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/


Tuesday, October 19, 2021

DAY 5 OF ANNOUNCEMENT BLOCK—SECTION 5, UNITED STATES AND CANADA! 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 #5: UNITED STATES AND CANADA!

UNITED STATES AND CANADA

FEATURE ENTRIES FOR HAUNTED LOCALES IN 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)

 

TINY TALES FOR HAUNTED LOCALES IN 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)


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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/



Monday, October 18, 2021

DAY 4 OF ANNOUNCEMENT BLOCK—SECTION 4, AFRICA! 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 #4: AFRICA!

AFRICA

FEATURE ENTRIES FOR HAUNTED LOCALES IN 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)

 

TINY TALES FOR HAUNTED LOCALES IN 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)


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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/194949148X/


Friday, October 15, 2021

DAY 3 OF ANNOUNCEMENT BLOCK—SECTION 3, AUSTRALIA and GREATER OCEANIA! 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 #3: AUSTRALIA AND GREATER OCEANIA!


AUSTRALIA AND GREATER OCEANIA

FEATURE ENTRIES FOR HAUNTED LOCALES IN 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)

 

TINY TALES FOR HAUNTED LOCALES IN 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)


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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/194949148X/


Thursday, October 14, 2021

DAY 2 OF ANNOUNCEMENT BLOCK—SECTION 2, ASIA! 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 #2: ASIA!


ASIA

FEATURE ENTRIES FOR HAUNTED LOCALES IN 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)

 

TINY TALES FOR HAUNTED LOCALES IN 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)


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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/194949148X/