Tag Archive | short stories

OPEN Call for SUBMISSIONS: The Sirens Call – Spring 2023 – issue 61 | #Horror #DarkFiction #Zine #OpenCall #Reprints #fiction #stories #flash #poetry @Sirens_Call

OPEN Call for SUBMISSIONS: The Sirens Call – Spring 2023 – issue 61 | #Horror #DarkFiction #Zine #OpenCall #Reprints #fiction #stories #flash #poetry @Sirens_Call

Spring is in the air! Or it will be in a few months…but what does that mean for humanity?
This issue has a sub-theme of Flora vs. Fauna. If nature decided to go on the attack, what would the average person do to survive, adapt, or overcome? Likewise, if humanity began destroying more of the nature that surrounds us, how would it maintain, thrive, conquer, or succumb? Good and bad are constructs we impose upon reality, so feel free to choose the side you align with, and spin us a juicy tale that would literally make a violet shrink, or your average Joe run from the hills!
Beyond this issue’s sub-theme, we’re always looking for well-constructed tales and poetry that deliver solid horror and dark fiction.
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! #darkfic #flashfic #microfic #darkpoetry – visit sirenscallpub.com for details.

RELEASE: The Sirens Call eZine Winter 2022 Edition – Issue 60 | FREE Online #Horror and #DarkFic #Zine #magazine @Sirens_Call

RELEASE: The Sirens Call eZine Winter 2022 Edition – Issue 60 | FREE Online #Horror and #DarkFic #Zine #magazine @Sirens_Call

The 60th issue of The Sirens Call Zine closes out 2022 with 226 pages filled with horror and dark fiction goodness! It offers 164 short stories, flash fiction pieces, and poems celebrating all things horror, with a sub-theme of death! We also feature Mike Lera’s Corridor of Horror that takes a peek into the ins and outs of short filmmaking and why you should go for it! Our Featured Artist for this issue is David Paul Harris who shared 12 of his amazing pieces of art with us; our Featured Project is Strong Women – Strange Worlds with links to their Quick Reads handouts and YouTube videos; and our Featured Author, Kristi Petersen Schoonover, offers us insight on how dark fiction has the ability to heal, along with an excerpt from her novel, Bad Apple. Please, grab a copy for free, and don’t be shy about sharing it around! #horror #darkfic #darkpoetry #zine #ezine #free #read #fiction

RELEASE: The Sirens Call eZine Halloween 2022 Edition – Issue 59 | FREE Online #Horror and #DarkFic #eZine #magazine @Sirens_Call

RELEASE: The Sirens Call eZine Halloween 2022 Edition – Issue 59 | FREE Online #Horror and #DarkFic #eZine #magazine @Sirens_Call

The 59th issue of The Sirens Call is a massive 287 pages containing 223 pieces of dark fiction and horror in the form of short stories, flash fiction, micro fiction, and dark poetry! This issue spotlights Robert Bravo, Enter ‘Bravo FX’:A Unique Preservation of Practical Horror and Gore in Mike Lera’s Corridor of Horror. Our featured artist is Tero Porthan who has shared 12 pieces
of his artwork (including the cover art for this issue) and an essay titled, ‘Finnish Gods, Creatures, and the Dead’. Our featured project is the on-going Horror Anthology Audio Drama – Victoria’s Lift.
And our showcase author, Andrew P. Weston, discusses Keeping Things Real, and also offers us a peek into his Cambion Journals saga with an excerpt from book three, The Siren’s Song. Please, grab a copy for free, and don’t be shy about sharing it around! #horror #darkfic #darkpoetry #zine #ezine #free #read #fiction

OPEN Call for SUBMISSIONS: The Sirens Call – Winter 2022 – issue 60 | #Horror #DarkFiction #Zine #OpenCall #Reprints #fiction #stories #flash #poetry @Sirens_Call

OPEN Call for SUBMISSIONS: The Sirens Call – Winter 2022 – issue 60 | #Horror #DarkFiction #Zine #OpenCall #Reprints #fiction #stories #flash #poetry @Sirens_Call

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! #darkfic #flashfic #microfic #darkpoetry – visit sirenscallpub.com for details.

RELEASE: The Sirens Call eZine Summer 2022 Edition – Issue 58 | FREE Online #Horror and #DarkFic #eZine #magazine @Sirens_Call

RELEASE: The Sirens Call eZine Summer 2022 Edition – Issue 58 | FREE Online #Horror and #DarkFic #eZine #magazine @Sirens_Call

The 58th issue of The Sirens Call comes in at whopping 239 pages containing 166 pieces of dark fiction and horror in the form of short stories, flash fiction, micro fiction, and dark poetry with an optional sub-theme of summer horror! This issue also features a new addition – Mike Lera’s Corridor of Horror – which will be an on-going column spotlighting those in the film industry.

