The Surreal Grotesque 6 MATURE CONTENT

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I like fiction that takes me places I am scared to be, puts me in a precarious position and then leaves me there to die. Strip away all the extraneous wordage and give us the bare bones of a story, the raw gristle and tendon. Tell me what the character's sweat tastes like as they are being hacksawed by a maniac. Tell me what the patient feels like as the parasite crawls up from their stomach into their throat. Put me in someone else's very strange shoes. That is the power of the Surreal Grotesque. I have gotten some amazing art subs and I am always looking for cutting edge artists who push the limit of taste but I really want more horror/surreal/psychologically probing submissions that are well-written and take chances. Please no werewolves, vampires and witches.

Country of Publication

United States



Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 6 x per year.

Fiction Believed Defunct

Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Bizarro, Dark Fantasy, excluding Vampire.
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Bizarro, Extreme Horror, excluding Vampire.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Bizarro, Cyberpunk.
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres
Open to all/most Styles, including: Dark, Surrealist.
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash Fiction500 - 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 2,500 words.
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Last Updated: 15 May 2018
Date Added: 26 Mar 2012

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