RELEASE: The Sirens Call eZine Summer 2020 Edition – Issue 50 | FREE Online #Horror & #DarkFic #eZine #magazine @Sirens_Call

Sirens Call Publications is pleased to announce
the release of the Summer 2020 edition of

The Sirens Call

The 50th issue of The Sirens Call eZine comes in at a whopping 256 pages and features 143 pieces of horror and dark fiction; 16 images by our featured illustrators and photographers: Jeanette Andromeda, Mai Kil, Lisa Vasquez, and Danielle Wirsansky; and two spotlight authors — Nicholas Paschall, with an excerpt from his novel, ‘Jack in the Box‘, and Mark Steinwachs, along with a short story from his newly released collection ‘The Night‘.  

Come grab a copy for free! No sign-up required, no tricks when you get there, just a free eZine featuring the works of incredibly talented writers and artists!

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FREE Download: Mental Ward: Experiments | May 25-29 | Only on Amazon!

Free Download

May 25th – 29th on Amazon!


Mental Ward: Experiments


We’ll take fine care of your loved one – no need to worry…

A dank basement, shadow filled hallways, the deep echo of a metal latch being thrown while faint screams are heard… These are the things you might experience in a place where the unspeakable happens, where conscientious action and moral turpitude turn a blind eye in the interest of advancing one’s own personal pursuits in the most deranged and unjustifiable manner. The type of place where power corrupts, and depravity runs rampant among those imbued with it. A place where the unfortunate are abandoned to the devices of those who convince themselves their actions are in the best interest of science.

Mental Ward: Experiments is a collection of ten short stories that demonstrate the worst of humanity’s ambition in the interest of ‘civilized’ advancement. Step into a world where sanity is left behind, and horror is what the doctor ordered!


Anomaly, Sarah Doebereiner
Dread Pink, Guy Medley
Rorschach, L.E. White
Bell Haven, Frank Collia
Gingham Curtains and Electric Shock, Gwendolyn Kiste
Alice, Stephanie Nett
A Mutual Understanding, Nica Berry
A Taste for Lunacy, John Pham
Ambrosia, Kyle Yadlosky
No Man’s Land Dance, Vic Kerry

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FREE Download: Monster Brawl | May 20-24 | Only on Amazon!

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May 20th – 24th on Amazon!


Monster Brawl


It’s time to let the monsters loose!

For this book, we collected stories of monsters doing epic battle with other monsters! The beasts could be classical by design with a unique twist, or they could be spawned straight from the author’s imagination. The only rule: there must be a clear-cut winner at the end of each story; one of the creatures had to die!

Some of the stories in this collection pit a single monster against another, while others are all-out gang warfare. Some are campy, some serious, but all a fight for the ages!

It’s time to get your game face on for twelve tales worthy of the title Monster Brawl!


Market Forces, Ben Howels
The Imp, the Gadfly, and the Hourglass, Joshua Skye
The Matriarch, Mya Lairis
Monster Milk, Hunter Shea
To Fight by the Light of the Silvery Moon, Scott Harper
Vices, Sergio Pereira
Altered Beasts, Jennifer L. Barnes
Save It for the Cameras, T.R. North
Whoever Fights Monsters…, Patrick Loveland
Below the Surface, Chad A. Clark
The Rift Ripper, Kevin Holton
Kingdom of the Spiders, Paul M. Feeney


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FREE Download: Wicked Deeds | May 15-19 | Only on Amazon!

Free Download

May 15th – 19th on Amazon!


Wicked Deeds
Witches, Warlocks, Demons and Other Evil Doers



Sometimes wicked people do wicked things simply because they can…

The twelve stories in Wicked Deeds tell tales of witches and warlocks with ill intent, devilish demons bent on destruction, and other doers of evil who make the world a terrifying place.

What is a mother to do when her daughter is gifted but lives under the thumb of her fanatical preacher husband who will brook no talk of the supernatural? What of a demon so desperate to free himself of a trap that he will force another to repeat his atrocities and condemn a young boy to his demonic fate? Or maybe the story of a crotchety old witch with a score to settle against the town she lives in is more to your liking – what evil will the seemingly harmless crony call upon when faced with an ultimatum?

If you’re looking for wicked people with supernatural abilities doing wicked things, this is the collection for you!


A Hundred Crimson Candles, B. David Spicer
Buyers and Cellars, Devin Darcy
Ghostville!, Darren French
The Devil’s in the Details, David O’Hanlon
Shiv, Jennifer Melzer
Puppy Farm, Josie Dorans
The Bone Thief of Belheim City, Kevin Holton
Broomstick and a Pointed Hat, Jonathan D. Nichols
Inquire Within, Mark Christopher Lane
Witches on Salem, Brian D. Mazur

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FREE Download: Through Clouded Eyes | May 10-14 | Only on Amazon!

Free Download

May 10th – 14th on Amazon!


Through Clouded Eyes
A Zombies Point of View


Through Clouded Eyes: A Zombie’s Point of View: a collection of twelve stories told from the Zombie’s perspective.

They’re shambling toward you, feet dragging on the broken roadway. Arms outstretched, faces slack, they move as if they’re tracking your scent on the wind. You want to run, but you know there’s nowhere to hide.

Aware of their insatiable hunger, fear paralyzes you. These things were once human, people someone loved. Is there anything left inside them – some sliver of humanity that may save you from this nightmare? Your mind doesn’t want to accept the inevitable, a single thought consumes you: what are they thinking?

