For the 50th issue of The Sirens Call eZine, we’re looking for short stories, flash fiction, drabbles, and poetry of horror or dark fiction – extra points for pieces that reflect the theme of summer, but it’s not required.
We have a few taboos listed below, other than that, as long as you write a quality piece, feel free to submit it.
Short stories, flash fiction, drabbles, and poetry are acceptable provided they 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-humor 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
- Don’t break our set-in-stone taboos – NO pedophilia, NO bestiality, and NO descriptive rape scenarios.
Be creative, be morbid, be vicious and show us what you’ve got. If it fits our criteria, we’ll offer it up to our readership of about 35,000!
REPRINTS ARE WELCOME
Submission Deadline: April 30, 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 – 1,000 (limit of one submission per author)
Short flash fiction word count: 200 – 500 (limit of three submissions per author)
Poem length: minimum 10 lines; maximum 50 lines (limit of five subs per author)
Drabbles: 100 word prose (limit of five submissions per author)
Reprints are acceptable as long as you currently hold the copyright.
Full page/single book cover ads for individual authors are available at $10 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