OPEN Call for SUBMISSIONS: The Sirens Call – Winter 2021 – issue 56 | #Horror #DarkFiction #eZine #OpenCall #Reprints #fiction #stories #flash #poetry @Sirens_Call

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Winter 2021

It’s time once again to pay homage to the death of yet another year with our Winter 2021 eZine.

For the fifty-sixth issue of The Sirens Call eZine, we’re looking for horrifying and well-constructed tales centered around death. Average serial killer pieces will not be entertained. If you choose to go the ‘killer’ route, please be sure to make your antagonist something extra… be that super-human, not human, off their freakin’ rocker in a severe capacity, or whatever uncharted territory you come up with, be extremely creative!

Any and all supernatural, or freakishly heinous deaths are encouraged.

We’ll be accepting short stories, flash fiction, drabbles, and poetry that fit within the horror/dark fiction genre. We welcome reprints as long as you hold the copyright to the piece.

Your piece can be scary, sullen, emotive, freaky, elegant, bizarre, have a dark satirical edge to it, or scare the crap out of us as long as they center around death!

The basic rules:

  • Write the piece well.
  • It must be primarily horror/dark fiction oriented and contain a death.
  • No pieces containing coronavirus/covid-19 references will be accepted.
  • Don’t break our set-in-stone taboos – NO pedophilia, NO bestiality, and NO descriptive rape scenarios.

Be creative, be morbid, be vicious, be clever, and, most of all, write about death! If your piece fits our criteria, we’ll offer it up to our readership of approximately 35,000


REPRINTS ARE WELCOME!

Submission Deadline: November 1, 2021

Circulation: Approximately 35,000

Short story word count: 1,000 – 2,500 (limit of one submission per author)
Flash fiction word count: 500 – 999 (limit of one submission per author)
Short flash fiction word count: 101 – 499 (limit of three submissions per author)
Micro fiction word count: 50 – 99 (limit of three submissions per author)
Drabbles: 100 word prose (limit of five submissions per author)
Poem length: 10 – 50 lines (limit of five subs per author)

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

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

Full page ads are available at $10 per ad.
Please contact Nina@SirensCallPublications.com for advertising information.

Please visit our web site for further details and guidelines: www.SirensCallPub.com

SUBMISSIONS CLOSED: The Sirens Call — Halloween 2021 – Issue #55 @Sirens_Call

Submissions for the 55th issue of The Sirens Call, featuring short stories, flash fiction, and poetry are closed.

Sirens Call Publications would like to thank all of the authors and artists who submitted their work for consideration. We’ll be in touch as soon as we can with our decisions.

If you are looking for Ad space, please contact Nina at Nina@SirensCallPublications.com for details.

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OPEN Call for SUBMISSIONS: The Sirens Call – Halloween 2021 – issue 55 | #Horror #DarkFiction #eZine #OpenCall #Reprints #fiction #stories #flash #poetry @Sirens_Call

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Halloween 2021

We know, you’re thinking corndogs by the sea and unicorn shaped cotton candy clouds, and we’re asking for Halloween Scares and Fall Horrors. But you’re a writer, right? You got this!

For the fifty-fifth issue of The Sirens Call eZine, we’re looking for your most terrifying Halloween Tales and well constructed works of horror and dark fiction.

We’ll be accepting short stories, flash fiction, drabbles, and poetry that fit within the horror/dark fiction genre. We welcome reprints as long as you hold the copyright to the piece.

Your piece can be scary, sullen, emotive, freaky, elegant, bizarre, have a dark satirical edge to it, or be flat out terrifying!

The basic rules:

  • Write the piece well.
  • It must be primarily horror/dark fiction oriented
  • No pieces containing coronavirus/covid-19 references will be accepted.
  • Don’t break our set-in-stone taboos – NO pedophilia, NO bestiality, and NO descriptive rape scenarios.

Beyond that, be creative, be morbid, be vicious, be clever; show us what you’ve got, and if it fits our criteria, we’ll offer it up to our readership of 35,000 readers!


REPRINTS ARE WELCOME!

Submission Deadline: July 31, 2021

Circulation: Approximately 35,000

Short story word count: 1,000 – 2,500 (limit of one submission per author)
Flash fiction word count: 500 – 999 (limit of one submission per author)
Short flash fiction word count: 101 – 499 (limit of three submissions per author)
Micro fiction word count: 50 – 99 (limit of three submissions per author)
Drabbles: 100 word prose (limit of five submissions per author)
Poem length: 10 – 50 lines (limit of five subs per author)

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

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

Full page ads are available at $10 per ad.
Please contact Nina@SirensCallPublications.com for advertising information.