With your chance of escape dwindling, you snap out of it and run like hell knowing there is little to no hope; fate is coming for you. Soon you will see what they see Through Clouded Eyes


The Lazarus Virus, Alex Woolf
Metamorphosis, Shannon Lawrence
Night Beat, Neal Privett
Immortal Infantry, Trevor Firetog
Through the Eyes of the Dead, Paul M. Feeney
Granny Gert’s Good Eats Café, Maynard Blackoak
Grisly, Zachary O’Shea
Scrawled Pages, Josh MacLeod
Careful What You Wish For, Mark Steinwachs
Camille’s Walk, Stacy Fileccia
Red, Calvin Demmer
La Cocina de Zombie, DH Hanni

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FREE Download: What Dwells Below | May 5- 9 | Only on Amazon!

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May 5th – 9th on Amazon!


What Dwells Below


Have you ever walked over a grate in a sidewalk or passed by a manhole cover slightly ajar only to find the small hairs on your arm starting to rise, or terror washing over you at what may lurk unseen?

The twelve tales in this anthology explore urban horrors waiting just below our feet… Whether it’s the story of four boys who go searching for an urban legend only to come face to face with something far more sinister, or a man who watches those who dwell below under the cover of darkness while secretly coveting their subterranean existence, or tales of persons gone missing who disappear into the depths never to be seen again, there’s something in this collection to keep even the most staunch explorer above ground for a long time.

What Dwells Below will haunt your imagination with the unseen long after you have finished reading it!


Subterranean, Peter Oliver Wonder
Gator Bait, Ray Zacek
Drains to Bay, Guy Riessen
Reclusive, Jason Kawa
Melvin’s Disgusting New Job, Christofer Nigro
The Space Between, Brent Abell
Clog, Jonah Buck
In the Dark, S.K. Gregory
The Kindling of Bones, Nicholas Pascall
Underworld, Sheldon Woodbury
The Tale of Thomas, Jeremy Magargee
Taken, DJ Tyrer

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SUBMISSIONS CLOSED: The Sirens Call — Spring 2020 – Issue #50 @Sirens_Call

Submissions for the 50th 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 for details.



OPEN SUBMISSIONS: The Sirens Call – issue 50 Summer 2020| #Horror #eZine #OpenCall #Reprints Welcome #fiction #stories @Sirens_Call


Summer 2020

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!


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 for advertising information.

All story, flash, and poem submissions MUST be submitted to: for consideration.

Please visit our web site for further details:

RELEASE: The Sirens Call eZine Spring 2020 Edition – Issue 49 | FREE Online #Horror & #DarkFic #eZine #magazine @Sirens_Call

Sirens Call Publications is pleased to announce
the release of the Spring 2020 issue of

The Sirens Call

The 49th issue of The Sirens Call eZine weighs in at 133 pages featuring eighty seven  pieces of horror and dark fiction, eight images by photographer and artist Erin McGorry, and a spotlight feature on author A.F. Stewart along with a short tale from her newly released collection ‘Visions and Nightmares: Ten Tales of Dark Fantasy and Horror’.  

Come grab a copy for free! And no, you don’t have to sign-up for a mailing list to get it!

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The Sirens Call eZine - Issue 49 - Spring 2020

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RELEASE: Identity by Anthony Avina | #Horror #DarkFiction @Sirens_Call @AuthorAAvina

Sirens Call Publications is pleased to announce its latest release…


Anthony Avina


A story of love, loss and looking beyond the surface to find the real person underneath, readers will be on the edge of their seat as they try to learn a killer’s true…identity.

A missing son. An investigator desperate for answers. A city filled with untold danger.

Former detective turned private investigator Nathan Hawkes thought he’d left his life of danger behind until an old friend approaches and asks for help finding his missing son. Not one to refuse a friend in need, Nathan finds himself caught in the middle of a dangerous game of cat and mouse that lurks underneath the glamor and pretty lights of Los Angeles where a dark criminal underworld hides in the shadows. As he looks to an old flame for help, the people Nathan cares about find themselves in the crosshairs of a demented killer, and he must push himself to the brink to stop the madness before it’s too late.

Will Nathan find the killer in time, or will their twisted appetite and fame protect their Identity?

Identity 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!)


ABOUT THE AUTHORAnthony Avina was born in Fontana, CA. Growing up in Southern California, Anthony grew up with a love and passion for the horror genre. From the first time he watched the film Trilogy of Terror, he found himself drawn into the spine-chilling tales of Stephen King. Anthony knew he had a voice that needed to be heard, and so he dedicated himself to writing. He has gone on to be a two-time National Novel Writing Month winner, and has several short stories that have earned recognition on sites like Wattpad and periodicals like The Siren’s Call eZine. Living in California with his Yorkie Sammy and his two black cats Batman and Robin, Anthony works to bring untold tales of heart-pounding terror to light, and explore the way good and everyday people can overcome great horrors.

When he’s not writing Anthony is working daily as a freelance writer for several online publications. He also has a successful book blog and a YouTube channel called Avina Vlogs, where he publishes video reviews and films his journey to becoming an author. He is the author of several acclaimed books, including the novel I Was an Evil Teenager: Remastered and the series Nightmare Wars. You can learn more about the author and follow him at the links below:

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