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OPEN SUBMISSION: The Sirens Call – Issue 40 ‘As Summer Leaves and Autumn Falls’ | #horror @Sirens_Call

eZine_Submission_ImageStories of disaster influenced by horrific intent.

Whether it be Mother Nature’s wrath or a devilish ghoul, a sprite most wicked or a stumbling fool, tell us a tale of disaster that happens as summer ends and autumn begins.

We are looking for stories, flash fiction and poetry of horrific happenings that take place in the summer months that lead into fall. As long as the piece is primarily horror/dark fiction, we’d love to see it!

Your piece can be creepy, sullen, emotive, freaky, elegant, bizarre, have a dark-humor edge to it, or simply be flat out scary as hell!

REPRINTS ARE WELCOME

Submission Deadline: August 10, 2018

Circulation: Approximately 35,000

Short story word count: 1,000 – 2,500 (limit of one submission per author)

Long flash fiction word count: 500 – 1,000 (limit of one submission per author)

Short flash fiction word count: 200 – 500 (limit of three submissions per author)

Poem length: minimum 10 lines; maximum 50 lines (limit of five submissions per author)

Drabbles: 100 word prose (limit of five submissions per author)

Reprints are acceptable as long as you currently hold the copyright.

Full page/single book cover ads for individual authors are available at $10 per ad. Please contact Nina@SirensCallPublications.com for advertising information.

All short story, flash, and poem submissions MUST be submitted to: Submissions@SirensCallPublications.com for consideration.

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RELEASE: The Sirens Call – Issue 39 ‘Scared Stiff’ | #Horror #Fiction #FREE @Sirens_Call

Sirens Call Publications is pleased to announce the release of the latest issue of

The Sirens Call

Our 39th issue of The Sirens Call eZine comes in at 158 pages and features short stories, flash fiction, and poetry of dark fiction and horror! It also contains artwork by, and an interview with Simon Walpole, and an interview with Alex Woolf, and a teaser from his novella ‘The RIP’

Click on the cover for your #FREE download!

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RELEASE: The Blood Lights by Elaine Pascale | #Horror @Sirens_Call @doclaney

Sirens Call Publications is pleased to announce its latest release…

The Blood Lights

Elaine Pascale

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The Blood Lights are the last thing you’ll see…

They victimize all…

Jezzie Mitchell is in anguish; with her brother’s murder still on her mind, she’s noticed strange behavior among the girls in the residential treatment center where she works. Is there a connection between the contagion on Cape Cod and the deadly Bahamas vacation that changed her life?

Jezzie reaches out to former lover Lou Collins, a scholar who has chased proof of the lights for decades. Will he be able to solve the mystery of the lights in time?

Intensely competitive, reporter Bridgette Collins knows the lights are a way to secure fame in her career. And while it’ll put the final nail into the coffin of her ex-husband’s career, she vows to know the secrets of the lights. Even if it means unleashing a world-wide epidemic…

The Blood Lights is currently available on:

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

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(more venues to follow in both digital and print!)

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elainepascale.jpgABOUT THE AUTHOR — Elaine Pascale has been writing her entire life. She lives on Cape Cod, with her husband and children. She is the author of If Nothing Else, Eve, We’ve Enjoyed the Fruit, and has published in several magazines and anthologies. She enjoys a robust full moon, chocolate, and collecting cats.

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SUBMISSIONS CLOSED: The Sirens Call — Issue 39 ‘Scared Stiff!’ | #Horror @Sirens_Call

Submissions for the 39th issue of The Sirens Call, featuring short stories, flash fiction, and poetry embodying the theme of ‘Scared Stiff!’ 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 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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OPEN SUBMISSIONS: The Sirens Call – Issue 39 ‘Scared Stiff’ | #Horror #OpenCall #ReprintsWelcome

eZine_Submission_ImageFor the 39th issue of The Sirens call eZine, we’re looking for solid horror pieces. They don’t need to fit any specific theme, they just need to be dark fiction/horror. We accept short stories, flash fiction, drabbles, and poetry provided they are written well and catch our attention. We welcome reprints as long as you hold the copyright to the work.

Your piece can be creepy, sullen, emotive, freaky, elegant, bizarre, have a dark-humor edge to it, or simply be flat out scary as hell!

The basic rules:

  • Write the piece well.
  • It must be primarily horror/dark fiction.
  • Pieces about sexual ‘stiffies’ are not welcome – don’t waste your time or ours with them.
  • Don’t break our set-in-stone taboos – NO pedophilia, NO bestiality, and NO descriptive rape scenarios.
  • Send us your horrific imaginings, and if they fit the bill, we’ll bring them to life for 35,000 readers!

REPRINTS ARE WELCOME

Submission Deadline: May 31, 2018

Circulation: Approximately 35,000

Short story word count: 1,000 – 2,500 (limit of one submission per author)
Long flash fiction word count: 500 – 1,000 (limit of one submission per author)
Short flash fiction word count: 200 – 500 (limit of three submissions per author)
Poem length: minimum 10 lines; maximum 50 lines (limit of five submissions per author)
Drabbles: 100 word prose (limit of five submissions per author)

Reprints are acceptable as long as you currently hold the copyright.

Full page/single book cover ads for individual authors are available at $10 per ad. Please contact Julianne@SirensCallPublications.com for advertising information.

All story, flash, and poem submissions MUST be submitted to:
Submissions@SirensCallPublications.com for consideration.

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RELEASE: The Sirens Call Issue 38 ‘Straight Up Horror’ | #Horror #Fiction #FREE @Sirens_Call

Sirens Call Publications is pleased to announce the release of the latest issue of

The Sirens Call

Our 38th issue of The Sirens Call eZine comes in at 186 pages and features short stories, flash fiction, and poetry of Straight Up Horror! It also contains artwork by, and an interview with Tony Orcutt, and an interview with Elaine Pascale, and a teaser of her upcoming novella The Blood Lights. 

Click on the cover for your #FREE download!

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RELEASE: The RIP by Alex Woolf via @PhrenicPress

Phrenic Press, the short story imprint of Sirens Call Publications, is please to announce its latest release

The RIP

Alex Woolf

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Imagine the air as a piece of paper someone just grabs and rips…

Something has been opened that maybe shouldn’t have been…

It has the appearance of damage…

Chris is in love with Sian.

Sian is dating Toby, and although she’s not sure she loves him, they’re going to have a baby together.

Are Chris and Sian destined by fate to live this unfortunate and separate reality, or did they take a wrong turn somewhere along the way? Perhaps the rip might provide a clue… But whatever it is, its sudden appearance shakes up the lives of Chris and Sian, and nothing will ever be the same again.

In this unsettling tale of romance, voyeurism, and alternative reality, is the rip a portal to another world, or an eye into our own?

The RIP is available exclusively for purchase or borrow on Amazon at:

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

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ALEX_WOOLFAlex Woolf is the author of 16 commercially published novels aimed at young and YA readers. They include Soul Shadows, a novel about shadows that come to life, shortlisted for the 2014 Red Book Award, and Aldo Moon, about a teenage Victorian ghost-hunter. He has also had numerous adult stories and novellas published by Sirens Call Publications, Strange Circle, and Vagabondage Press.

 

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