Monday, November 22, 2021

November, 2021 Dark Fiction Short Story Markets

HWA L.A.: November, 2021
New or Reopening Market Listings/ Notes
At Minimum Pro-Paying (5 cents+ per word)

The Reinvented Detective (Book 2 in the Reinvented Anthology Series) (Edited by Jennifer Brozek and Cat Rambo)
https://www.arcmanorbooks.com/thereinventedanthology
Payment: 8 cents a word
Story Length: 1,500–5,000 words
Deadline: January 15, 2022
Reprints?: No
Response: May 1, 2022
Description: Detective stories reinvented for the modern age: As we move forward into the age of information, what happens to our ideas of detection and crime? How do you handle it when your smart car blackmails you or you need to murder the downloaded personality of your enemy? What acts to enforce society's norms and catch those violating them in the future? Will our definitions of crime—or punishment—change, and what new forms of either might appear?


Apex Magazine
http://www.apex-magazine.com/submission-guidelines
Payment: 8 cents a word
Story Length: up to 7,500 words
Deadline: Ongoing
Reprints?: No
Response: One month
Description: Exceptionally well-written Science fiction, fantasy, horror, and all its sub-genres.


Beneath Ceaseless Skies
http://www.beneath-ceaseless-skies.com/submissions/
Payment: 8 cents a word
Story Length: Up to 15,000 words
Deadline: None at present. Closes intermittently
Reprints?: No
Response: Two to seven weeks
Description: “Literary adventure fantasy”: stories with a secondary-world setting and some traditional or classic fantasy feel, but written with a literary approach. We want stories set in what Tolkien called a “secondary world”: some other world that is different from our own primary world in some way. It could be different in terms of zoology (non-human creatures), ecology (climate), or physical laws (the presence of magic). It could be set on Earth but an Earth different from our primary world in terms of time (the historical past) or history (alternate history). It could have a “pre-tech” level of technology, or steampunk technology, or magic as technology, or anything else that’s not advanced or modern technology. However, the setting should contain some element that is in some way fantastical.



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).


Cossmass Infinities
https://www.cossmass.com/submit/
Payment: 8 cents a word
Story Length: 1,000–7,500 words (also open to novelettes up to 17,500 words)
Deadline: Dec. 1–7, 2021
Reprints?: No
Response: 3 months
Description: Non-themed science fiction and fantasy short stories.


The Antihumanist
https://theantihumanists.com/fiction-submissions/
Payment: 5 cents a word
Story Length: up to 1,000 words
Deadline: ongoing
Reprints?: No
Response: unknown
Description: Fiction that challenges human centered narratives, that forces us to confront our place in the universe, that makes us question: Who are we? Why are we here? Is there a purpose? Historically, weird fiction has best captured this goal. However, we are willing to accept submissions from speculative, horror, and literary writers that meet the above criteria.



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

Andromeda Spaceways Magazine
https://andromedaspaceways.com/submissions-manager/
Payment: 1 cent a word AUD (Australian)
Story Length: up to 10,000 (less is better)
Deadline: ongoing
Reprints?: No
Response: 1–3 months
Description: Any science fiction, fantasy and supernatural horror works, including all associated sub-genres. Poetry, artwork, and non-fiction also welcome (though low pay, this is a highly-read, well esteemed indie market)


Three-Lobed Burning Eye
https://www.3lobedmag.com/submissions.html
Payment: $100 flat
Story Length: 1,000–7,500 words
Deadline: Continually open
Reprints?: No
Response Time: within 3 months
Description: Non-themed, original speculative fiction: horror, fantasy, and science fiction.

Thursday, November 11, 2021

New title available to reviewers on NetGalley: Professor Charlatan Bardot’s Travel Anthology to the Most (Fictional) Haunted Buildings in the Weird, Wild World

Reviewers or NetGalley subscribers:

New release, Professor Charlatan Bardot’s Travel Anthology to the Most (Fictional) Haunted Buildings in the Weird, Wild World (2021 edition)
, is available for free this month for ebook reviewers!!

“At Last, an Authoritative Compendium to (Fictional) Haunted Buildings for the Delight and Exploration of Reader-Travelers Around the Globe.”

For nearly forty years, renowned paranormal investigator Professor Charlatan Bardot has examined, documented, and acquired stories of haunted buildings around the world. Partnered with leading anthologist Eric J. Guignard, and gifted artists Steve Lines and James Gabb, the greatest of Charlatan’s discoveries are made available now in this comprehensive travel anthology!

