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Halloween Screams and Other Dark Things

Our 41th issue of The Sirens Call eZine comes in at a whopping 181 pages and is packed with short stories, flash fiction, and poetry featuring dark fiction and horror; most of which is Halloween themed! It also contains photography by Claire Loader, image inspired prose by T.S. Wollard - who also happens to be our featured author. He's also tossed in an excerpt from his novella Heaven's Healer from Hell

 


OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS to our bi-monthly eZine - The Sirens Call


   
The Bitter End - issue #42

As is our custom, we choose to end the year on a cheery note - Death. Like all things, 2018 must come to an end, and here at SCP we'll be celebrating by honoring both timely and untimely demise.

For the 42nd issue of The Sirens Call eZine, we’re looking for your darkest, most morose or ferocious stories, poems, and/or prose featuring works that revolve around the theme of death.

Your piece can be creepy, sullen, emotive, freaky, elegant, bizarre, have a dark-humor edge to it, or be flat out scary as hell!

The basic rules:

  • Write the piece well.
  • It must be primarily horror/dark fiction.
  • Don't break our set-in-stone taboos - NO pedophilia, NO bestiality, and NO descriptive rape scenarios.

Let's give 2018 a proper send off and celebrate it's demise in style! Send us your dark fiction and horror pieces, and if they qualify, we'll make sure about 35,000 people have the chance to read them!


REPRINTS ARE WELCOME


Submission Deadline: November 30, 2018

Circulation: Approximately 35,000

Simultaneous submisions allowed.

Short story word count: 1,000 - 2,500 (limit of one submission per author)
Long flash fiction word count: 500 - 1,000 (limit of one submission per author)
Short flash fiction word count: 200 - 500 (simultaneous submisions allowed - 3 per author)
Poem length: minimum 10 lines; maximum 50 lines (simultaneous submisions allowed - 5 per author)
Drabbles: 100 word prose (simultaneous submisions allowed - 5 per author)

Reprints are acceptable as long as you currently hold the copyright.

Full page/single book cover ads for individual authors are available at $10 per ad. Please contact Nina@SirensCallPublications.com for advertising information.

All story, flash, and poem submissions MUST be submitted to:
Submissions@SirensCallPublications.com for consideration.

Submission Guidelines >>>

 


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As Summer Leaves and Autumn Falls

Issue #40

Our 40th issue of The Sirens Call eZine comes in at 113 pages and features short stories, flash fiction, and poetry of dark fiction and horror, some of which is themed for the season! It also contains image prompted prose by Pen of the Damned, along with featured author Lee A. Forman, plus an excerpt from his new novella Zero Perspective


Scared Stiff!

Issue #39

Our 39th issue of The Sirens Call eZine comes in at 158 pages and features short stories, flash fiction, and poetry of dark fiction and horror! It also contains artwork by, and an interview with Simon Walpole, and an interview with Alex Woolf, and a teaser from his novella The RIP


Straight-up Horror!

Issue #38

Our 38th issue of The Sirens Call eZine comes in at 186 pages of short stories, flash fiction, and poetry all devoted to the Horror genre - and for some reason, this one is chock-full of killin'! It also features artist Toni Orcutt and his Horror Film Artwork, as well as an interview with Elaine Pascale, and a sneak peek at her upcoming novella, The Blood Lights.



 


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2018


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Issue #41 - Halloween Screams and Other Dark Things

Our 41th issue of The Sirens Call eZine comes in at a whopping 181 pages and is packed with short stories, flash fiction, and poetry featuring dark fiction and horror; most of which is Halloween themed! It also contains photography by Claire Loader, image inspired prose by T.S. Wollard - who also happens to be our featured author. He's also tossed in an excerpt from his novella Heaven's Healer from Hell


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Issue #40 - As Summer Leaves and Autumn Falls

Our 40th issue of The Sirens Call eZine comes in at 113 pages and features short stories, flash fiction, and poetry of dark fiction and horror, some of which is themed for the season! It also contains image prompted prose by Pen of the Damned, along with featured author Lee A. Forman, plus an excerpt from his new novella Zero Perspective

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Issue #39 - Scared Stiff!

Our 39th issue of The Sirens Call eZine comes in at 158 pages and features short stories, flash fiction, and poetry of dark fiction and horror! It also contains artwork by, and an interview with Simon Walpole, and an interview with Alex Woolf, and a teaser from his novella The RIP


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Issue #38 - Straight-up Horror!

Our 38th issue of The Sirens Call eZine comes in at 186 pages of short stories, flash fiction, and poetry all devoted to the Horror genre - and for some reason, this one is chock-full of killin'! It also features artist Toni Orcutt and his Horror Film Artwork, as well as an interview with Elaine Pascale, and a sneak peek at her upcoming novella, The Blood Lights.


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Issue #37 - 6th Annual Women in Horror

Our 37th issue of The Sirens Call eZine comes in at 225 pages and features short stories, flash fiction, and poetry written exclusively by Women in the Horror genre! It also contains artwork by, and an interview with LiZzdom and an interview with author Lydia Prime.

2017
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Issue #36 - Undead 2017!

Our 36th issue of The Sirens Call eZine comes in at 156 pages and features short stories, flash fiction, and poetry dedicated to Zombies! It also contains Undead artwork by multiple artists, an interview with Julianne Snow, author of Glimpses of the Undead, and an excerpt from her collection.


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Issue #35 - Classic Monsters!

Our 35th issue of The Sirens Call eZine comes in at 144 pages and features short stories, flash fiction, and poetry embodying the 'Classic Monsters' we all know and love. It also contains artwork and an interview by Judson Michael Agla, as well as an interview with D.W. Gillespie, author of Still Dark


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Issue #34 - Feel the Fear!

Our 34th issue of The Sirens Call eZine comes in at 123 pages and features short stories, flash fiction, and poetry embodying the dark fiction theme of 'Feel the Fear'. It also contains artwork by multiple artists that exemplify a dark atmospheric horror, as well as an interview with Lee Andrew Forman, author of The Bones of Hillside.

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Issue #33 - Horror-stuck!

Our 33rd issue of The Sirens Call eZine comes in at 158 pages and features short stories, flash fiction, and poetry embodying the dark fiction theme of 'Horror-Struck'. It also contains artwork by Luke Spooner of Carrion House, as well as an interview with Sam Mortimer, author of Screams The Machine.  This issue also features the winning poem from the Poetry Challenge of 'The Next Great Horror Writer' Contest titled A Warning on Wings by Jonathan Fortin.


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Issue #32 - Hack & Slash!

Our 32nd issue of The Sirens Call eZine comes in at 131 pages and features short stories, flash fiction, and poetry representing the dark fiction theme Hack & Slash. It also contains photography featuring model Einsam Vuk by Irene Villalba and Issac Sanchez, as well as an interview with Brent Abell, author of The Calling.


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Issue #31 - 5th Annual Women in Horror Month

Our 31st issue of The Sirens Call eZine comes in at 181 pages and features short stories, flash fiction, and poetry written by women celebrating Women in Horror Month. It also contains artwork by, and an interview with, Emerian Rich, as well as an interview with Su Haddrell, author of Bodies.

2016
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Issue #30 - Death in All Its Glory!

Featuring 189 pages and features short stories, flash fiction, and poetry celebrating Death in All Its Glory! This issue also contains illustrations by, and an interview with, Joshua James of Josh James Creative; an interview with author Jessica B. Bell, and an excerpt from her debut short story collection, Viscera!


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Issue #29 - Hallowe'en

Featuring 167 pages of short stories, flash fiction, and poetry centered on the theme of Hallowe'en. The eZine also contains artwork by, and an interview with, Joe Roberts, as well as interviews with KL Dantes, author of Mill's Woods, and Maynard Blackoak, author of Eerie Trails of the Wild Weird West!


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Issue #28 - Terrifying Tales

Featuring 169 pages of short stories, flash fiction and poetry devoted to the varying horror genres; artwork and an interview with illustrator Betty Rocksteady; an interview with author Ela Lourenco, and an excerpt from her newly released novel, 'Child of Fire', Book Two of the Dragon Born Series.


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Issue #27 - Horror-ific

Featuring 140 pages of short stories, flash fiction and poetry encompassing multiple horror genres. Photography by author/artist Thomas Sawyer, plus an interview with author Craig McGray which includes an excerpt from his upcoming novel release, The Somnibus.


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Issue #26 - Dreamscapes of the Wicked!

Featuring 121 pages of short stories, flash fiction and poetry dedicated to the concept of nightmares coming to life. This issue also includes ten pieces of creature artwork by NOISTROMO; an interview with Jon Olson, author of Marrow; and an interview with Alex Woolf, author of The Remington.


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Issue #25 - Things That Go Bump in the Night

This issue contains 146 pages of poetry, flash fiction, and short stories from an all female line-up. It also features photography by and an interview with Karen Soutar, plus a collaborative interview with multiple authors featured in this issue.

2015
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Issue #24 - Lost Souls

Featuring 82 pages of Short Stories, Flash Fiction, & Poetry devoted to those who are about to cross, or are lingering lost souls. Photography by Nina D'Arcangela; plus an interview with Joshua Skye, and an exerpt from his latest release - Cradle.


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Issue #23 - Bat-Shit Crazy for You

Featuring 85 pages of Short Stories, Flash Fiction, & Poetry devoted to love gone bad! Artwork by Stephanie Knight of KNIGHTMARE Attic Studios; plus an interview with John Mc Caffrey, and an exerpt from his latest release - Nora's Wish.


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Issue #22 - Supernatural Horror

Featuring 109 pages of Short Stories, Flash Fiction, & Poetry of Supernatural Horror! Images by, and an interview with, artist Emilie Léger; plus an interview with Ela Lourenco discussing her latest YA Fantasy release - Dragon Born.


