A Collection of Untimely Hours
Dark Recesses Press (see other related projects)
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The theme is time. The genre is dark fiction. A broad spectrum, we know, but what we mean by this is truly the dark spectrum – from horror to supernatural, to slipstream – and all points in between. That said, Splatterpunk and Bizarro fiction are probably not the right fit for this gathering. This is also not the venue for high fantasy or hard sci-fi, but if you have a shadowy urban fantasy or a dark tale that happens to take place upon a space freighter, that’s fine. Just make sure there’s no need to learn a new language in order to read the story. Seriously. The key here is to offer our readers a cool creep, a sense of dread, and the tension of time from which they can’t escape. It’s your world. Build it, and drag the reader through it with the seconds ticking at their heels. Of course we have the standard caveat of Gore for Gore’s sake and overused tropes are not going to fly. But you’re professionals and you don’t see a need to resort to cheap parlor tricks, or taking the easy road to reach nirvana.
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|Electronic Publication ||Electronic Publication||One-time publication.
|Print Publication ||Print Publication||One-time publication.
|General General||Open to all/most Subgenres, including: Slipstream, excluding Bizarro.|
|Fantasy Fantasy||Subgenres: Dark Fantasy, Slipstream, Urban Fantasy, excluding Bizarro, Heroic Fantasy.|
|Horror Horror||Open to all/most Subgenres, including: Slipstream, excluding Bizarro, Extreme Horror.|
|Science Fiction Science Fiction||Open to all/most Subgenres, including: Science Fiction Horror, Slipstream, excluding Bizarro, Hard Science Fiction.|
|Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres|
|Novella Novella||15,000 - 25,000 words.|
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|Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word).|
| OK|| No|| No|| No|| No||Text format submissions |
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Last Updated: 15 May 2018
Date Added: 06 Oct 2014
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