SUBMISSIONS: The Sirens Call – Issue #26 ‘Dreamscapes of the Wicked’

Sirens Call Publications is opening up the 26th Issue of The Sirens Call to anyone who would like to submit in light of the low number of qualifying submissions received to date. We’re also extending the deadline to April 15th to give anyone wishing to write for this issue the time to do so. 


We are looking for submissions of stories, flash fiction, and poetry that feature Dreamscapes of the Wicked. What does this mean? It means your story must adhere to the following:

  • The main protagonist must be an individual who through malicious or harmful intent engages in wrong-doings, or deliberately causes harm to come to others. This individual must be wicked to the core with no valiant change of heart at the end. We want characters committed to their evil ways, and will accept no ‘hapless victims’ for this call.
  • The antagonist must reside in, be drawn from, or be the personification of the protagonist’s dreamscape. The antagonist can be an individual, a creature, or the dream world itself that terrorizes your main character. We aren’t restricting what type of terror you choose to employ, only where it originates and ultimately resides.

The dreamscape featured in your piece can be a living daymare, or a night terror, but it must be a horror tale born of a dream. We do not want stories describing what a nightmare a mundane nine-to-five job is – be imaginative and create your own unique set of horrific circumstances. The final thing we ask is that you give the tale a bit of sting. 


Submission Deadline: April 15, 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.

For our full guidelines please see www.SirensCallPublications.com

6 comments on “SUBMISSIONS: The Sirens Call – Issue #26 ‘Dreamscapes of the Wicked’

  1. Reblogged this on Slattery's Art of Horror Magazine and commented:
    Here’s a chance for publication.

  2. So to clarify, are submissions open to females now because of low submissions for April?

  3. Hi Josie – The call is now open to female writers as well due to a low number of qualifying submissions. Thank you for asking for clarification; it may help others! ~ Nina 🙂

  4. Hello there! I dont know if maybe i just missed it, but do you specify whether the submissions should be attached to the email or put in the body of the email? Also do you require author bios?

  5. Hi Demi,

    Thank you for asking. We ask for an attached document to review, with specific guideline for the formatting and subject line. Here is a link to the information, I’ll also paste it into the reply. Thank you for your inquiry!

    – Gloria


    eZine Submission guidelines:

    Submission deadline is midnight, April 1, 2016 (Pacific Standard Time).

    WE DO NOT ACCEPT WORKS containing pedophilia, human bestiality, or overtly descriptive/graphic rape scenes.

    All contributors will receive a PDF copy of the issue that their work is featured in upon publication.

    We welcome short stories (1000 – 2500 words), flash fiction (300 – 1000 words), drabbles (maximum of 5 for review per author), and dark poetry of 50 lines or less (maximum of 5 for review per author).

    Submissions are to be directed to our submissions email address only – submissions@sirenscallpublications.com ; the subject line should contain ‘ezine Submission, (your title), (your name)’

    Formatting – all submissions should be sent as .doc or .docx files formatted as follows: Times New Roman, 12 pt. font, single line spacing, first line indent. Italicize what you would like italicized, bold what you would like bolded. We will not interpret formatting as anything other than it appears in the submitted document. Dialogue requires quotes ( ” ), inner thought should be italicized, and spoken or remembered quotes should be encapsulated in single ticks ( ‘ ). Headers and Footers are not necessary, please do not include them. If there is any question about formatting, please contact our editor through the submission email address. submissions@sirenscallpublications.com

    We ask for one time publication rights only; stories that are previously published elsewhere are accepted provided that you hold the copyright to them.

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