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Based on the award-winning Tesseracts series of anthologies, which showcase the best science fiction and fantasy from across Canada, Chilling Tales: In words, alas, drown I, is the second volume of an annual dark fantasy and horror series featuring Canada’s dark scribes. Chilling Tales: In words, alas, drown I seeks dark fantasy and horror stories from across the country. The editor’s aesthetic is broad, and his definition of horror is diverse and wide-ranging. That said, familiar tropes like vampires, zombies, and werewolves will be a hard sell unless they are truly original in content, voice, and style. Stories do not necessarily have to be set in Canada (though that is a plus), nor do they have to have a supernatural or speculative element. I’m simply looking for the best dark fiction, and truly chilling tales. Please refer to the first volume of Chilling Tales, Evil Did I Dwell; Lewd I Did Live, for a sense of the editor’s tastes.

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Fantasy FantasySubgenre: Dark Fantasy.
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Open to all/most Styles.
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 7,500 words.
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Last Updated: 22 May 2018
Date Added: 15 Apr 2011

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