Urban Occult 3

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We are now accepting submissions for a new horror/weird anthology ‘Urban Occult’. This will explore the seedier side of towns and cities. The dark places that aren’t known to just everyone. Places that exist inside abandoned buildings, underground clubs, or perhaps Aunt Mavis’ 23rd floor apartment. We are looking for stories that deal with the human side to occult practices. What happens when it goes wrong? What happens when it goes right? What eldritch beings are called up, and for what nefarious purpose? What takes a seemingly ordinary, well-adjusted character into the realms of the occult? Stories that grab us could show us a different side to the occult, how it affects society or families, or how others perceive those involved. We aren’t necessarily looking for gore-based horror, but a deeper, more psychological, unsettling ‘weird’. Inevitably when we describe these things you can look at H.P Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith or Brian Lumley for inspiration. But also look at writers like Dennis Wheatley, or even famed occultists such as Aleister Crowley and Anton Szandor LeVay.

Country of Publication

United Kingdom



Publication Media & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationOne-time publication.
Print Publication Print PublicationOne-time publication.

Fiction Closed

Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Psychological, Weird/New Weird.
Open to all/most Styles, including: Dark.
TypeLength Details
Short Story Short Story4,000 - 7,500 words.
Novelette Novelette7,500 - 8,000 words.
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Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) Token payment (under 1 US cent per word).
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Last Updated: 24 Apr 2018
Date Added: 18 Jun 2012

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