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SUBMISSIONS CLOSED: If It Bleeds, It Leads! | #Horror #Anthology @Sirens_Call

Submissions are now closed for the upcoming anthology tentatively titled

If It Bleeds, It Leads!

Sirens Call Publications would like to thank all the authors who submitted stories for consideration. Once all of the submissions have been read and final decisions made, we’ll be in touch. The reading and evaluation period is two to three months from this point and we thank the authors in advance for their patience.

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RELEASE: Forever — L. E. White | #Paranormal #Ghost #Romance @leonard_white @Sirens_Call

Sirens Call Publications is pleased to announce its latest release…

Forever

L. E. White

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Newlyweds Diane and Jacob have just bought their first house. Excited to be homeowners, the couple enthusiastically christen their new dwelling – but is that all they are doing? Or are they arousing the dormant needs of something else that resides there as well? Something sexual…

While unpacking, the two start noticing odd things happening. After exploring the basement thoroughly, they discover a Valentine’s Day memento left behind by a former owner. The strange and unusual events they’d been experiencing begin to escalate to frightening encounters.

In an attempt to cleanse their new home, Diane enlists the help of a friend and former lover to try and eliminate this entity. Things take a turn for the worst when the spirit inhabiting the house takes over Diane’s body and has a sexual encounter with Jacob.

Will the young couple be able to cleanse not only their home but their lives of this voracious being, or will their relationship crumble under the pressure of a sexually deviant phantom?

Forever is currently available on:

Amazon: US | UK | Canada | Australia | Germany | France | Spain | Italy | Japan | Mexico | Brazil | India | The Netherlands

Smashwords

(more venues to follow in both digital and print!)

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leonardwhite.jpgABOUT THE AUTHOR — L. E. White is a happily married father of four, living on his family farm in southern Indiana. His work has appeared in multiple collections and magazines from Sirens Call Publications, as well as other publishers.

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DEADLINE EXTENSION: If It Bleeds, It Leads! | #Horror #Anthology @Sirens_Call

Sirens Call Publications is extending the deadline on it’s open call for…

If It Bleeds, It Leads!

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For this anthology, we’re looking for stories that embody the spirit of the good ol’ newspaper headline! In fact, your story title MUST BE the headline.

We want feature pieces that belong on the front page; stories that draw you in and take hold of you as they unfold while the ink is still drying.

The work should exemplify the flashy style that only hot-off-the-press journalistic prose can entail. And if you want to go full-on tabloid, have at it. Give us the trash, give us the dirty laundry, but most of all, give us the juicy bits.

Remember, this is a horror collection, so be sure to keep one thing in mind: If it bleeds, it leads!

Here is a question one of the prospective authors asked us about this call: Is this anthology looking for horror stories in the form of newspaper articles?

The answer: Yes, that’s exactly what we’re looking for!

New Deadline: November 30, 2017

Word Count: 2,500 – 5,000 words

All submissions MUST be submitted to: Submissions@SirensCallPublications.com

Reading & Evaluation Period: Two to three months after close of the extended deadline

** NO REPRINTS WILL BE CONSIDERED **

Payment: Each story selected for inclusion will receive a one-time payment of $15USD, an eBook contributor copy, and the right to purchase an unlimited number of print books at discount.

As per our standard guidelines, there will be no stories containing pedophilia, bestiality, or graphic rape scenarios accepted. For a full list of our guidelines, please visit our website www.SirensCallPublications.com.

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OPEN SUBMISSIONS: The Sirens Call – Issue 36 – ‘Undead 2017’ @Sirens_Call

Sirens Call Publications is please to announce its next open call…

Undead 2017

eZine_Submission_ImageFor the December issue of The Sirens Call eZine, we’re keeping up the tradition of celebrating the death of the year… Or in this case, the undeath!

That’s right folks, we’re dedicating the 36th issue to those that have died and risen again – Zombies! Your Zombie horror stories or prose can be crazed, terrifying, creepy, kitsch, bizarre, or gross. Your Zombies can be part of a viral outbreak, a human biological offshoot, some poor sole who’s been attacked by another Zombie and turned, or something only you can come up with. Be creative, just don’t wander outside the Zombie subgenre.

The basic rules:

  • write your story or prose well
  • make sure your work is Zombie Horror oriented
  • Don’t breach our set-in-stone taboos – NO pedophilia, NO bestiality, and NO descriptive rape scenarios

REPRINTS ARE WELCOME!

Submission Deadline: Dec 1, 2017

Short story word count: 1,000 – 2,500

Flash fiction word count: 300 – 1,000

Poem length: minimum 10 lines; maximum 50 lines (limit of five submissions 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.

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RELEASE: The Sirens Call – Issue 35 ‘Classic Monsters’ | #Horror #Monsters @Sirens_Call

Sirens Call Publications is pleased to announce the release of the latest issue of

The Sirens Call

Our 35th issue of The Sirens Call eZine comes in at 144 pages and features short stories, flash fiction, and poetry embodying the ‘Classic Monsters’ we all know and love. It also contains artwork and an interview by Judson Michael Agla, as well as an interview with D.W. Gillespie, author of Still Dark

Click on the cover for your #FREE download!


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RELEASE: Still Dark — D.W. Gillespie | #Horror #Paranormal #MindControl @Sirens_Call

Sirens Call Publications is pleased to announce its latest release…

Still Dark

D.W. Gillespie

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When a thunderous explosion rocks an idyllic cabin resort in the Great Smoky Mountains, animals and humans alike begin to act strange. Jim, along with his wife Laura and son, Sam, are cut off from the outside world, but they soon realize the true nightmare is just beginning…

Deep in the snow-covered woods, something is waiting. The creature calls itself Apex, and it’s a traveler. Reading the minds of those around it, Apex brings the terrifying fears hidden in the human psyche to life with a singular purpose: to kill any that stand in its way.

Locked in a fight for their lives, Jim and his family must uncover the truth behind Apex, and stop the creature from wreaking a horrifying fate upon the rest of the world!

Still Dark is currently available on:

Amazon: US | UK | Canada | Australia | Germany | France | Spain | Italy | Japan | Mexico | Brazil | India | The Netherlands

Smashwords | CreateSpace (Print)

(more venues to follow!)

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Gillespie-Family-Nov2014-53.jpgABOUT THE AUTHOR — D.W. Gillespie has been writing dark fiction in one form or another since he was old enough to hold a pencil. He’s been featured in multiple horror anthologies, both in print and online. Still Dark is his debut novel, and his second book, a short collection titled Handmade Monsters, arrives in 2017.

He lives in Tennessee with his wife and two children.

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SUBMISSIONS CLOSED: The Sirens Call — Issue 35 ‘The Classics’

Submissions for the 35th issue of The Sirens Call, looking for short stories, flash fiction, and poetry fitting the theme of ‘The Classics’ are closed.

Sirens Call Publications would like to thank all of the authors who submitted work for consideration. We’ll be in touch as soon as we can with our decisions.

To any authors or publishers looking for Ad space, please contact Julianne at Julianne@SirensCallPublications.com for details.

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