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RELEASE: The Somnibus by Craig McGray | #HorrorFiction

Sirens Call Publications is pleased to announce its newest release!

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The Somnibus

Craig McGray

Be safe tonight…

After the loss of his parents in a horrific accident, Michael Black is left to put the shattered pieces of his life back together. All is not what it seems though when Michael learns that he has a special ‘gift’. A gift that will put him and everyone he knows in mortal danger. Something evil wants what Michael has and it will stop at nothing to get it, destroying anyone and everything that stands in its way.

Lost in a maze of death and betrayal, this young man with a rare paranormal power finds himself in a fight against a malevolent force hell-bent on revenge.

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CraigMcGray.JPGABOUT THE AUTHOR – Craig Mc Gray lives on the east coast of Florida with his wife and two beautiful daughters. In addition to spending time with his family, he enjoys triathlon and endurance training

Many of his story ideas come to him during those quiet times while running, biking, or swimming.

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RELEASE: Eerie Trails of the Wild Weird West by Maynard Blackoak | #Supernatural #Westerns

Sirens Call Publications is pleased to announce the release of

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Eerie Trails of the Wild Weird West

Maynard Blackoak

Eerie Trails… of the Wild Weird West

In this collection of fourteen strange tales from the wild west, Cowboys and Indians face down supernatural beings of all varieties – from vampires and werewolves; to ghosts and vengeful spirits; to mythological creatures.

Saddle up cowboys and ladies alike, once the journey begins, Eerie Trails of the Wild Weird West will take you down a strange and bizarre path though the old west that you’ve never been on before.

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Maynard1.jpgABOUT THE AUTHOR — Maynard Blackoak is a freelance writer living in the backwoods of Pawnee County, Oklahoma. He draws upon the sights of neglect and unusual sounds around him for inspiration. A bit of a recluse, he can often be found strolling through an old, forgotten cemetery or in the woods among the twisted black oaks and native elms under the light of the moon.

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RELEASED FROM PHRENIC PRESS: Two New Titles | #Horror #IntelligentFiction

Phrenic Press, an imprint of Sirens Call Publications, is pleased to announce the release of two new titles!

Bodies Su Haddrell

Bodies_SuHaddrell_Cover.pngAt the height of the Blitz during WWII in Britain, the Germans bombard their targets day after day, night after night. While the devastation from the air raids is widespread, the death toll doesn’t climb; the Wardens haven’t found a body in days. But people are still going missing.

Two young lads, flush on the adventure of war, scamper through the rubble in search of treasure and other spoils. They thrive on the peril; find fascination with the dangerous and grotesque. When they stumble across a prize that might be their best yet, they soon discover there are horrors beneath the city…

Something far more terrifying than the Jerrys flying overhead.

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Found FootageGlynn Owen Barrass

GlynnOwenBarrass_FoundFootage_Cover.pngA canister of 16mm film, a mental hospital, and a deformed mute patient known only as John Doe; what’s the connection? It’s Cassie’s job to find out.

Private Investigator Cassandra Bane has dealt with a multitude of weird and dangerous cases throughout her career, but this one may top them all. Having accepted the assignment from an enigmatic and beautiful client, Miss Combs, Cassie has no idea what she’s gotten herself into. This case isn’t like the others, this case has the potential to rip apart her world – our world – with unimaginable horrors.

Some things are better left unknown as Cassandra is about to discover in Found Footage!

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RELEASED FROM PHRENIC PRESS: Three New Titles | #Horror #IntelligentFiction

Phrenic Press, an imprint of Sirens Call Publications is pleased to announce the release of three new titles!

Takers of LightDaniel Loubier

takersoflight_danielloubier_coverA long time ago, there was a race of beings that lived in the streets and the shadowy places below them; they were driven underground by those of the light. This subterranean race is now known as The Dark Dwellers…

To Tarnen, a young Dark Dweller, the world above is an unknown place. He’s spent his entire life below the surface in the dim sewers with Mother and Father, surviving on the meat and bones of small creatures and scurrying bent forward through the tunnels that are his home.

