Current OPEN SUBMISSION CALL:
Our bi-monthly ezine - The Sirens Call
Hallowed Screams - issue #41
Once again, we're rolling around to the most wonderful time of the year - Halloween!
For the 41st issue of The Sirens Call eZine, we’re looking for your best creepy stories, bone-chilling poems, and horror-riddled prose. Seasonal or not, we’re always looking for good dark fiction, or works of straight-up horror to include.
Your piece can be creepy, sullen, emotive, freaky, elegant, bizarre, have a dark-humor edge to it, or be flat out scary as hell!
The basic rules:
- Write the piece well.
- It must be primarily horror/dark fiction.
- Don't break our set-in-stone taboos - NO pedophilia, NO bestiality, and NO descriptive rape scenarios.
Send us your horror pieces, and if they qualify, we'll make sure about 35,000 people have the chance to read them!
REPRINTS ARE WELCOME
Submission Deadline: September 30, 2018
Circulation: Approximately 35,000
Short story word count: 1,000 - 2,500 (limit of one submission per author)
Long flash fiction word count: 500 - 1,000 (limit of one submission per author)
Short flash fiction word count: 200 - 500 (limit of three submissions per author)
Poem length: minimum 10 lines; maximum 50 lines (limit of five submissions per author)
Drabbles: 100 word prose (limit of five submissions per author)
Reprints are acceptable as long as you currently hold the copyright.
Full page/single book cover ads for individual authors are available at $10 per ad. Please contact Mail@SirensCallPublications.com for advertising information.
All story, flash, and poem submissions MUST be submitted to:
Submissions@SirensCallPublications.com for consideration.
eZine Submission guidelines:
Full Page eZine Ads available:
Submission deadline is midnight, Pacific Standard Time, on the date specified in the open call.
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), long flash fiction (500 - 1000 words; one submision per author), short flash fiction (200-500 words; maximum 3 submissions per author,
drabbles (maximum of 5 for review per author), and dark poetry of 50 lines or less (maximum of 5 for review per author).
Topical artwork and photography are also accepted.
Submissions are to be directed to our submissions email address only - firstname.lastname@example.org ; the subject line should contain
'ezine Submission, (your title), (your name)' When submitting multiple piece, use 'multiple pieces' in place of your title, and within the body of the email, please specify what
type of prose you are submitting - short flash fiction, drabbles, or poetry.
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 ( ' ). Headers and Footers are not
necessary, please do not include them.
If there is any question about formatting, please contact our editor through the submission email address.
We ask for one time publication rights only; stories that are previously published elsewhere are
accepted provided that you hold the copyright to them.
Full page/single book cover ads are available for purchase at the rate of $10 per ad per issue or six issues for $50.
Publisher/community/multi-book ads are available at the rate of
$25 per page per issue. Please contact Nina@sirenscallpublications.com for details.