From the Philippines’ tragic Ame-Soeur Clothing Factory, to Sweden’s reverent Fish Church; from Tanzania’s vengeful Unguja Restaurant, to Canada’s cursed Crow Island Lighthouse, Charlatan Bardot presents a lifetime of experience and insight into paranormal architecture.

27 feature stories and 36 tiny tales are included of haunted temples, diners, hotels, shops, hospitals, outposts, theaters, and other building types, along with maps, travel notes, illustrations, and more, all designed to provide an immersive experience for veteran travelers and armchair ghost hunters alike!

Enter Professor Charlatan Bardot’s Travel Anthology to the Most (Fictional) Haunted Buildings in the Weird, Wild World and explore the strange and curious locales of the globe and of your imagination.

13-digit ISBN (hardback): 978-1-949491-50-0

13-digit ISBN (paperback): 978-1-949491-48-7

13-digit ISBN (e-book): 978-1-949491-49-4

Date of publication: November 2, 2021

Publisher: Dark Moon Books

https://www.netgalley.com/catalog/book/240114 



Monday, November 8, 2021

Release for 8th volume in the Haunted Library: GHOST STORIES OF AN ANTIQUARY

I have been remiss in promoting this, but I'm thrilled to announce one of my favorite volumes (so far) released in the HAUNTED LIBRARY OF HORROR CLASSICS

GHOST STORIES OF AN ANTIQUARY by M.R. James, 8th volume in the series: Haunted Library of Horror Classics, presented by the Horror Writers Association.

This series is curated by myself and Leslie S. Klinger, intended to present seminal texts for a modern audience, and are publishing quarterly by Poisoned Pen Press, an imprint of SourceBooks! Les and I add annotations, study discussion questions, reading lists, author biography, and more. PLUS! Every volume opens with an introduction by leading author or expert in the field. This volume’s introduction is by none other than powerhouse author, David Morrell!

Available at Amazon and other online distributors: https://www.amazon.com/Stories-Antiquary-Haunted-Library-Classics/dp/1464215154


Sourcebooks: https://read.sourcebooks.com/fiction/9781464215155-ghost-stories-of-an-antiquary-tp.html


Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Release Day for: PROFESSOR CHARLATAN BARDOT’S TRAVEL ANTHOLOGY TO THE MOST (FICTIONAL) HAUNTED BUILDINGS IN THE WEIRD, WILD WORLD

New release today by DarkMoon Books!!

PROFESSOR CHARLATAN BARDOT’S TRAVEL ANTHOLOGY TO THE MOST (FICTIONAL) HAUNTED BUILDINGS IN THE WEIRD, WILD WORLD (2021 EDITION)


“At Last, an Authoritative Compendium to (Fictional) Haunted Buildings for the Delight and Exploration of Reader-Travelers Around the Globe.”

For nearly forty years, renowned paranormal investigator Professor Charlatan Bardot has examined, documented, and acquired stories of haunted buildings around the world. Partnered with leading anthologist Eric J. Guignard, and gifted artists Steve Lines and James Gabb, the greatest of Charlatan’s discoveries are made available now in this comprehensive travel anthology!

From the Philippines’ tragic Ame-Soeur Clothing Factory, to Sweden’s reverent Fish Church; from Tanzania’s vengeful Unguja Restaurant, to Canada’s cursed Crow Island Lighthouse, Charlatan Bardot presents a lifetime of experience and insight into paranormal architecture.

27 feature stories and 36 tiny tales are included of haunted temples, diners, hotels, shops, hospitals, outposts, theaters, and other building types, along with maps, travel notes, illustrations, and more, all designed to provide an immersive experience for veteran travelers and armchair ghost hunters alike!

Enter Professor Charlatan Bardot’s Travel Anthology to the Most (Fictional) Haunted Buildings in the Weird, Wild World and explore the strange and curious locales of the globe and of your imagination.

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Title:
Professor Charlatan Bardot’s Travel Anthology to the Most (Fictional) Haunted Buildings in the Weird, Wild World (2021 edition)
Edited By: Eric J. Guignard
Illustrated By: Steve Lines and James Gabb
Publisher: DarkMoon Books (Los Angeles, CA)
Format: Available in HARDBACK, TRADE PAPERBACK and EBOOK
Number of pages: 452
Date of publication: November 2, 2021

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Praise:


 “An ambitious and beautifully constructed anthology that fans of the genre won’t want to miss.” —Library Journal (starred review)

“High-concept and brilliant . . . A who’s-who of supernatural fiction.” —Publishers Weekly

“Eric J. Guignard has outdone himself with this imaginative, eerily realistic, and fun anthology.” —Booklist


