OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS to our bi-monthly eZine - The Sirens Call

    Words of Death - Issue #18

Our end-of-the-year issue traditionally centers around death, and this year is no exception.

We're keeping it very simple and open-ended and asking you to submit stories of death. They can be stories leading to death; stories of dying; stories after death; or stories written from the perspective of Death itself.

This is a Horror and Dark Fiction publication, so we ask for works that are not only topical, but genre suitable as well. With that said... Bring out your Dead!

*Undead does not qualify unless the death that created the state of being undead is a significant portion of the piece.

We accept poems of up to 50 line; drabbles (up to 5 per author); flash fiction of 300 - 500 words; short stories of 1,000 - 2,500 words.

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


Deadline: December 5, 2014

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


eZine Submission guidelines:

Submission deadline is midnight, December 5, 2014 (Pacific Standard Time).

WE DO NOT ACCEPT WORKS containing pedophilia, human bestiality, or overtly descriptive/graphic rape scenes.

All contributors will receive a PDF copy of the issue that their work is featured in upon publication.

We welcome short stories (1000 - 2500 words), flash fiction (300 - 500 words), drabbles (maximum of 5 for review per author), and dark poetry of 50 lines or less.

Artwork, photography and literary reviews are also accepted.

Submissions are to be directed to our submissions email address only. The subject line should contain 'ezine Submission, (your title), (your name)'

Formatting - all submissions should be sent as .doc or .docx files formatted as follows: Times New Roman, 12 pt. font, single line spacing, first line indent. Italicize what you would like italicized, bold what you would like bolded. We will not interpret formatting as anything other than it appears in the submitted document. Dialogue requires quotes ( " ), inner thought should be italicized, and spoken or remembered quotes should be encapsulated in single ticks ( ' ). If there is any question about formatting, please contact our editor through the submission email address. submissions@sirenscallpublications.com

Ads:

Full page, single book cover ads are available for purchase at the rate of $10 per ad per issue.

Publisher/community ads are available at the rate of $25 per page per issue. Please contact mail@sirenscallpublications.com for details.

We ask for one time publication rights only; stories that are previously published elsewhere are accepted provided that you hold the copyright to them.

 


Current OPEN SUBMISSION CALL - Anthology: RE-OPENED CALL

Mental Ward: Experiments

The elevator doors open, the lights are flickering, the gurney is wheeled into a dank, dimly-lit hallway well below ground. Does the Doctor have the patient's best interests at heart, or is something more nefarious going on? How does the staff figure out what treatments are most effective and which are not?

In our other two Mental Ward collections, we asked you to tell us what happened above ground in the institute itself; what memories of the past were trapped in the abandoned hallways; now we're asking you to tell us what goes on behind closed doors. The secret experiments that are feared and whispered about among the patients. Tell us what greed, the corruption of power, and the desire to be remembered will drive a Doctor to do the unthinkable to the unfortunate patients left in their care.

Tell your tale from whoever's perspective you'd like, just make sure the story you tell is a depraved one.

Note: This is a reopened anthology. Your story must contain the following three elements to be considered:

  • Your story must take place in a Mental Asylum or Institution.
  • Your story must involve individuals from the Asylum: doctors, nurses, patients, etc.
  • Your story must contain what would be considered an unsanctioned experiment that is physically performed.

  • Submission Deadline: November 30, 2014

    Word Count minimum - 4,000 words, nothing less will be reviewed; maximum - 8,000 words; nothing more will be reviewed.

    No reprints considered.




    Anthology Submission guidelines:

    Submission Deadline - November 30, 2014

    Word Count: 4,000 - 8,000 words.

    Graphic gore must be kept to a minimum unless it is integral to the story; absolutely no pedophilia, human bestiality or overtly descriptive and graphic rape scenes will be considered.

    Only stories previously unpublished may be submitted. Upon acceptance into the anthology, you agree that Sirens Call Publications holds exclusive publishing rights for twelve (12) months from the date of publication; after that date has passed, all intellectual property rights revert to the author with the proviso that Sirens Call Publications retains distribution rights in the format of the contracted anthology.

    Formatting - all submissions should be sent as .doc or .docx files formatted as follows: Times New Roman, 12 pt. font, single line spacing, first line indent. Italicize what you would like italicized, bold what you would like bolded. We will not interpret formating as anything other than it appears in the submitted document. Dialogue requires quotes ( " ), inner thought should be italicized, and spoken or rememberd quotes should be encapsulated in single ticks ( ' ). If there is any question about formatting, please contact our editor through the submission email address. submissions@sirenscallpublications.com

    An eBook copy will be sent to all contributors and up to 5 paperback copies per author will be available to purchase at cost plus shipping. 50% of the royalties will be distributed between all contributors.

    Email your submission as an attachment to: submissions@SirensCallPublications.com

    Submissions are to be directed to our submissions email address only. The subject line should contain: "SUBMISSION - MW Experiments - ‘your story title’" or your submission will not be considered for this anthology.

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