Thursday, June 23, 2016


Pleased to announce the revival of +HORROR LIBRARY+ series!

Myself and the staff at Farolight Publishing are taking over and opening soon to submissions.

For those who submitted previously under different editors and received no response/ update, please resend your submission now, before the open call date, and mention it’s a resend; we’ll review ASAP. We have slush readers committed to ensuring response times are expeditious, between a couple days up to three weeks.


Edited by: Eric J. Guignard
Publisher: Farolight Publishing (Cutting Block Books)
Submissions Accepted: July 15, 2016 – September 15, 2016
Projected Release Date: April 2017 (both print and e-format)
Payment: Three cents per word and one contributor copy
Reprints?: NO
Multiple and/or Simultaneous Submissions: YES NO
Response Time: Three weeks or less
Send submissions and queries to:


The Horror Library has arisen anew! That is, New volume, New editor, but with the same passion to advance dark, smart horror short fiction.

The Horror Library series has been publishing cutting-edge horror for more than ten years, with new volumes released about every two years. Past contributors include such notables as: Bentley Little, Gary Braunbeck, Kealan Patrick Burke, Jeff Strand, Ray Garton, Lisa Morton, Tim Waggoner, et al. We’d love to add your name to this list!

The short of it:

We’re looking for non-themed horror short stories.

The long of it:

The tastes of this anthology series run toward light horror or psychological horror rather than anything brutal (think along the lines of: The Twilight Zone, Tales from the Darkside, Tales from the Crypt, Black Mirror, etc.). Stories about demons, serial killers, or any traditional monster trope (zombies, vampires, etc.) will not likely be accepted.

Ideal qualities to make your story a success include:

+Emotional Resonance (e.g. Fear, Relief, Joy, etc.)+
+Action (Plot Movement)+
+Unique and Thoughtful Ideas+
+Literary Courage (Push Boundaries)+
+Extraordinarily Memorable ‘Voice’ in Characters+

The audience for this anthology are mature, literary readers (i.e. "R" rating). Profanity and sexually-related material is acceptable, provided it is not gratuitous and not excessive. What is not acceptable is anything relating to torture or sexual abuse of children or graphic sex/ “erotica."

If you’re unsure what we’re looking for, simply review former volumes of +Horror Library+ for additional insight. If you’re still unsure, just send it!

+Suggested word count is 2,000 – 6,000 words.+

+Please attach submissions to email as a Microsoft Word file (doc type doesn’t matter).+

+Formatting isn’t important (though good form is to follow Shunn guidelines at:

Please send submissions, queries, and all else via e-mail to:

Good luck and have fun!

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