Please visit our web site for further details: www.SirensCallPub.com

RELEASE: The Sirens Call eZine Summer 2021 Edition – Issue 54 | FREE Online #Horror and #DarkFic #eZine #magazine @Sirens_Call

Sirens Call Publications is pleased to announce
the release of the Summer 2021 edition of

The Sirens Call

The 54th issue of The Sirens Call eZine is 212 pages of dark fiction and horror in the form of short stories, flash fiction, poetry, and artwork! Our Featured Artist, Michal Bedkowski, offers 11 images along with an essay that speaks to his love of horror. Our Featured Author, Daniel J. Volpe, serves up an article titled ‘Oh, the Horror’, along with an excerpt from his third splatterpunk book, ‘Talia’. And our Featured Project is The Ladies of Horror Picture-prompt Challenge which showcases 26 female authors and their ekphrastic prose.  

Come grab a copy! No sign-up required, no tricks when you get there, just a free eZine packed full of incredibly talented writers and artists!

Click on the cover for your #FREE download!

Visit the web site to check out the other free issues of The Sirens Call!
www.sirenscallpub.com

OPEN Call for SUBMISSIONS: The Sirens Call – Summer 2021 – issue 54 | #Horror #DarkFiction #eZine #OpenCall #Reprints #fiction #stories #flash #poetry @Sirens_Call

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Summer 2021

For the fifty-fourth issue of The Sirens Call, we’ll be accepting short stories, flash fiction, micro-fiction, drabbles, and poetry that fit within the horror/dark fiction genre. We welcome reprints as long as you hold the copyright to the piece.

Your piece can be scary, sullen, emotive, freaky, elegant, bizarre, have a dark satirical edge to it, or be flat out terrifying!

The basic rules:

  • Write the piece well.
  • It must be primarily horror/dark fiction oriented
  • No pieces containing coronavirus/covid-19 references will be accepted.
  • Don’t break our set-in-stone taboos – NO pedophilia, NO bestiality, and NO descriptive rape scenarios.

Beyond that, be creative, be morbid, be vicious, be clever; show us what you’ve got, and if it fits our criteria, we’ll offer it up to our readership of 35,000 readers!


REPRINTS ARE WELCOME!

Submission Deadline: May 1, 2021

Circulation: Approximately 35,000

Short story word count: 1,000 – 2,500 (limit of one submission per author)
Long flash fiction word count: 500 – 999 (limit of one submission per author)
Short flash fiction word count: 200 – 499 (limit of three submissions per author)
Micro fiction word count: 50 – 99 (limit of three submissions per author)
Drabbles: 100 word prose (limit of five submissions per author)
Poem length: 10 – 50 lines (limit of five subs per author)

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

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

Full page ads are available at $10 per ad.
Please contact Nina@SirensCallPublications.com for advertising information.

Please visit our web site for further details: www.SirensCallPub.com

RELEASE: The Sirens Call eZine Spring 2021 Edition – Issue 53 | FREE Online #Horror and #DarkFic #eZine #magazine @Sirens_Call

Sirens Call Publications is pleased to announce
the release of the Spring 2021 edition of

The Sirens Call

The 53rd issue of The Sirens Call eZine features over 120 pieces of horror and dark fiction in the form of short stories, flash fiction, and poetry. Our Featured Poet, Author, and Artist for this issue is Lori R. Lopez. Lori offers 13 of her illustrations along with an essay on being a Horror Poet, Author, Artist, Musician, and collaborative Mom with two very talented sons. She is a regular poetry contributor to the eZine; in addition, she has graciously provided 5 additional featured poems from her published collection, ‘Odds and Ends‘, and a flash fiction piece from her hugely popular book, ‘The Dark Mister Snark‘. Lori has an exuberant personality that shines through in her essay, and if you’re looking for a great hat recommendation, The Queen of Hats is the person to talk to! You can find her and her sons collaborating as Fairy Fly Entertainment.  

Come grab a copy! No sign-up required, no tricks when you get there, just a free eZine packed full of incredibly talented writers and artists!

Click on the cover for your #FREE download!

Visit the web site to check out the other free issues of The Sirens Call!
www.sirenscallpub.com

OPEN Call for SUBMISSIONS: The Sirens Call – Spring 2021 – issue 53 | #Horror #DarkFiction #eZine #OpenCall #Reprints #fiction #stories #flash #poetry @Sirens_Call

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Spring 2021

Welcome to a whole new year, folks, one that will hopefully prove better than the last!

For the fifty-third issue of The Sirens Call, we’ll be accepting short stories, flash fiction, micro-fiction, drabbles, and poetry that fit within the horror/dark fiction genre. We welcome reprints as long as you hold the copyright to the piece.

Your piece can be scary, sullen, emotive, freaky, elegant, bizarre, have a dark satirical edge to it, or be flat out terrifying!

The basic rules:

  • Write the piece well.
  • It must be primarily horror/dark fiction oriented
  • No pieces containing coronavirus/covid-19 or political references will be accepted.
  • Don’t break our set-in-stone taboos – NO pedophilia, NO bestiality, and NO descriptive rape scenarios.

Beyond that, be creative, be morbid, be vicious, be clever; show us what you’ve got, and if it fits our criteria, we’ll offer it up to our readership of 35,000 readers!


