For the third year in a row, we are dedicating our February issue of The Sirens Call eZine to Women in Horror Recognition Month. We’ll only be accepting short stories, flash fiction, and a limited number of poems from women for this issue. (GENTLEMEN, please see the last paragraph)
Your submission must be a work of HORROR fiction revolving around the theme of ‘Whispers in the Dark’. A whisper can be a spoken word, a breath on your neck, a faint stir of the breeze, or even the hint of a rouged cheek. Be creative; think outside the box for this one.
The type of horror pieces we are looking for are psychological, monster/creature, ghost/haunting, alien/otherworldly terror, or just a damn scary tale!
The type of horror we do NOT want are stories of abuse and revenge – just revenge is okay if there is enough horror in it, but no ‘wife beater’ tales for this one, please.
Deadline: February 3, 2015
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 (requirement of three acceptable drabbles per author/limit of five submitted)
**Reprints are acceptable as long as you currently hold the copyright
All submissions MUST be submitted to: Submissions@SirensCallPublications.com
As for our GENTLEMEN writers – you guys will have to sit this one out again, but we have a wonderful idea plucked from the ether and reserved for the April issue which will be solely for you this year. It’s not in competition with WiHM, but we do believe in fair play. And don’t bother asking what the theme is ahead of time because we’re not telling; we’re savoring the anticipation until the beginning of March!