When Tarnen learns of another world, one full of light and people that walk upright, his curiosity gets the better of him and he must see it for himself. Disobeying Mother, Tarnen climbs a ladder toward the brightness from above and meets Sarah, a young girl who has recently moved to the city. Only able to see her through a sewer grate, Tarnen quickly becomes infatuated and wishes to visit her world – the world of light. He wants nothing more than to see her world as she sees it, to no longer be confined underground; to stand next to Sarah and feel the warmth of the sun.

Is Tarnen’s eagerness to be near Sarah enough to goad him into entering her world? Or will his parents’ warnings about the evils of Man – those who forced his race into a life of hardship – be enough to keep him from leaving the security of his world below and enter that of The Takers of Light?

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Mill’s WoodsKL Dantes

kldantes_millswoods_coverOver the course of two months, sixteen people have gone missing in a seemingly idyllic town near Mill’s Woods. There’s been no sign of foul play leaving Sheriff Trevor Rost at a loss for an explanation, they’ve simply disappeared…

Local resident, Murphy Lakes, thinks he’s found a connection between the odd occurrences. When he, his girlfriend – Trevor’s former love interest – and the sheriff investigate his suspicions, no one could have guessed at the the blood-thirsty horror hidden in Mill’s Woods!

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A Feast of SorrowsThaxson Patterson II

thaxsonpattersonii_afeastofsorrows_coverWhile planning the celebration of her twenty-third birthday, Keisa Williams is kidnapped by The Presenter, a sensationalized serial killer who leaves his victims wrapped perfectly like gifts outside their homes.

Keisa is taken into the terrifying darkness of a wildlife preserve and left dangling from a tree branch as a pack of hungry wolves howl and collect beneath her. She is given two choices—do nothing and die, or fight and survive the night. The reward for her survival? The Presenter will gift her something special.

To survive the night and overcome her terror, Keisa must face her inner demons, the savagery of nature, the cruelty of man, and the frightening realization that there are even worse things in the world than serial killers…

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SUBMISSIONS CLOSED: Alone With Your Fear

Submissions are now closed for the upcoming anthology tentatively titled

Alone With Your Fear

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. The reading and evaluation period is two to three months from this point and we thank the authors in advance for their patience.

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OPEN SUBMISSIONS: First Hand Accounts | #Horror #OpenCall

Sirens Call Publications is pleased to announce a new open submission for a horror anthology tentatively titled

First Hand Accounts

Anthology_FHA_ph.pngWhat does horror look like through the eyes of the witness? Whether the pivotal event is psychological or physical, we want it to impact us, to affect us; to make us never want to see it come to fruition.

For this anthology, we’re looking for stories of first hand accounts of horrific acts, unimaginable horrors, and terrifying moments. Take us into your worse nightmare and make us feel your fear, your pain, your frustration; show us what it looks like through your eyes. The setting is yours to choose, just make sure you chronicle what’s going down when the proverbial shit hits the fan and the world becomes a much uglier place to exist in!

Tales for this anthology must be written in the first person perspective. Feel free to use I, me, and you at will – we want this one to feel personal.

Deadline: December 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 $25USD plus one print copy of the book.

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

Please read our full guidelines for submission on our website: www.SirensCallPublications.com

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OPEN SUBMISSIONS: The Sirens Call – Issue #29 ‘Hallowe’en Hell’

Sirens Call Publications is pleased to announce the open call for the 29th issue of The Sirens Call

For this issue, we’re looking for your best horror stories falling under the theme of

Hallowe’en Hell

Forget Christmas – Halloween is the most wonderful time of the year!

For this issue, we’re looking for horror fiction and poetry that takes place on, or is about, Halloween. No matter your yarn, the culmination of the piece must be October 31st – the night the veil is at its thinnest.

Your tale or poetry should be creepy. It can be creature oriented, kitchy, have a dark humor element, a romantic slant, be a slasher piece, paranormal, psychological, steam-punk, sci-fi, or… whatever! Simply put, if your story is about Halloween and contains a heavy horror element, it will most likely fit the bill for this issue.

Keep it below the word count, stay away from our three taboos, and let your wicked imagination run wild on All Hallows Eve!

*We do not publish works containing pedophilia, bestiality, or descriptive/graphic rape scenarios

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Submission Deadline: October 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.

Full details can be found on our website here.

**This is a non-paying market as The Sirens Call eZine is always FREE!**

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