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Author Spotlight - Matt Molgaard

Matt Molgaard is a writer and an horror buff who has written articles for magazines like Fangoria, Horror Asylum, Relativity Media and Best-Horror-Movies. He runs HorrorNovelReviews.com where he spreads "Honesty in the Terror" and devotes much of his time towards promoting the genre. He recently came out with a double-shot story collection. We ...

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DM's Field Guide to Dark Fiction - Cosmic Horror

genus: ia ia order: Terror also called: Lovecraftian Horror, Metaphysical horror, Existential horror Common traits – In Cosmic Horror, something exists beyond our mortal plane, and it is too awful to comprehend. Whether it is unintelligible beings floating out of space or hideous ancient gods sleeping deep within the earth, these cosmic ...

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Author Spotlight - Jaqueline Druga

Author Jacqueline Druga has been obsessed with any and all types of apocalypse scenarios for as long as she can recall. While she dabbled in disaster through her writing, her obsession led her on a path of learning and she absorbed all the information she could on how to survive ...

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Author Spotlight - Aaron J. French

Aaron J. French is not only the Editor-in-Chief of Dark Discoveries magazine; he's also a writer and editor for JournalStone Publishing. His stories have appeared in markets like Black Ink Horror, Something Wicked, Chiral Mad, The Lovecraft eZine, and many more. He's also been published under the banners of Uncanny Books, ...

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Author Spotlight: Michael Arnzen

Michael Arnzen is the Chair of the Humanities Division at Seton Hill University, near Pittsburgh, where he was recently awarded Professor of the Year.  He also mentors speculative fiction and horror/thriller novelists in SHU's innovative MFA program in Writing Popular Fiction.  Arnzen's latest books are The Gorelets Omnibus (a collection ...

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Fresh Markets

House of Horror Issue 3

Added to Magazines on August 19, 2014.

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What they want:

The theme of the third issue is MONSTERS. Send us your essays, fiction, poetry, and art on the theme of monsters in horror! Whatever your monster feelings are, we want to see them. All reactions to the theme will be considered.

Deadline: September 6, 2014
Length: Not specified in guidelines
Payment: $15 + contributor copy
Submission Guidelines: http://houseofhorrorzine.tumblr.com/

Phobos Magazine

Added to Magazines on August 18, 2014.

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What they want:

Short Pulp Fiction, work that could’ve fit between Robert E. Howard and H.P. Lovecraft in an issue of Weird Tales back in 1927. We plan on running a few short stories and a few poems per issue, but flash stories have a much greater chance of being accepted.

The short answer, though, is we simply want great stories.

Length: Up to 2,500 words
Payment: Pays 5 cents per word for fiction, 5 cents per word or a flat $20 for poetry (whichever is greater)
Submission Guidelines: http://phobosmagazine.com/submissions/

Note: Has themed issues with deadlines.  Please check the publisher’s submission guidelines page to see 1) whether they are currently open to submissions and 2) what the current theme is.

Muzzleland Press Website

Added to Online Zines on August 15, 2014.

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What they want:

Horror or weird genre fiction.

 Currently we are not planning on another print short story collection. However, we are looking to publish short stories on our website. 

Length: 1,000-7,500 words
Payment: $5
Submission Guidelines: http://muzzlelandpress.com/submissions-and-guidelines/

Muzzleland Press

Added to Book Publishers on August 14, 2014.

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What they want:

We’re officially looking to expand and develop our book catalog. We’re interested in reading horror or weird genre fiction, including novellas and novels.

We are not interested in gore, sex, shock, or splatter just for their sake. These are welcome elements in your story, but they shouldn’t be the story’s only purpose. No fan fiction. That said, Cthulhu/Lovecraftian mythos-type stories are welcome, as long as they tread new and interesting ground.

Length: 10,000-120,000 words
Submission Guidelines: http://muzzlelandpress.com/submissions-and-guidelines/

Weird Western Anthology

Added to Anthologies on August 13, 2014.

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What they want:

We’re looking for Diverse Weird Western fiction. …in the words of Strange Horizons Magazine, “fiction from or about diverse perspectives and traditionally under-represented groups, settings, and
cultures, written from a non-exoticizing and well-researched position.”

More generally, if you are unfamiliar with the Weird Western, here is a good starting point: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weird_West. Please note that, while we may make an exception or two for mundane cross-genre Weird Western stories (i.e., a non-speculative Weird detective Western, a Weird Western romance, etc), we are looking for stories in which the Western genre is mixed with one or more speculative and/or fantastic element(s) (i.e., science fiction, fantasy, supernatural horror, speculative fiction, paranormal romance, urban fantasy, alternate history, steampunk, steamfunk, dieselpunk, dieselfunk, magic realism, fabulism, ghost story, occult detective fiction, etc).

Yes, it is OK to combined more than two genres/subgenres; it’s even encouraged.

Submission Period: December 1 – December 31, 2014
Length: 500-10,000 words
Payment: $5 + royalties
Submission Guidelines: http://www.wolfsingerpubs.com/