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Dark Discoveries 65


Must be in the Horror / Dark Fantasy and Dark Mystery veins (No Straight Science Fiction, Mystery or Sword & Sorcery). Looking for original ideas and new twists on old Horror conventions. Vampire and Werewolf stories are a tough sell, but I am open to ones with an original twist. No Lovecraftian tales either. Especially looking for stories that examine the darker side of the human condition, but I am also open to supernatural tales as well. New writers are welcome to submit along with established ones. I recommend picking up a sample copy if you can to see what types of stories we are publishing.
NONFICTION: Query first.

Dark DiscoveriesUnited States

Submission Periods

F Temporarily closed to fiction submissions. 
N Temporarily closed to nonfiction submissions. 


F FantasySubgenres: Dark Fantasy, Supernatural.
H HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Dark Fantasy, Psychological, Supernatural.
M Mystery/CrimeSubgenre: Supernatural.


Audience:Open to a broad Audience, including: Adults.
Topics:Open to all/most Topics, including: Literature/Books (See guidelines).

Types & Lengths

Interview Interviewno specific word count limits known
Article Articleno specific word count limits known
Flash Fiction Flash Fiction500 - 1,000 words
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 6,500 words

Media & Publication Frequency

P Print PublicationPublished 4 x per year


We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
F FictionS to P Pay ranges from Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word)
N Nonfiction? Unknown payment

Submission Types

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  ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousFormats Accepted
F Fiction OK OK No NoText format submissions
N Nonfiction OK OK No NoText format submissions

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Date Added:
19 Feb 2006
Last Updated:
05 Mar 2017