Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Monsters Among Us

What they want:
The monsters we have come to know and love take a backseat as we delve into the darkest, most hideous depths of a monster that has taken center stage as of late–HUMANS. I’m looking for ‘psychological horror’, horror that comes from within.

There lies a darkness in us all–what are some of the scariest atrocities humans are capable of doing? What ‘demons’ lurk in their heads, causing them to do the things they do? Humans can also create monsters out of humans…. Tell me “how”–the possibilities are endless. I want to see how ugly the human race can really get.
Deadline: November 30, 2016
Length: Up to 7,000 words
Payment: 3 cents/word
Submission Guidelines: http://www.oscillatewildlypress.com/single-post/2016/08/21/Open-Call-For-Submissions

Monday, September 26, 2016

DeadLights Magazine

What they want:
DeadLights Magazine is inspired by the history of Horror Fiction. For many, the immediate association when one says ‘Horror Fiction’ is the Horror Novel, thanks, in part, to legends like Stephen King, Peter Straub, and Shirley Jackson (among many others). What surprises most, we find, is that the history of horror fiction is deeply wound around shorter works of fiction. Much has been done in the Horror genre when it comes to the short story, the poem, and flash fiction. There is still much left to do.
Length: Flash Fiction (300-700 words), Short Fiction (2,000-7,000 words), Poetry (up to 1 page, single spaced)
Payment: $50 for short stories, $10 for flash/poetry + PDF contributor copy
Submission Guidelines: http://www.deadlightsmagazine.com/submissions/

Friday, September 23, 2016

Carnival of Madness

What they want:
Seeking authors with a penchant for the Twilight Zone, X-Files, Dark Mirror, Alfred Hitchcock, Night Gallery, and Something Wicked This Way Comes.

Buy the ticket and step into the last Carnival you will ever attend! Authors, let your darkest ideas and fantasy unite at the Carnival of Madness. Psycho-thrillers invite their audience to be a part of the nightmare that you create! So….Wanna go for a ride?
Deadline: October 20, 2016
Length: 5,000-7,000 words
Payment: $25 + contributor copy
Submission Guidelines: https://azothkhempublishing.com/anthologies/

Monday, September 19, 2016

JournalStone Publishing

What they want:
JournalStone is currently accepting manuscripts with the following genres: Horror, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Paranormal in the Young Adult and Adult markets. We reserve the right to consider the subject matter and how best to utilize it. JournalStone does not practice censorship of any author’s work.
Length: Minimum word count for novellas: 17,000. Minimum word count for novels and fiction collections: 50,000
Payment: Possible advance, royalties
Submission Guidelines: http://journalstone.com/journalstone-publishing/

Friday, September 16, 2016


What they want:
Dark. Brooding. Tortured. Sexy.

Vampires are a mystery, morphing through history from maligned villains to sparkling saviors and back again. They can be the ultimate bad boys, the supreme seductresses, or the evil monsters. They fascinate and repel us at the same time. What other creature can steal into your bedroom in the depths of the night to stalk or protect? What other ancient being is so accessible yet so powerful? What other enigma is desired as much as feared?

RAVENOUS will explore the paradox that are vampires. We want your romantic stories where vampire men and women, noble or troubled, are worthy of love and hungry for their happily ever after. We want sexy stories about vampire hunters who track down the beasts and, while neck deep in the war against the undead, find comfort and happiness in each other. We want a far future planet populated by only vampires; we want a Victorian city re-imagined with vampires as a dying breed; we want a current world where vampires and humans live in harmony and peace. We want all of that and more—let your imagination run wild.

All heat levels accepted, although plot is important if you want to survive the slush!
Submission Period: November 1, 2016 - January 31, 2017
Length: 1,000-15,000 words (query for longer)
Payment: $10 + print contributor copy
Submission Guidelines: http://www.penandkinkpub.com/home/call-for-submissions/