Toys in the Attic: A Collection of Evil Playthings 2

A project of James Ward Kirk Publishing (see other related projects)

Recent cover image or website screenshot for Toys in the Attic: A Collection of Evil Playthings© Toys in the Attic: A Collection of Evil Playthings

Go to project webpage

Report:
Submission/Response
Correction/Update

Support this Publisher:
Buy Book(s)


Do not submit here! This project is permanently closed to submissions. We provide the following information as an archive.

About

Imagine… An old house; one that has stood many generations. WAITING… You step inside and begin to explore. Was this a good idea? You begin to doubt, but continue to step deeper within the eerie darkness. Something stirs above. Should you investigate? Wandering, you reach the second floor landing. In the center of the upstairs hall, directly above, you discover a trap door. You know, the one that leads to something so terrible, you dare not think to touch it, much less attempt to open the latch! Nevertheless, you are drawn to inspect further. Something is stirring above… of this, you have no doubt. You stand upon tip toe, stretching as far as your fingers will allow, until you grasp the cord attached to the door. With a loud creaking it opens; releasing a set of stairs, descending before you. Gazing up, there is nothing but a black hole. There! Again! That stirring! Against your better judgement, you begin to climb. Sweat forms upon your brow with each step, as your stomach turns sour. Still, you climb. Those few stairs feel an eternity to ascend. There at the top, nothing. Dark and empty… nothing. Your eyes adjust… Wait! Beneath the cobwebs and years of layered dust, stands a long, wooden chest. Is it locked? Hmmm… You step within the musty room. There, propped against the side of the chest, an old metal rod. You pick it up, using it to pry open what should have been left locked away, eternally. Toys! Old toys! Somewhere in the darkness, a melody plays, soft and haunting. A music box? NO! A small carousel is moving beside you. It’s once colorful horses bobbing in time. You look about. There are toys everywhere! Old, broken, forgotten toys fill this attic room. A doll, cracked skull, hairless, limbs askew; stares from behind one eye. The other an empty, hollow socket. A rocking horse begins to sway in the corner. Toy soldiers, their green metal chipped and rusted. How odd; they appear in battle stance, staring… Suddenly, the trap door closes. Darkness… the stirring… These toys… You know why they have been locked away. You stand among evil incarnate. The melody stops. No one hears your final cries…

Country of Publication

United States

Audience

Open to a broad Audience.

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationOne-time publication.

Fiction Closed

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Mainstream.
Topics:
Other (See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 4,000 words; Up to 2 pieces.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment to Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) Pays occasionally, up to Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK No No No UnknownText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Closed

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms, including: Metrical, Narrative poetry, Rhyming. Excluding: Haiku (or related), Prose poetry.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Mainstream.
Topics:
Other (See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 2 pieces.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment to Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem) Pays occasionally, up to Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK No No No UnknownText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

More Information is Available to Members

Important Note: Only the basic information for this listing is currently visible. If you want to learn more about this listing, including response statistics (average response time, rejection percentage, acceptance percentage, etc.), you need to subscribe. See a sample of what you're missing.

Dates

Last Updated: 01 Sep 2015
Date Added: 10 Jul 2015

Before Submitting

We cannot guarantee that the information on this page is correct. It is not unusual for publications to evolve or close without notice. We do our best to keep up, but it isn't always possible. Just remember…

  • Always read the full guidelines provided by the publisher.
  • Try to read at least one previous publication to get a better idea of what the editor would like to see.
  • Unless the publisher's guidelines state otherwise, always use industry standard manuscript formatting.
  • Be professional, patient and persistent.