Shock Totem 198

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About

Shock Totem is a bi-annual dark fantasy and horror publication. Our first issue was published in July of 2009. We focus on the one thing that matters most: the story. Back to basics. Each issue features fiction that we, as readers, enjoy. Within our pages, new and established authors are equals.

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Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2009

Audience

Open to a broad Audience.

Publication Media & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationUnknown publication frequency.
Print Publication Print PublicationUnknown publication frequency.

Fiction Open

Your best! We consider original, unpublished stories within the confines of dark fantasy and horror—mystery, suspense, supernatural, morbid humor, fantasy, etc. But the stories must have a clear horror element.

Dates:
Open to fiction submissions through 31 May 2019 (168.3 days from now). 9
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
Fantasy FantasySubgenres: Dark Fantasy, Supernatural, excluding Sword & Sorcery.
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Dark Fantasy, Supernatural, excluding Extreme Horror.
Mystery/Crime Mystery/CrimeOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Suspense/Thriller Suspense/ThrillerOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Styles:
Dark.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 7,500 words.
Novelette Novelette7,500 - 12,000 words.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No OK NoText format submissions
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Nonfiction Closed

This project has permanently closed to submissions in this category.

Poetry Open

We're interested in dark poetry on a limited basis.

Dates:
Open to poetry submissions through 31 May 2019 (168.3 days from now). 1
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
Fantasy FantasySubgenres: Dark Fantasy, Supernatural, excluding Sword & Sorcery.
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Dark Fantasy, Supernatural, excluding Extreme Horror.
Mystery/Crime Mystery/CrimeOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Suspense/Thriller Suspense/ThrillerOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Dark.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 3 pieces.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem) Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No OK NoText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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Dates

Last Updated: 01 Nov 2018
Last Audited: 01 Nov 2018 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 26 Aug 2008

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