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I am seeking quality, character-driven horror/weird fiction/dark fantasy that evokes a sense of dread: great uneasiness, reluctance, or fear in the face of impending evil. I am open to multiple genre/cross genre/ mainstream work: I don't care what you call it so long as it's dreadful. Detailed, focused stories with limited time frames tend to work best. I prefer traditional plot structures. I'll consider experimental fiction, but you'll be swimming upstream. Be original. Traditional monsters and psycho killers are very difficult to breathe new life into. Blood and guts are fine when they build to proper effect, but bear in mind that while explicit violence is generally horrific it often does not evoke dread.

DredUnited States


G General 
F Fantasy 
H Horror 
O Open to all/most Genres 


Styles:Dark, Mainstream.

Types & Lengths

Flash Fiction Flash Fictionup to 1,000 words
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 4,000 words

Media & Publication Frequency

E Electronic PublicationPublished 3 x per year


We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
F FictionT to S Pay ranges from Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) to Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word)

Submission Types

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  ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousFormats Accepted
F Fiction OK No No UnknownText format submissions

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Date Added:
06 Sep 2005
Last Updated:
18 Sep 2008