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Table of Contents:


Preface by Eric J. Guignard
Introduction by Charlatan Bardot

FEATURE ENTRIES:

Europe
“Oh Man’s Land” by Natalia Theodoridou (Greece: Haunted Military Outpost)
“Fish Tale” by Eugenia Triantafyllou (Sweden: Haunted Indoor Fish Market)
“Still Hungry” by Ramsey Campbell (England: Haunted Department Store)
“In Our Season” by Tamara Jerée (Iceland: Haunted Military Base Civilian Living Condos)
“Que Vagi Bé” by S. Qiouyi Lu (Spain: Haunted Restaurant)

Asia
“Soul Sisters” by Michelle Tang (Philippines: Haunted Clothing Factory)
“Fools Rush In” by Nadia Bulkin (Indonesia: Haunted Mental Hospital)
“Blood Memories” by Weston Ochse (Afghanistan: Haunted Tank Monument)
“Where Do Broken Dreams Go?” by Andrew Hook (Kazakhstan: Haunted High-Rise Apartment Building)
“Above Aimi” by Thersa Matsuura (Japan: Haunted Hospital)

Australia and Greater Oceania
“Tidemarks” by Octavia Cade (New Zealand: Haunted Aquarium)
“The Five Sisters” by Terry Dowling (Australia: Haunted Lighthouse)
“Warp and Weft” by Kaaron Warren (Australia: Haunted Mining Camp)

Africa
“A Taste of Unguja” by Eugen Bacon (Tanzania: Haunted Restaurant)
“The Case of the Moaning Marquee” Suyi Davies Okungbowa (Nigeria: Haunted Marquee Tent)
“A Tour of the Ramses” by Jackson Kuhl (Egypt: Haunted Hotel)
“The Brother” by Makena Onjerika (Kenya: Haunted Converted Hotel-Office Building)
“The Biophilic-Designed Haunting” by Tlotlo Tsamaase (Botswana: Haunted Safari Lodge)

United States and Canada
“The Last Booth” by Jeffrey Ford (USA, New York: Haunted Diner)
“The Lighthouse” by D.R. Smith (Canada: Haunted Lighthouse)
“Bluster” by Norman Prentiss (USA, Montan: Haunted Saloon)
“The Gulch” by Lisa Morton (USA, California: Haunted Soundstage)
“Dead Car” by Joe R. Lansdale (USA, Texas: Haunted Junkyard)

Latin America and Caribbean
“The Haunting of the Plaza de la Beneficencia Pinkberry” by Gabriela Santiago (Puerto Rico: Haunted Frozen Yogurt Restaurant)
“Juan Clemente’s Well” by H. Pueyo (Argentina: Haunted Church)
“Xtabai” by Jo Kaplan (Belize: Haunted Observation Post)
“Into the River” by Clara Madrigano (Brazil: Haunted Mausoleum)


TINY TALES:

Europe
“English Martyrs Underground Station” by Laura Mauro (England: Haunted Underground Station)
“Ghost Stop” by Ekaterina Sedia (Russia: Haunted Bus Stop)
“The Northern Lights Experience” by Johann Thorsson (Iceland: Haunted Roadside Viewing Area)
“The House of Strawberries” by Alessandro Manzetti (Italy: Haunted Manor)
“The Caretaker’s Hut” by Kevin J. Kennedy (Scotland: Haunted Caretaker’s Hut)
“End of the Road” by Ray Cluley (Wales: Haunted Carpark)
“Soaking in Roman Rejuvenation” by Setsu Uzumé (Serbia: Haunted Hot Spring)

Asia
“Al Mutaqadimah” by Sara Saab (Lebanon: Haunted Entryless Room)
“Café Tanuki” by Umiyuri Katsuyama (Translated by Toshiya Kamei) (Japan: Haunted Café)
“The Hidden Temple of Nakhon Sawan” by Rena Mason (Thailand: Haunted Temple)
“A Series of Occurrences at Lhasa Hotel” by Han Song (China: Haunted Hotel)
“Tamarind Candy” by K. Hari Kumar (India: Haunted Smashānam)
“One Day at Recess in the Convent of the Blessed Mother on Victoria Street” by Christina Sng (Singapore: Haunted Mausoleum)

Australia and Greater Oceania
“Ingraham’s Bookstore” by Alan Baxter (Australia: Haunted Bookstore)
“Tiki Godfather” by Will Viharo (French Polynesia: Haunted Tiki Bar)
“The Wishing Well” by Jack Dann (Australia: Haunted Well)
“The Fairy Door” by Angela Slatter (Australia: Haunted Warehouse)
“The Martha Hotel: Suite 101” by Lee Murray (New Zealand: Haunted Hotel)

