RELEASE: Dark Passages: Moments of Transition and Dissonance by Shawn D. Standfast | #Horror #Poetry @Sirens_Call @BooksR4Life

Sirens Call Publications is pleased to announce its latest release…

Dark Passages: Moments of Transition and Dissonance 

Shawn D. Standfast

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Dark Passages is a collection of poetry caught in shadow. Interweaving the remnants of memory, thought, dream, and desire.

Fire, Brimstone and Candlelight

Lost in a flow of phrases and emotions
Forever moving in motion to their rhythm
Sleet and hail burn a path through the night
With mindless movements shaping it all

Moonlight thunders past, chasing shadows
The smell of ozone and sulphur fills the air
Ghostly visions begin in euphoric delight
As fragments of misplaced moments converge

In a reflection of the storm’s fading glory
Silence shrouds once pulsating thoughts
Stillness reshapes hopes and dreams
As memories sleep in flickering candlelight

Dark Passages: Moments of Transition and Dissonance is currently available on:

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

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

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR — Shawn D. Standfast was born in 1966 on an island in Northern Ontario, Canada. His early years were spent without running water, indoor plumbing, and electricity. Shawn began reading to pass the long summer days and cold winter nights. He has fond memories of reading in the silence of the rural countryside and listening to old time radio shows through a crystal radio late at night.

In his teens Shawn moved to Toronto. A high school English class sparked his interest in poetry. A few poets like John Clare, Robert Frost, and Percy Bysshe Shelley became lifelong favourites. Inspired, Shawn began writing poetry and song lyrics. In the late 1980’s Shawn stopped writing.

After relocating to the United Kingdom in 2005, Shawn began writing again and entering poetry contests. For five years running, one of his submissions was chosen for his local library poetry contest until its demise in 2018. Dark Passages is a selection of the poetry he has written while in the UK.  

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OPEN SUBMISSIONS: The Sirens Call – issue 47 ‘Deeds Most Foul and Unnatural’ | #Horror #OpenCall #ReprintsWelcome #fiction @Sirens_Call

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For the forty-seventh issue of The Sirens Call eZine, we’re looking for works of horror and dark fiction. As it is the Halloween issue, feel free to write something ghastly to shock even the most heinous of tricksters!

We’ll be accepting short stories, flash fiction, drabbles, and poetry provided they 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, bizarre, have a dark-humor edge to it, or be flat out creepy as hell!

The basic rules:

  • Write the piece well.
  • The piece must be primarily horror/dark fiction.
  • Don’t break our set-in-stone taboos – NO pedophilia, NO bestiality, and NO descriptive rape scenarios.

We’re looking for a mixture of pieces that speak to the season, as well as some that are just damned good writing. So, be creative, be bold, show us what you’ve got, and if it fits our criteria, we’ll offer it up to our readership of approximately 35,000!


REPRINTS ARE WELCOME

Submission Deadline: September 30, 2019

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 submissions 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

RELEASE: The Sirens Call Issue #46’Summer Nightscares’ | #Horror #DarkFic #FREE #eZine @Sirens_Call

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

The Sirens Call

The 46th issue of The Sirens Call eZine features one hundred and five pieces of dark fiction and horror prose from seventy two different authors and poets. It also features an interview with, and dark imagery by artist, Jessica F Holt. This month’s featured author, Sonora Taylor, talks to us about ‘Fear, Sadness and the Horror of Pain’ and also offers an excerpt from her novel, Without Condition!

Click on the cover for your #FREE download!

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Visit the web site to check out the other The Sirens Call issues!
www.sirenscallpub.com

SUBMISSIONS CLOSED: The Sirens Call — Issue 46 ‘Summer Nightscares’ @Sirens_Call

Submissions for the 46th issue of The Sirens Call, featuring short stories, flash fiction, and poetry 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 Nina at Nina@SirensCallPublications.com for details.

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OPEN SUBMISSIONS: The Sirens Call – issue 46 ‘Summer Nightscares’ | #Horror #OpenCall #ReprintsWelcome #fiction @Sirens_Call

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For the forty-sixth issue of The Sirens Call eZine, we’re looking for works of horror and dark fiction.

We’ll be accepting short stories, flash fiction, drabbles, and poetry provided they 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, bizarre, have a dark-humor edge to it, or be flat out creepy as hell!

The basic rules:

  • Write the piece well.
  • The piece must be primarily horror/dark fiction.
  • Don’t break our set-in-stone taboos – NO pedophilia, NO bestiality, and NO descriptive rape scenarios.

We’d like to mix it up and have some pieces that speak to the title, and some that are just damned good dark writing, so be creative, be bold, show us what you’ve got, and if it fits our criteria, we’ll offer it up to our readership of about 35,000!


REPRINTS ARE WELCOME

Submission Deadline: July 31, 2019

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 submissions 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

RELEASE: The Sirens Call Issue #45’Distant Screams!’ | #Horror #DarkFic #FREE #eZine @Sirens_Call

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

The Sirens Call

The 45th issue of The Sirens Call eZine features eighty pieces of dark fiction and horror prose from seventy different authors and poets. It also features an interview with, and twelve monster/creature images by, our featured artist NOISTROMO. This month’s spot-light author, Tim Meyer, schools us on why ‘Fear Is Fun’ and also offers an excerpt from his short novel, The Switch House!

Click on the cover for your #FREE download!

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Visit the web site to check out the other The Sirens Call issues!
www.sirenscallpub.com

SUBMISSIONS CLOSED: The Sirens Call — Issue 45 ‘Distant Screams’ @Sirens_Call

Submissions for the 45th issue of The Sirens Call, featuring short stories, flash fiction, and poetry 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 Nina at Nina@SirensCallPublications.com for details.

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