inaugural Issue

Featuring 61 pages of Flash Fiction, Short Stories, Artwork, Photography, Ads + an Interview with Julianne Snow, author of Days with the Undead.


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Issue #02 - The Observer

Featuring 98 pages of Fiction from the Point of View of The Observer, Artwork, Photography, Ads & an extended preview of City of Hell Chronicles Vol.1


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Issue #03 - Obscure Ink

Featuring 64 pages of "Obscure Ink" - Short Stories & Flash Fiction, Artwork by Steve Cartwright, Photography, and an Interview with Jason McKinney.

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