August 20th is fast approaching and Sirens Call Publications has two submissions closing on that day.
Bop Til You Drop: A Collection of Haunted Tales
Spectral mists or ectoplasmic goo – what does a haunting mean to you?
Weave tales of cursed objects or ghostly frights that strike a chord of fear into the readers bones. Horror should make itself at home within these stories – we want only those that would scare the fear seeker in all of us.
We want your finest narratives of hauntings but with one simple twist…
They have to take place in the 1950s. No exceptions!
A Friend of a Friend Told Me: Legends of Urban Horror
We’ve all come across them. The warnings told by a friend of a friend – be careful! Some ghastly end met while undertaking a dare, don’t go in there, that’s the Devil’s Gate! Or perhaps your mind leaps to the cryptofiction realm – Bigfoot, the Chupacabra, or monstrous alligators roaming the sewers under New York City!
Wherever your mind takes you, we want to come along for the ride. Ensure your story is dark and edgy, preferably full of horror – we want the reader to be too scared to step off the beaten path and wander into realms unknown.
All urban legends are open for interpretation; just be sure to add the requisite elements of horror.
Please make sure to take a look at the submission guidelines for each anthology, which can be found here.