Africa
“Patiko” by Dilman Dila (Uganda: Haunted Slavers’ Market)
“The Bridge With No Middle” by Derek Lubangakene (South Sudan: Haunted Bridge)
“Ghost Roads of the Oude Kimberleys” by Cat Hellisen (South Africa: Haunted Hotel)
“Boss Madam Kadungure’s Extra-Deluxe Import and Export International Ltd” by T. L. Huchu (Zimbabwe: Haunted Import/Export Office)
“The Soccer Fields of Abete, Iwaya” by Dare Segun Falowo (Nigeria: Haunted Soccer Field)
“House of Mouths” by Osahon Ize-Iyamu (Niger: Haunted Boarding School)

United States and Canada
“The Norge Theater” by Elizabeth Massie (USA, Virginia: Haunted Theater)
“Hitchhiker” by Poppy Z. Brite (USA, Louisiana: Haunted Tollbooth)
“A Shining Vacation” by John M. Floyd (USA, Oregon: Haunted Hotel)
“The Cold House” by Simon Strantzas (Canada: Haunted Landmark (Historic Home)
“Vanport Raceway” by Cody Goodfellow (USA, Oregon: Haunted Speedway)
“Greenbelt Bus Shelter” by Lisa Hannett (Canada: Haunted Bus Shelter)

Latin America and Caribbean
“Lopinot Plantation” by R.S.A. Garcia (Trinidad and Tobago: Haunted Plantation)
“Last News” by Carlos Orsi (Brazil: Haunted Print Shop)
“Cuarto Frio (Cold Room)” by Alvaro Rodriguez (Mexico: Haunted Cold Storage)
“Harkon Tavern” by Julian J. Guignard (Jamaica: Haunted Tavern)
“The Door Ajar” by Malena Salazar Maciá (Translated by Toshiya Kamei) (Cuba: Haunted Cathedral)
“Colonia del Sacramento’s Little Tailoring Shop” by Dante Luiz (Uruguay: Haunted Tailoring Shop)

ADDITIONAL MATERIAL

Lesser Known Locales (“Tiny” Tiny Tales)
A Select Reading List of Novel-Length Fiction Works Set In Haunted Buildings (That Are Not Houses)
A Brief and Illuminating Interview With Professor Charlatan Bardot Conducted by 
Eric J. Guignard


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Publisher’s Page:
http://www.darkmoonbooks.com/travel_anthology.html

Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Professor-Charlatan-Anthology-Fictional-Buildings/dp/1949491501/

Goodreads:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/58848528-professor-charlatan-bardot-s-travel-anthology-to-the-most-fictional-ha

Barnes & Noble:
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/professor-charlatan-bardots-travel-anthology-to-the-most-guignard/1140005139



Monday, October 25, 2021

October, 2021 Dark Fiction Short Story Markets

HWA L.A.: October, 2021
New or Reopening Market Listings/ Notes
At Minimum Pro-Paying (5 cents+ per word)

Dark Void Magazine (*New Market)
https://darkvoidmagazine.com/submissionguidelines
Payment: 5 cents a word
Story Length: 3,000–4,000 words
Deadline: Intermittent
Reprints?: No
Response: Unknown
Description: Science Fiction Horror short stories (note: Stories must take place OFF Earth).


Dark Matter Magazine
https://darkmattermagazine.com/submission-guidelines/
Payment: 8 cents a word
Story Length: 1,000–5,000 words
Deadline: October 31, 2021
Reprints?: Yes (paid at 2 cents/word)
Response: up to 45 days
Description: Stories that explore the shadow side of reality (mostly horror and/or science fiction).


Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine
http://www.alfredhitchcockmysterymagazine.com/contact-us/writers-guidelines
Payment: 5-to-8 cents a word
Story Length: up to 12,000 (but the shorter, the better)
Deadline: Intermittent
Reprints?: No
Response: Up to a year (though tracking status is utilized)
Description: Fiction Mystery: stories of detection of the classic kind, police procedurals, private eye tales, suspense, courtroom dramas, stories of espionage, and so on. Story must be about a crime (or the threat or fear of one). Sometimes accept ghost stories or supernatural tales, but those also should involve a crime (fresh, well told, and absorbing).


