And yet the passing of another year, sad as it may be, but for us horror types, plenty of fodder on offer to creep it up!
For the sixtieth issue of The Sirens Call Zine, we’re looking for horrifying and well-constructed tales of horror and dark fiction. And as it is the death of the year, we are, as always, celebrating with the sub-theme of death. That means stories containing a vile or supernatural death within them.
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, have a dark satirical edge to it, or rattle us to the core!
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 something you want the world to read! If your piece fits our criteria, we’ll offer it up to our readership of approximately 35,000.
REPRINTS ARE WELCOME!
Submission Deadline: October 15, 2022
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.
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