What they want:
Cover of Darkness publishes dark fantasy and horror. Before we go any further, we want to emphasize this to potential contributing writers: our idea of a good horror story is one that you read with all the lights on, and you look over your shoulders while you turn the pages. Put another way, meeting a zombie is not scary; meeting a zombie unexpectedly is scary. Capisce? Okay, let’s try this: when we see intestines, we want to make twisty-squeakies–giraffes, cocker spaniels, etc. Blood and gore is not scary; it’s just icky and oogie. We don’t want our readers to puke. We want them to shiver.
Length: 2,000-8,000 words
Payment: $15 + contributor’s copy
Submission Guidelines: http://www.samsdotpublishing.com/coverofdarknessgl.htm
Notes: Published quarterly. Individual issues & subscriptions available at sdpbookstore.com.