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About

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.

Country of Publication

United States

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 3 x per year.

Fiction Closed

Audience:
Unknown
Genres:
General General
Fantasy Fantasy
Horror Horror
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres
Styles:
Dark, Mainstream.
Topics:
Unknown
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 4,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) to Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) Pay ranges from Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) to Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No UnknownText format submissions
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Dates

Last Updated: 24 Aug 2020
Date Added: 06 Sep 2005

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