Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Horror Library Vol. 6

What they want:
The Horror Library has arisen anew! That is, new volume, new editor, but with the same passion to advance dark, smart horror short fiction.

The tastes of this anthology series run toward light horror or psychological horror rather than anything brutal (think along the lines of: The Twilight Zone, Tales from the Darkside, Tales from the Crypt, Black Mirror, etc.). Stories about demons, serial killers, or any traditional monster trope (zombies, vampires, etc.) will be a very tough sell.
Deadline: September 15, 2016
Length: 2,000-6,000 words
Payment: Three cents per word and one contributor copy
Submission Guidelines:

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Killing it Softly

What they want:
Women. The softer sex. Maybe, but trust me, the frightening tales from the women in this anthology will not be soft. Not in any way. This select group of female authors will take you for a ride into the darkest part of your psyche; to places you’ve been too afraid to go. And once you’ve been there—you’ll never be able to ‘unsee’ the horrors they’ll bring…

We are excited to announce a new open call for reprint short stories in the horror fiction genre - dedicated to stories by female* authors.

We are looking for reprint short stories that have appeared in professional or semi-professional books, magazines, collections, or anthologies, and that are available to be re-licensed by Digital Horror Fiction and published through Amazon and elsewhere in an anthology of stories.
Deadline: July 31, 2016
Length: 3,000-7,500
Payment: $0.01/word
Submission Guidelines:

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Horror Anthology

What they want:
Dense Weed Publications is putting together an anthology of horror shorts and looking for submissions.

The story can be about anything and take place in any setting, as long as it contains a strong element of horror; be it psychological, body, gore or monster based. We’re aiming for a broad range.

The only absolute no-no is zombies unless it’s a pre-Romero Haitian/voodoo style zombie story. Post-Romero, Walking Dead type zombie stories will just be binned. Really. Don’t bother. We are completely zombied out and frankly, you can do better than that!
Deadline: January 30, 2017
Length: Up to 10,000 words
Payment: Profit share
Submission Guidelines:

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Polar Borealis Magazine

What they want:
Contributors must be Canadian, or at least resident in Canada.

Short stories can be Science Fiction, Fantasy, or Horror.

Horror: Creature Horror, Gothic, Historical, Horror Western, Lovecraftian, Monsters, Noir, SF Horror, Shapeshifter, Steampunk, Supernatural, Weird Tale, Weird Western, etc.
Length: Up to 3,000 words
Payment: one cent a word. $10 for one thousand words or less. $20 for two thousand words or less (but reasonably above one thousand). $30 for three thousand words or less (but reasonably above two thousand).
Submission Guidelines:

Tuesday, June 21, 2016


What they want:
Restless is an anthology of ghost stories, paranormal, and otherwise dark and creepy fiction, which will be released in late 2016.

We’re looking for stories that fits the theme – restless – and incorporates some element of ghosts, ghouls, unquiet spirits, or paranormal phenomena.

Your submission doesn’t need to be a classic ghost story; in fact, we’re excited to see stories that subvert or play with the traditional tropes of gothic fiction and paranormal fare. We’re looking for rich, involving stories with interesting characters and strong narrative – the ideal kind of read to curl up with for a spooky winter’s evening.
Deadline: August 31, 2016
Length: 7,000-12,000 words
Payment: $25 + royalties
Submission Guidelines: