Current OPEN SUBMISSION CALL:

    Our bi-monthly ezine - The Sirens Call

The 6th Annual Women in Horror Month Issue - issue #37

It's that time of the year again, ladies! You guessed it: Women in Horror Month is almost upon us, and as usual, we're dedicating our February eZine to women who write horror!

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

The basic rules:

  • You must be a woman for acceptance to this issue. (NO EXCEPTIONS)
  • The piece must be primarily Dark Fiction or Horror oriented. Horror/Sci-Fi works; Sci-Fi/Horror does not.
  • Write the prose well - 'nuff said.
  • Don't break our set-in-stone taboos - NO pedophilia, NO bestiality, and NO descriptive rape scenarios

Let's kick this one in the sack, ladies, and show the world what the women authors, poets and scribes of horror can really do in our 6th Annual Women in Horror Month issue!!


REPRINTS ARE WELCOME


Submission Deadline: January 31, 2018

Short story word count: 1,000 - 2,500

Flash fiction word count: 300 - 1,000

Poem length: minimum 10 lines; maximum 50 lines (limit of five submissions per author)

Drabbles: 100 words (limit of five submitted per author)

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

Full page/single book cover ads are available for $10 per ad. Please contact Julianne@SirensCallPublications.com for ad information.

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


eZine Submission guidelines:

Submission deadline is midnight, January 31, 2018 (Pacific Standard Time).

WE DO NOT ACCEPT WORKS containing pedophilia, human bestiality, or overtly descriptive/graphic rape scenes.

All contributors will receive a PDF copy of the issue that their work is featured in upon publication.

We welcome short stories (1000 - 2500 words), flash fiction (300 - 1000 words), drabbles (maximum of 5 for review per author), and dark poetry of 50 lines or less (maximum of 5 for review per author).

Artwork, photography and literary reviews are also accepted.

Submissions are to be directed to our submissions email address only - submissions@sirenscallpublications.com ; the subject line should contain 'ezine Submission, (your title), (your name)'

Formatting - all submissions should be sent as .doc or .docx files formatted as follows: Times New Roman, 12 pt. font, single line spacing, first line indent. Italicize what you would like italicized, bold what you would like bolded. We will not interpret formatting as anything other than it appears in the submitted document. Dialogue requires quotes ( " ), inner thought should be italicized, and spoken or remembered quotes should be encapsulated in single ticks ( ' ). Headers and Footers are not necessary, please do not include them. If there is any question about formatting, please contact our editor through the submission email address. submissions@sirenscallpublications.com

We ask for one time publication rights only; stories that are previously published elsewhere are accepted provided that you hold the copyright to them.

Full Page eZine Ads available:

Full page/single book cover ads are available for purchase at the rate of $10 per ad per issue or six issues for $50.

Publisher/community/multi-book ads are available at the rate of $25 per page per issue. Please contact mail@sirenscallpublications.com for details.

 


Current OPEN SUBMISSION CALL: SUBMISSIONS ARE CLOSED!

Anthology: If It Bleeds, It Leads! (working title)

Extra! Extra! Read All About It! <-- REMEMBER TO TRANSFER TO UPCOMING ANTHOLOGIES -->

For this anthology, we're looking for stories that embody the spirit of the good ol' newspaper headline! In fact, your story title MUST BE the headline.

We want feature pieces that belong on the front page; stories that draw you in and take hold of you as they unfold while the ink is still drying.

The work should exemplify the flashy style that only hot-off-the-press journalistic prose can entail. And if you want to go full-on tabloid, have at it. Give us the trash, give us the dirty laundry, but most of all, give us the juicy bits.

Remember, this is a horror collection, so be sure to keep one thing in mind: If it bleeds, it leads!


Here is a question one of the prospective authors asked us about this call:
Is this anthology looking for horror stories in the form of newspaper articles?
The answer: Yes, that's exactly what we're looking for!


DEADLINE EXTENDED: November 30, 2017

Word Count: 2,500 - 5,000 words

All submissions MUST be submitted to: Submissions@SirensCallPublications.com

Reading & Evaluation Period: Two to three months after close of the deadline

** NO REPRINTS WILL BE CONSIDERED **

Payment: Each story selected for inclusion will receive a one-time payment of $15US, an ebook contributor copy, and the right to purchase an unlimited number of print books at discount.

As per our standard guidelines, there will be no stories containing pedophilia, bestiality, or graphic rape scenarios accepted.




Anthology Submission guidelines:

Submission Deadline - November 30, 2017

Word Count: 2,500 - 5,000 words.

Payment: $15US per story selected for inclusion, an ebook contributor copy, and the right to purchase an unlimited number of print books at discount.

Copyright: First time worldwide copyright for a period of one year after publication.

Reprints will NOT be considered.

Absolutely no pedophilia, human bestiality or overtly descriptive or graphic rape scenes will be considered.

Only previously unpublished stories may be submitted. Upon acceptance into the anthology, you agree that Sirens Call Publications holds exclusive publishing rights for twelve (12) months from the date of publication; after that date has passed, all intellectual property rights revert to the author with the proviso that Sirens Call Publications retains distribution rights in the format of the contracted anthology.

Formatting - all submissions should be sent as .doc or .docx files formatted as follows: Times New Roman, 12 pt. font, single line spacing, first line indent. Italicize what you would like italicized, bold what you would like bolded. We will not interpret formatting as anything other than it appears in the submitted document. Dialogue requires quotes ( " ), inner thought should be italicized, and spoken or remembered quotes should be encapsulated in single ticks ( ' ). Headers and Footers are not necessary, please do not include them. If there is any question about formatting, please contact us through the submission email address. submissions@sirenscallpublications.com

Email your submission as an attachment to: submissions@SirensCallPublications.com

Submissions are to be directed to our submissions email address only. The subject line should contain: "SUBMISSION - [anthology title]' - [your story title]" or your submission will not be considered for this anthology.

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