Our features this month include artist Jeanette Andromeda who has shared 12 pieces of her artwork along with her beautifully crafted tale, Alice and the Toy Maker; a spotlight feature for the charity anthology, Dancing in the Shadows: A tribute to Anne Rice, which focuses on the team behind the project; we’ve also been given the opportunity to showcase Rebecca Rowland as our featured author who discusses The Question of Gender in Horror, and also offers us a peek into her newly released book, Shagging the Boss. Please, grab a copy for free, and don’t be shy about sharing it around! #horror #darkfic #darkpoetry #zine #ezine #free #read #fiction

OPEN Call for SUBMISSIONS: The Sirens Call – Halloween 2022 – issue 59 | #Horror #DarkFiction #Zine #OpenCall #Reprints #fiction #stories #flash #poetry @Sirens_Call

OPEN Call for SUBMISSIONS: The Sirens Call – Halloween 2022 – issue 59 | #Horror #DarkFiction #Zine #OpenCall #Reprints #fiction #stories #flash #poetry @Sirens_Call

The most wonderful time of the year is approaching – Halloween! For the fifty-ninth issue of The Sirens Call Zine, we’re looking for horrifying and well-constructed tales of horror and dark fiction. This issue also has a sub-theme of all things Halloween; the scary stuff, anyway. 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 make us hide our heads under the covers at night! #darkfic #flashfic #microfic #darkpoetry – visit sirenscallpub.com for details.

OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – EXTENDED: The Sirens Call – Summer 2022 – issue 58 | #Horror #DarkFiction #Zine #OpenCall #Reprints #fiction #stories #flash #poetry @Sirens_Call

OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – EXTENDED: The Sirens Call – Summer 2022 – issue 58 | #Horror #DarkFiction #Zine #OpenCall #Reprints #fiction #stories #flash #poetry @Sirens_Call

For the fifty-eighth issue of The Sirens Call, we’re looking for horrifying and well-constructed tales of horror and dark fiction. This issue also has a sub-theme of summer disasters. That can mean vacations from hell – in the literal sense, summer creatures run amok, or even climate-oriented horror. That’s up to you, we just want a well constructed piece of prose that will wow us, or make us cringe! #darkfic #flashfic #microfic #darkpoetry – visit sirenscallpub.com for details.

OPEN Call for SUBMISSIONS: The Sirens Call – Summer 2022 – issue 58 | #Horror #DarkFiction #Zine #OpenCall #Reprints #fiction #stories #flash #poetry @Sirens_Call

OPEN Call for SUBMISSIONS: The Sirens Call – Summer 2022 – issue 58 | #Horror #DarkFiction #Zine #OpenCall #Reprints #fiction #stories #flash #poetry @Sirens_Call

For the fifty-eighth issue of The Sirens Call, we’re looking for horrifying and well-constructed tales of horror and dark fiction. This issue also has a sub-theme of summer disasters. That can mean vacations from hell – in the literal sense, summer creatures run amok, or even climate-oriented horror. That’s up to you, we just want a well constructed piece of prose that will wow us, or make us cringe! #darkfic #flashfic #microfic #darkpoetry – visit sirenscallpub.com for details.

RELEASE: The Sirens Call eZine Spring 2022 Edition – Issue 57 | FREE Online #Horror and #DarkFic #eZine #magazine @Sirens_Call

RELEASE: The Sirens Call eZine Spring 2022 Edition – Issue 57 | FREE Online #Horror and #DarkFic #eZine #magazine @Sirens_Call

The 57th issue of The Sirens Call comes in at 198 pages containing 143 pieces of dark fiction and horror in the form of short stories, flash fiction, micro fiction, and dark poetry with a sub-theme of bizarre fiction! This issue also features artist Bob Lizarraga who has shared 12 pieces of his artwork with us; a spotlights podcast feature for The Horror Collector, Terry M. West; and our featured author, Armand Rosamilia, who has kindly offered an excerpt from his novella, Trapped. #horror #darkfic #darkpoetry #zine #ezine #free #read #fiction

OPEN Call for SUBMISSIONS: The Sirens Call – Spring 2022 – issue 57 | #Horror #DarkFiction #Zine #OpenCall #Reprints #fiction #stories #flash #poetry @Sirens_Call

OPEN Call for SUBMISSIONS: The Sirens Call – Spring 2022 – issue 57 | #Horror #DarkFiction #Zine #OpenCall #Reprints #fiction #stories #flash #poetry @Sirens_Call

For the fifty-seventh issue of The Sirens Call Zine, we’re looking for horrifying and well-constructed tales of horror and dark fiction. This issue also has a sub-theme of bizarre horror. So if there is something a little quirky and off-beat rattling around in your coffers, feel free to send it in for this issue. #darkfic #flashfic #microfic #darkpoetry – visit sirenscallpub.com for details.