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Issue #21 - Eco-Horror!

Featuring 113 pages of Short Stories, Flash Fiction, & Poetry of tales describing what happens when Mother Nature fights back! Images by, and an interview with, photographer Tammy Ruggles; plus an interview with K. Trap Jones, along with an excerpt from his book, One Bad Fur Day.


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Issue #20 - Screams in the Light

Featuring 115 pages or poetry, short stories and flash fiction; this issue features the men of horror exclusively! With artwork and an interview by artist Glenn James, and an interview with Timothy C. Hobbs, author of 'In the Blink of a Wicked Eye', this issue is jam-packed with
Screams in the Night!


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Issue #19 - Whispers in the Dark

Our Third Annual Women in Horror Month edition features 125 pages of short stories, flash fiction, poetry, and artwork! This issue includes 35 pieces of fiction, five different artists, an interview with WiHM founder, Hannah Neurotica, and an interview with writer/director/filmmaker Heidi Lee Douglas!


2014
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Issue #18 - Scriptum in Morte

Featuring 96 pages of Short Stories, Flash Fiction, & Poetry centering around death. Artwork and an interview with RL Treadway. Plus an interview with author Joseph A. Pinto


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Issue #17 - Trick-or-Treat

Featuring 90 pages of short stories, flash fiction, poetry, and artwork dedicated to Halloween Horror! Plus an interview with Carson Buckingham, author of 'Gothic Revival'


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Issue #16 - Apocalyptic Fiction!

Featuring 94 pages of short stories, flash fiction, poetry, and artwork dedicated to Apocalyptic Fiction! An interview and photography by Danielle Tunstall, as well as Ela Lourenco, author of 'Essence'


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Issue #15 - Crypto!

Featuring 85 pages of short stories, flash fiction, poetry, and artwork dedicated to creatures unknown! An interview with artist Michael Locascio, owner of Dellamorte Co.; and Ken MacGregor, author of 'An Aberrant Mind'


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Issue #14 - Old-School Horror!

Featuring 109 pages of Short Stories, Flash Fiction, and Poetry. An interview with Daniel Durrant, author of Climate Change. Photography by Tanja Jurkovic.


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Issue #13 - Women in Horror Month

The Second Annual Edition
Featuring 168 pages of Short Stories, Flash Fiction, Poetry & Photography by Women in Horror. Feature interview by Angie Gallow, author of The Coven.


2013
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Issue #12 - Dead & Dying

Featuring 81 pages of Short Stories,
Flash & Poetry describing the author's
death. An interview with Greg McCabe,
and artwork by Karen Runge,
'The Haunted Bridges Series'.


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Issue #11 - Revenge!

Featuring 91 pages of Revenge!
Short Stories, Flash, Poetry, Artwork.
An interview with GL Helm, author
of 'Sometimes in Dreams', and artist Doug Rinaldi.


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Issue #10 - Monsters

Featuring 80 pages of MONSTER Fiction! Short Stories, Flash , Poetry, Photos. An interview with Aiden Truss, author of 'GAPE', and Pixie Spindel of Pixie Vision.


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Issue #09 - The Bug Issue!

Featuring 83 pages of Short Stories,
Flash Fiction, Poetry, Artwork, Ads,
an interview with Aspen deLainey,
author of the upcoming novel Love 'n Lies.


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Issue #08 - Men in Horror

Featuring 98 pages of Short Stories,
Flash Fiction, Poetry, Artwork, Ads,
an interview with artist Noistromo,
and an interview with author Lane Kareska.


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Issue #07 - Women in Horror

Featuring 120 pages of Short Stories,
Flash Fiction, Poetry, Photography,
Ads, interviews, and an excerpt of
Julianne Snow's Days with the Undead: Book One.


2012
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Issue #06 - Frozen

Featuring 65 pages of Short Stories, Flash Fiction, Poetry, Photography, Ads + an interview with Photographer Irene Snow.


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Issue #05 - Dark & Edgy Horror

Featuring 56 pages of Short Stories, Flash Fiction, Photography, Ads + an extended excerpt from Joshua Skye's new novel The Angels of Autumn.


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Issue #04 - Dark & Edgy Horror

Featuring 60 pages of Short Stories, Photography, Ads + an extended excerpt from Kate Monroe's up coming novel The Falcon's Chase.


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Issue #03 - Obscure Ink

Featuring 64 pages of "Obscure Ink" - Short Stories & Flash Fiction, Artwork by Steve Cartwright, Photography, and an Interview with Jason McKinney.

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Issue #02 - The Observer

Featuring 98 pages of Fiction from the Point of View of The Observer, Artwork, Photography, Ads & an extended preview of City of Hell Chronicles Vol.1


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Issue #01 - The Inaugural Issue

Featuring 61 pages of Flash Fiction, Short Stories, Artwork, Photography, Ads + an Interview with Julianne Snow, author of Days with the Undead.


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