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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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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.


 

Our Latest Novel & Novella Releases:

Gothic Revival
Author: Carson Buckingham


Essence
Author: Ela Lourenco


Dusk and Summer
Author: Joseph A. Pinto


Climate Change
Author: Daniel Durrant


The Coven
Author: Angie Gallow



 

Our Latest Multi-Author Anthology Releases:

FEAR: Of the Dark
Author: Multiple


Voices from the Gloom, Vol. 2
Author: Multiple


Voices from the Gloom, Vol. 1
Author: Multiple


FEAR: OF the Water
Author: Multiple


Slaughter House: The Serial Killer Edition, Vol. 3
Author: Multiple


Slaughter House: The Serial Killer Edition, Vol. 2
Author: Multiple


 

Our Latest Single Author Collection Releases:

In the Blink of a Wicked Eye
Author: Timothy C. Hobbs


An Aberrant Mind
Author: Ken MacGregor


Glimpses of the Undead
Author: Julianne Snow


 

Current OPEN SUBMISSION CALL: eZine

   

Tales of the Supernatural - Issue #22

Our bi-monthly ezine - The Sirens Call

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 (limit of five submissions per author)

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

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

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

Submission Guidelines >>>

 

Current OPEN SUBMISSION CALL: Anthology

Witches, Warlocks, Demons, & Evil Doers

Anthology: Horror/Supernatural

For our next anthology, we are offering an open call for stories that involve Witches, Warlocks, Demons, and other Evil Doers.

We are looking for stories that tell of wrong doings perpetrated by someone or something with supernatural abilities. We are not looking for stories of werewolves or vampires who need to survive by causing harm. What we want are stories of choice; stories where the protagonist chooses to do harm for a specific reason through means of a power beyond that of a normal mortal.

We would prefer that the stories appeal to a broad audience and that period or overly-stylized pieces be refrained from.

Your story MUST include all of the following elements:

  • A horror/evil intent based theme that is explained within the story;
  • A protagonist with evil or malicious intent with a specific reason;
  • A protagonist with abilities that an average mortal does not possess;
  • A victim or victims being persecuted for a specific and explained reason.

Beyond these specific inclusions, feel free to be as creative as you'd like provided you do not breach the three things we will not consider for publication:

  • Stories containing pedophilia;
  • Stories containing bestiality;
  • Stories containing scenes of sexually descriptive rape.

Submit a story containing any of the three above EXCLUSIONS, and it will immediately be disqualified.

Deadline: September 1, 2015

Reading & Evaluation Period: Two to three months after close of the deadline

Word Count: 4,000 - 8,000 words

NO REPRINTS WILL BE CONSIDERED

Payment: Each story selected for inclusion will receive a one-time payment of $25US

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