REPRINTS ARE WELCOME!

Submission Deadline: January 31, 2021

Circulation: Approximately 35,000

Short story word count: 1,000 – 2,500 (limit of one submission per author)
Long flash fiction word count: 500 – 999 (limit of one submission per author)
Short flash fiction word count: 200 – 499 (limit of three submissions per author)
Micro fiction word count: 50 – 99 (limit of three submissions per author)
Drabbles: 100 word prose (limit of five submissions per author)
Poem length: 10 – 50 lines (limit of five subs per author)

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

Full page/single book cover ads for individual authors are available at $10 per ad.
Publisher/community/multi-book full page ads are available at $25 per ad.
Please contact Nina@SirensCallPublications.com for advertising information.

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

Please visit our web site for further details: www.SirensCallPub.com

RELEASE: The Sirens Call eZine Winter 2020 Edition – Issue 52 | FREE Online #Horror and #DarkFic #eZine #magazine @Sirens_Call

Sirens Call Publications is pleased to announce
the release of the Winter 2020 edition of

The Sirens Call

The 52nd issue of The Sirens Call eZine comes in at 202 pages and features 131 pieces of horror and dark fiction. Our Featured Artist, Allison Smith, offers 10 images along with an essay on being a Horror Artist; our Spotlight Poet, Marge Simon, offers us her take on poetic prose and a peek into her collaborative book, ‘War: Dark Poems‘, that she co-authored with Alessandro Manzetti; and our Spotlight Author, Lydia Prime, discusses how small things can become great endeavors with time and patience. She also offers us three excerpts from her short story collection, Itty Bitty Horror Bites.

Come grab a copy! No sign-up required, no tricks when you get there, just a free eZine packed full of incredibly talented writers and artists!

Click on the cover for your #FREE download!

Visit the web site to check out the other free issues of The Sirens Call!
www.sirenscallpub.com

RELEASE: The Sirens Call eZine Halloween 2020 Edition – Issue 51 | FREE Online #Horror & #DarkFic #eZine #magazine @Sirens_Call

Sirens Call Publications is pleased to announce
the release of the Halloween 2020 edition of

The Sirens Call

The 51st issue of The Sirens Call eZine comes in at a massive 246 pages and features 176 pieces of horror and dark fiction. Our Featured Photographer, Pieter, offers 13 images along with an essay of his love of UrbEx photography; and our Spotlight author, Lee Andrew Forman, serves up his take on The Allure of the Haunted, along with an excerpt from his book, The Bury Box.

Come grab a copy for free! No sign-up required, no tricks when you get there, just a free eZine featuring the works of incredibly talented writers and artists!

Click on the cover for your #FREE download!

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Visit the web site to check out the other free issues of The Sirens Call!
www.sirenscallpub.com

OPEN Call for SUBMISSIONS: The Sirens Call – issue 52 Death of the Year/December 2020 | #Horror #DarkFiction #eZine #OpenCall #Reprints #fiction #stories #flash #poetry @Sirens_Call

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Death of the Year/December 2020

As is our custom, we are ending 2020 with our Death of the Year issue. We’re calling for pieces that pay tribute to the end of life in the most heinous ways possible. You may choose to honor death in dark fashion by horrifying with it, respecting it, or fighting it to the bitter end; and we do mean the bitter end as your piece should contain an unnatural death, mortal or otherwise.

We are NOT looking for acts of crime or mundane content. So please, no murdered wives who were planning to file for divorce, or pleasant stories of grandma passing in her sleep – they will be declined.

We’ll be accepting short stories, flash fiction, drabbles, and poetry that fit the theme within the horror/dark fiction genre. We welcome reprints as long as you hold the copyright to the piece.

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

The basic rules:

  • Write the piece well.
  • It must be primarily horror/dark fiction oriented
  • No pieces containing coronavirus/covid-19 or political references will be accepted.
  • Don’t break our set-in-stone taboos – NO pedophilia, NO bestiality, and NO descriptive rape scenarios.

Beyond that, be creative, be morbid, be vicious, be clever; show us what you’ve got, and if it fits our criteria, we’ll offer it up to our readership of 35,000 readers!


REPRINTS ARE WELCOME!

Submission Deadline: October 31, 2020

Circulation: Approximately 35,000

Short story word count: 1,000 – 2,500 (limit of one submission per author)
Long flash fiction word count: 500 – 999 (limit of one submission per author)
Short flash fiction word count: 200 – 499 (limit of three submissions per author)
Micro fiction word count: 50 – 99 (limit of three submissions per author)
Drabbles: 100 word prose (limit of five submissions per author)
Poem length: 10 – 50 lines (limit of five subs per author)

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

Full page/single book cover ads for individual authors are available at $10 per ad.
Publisher/community/multi-book full page ads are available at $25 per ad.
Please contact Nina@SirensCallPublications.com for advertising information.

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

Please visit our web site for further details: www.SirensCallPub.com

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