Current OPEN SUBMISSION CALL:

    Our bi-monthly ezine - The Sirens Call

'Terrifying Tales' - issue #28

For this issue of The Sirens Call eZine, we're doubling-down on the last call and looking for more of your best horror stories.

Make your tales creepy, creature, kitchy, funny, romantic, slasher, paranormal, psychological, steam-punk, sci-fi, or... whatever! As long as your story, flash fiction, or poem is horror - we wanna share it with the world.

If it makes your skin crawl or your teeth chatter in terror, it's exactly the kind of story we're looking for.

Keep it below the word count, stay away from our three taboos, and let your wordsmith's imagination run free!


Submission Deadline: August 1, 2016

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.

Full page/single book cover ads are available for $10 per ad. Please contact Julianne@SirensCallPublications.com for ad information.

All story, flash, and poem submissions MUST be submitted to Submissions@SirensCallPublications.com for consideration.


eZine Submission guidelines:

Submission deadline is midnight, August 1, 2016 (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 - 1000 words), drabbles (maximum of 5 for review per author), and dark poetry of 50 lines or less (maximum of 5 for review per author).

Artwork, photography and literary reviews are also accepted.

Submissions are to be directed to our submissions email address only - submissions@sirenscallpublications.com ; 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 ( ' ). 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. submissions@sirenscallpublications.com

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 eZine Ads available:

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 mail@sirenscallpublications.com for details.

 


Current OPEN SUBMISSION CALL:

Alone With Your Fear

Anthology: Horror

Isolation... not just physical, but psychological, emotional; it plays with your mind, drags out your deepest fears, makes them larger than life and far more sinister.

For this call, we’re looking for stories that pit the main character against their own greatest fear. It seems deceptively simple, but be warned - it isn't. We want the fear to be the overarching theme, so make sure your story contains a hefty dose - if we don't feel it, the readers won't either.

Perhaps the best place to write this tale is Alone with Your Fear...

Deadline: September 1, 2016

Word Count: 4,000 - 8,000 words

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

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

NO REPRINTS WILL BE CONSIDERED

Payment: Each story selected for inclusion will receive a one-time payment of $25US, plus one print copy of the book.

As per our standard guidelines, there will be no stories containing pedophilia, bestiality, or graphic rape accepted.




Anthology Submission guidelines:

Submission Deadline - September 1, 2016

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

Payment: $25US per story selected for inclusion, plus one print copy of the book.

Copyright: First time worldwide copyright for a period of one year after publication.

Reprints will NOT be considered.

Graphic gore should 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 previously unpublished stories 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 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. submissions@sirenscallpublications.com

One print copy will be sent to each contributing authors; an unlimited number of discounted copies will be available to each contributing author for the lifetime of the book. Details are outlined in the contract.

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 - (anthology title)' - (your story title)" or your submission will not be considered for this anthology.

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