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The Horror Zine 25

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FICTION: What I Am Looking For: Orignial short stories that are creative and frighten me. Or at least, that creep me out. Character development is paramount. I am also looking for Hitchcock-type endings, Twilight Zone-type weirdness, and/or deliciously twisted. A surprising ending is a plus. I am also looking for good ghost stories, monster stories, vampires, but something exciting and new is even better.
POETRY: If you rhyme it, don't do it rigidly. In other words, do not focus on the rhyme instead of the content. Free-form is okay too. All poetry must be deliciously dark, and all must be original. Show some emotion.
VISUAL ART: We are looking for works that make the viewer want to study your piece. We accept all types of art: dark, mysterious art, surreal, yes; but also things of beauty. You are not limited in your choices of what to send us. Are you talented? Then send us your art.

The Horror ZineUnited States
Want more insight into the editors' preferences? Read our interview with the editor(s).

Submission Periods

F Temporarily closed to fiction submissions. 
P Temporarily closed to poetry submissions. 
V Open to visual art submissions. 

Genres

H HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Creature Horror, Supernatural, Vampire, Weird/New Weird.

Classifications

Audience:Open to a broad Audience.
Poetry Forms:Open to all/most Forms, including: Formal verse, Free verse, Rhyming.
Styles:Open to all/most Styles, including: Dark, Mainstream.
Topics:Open to all/most Topics. Excluding: Politics/Political Science, Religion/Spirituality.
Visual Art Media:Open to all/most Art Media.
Visual Art Styles:Open to all/most Art Styles, including: Dark, Surrealist.

Types & Lengths

Poem Poemno line limits known; minimum of 5 pieces
Short Story Short Story1,900 - 4,000 words
Artwork Artworkunknown number of pieces

Media & Publication Frequency

E Electronic PublicationPublished 12 x per year

Payscale

We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
F FictionN No monetary payment
P PoetryN No monetary payment
V Visual ArtN No monetary payment

Submission Types

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  ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousFormats Accepted
F Fiction OK No No UnknownText format submissions
P Poetry OK No No UnknownText format submissions
V Visual Art OK No No UnknownImage format submissions

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Dates

Date Added:
17 Jul 2009
Last Updated:
19 Mar 2017