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SUBMISSIONS CLOSED: The Sirens Call eZine – Issue #23 – Bat Sh*t Crazy for You!

Submissions for the 23rd issue of The Sirens Call featuring stories on the theme of ‘Bat Sh*t Crazy for You’ are closed. Sirens Call Publications would like to thank all of the authors who submitted work for consideration. We’ll be in touch as soon as we can be with our decisions.

To any authors or publishers looking for Ad space, please contact Julianne at Julianne@SirensCallPublications.com for details.

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RELEASE: Cradle by Joshua Skye

Sirens Call Publications is pleased to announce the release of


by Joshua Skye

JoshuaSkye_Cradle_FrontCover_fullsizeIn the deepest vale of Crepuscule’s Cradle, in the cul-de-sac at the end of Direful Hollow Road, is a once grand Folk-Victorian home known as The Habersham House. It’s a place haunted by far more than rot and neglect – evil dwells here, an evil that craves children.

Eight-year-old Scott Michaels-Greene has a fascination for tales of the strange and unusual, especially local folklore. His favorite story is the one about Habersham House; a ruined old place where many curious children have disappeared.

Hours away from Crepuscule’s Cradle, in Philadelphia, author Radley Barrette has just lost the love of his life to a random act of violence. Amongst his endowments from Danny’s estate is an old house in the backwoods of Pennsylvania, Habersham House. Though grief stricken at leaving behind the only home he and Danny had ever known, he knows he cannot remain in the city. Besides, the isolation may be just what he needs to clear his mind of the writer’s block he’s suffering from.

Crepuscule’s Cradle is not as he imagined. The locals are inhospitable. The skeletal forest surrounding it is as unwelcoming as the town. And the house itself – there is something menacing, something angry inhabiting it with him, and it’s hungry. Radley’s world slowly begins to unravel; the fringes of his reality begin to fray. In the midst of his breakdown, a local boy with an unhealthy fascination for Habersham House begins sneaking around and the evil residing within has taken notice.

Blending fantasy with horror, Crepuscule’s Cradle is the darkest of fairy tales. The morbidity of classic folklore and contemporary style weaves a web of slowly encroaching unease. Radley Barrette’ winter bound home is more than a haunted house, and Crepuscule’s Cradle is more than a mere horror tale. It’s a bedtime story that will pull you into its icy embrace, lull you into a disquiet state, and leave you shivering in the dark.

Cradle is available online at:

Amazon: US | UK | Australia | Canada | Germany | Italy | France | Spain | Japan | Mexico | Brazil | India | The Netherlands

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JoshABOUT THE AUTHOR – Award winning, bestselling author Joshua Skye was born in Jamestown, New York. Growing up, he split his time between Pennsylvania and Texas. Ultimately he settled in the DFW area with his partner, Ray – of nearly two decades, and their son Syrian. They share their lives with two dogs, Gizmo and Gypsy, and a chinchilla named Bella. Skye’s short fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies including Childhood Nightmares: Under the Bed, and periodicals such as The Sirens Call. He is the author of over ten critically acclaimed novels, among them The Angels of Autumn that takes place in the same nightmarish universe as Cradle.

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RELEASE: Nora’s Wish by John Mc Caffrey

Sirens Call Publications is pleased to announce the release of

Nora’s Wish

John Mc Caffrey

NorasWish_JohnMcCaffrey_FrontCover_PromotionalBen Jameson is a bitter retiree residing at Willow Manor, a home for the aged or those in need of care, and has nothing more to do than await the inevitable conclusion of a life wasted. Forgotten by his family, his days are marked by the solitary existence of books, loneliness, and regret.

A chance meeting with a terminally ill resident named Nora, and her unshakeable optimism in the face of her eventual demise, rekindles emotions he was certain were gone forever. Nora reawakens his ability to love, and with her compassion and her companionship, he comes to realize that even a life as wasted as his own can be salvaged and, given the right incentive, is still worth living.

As Nora’s health declines, they both dare to hope that the magic of a strange pendant Ben purchased from an antique shop as a gift for Nora will overcome the odds, offering them more time with one another.

Nora’s Wish is available on

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AuthorPhoto_JohnMcCaffreyABOUT THE AUTHOR – John Mc Caffrey writes tales of horror, the supernatural, science fiction, and fantasy. He was born in Illinois and grew up on the south side of Chicago. While still in grade school, he developed a passion for reading through the works of Tolkien, Poe, and Lovecraft as well as being addicted to watching Hammer Film’s at the local Saturday matinee. Today he lives in Northern Indiana with his wife where he writes in his spare time.

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OPEN SUBMISSIONS: What Dwells Below!

Sirens Call Publications is pleased to announce its next open anthology call for…

What Dwells Below!

For this anthology, we’re going urban! We’d like you to spin us a tale of horror describing what lurks below in the city sewers. All sorts of creatures, both real and imagined, may wish to do those who live in the sunlight harm; covet their ability to exist in the brightness above; or perhaps they simply fight for domain of their own patch in the darkness!

Whatever fantastically dark tale you come up with, please do not include zombies, homeless humans, or orphaned children. We want tales of true horror – not the horror of the human condition.

So tell us, the next time we walk over a grate in a city sidewalk, or pass a manhole cover slightly ajar, what should we be terrified is watching us from below?

Deadline: January 1, 2016

**This is a horror anthology**

Full submissions guidelines can be found on our website – www.SirensCallPublications.com

All submissions must be sent to Submissions@SirensCallPublications.com for consideration.

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OPEN SUBMISSION: The Sirens Call – Issue #23 ‘Bat-Shit Crazy for You!’

Sirens Call Publications is pleased to announce the open call for our 23rd issue of The Sirens Call – a #FREE downloadable magazine!

The theme for this issue is… Bat-Shit Crazy for You!

How far would you go for someone you love? Would you bend your own values to gain their interest? Would you compromise your moral turpitude to catch their eye? Would you let yourself become a monster just to hold onto them if offered the chance?

This is a tricky one, folks! We’re looking for stories of horror that contain no physical abuse, no rape, no pedophilia, and absolutely no bestiality. You’ll have to dig deep into your twisted psyches to imagine just how far you’d compromise your humanity – maybe literally – to show the one you love how much they mean to you…

But then again, who among us horror writers can’t dredge up a good yarn about the one thing that will drive you to the brink of insanity and back – love – twisted as it may be!

Submission Deadline: October 1, 2015

Full details for submissions can be found on our website – www.SirensCallPublications.com

All Submissions must be sent to our submissions address – Submissions@SirensCallPublications.com – for consideration.

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SUBMISSIONS CLOSED: Witches, Warlocks, Demons, & Evil Doers

Submissions are now closed for the upcoming anthology titled Witches, Warlocks, Demons, & Evil Doers.

Sirens Call Publications would like to thank all the authors who submitted stories for consideration. Once all of the submissions have been read and final decisions made, we’ll be in touch.


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RELEASE: The Sirens Call – Issue #22 – Supernatural Horror #FREE

Sirens Call Publications is pleased to announce the release of our 22nd issue of The Sirens Call filled with poetry, short stories and flash fiction all featuring the theme of Supernatural Horror. Coming in at 109 pages, you’ll also find artwork by Emilie Léger as well as an interview discussing her art, plus an interview with and excerpt from Ela Lourenco talking about her recent release titled Dragon Born.

The Sirens Call is always free to download to pick up your copy by clicking on the cover!


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