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Northern Nights Anthology

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Northern Nights is a proposed horror/dark fiction anthology in the vein of previous anthologies of Canadian speculative fiction — Northern Stars (Hartwell & Grant, eds.); Northern Suns (Hartwell & Grant, eds.) — and the 5 volume Northern Frights series (Don Hutchison, ed). Black glassy lakes. Dark woods. Ancient pines and maples. Abandoned highways. Ghost towns. Preternatural light. The Midnight Sun. Uncanny valleys. An indigo sky spiked with bright white stars. The darkening garden. The sting of the whooshing north wind. The killing cold. A cry in the dark. It’s another night in the Canadian north. Night and all its torments.

Country of Publication & Year Established

Canada Established in 2023

Publication Media & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationOne-time publication.
Print Publication Print PublicationOne-time publication.

Fiction Closed

Looking for horror and horror-adjacent dark weird fiction, ideally set in Canada and incorporating a motif of night / nighttime/ dusk/ darkness. We will consider all facets and subsets of dark fiction: the horrific, the weird, the strange, the macabre, the eerie, the esoteric, the fabulist, and the gothic. The darkly numinous. The odd. The criminal.

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
Fantasy FantasySubgenres: Fabulism, Gothic, Weird/New Weird.
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Fabulism, Gothic, Weird/New Weird.
Lengths:
Flash Fiction Flash Fiction500 - 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 5,000 words.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Dark, Mainstream.

Topics:

Place/Regions (Specific region), Other (See guidelines).

Payment:

Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Note: We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.

Submissions:

Method: Electronic submissions.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Multiple entries: Unknown.
Media: Text.


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Northern Nights Anthology Submission Statistics — Free Preview!

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AccuracyWe have received 10 reports from 10 different members within the past 12 months. The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported0 min | 26.6 mean avg | 24.0 median | 74 max days (22.1 std dev)
Responses100.00 %
Acceptances10.00 % of submissions accepted (74.0 avg. days per acceptance) | 10.00 % of submitters accepted Rejections are often underreported, which skews the statistics in favor of acceptances. Most publishers have a lower acceptance rate than indicated here.
Rejections90.00 % (21.3 avg. days per rejection) | 44.4 % personal, 33.3 % form, 22.2 % unspecified
Non-Responses0.00 %
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Other Information

Most submissions are acknowledged on the same day.
Most recent response reported was received on 02 Jan 2024.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 01 Dec 2023.

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Dates

Last Updated: 01 Dec 2023
Date Added: 12 Aug 2023

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