Saturday, July 14, 2012

Cover of Darkness

Posted by Randi on Saturday, July 14, 2012

What they want:
Cover of Darkness publishes dark fantasy and horror.  Before we go any further, we want to emphasize this to potential contributing writers:  our idea of a good horror story is one that you read with all the lights on, and you look over your shoulders while you turn the pages.  Put another way, meeting a zombie is not scary; meeting a zombie unexpectedly is scary.  Capisce?  Okay, let's try this:  when we see intestines, we want to make twisty-squeakies--giraffes, cocker spaniels, etc.  Blood and gore is not scary; it's just icky and oogie.  We don't want our readers to puke.  We want them to shiver.

Length: 2,000-8,000 words
Payment: $15 + contributor's copy
Submission Guidelines:


  1. Please delete my (Frank G. Sterle, Jr.) September 11 submission to ParABnormal magazine, titled “A Mind With Another’s Mind of Its Own” -- which was inadvertently the unedited version, that's a bloody mess requiring urgent, massive editing. I’m really sorry if I’ve wasted your valuable time in so doing.
    Thanks a bunch in advance.