Flash Fiction Online
https://ffo.submittable.com/submit
Payment: 8 cents a word
Story Length: 500 to 1,000 words
Deadline: Open from the 1st to 21st of each month (only)
Reprints?: Yes (payment at 2 cents/ word)
Response: Within eight weeks
Description: A very short but complete story of flash fiction. Strong, interesting characters, in genres of dark sci-fi, fantasy, paranormal, crime, horror, and even literary.


The Deadlands
https://thedeadlands.com/guidelines/#fiction
Payment: 10 cents a word (1 cent for reprints)
Story Length: up to 5,000 words (preferably 3,000–4,000 words)
Deadline: ongoing or intermittent (currently open)
Reprints?: Yes
Response: unknown
Description: Speculative fiction stories about death, or what death may involve. EX: A ghost in a shadowed wood. An afterlife discovered through a rusted door. An abandoned house in the middle of a haunted field. A skeletal figure moving with intent toward something unseen. Death personified; stories from a worldwide perspective, different cultures, different approaches to death.


Orpheus + Eurydice Unbound (anthology, Air and Nothingness Press)
http://aanpress.com/submissions.html
Payment: 8 cents a word
Story Length: 1,000–3,000 words
Deadline: open between November 15–February 16, 2022
Reprints?: No
Response: April 30, 2022
Description: Reinterpretations of the Orpheus/Eurydice myth in a variety of genres.



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

Dark Moon Digest (quarterly)
https://darkmoondigest.submittable.com/submit
Payment: 3 cents a word (1 cent/ word for reprints; also $30 flat for nonfiction)
Story Length: 1,500–7,000 words
Deadline: Until monthly quota is filled
Reprints?: Yes (paid at 1 cent/ word)
Response: up to 9 months
Description: Fiction reminiscent of The Twilight Zone, Black Mirror, Tales from the Crypt, and Tales from the Darkside. We want stories with complex characters and ideas spun in ways nobody’s ever conceived. Make our brains hurt. Make our hearts explode with love and terror. Make us fear.


Three-Lobed Burning Eye
https://www.3lobedmag.com/submissions.html
Payment: $100 flat for short fiction ($30 for flash fiction/ 1,000 words)
Story Length: up to 7,500 words
Deadline: Continually open
Reprints?: No
Response Time: within 3 months
Description: Non-themed, original speculative fiction: horror, fantasy, and science fiction.


Wednesday, October 20, 2021

DAY 6 OF ANNOUNCEMENT BLOCK—SECTION 6, LATIN AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN! Table of Contents listing for: Professor Charlatan Bardot’s Travel Anthology to the Most (Fictional) Haunted Buildings in the Weird, Wild World

Throughout this week, I'm posting all contributors here, by geographic section, to reveal the T.O.C. for the latest anthology book I created, to be published by Dark Moon Books next month, November 2, 2021.

PROFESSOR CHARLATAN BARDOT’S TRAVEL ANTHOLOGY TO THE MOST (FICTIONAL) HAUNTED BUILDINGS IN THE WEIRD, WILD WORLD (2021 EDITION)

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Announcing contents for Section #6: LATIN AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN!

LATIN AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN

FEATURE ENTRIES FOR HAUNTED LOCALES IN LATIN AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN:

“The Haunting of the Plaza de la Beneficencia Pinkberry” by Gabriela Santiago (Puerto Rico: Haunted Frozen Yogurt Restaurant)

“Juan Clemente’s Well” by H. Pueyo (Argentina: Haunted Church)

“Xtabai” by Jo Kaplan (Belize: Haunted Observation Post)

“Into the River” by Clara Madrigano (Brazil: Haunted Mausoleum)


TINY TALES FOR HAUNTED LOCALES IN LATIN AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN:

“Lopinot Plantation” by R.S.A. Garcia (Trinidad and Tobago: Haunted Plantation)

“Last News” by Carlos Orsi (Brazil: Haunted Print Shop)

“Cuarto Frio (Cold Room)” by Alvaro Rodriguez (Mexico: Haunted Cold Storage)

“Harkon Tavern” by Julian J. Guignard (Jamaica: Haunted Tavern)

“The Door Ajar” by Malena Salazar Maciá (Translated by Toshiya Kamei) (Cuba: Haunted Cathedral)

“Colonia del Sacramento’s Little Tailoring Shop” by Dante Luiz (Uruguay: Haunted Tailoring Shop)


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Read More on the most comprehensive travel anthology to (fictional) haunted buildings around the world ever compiled!: http://www.darkmoonbooks.com/travel_anthology.html


Or buy on Amazon (or any other online retailer): https://www.amazon.com/Professor-Charlatan-Anthology-Fictional-Buildings/dp/1949491501/