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THE HORROR ZINE CELEBRATED 10 YEARS OF OPERATION IN JULY 2019. The word Zine is pronounced ZEEN and is short for MAGAZINE. The Horror Zine also produces anthology books and a print magazine. The Horror Zine was started in July of 2009 by founder and editor Jeani Rector. It was an instantaneous hit world-wide and now receives around 100,000 hits every month. The Horror Zine's Mission Statement: To support and promote writers, poets, and artists.

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Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2009

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 12 x per year.

Fiction Temp Closed

What I Am Looking For: Original 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.

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Creature Horror, Supernatural, Vampire, Weird/New Weird.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Dark, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Short Story Short Story1,900 - 4,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No UnknownText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Temp Closed

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.

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Creature Horror, Supernatural, Vampire, Weird/New Weird.
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.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Minimum of 5 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No UnknownText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Visual Art Open

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.

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Art Media:
Open to all/most Art Media.
Art Styles:
Open to all/most Art Styles, including: Dark, Surrealist.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Artwork ArtworkUnknown number of pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No UnknownImage 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: 27 Jan 2023
Last Checked: 12 Jan 2023 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 27 Jan 2023 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 17 Jul 2009

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