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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

Shades of Terror

Added to Online Zines on September 1, 2014.

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What they want:

Here at Shades of Terror we are looking for horror and dark fantasy fiction that terrifies. Stories in the tradition of Weird Tales andThe Twilight Zone are preferable. Genre crossovers accepted. Stories should focus more on the development of tension rather than gore. No stories containing explicit sex, splatterporn, torture, or excessively obscene language will be considered.

Length: 1,500-7,500 words
Payment: $.05 per word for original fiction.  If we podcast your story, payment is $.01 per word up to 7500 words.
Submission Guidelines: http://shadesofterror.com/about-us/

SNAFU II: Survival of the Fittest

Added to Anthologies on August 29, 2014.

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What they want:

SNAFU brought the pain. SNAFU II will bring even more. Survival horror says it all. Resident Evil… Silent Hill… with soldiers. Straining to make that one clip of rounds last. Making sure not to waste a single bullet. Lost in the shadows, low on ammo and/or wounded, fighting to survive, the last remnants of the mission team trying to make sense of where they had gone wrong, and how to make it out alive with next-to-no resources. We still want combat, don’t get me wrong, but we also want fear… we want suspense and tension… we want originality in the monster/antagonist, and how they are finally overcome. To allow for this building of atmosphere and tension, we have upped the word limit. And then, we want something jaw-droppingly amazing.

Submission Period: October 1 – December 31, 2014
Length: 1,000-10,000 words
Payment: AUD4c/word + contributor copy
Submission Guidelines: http://cohesionpress.com/

Perpetual Motion Machine Newsletter

Added to Online Zines on August 28, 2014.

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What they want:

Perpetual Motion Machine is currently looking for flash fiction to publish exclusively in our newsletter. We are interested in dark fiction in the horror, science fiction, crime, and noir genres.

Length: Up to 1,000 words
Payment: $20
Submission Guidelines: http://perpetualpublishing.com/


Added to Book Publishers,Ebook Publishers on August 21, 2014.

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What they want:

We publish fantasy, sci-fi, horror, paranormal, steampunk, dystopian, etc. for teens and tweens.

Length: Novels
Payment: Advance (starting at $200) + royalties
Submission Guidelines: http://month9booksblog.com/submissions/

Welcome to the Future

Added to Anthologies on August 20, 2014.
welcome to the future

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What they want:

When it comes to the future, the possibility is seemingly endless.  This is the focal point of the “Welcome to the Future” anthology.  Your future may be filled with new and innovative technology like flying cars or hoverboards or it could be a place where technology has become the dominate species.  Perhaps your focus is instead on a positive and uplifting utopian or a dark and bleak dystopian.

Whatever your vision is – I want to hear about it!

Any genre is fine, with the exception of nonfiction pieces.

Deadline: September 15, 2014
Length: Flash fiction (250-500 words), Short Story (2,000-8,000 words)
Payment: $100 for short fiction +2 paperback contributor copies, $25 for flash fiction +2 paperback contributor copies.
Submission Guidelines: http://www.christinaescamilla.com/