Monday, August 12, 2019

August, 2019 Dark Fiction Short Story Markets

August, 2019: HWA L.A.
New or Reopening Market Listings/ Notes
At Pro-Paying (5 cents+ per word)


SubTerrain Magazine (print) (Issue: 1984 Revisited)
http://subterrain.ca/about/35/sub-terrain-writer-s-guidelines
Payment: 10 cents a word (Canadian, translates to about 7.5 cents/ word U.S.)
Story Length: up to 3,000 words
Deadline: September 6, 2019
Reprints?: No
Response: unknown
Description: Themed by issue; literary/ genre fiction: 1984 Revisited (#84) issue paying homage to the dystopian world that was depicted in George Orwell’s novel 1984, involving complementary dystopian works (…due to the seeming resonance with readers at a moment of heightened anxiety about the state of American democracy).


The Arcanist
https://thearcanist.io/a-call-for-submissions-244f646d25a4
Payment: $50 flat payment (thus, 5 cents a word or more)
Story Length: flash fiction up to 1,000 words
Deadline: ongoing
Reprints?: Yes
Response: unknown. “As soon as they can”
Description: Engaging science fiction and fantasy stories (and associated sub-genres, including horror) that are flash fiction. Focus on originality and strong/ interesting characters.



The DARK (monthly online e-magazine)
http://thedarkmagazine.com/submission-guidelines
Payment: 6 cents a word
Story Length: 2,000–6,000 words
Deadline: Currently open, but intermittent
Reprints?: Yes
Response: between 1 day to 1 week
Description: Unique Horror and Dark Fantasy (No graphic/ violent content); fiction that may fall out of “regular” categories (Tons of great authors publish here).


Burly Tales (ed. Steve Berman; Lethe Press)
https://www.lethepressbooks.com/call-for-submissions.html#/
Payment: ? cents a word
Story Length: 5,000–15,000 words
Deadline: (unlisted—subs began Aug. 1; open until filled)
Reprints?: Possibly. Query first.
Response: unknown
Description: “Fairy Tales for the hirsute and hefty gay man”: Short stories and novellettes that adapt classic fairy tales, filled with “Bears” (not the animal, but in gay culture, being a larger, hairier man who projects an image of rugged masculinity). All the stories should have a measure of whimsy and/or wonder.


Uncanny Magazine
http://uncannymagazine.com/submissions
Payment: 8 cents a word
Story Length: 750
6,000 words
Deadline:
current issue call ends August 29, 2019
Reprints?: No
Response: One month
Description: Passionate, diverse SF/F fiction and poetry... intricate, experimental stories and poems with gorgeous prose, verve, and imagination that elicit strong emotions and challenge beliefs.



Reckoning Journal
http://reckoning.press/submit
Payment: 6 cents a word
Story Length: 1 to 45,000 words
Deadline: September 22, 2019
Reprints?: Query first
Response: 1 to 3 months
Description: Creative writing about environmental justice. Diverse fiction stories (and poetry) including a speculative element: Searingly personal, visceral, idiosyncratic understanding of the world and the people in it as it has been, as it is, as it will be, as it could be, as a consequence of humanity’s relationship with the earth.



***Non-PRO-Paying Market, but Eric J. Guignard’s “Pick of the Month”

Signal Horizon
https://www.signalhorizon.com/submission-guidelines
Payment: 3 cents a word
Story Length: up to 3,000 words
Deadline: August 21, 2019
Reprints?: No
Response: 60 days
Description: Non-themed horror or science fiction with a dark or weird edge.


The Macabre Museum (*New Publisher)
https://macabre-museum.com/submissions
Payment: TOKEN $25/flat for fiction ($5 for reprints); $5/flat for poetry
Story Length: 3,000 to 6,000 words for fiction; up to 3 poems
Deadline: August 31, 2019
Reprints?: Yes
Response: 45 days
Description: Unthemed literary horror fiction and poetry; all sub-genres of general dark/ weird fiction are welcome.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Massive overhaul for the DARK MOON BOOKS website


Massive overhaul for the website of the lil’ indie publishing house I run, DARK MOON BOOKS! 

Check it out! Tell me what you love, what you hate, what you wish I’d set on fire. All books and projects updated. And I added unique Horror quotes at the bottom of EVERY ONE OF ITS 27 PAGES. Collect (er, read) ’em all! ;)




Friday, July 26, 2019

Book Release Day—my first novel, DOORWAYS TO THE DEADEYE

Announcing the birth of my long-awaited baby! It’s… It’s… A BOOK!

DOORWAYS TO THE DEADEYE is born, er, released TODAY!!!!!

My first full-length novel, about legend-building and memories, the search for perseverance after death, all framed in the fantastic travels of a 1930s-era train-hopping hobo, and the homeless narrator who is trying to keep the stories “alive” in more ways than one.

Title: Doorways to the Deadeye
Author: Eric J. Guignard
Date of Publication: July 26, 2019
Number of pages: 328
Published by: JournalStone

Synopsis: A Depression-era hobo rides the rails and learns the underlying Hobo Code is a mystical language that leads into the world of memories, where whoever is remembered strongest—whether by trickery, violence, or daring—can change history and alter the lives of the living.

Thank you to publisher, Christopher C. Payne, acquisitions editor Jess Landry, copy editor Scarlett Algee, and cover designer, Mikio Murakami



Thursday, July 25, 2019

Out now -- STRANGE TALES OF THE MACABRE: POST-APOCALYPTIC


This! Available! Now! STRANGE TALES OF THE MACABRE: POST-APOCALYPTIC

Cool lil’ project I’m part of through 5x5 Publishing: 5 authors, 5 mini-anthologies. Each author edits 1 antho, and all authors rotate through, placing a story in each theme.




Vol. IV: Strange Tales of the Macabre: Haunted Journeys, edited by Rena Mason

Vol. V: Strange Tales of the Macabre: Ghosts, edited by Lisa Morton

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VOL.
III: POST-APOCALYPTIC: Military factions, monsters, environmental disasters: all speak to the possible grim calamity of what could occur in the not-too-distant future or, perhaps, is occurring today. Dark and foreboding, sometimes hopeful, sometimes anguished, sometimes wondrous: Can we survive the coming apocalypse, or are we and our surrounds doomed to perish in any number of ways? Find out within!


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(With Cover artwork by Greg Chapman who is always highly recommended for such work!!

And Kindle Formatting by Lori Michelle, who is also always highly recommended for such work!)





Monday, July 15, 2019

Only 11 more days until the release of my first novel, DOORWAYS TO THE DEADEYE!


Only 11 more days until the release of my first novel, DOORWAYS TO THE DEADEYE!!!

Thanks so much for advance praise coming in:

“Eric J. Guignard’s Doorways to the Deadeye isn’t just a magnificent, magical, mystical epic; it’s really a long, hard look into the heart of the myth of America. With this, his first novel, Eric has crafted an extraordinary tale that will haunt readers long after they finish it.”

—Six-time Bram Stoker Award-winning author Lisa Morton

Coming from JournalStone, July 26. Pre-order now! https://www.amazon.com/Doorways-Deadeye-Eric-J-Guignard/dp/1947654977/



Title: Doorways to the Deadeye
Author: Eric J. Guignard
Date of Publication: July 26, 2019
Number of pages: 328
Published by: JournalStone
13-digit ISBN (paperback): 978-1-947654-97-6
13-digit ISBN (e-book): 978-1-947654-98-3
Synopsis: A Depression-era hobo rides the rails and learns the underlying Hobo Code is a mystical language that leads into the world of memories, where whoever is remembered strongest—whether by trickery, violence, or daring—can change history and alter the lives of the living.

Direct Book Links:

JournalStone Page: http://journalstone.com/bookstore/doorways-to-the-deadeye/

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Doorways-Deadeye-Eric-J-Guignard/dp/1947654977

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/46218234-doorways-to-the-deadeye

Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/doorways-to-the-deadeye-eric-j-guignard/1131955734


Friday, July 12, 2019

Great Write-Up This Week by Library Journal


Fantastic write-up on the state of horror in writing and film this week in LIBRARYJOURNAL by librarian superstar, Becky Spratford, including news, podcasts, and summer releases with mention of my upcoming novel, DOORWAYS TO THE DEADEYE! “…Guignard captures the depth of emotion underlying fictional terrors.”


With mention of numerous friends and authors I admire, Paul Tremblay, Tim Waggoner, Chuck Wendig, Ellen Datlow, Michele Brittany & Nicholas Diak, Jim Chambers, J.G. Faherty, Joe Hill, Leslie S. Klinger, Josh Malerman, Cherie Priest, Brian Keene, Priya Sharma, Stephen Graham Jones, et al.

Great article overall—thanks Library Journal and Becky!