Havok Seeks Flash Submissions

Havok provides sharp, memorable fiction under 1,000 words. We want stories that hit fast and strike hard––stories that, no matter the genre, can cut through the day’s troubles and grip distracted readers. And there’s no quicker way to get your masterpiece rejected than to ignore our submission guidelines. So read through the following information and be sure to follow it to the letter. Or else…

Date: Ongoing
Length: 300-1,000 words
Pay: $10, plus a chance for more if your story is selected for their Editor Choice Awards
Submit at: Go Havok

Blood Moon Rising Magazine Seeks Submissions

Blood Moon Rising is the magazine for all things ‘horror’. We are also the aspiring writers and artists showcase. We are always looking for new talent for our Fiction, Poetry and Art Departments. Blood Moon Rising is NOW an online publication that can be read through our main web site www.BloodMoonRisingMagazine.com and click on the cover icon to view the magazine. All stories published will be in this new publishing format and NO printed copies will be send out by mail. All writers and artist will be told of the issue that their work will be in and when that issue will be coming out so they can check it out on the web site.

Date: Ongoing
Length: Up to 2,500 words
Pay: None
Submit at: Blood Moon Magazine

Sorrow: A Horror Anthology Seeks Submissions

A feeling of deep distress caused by loss, disappointment, or other misfortune suffered by oneself or others.

“He understood the sorrow and discontent underlying his brother’s sigh”

synonyms: sadness, unhappiness, dejection, regret, depression, misery, cheerlessness, downheartedness, despondency, despair, desolation, wretchedness, glumness, gloom, gloominess, a heaviness of the heart, dolefulness, melancholy, low spirits, mournfulness, woe, broken-heartedness, heartache, grief;
synonyms: unhappiness, sorrow, dejection, regret, depression, misery, cheerlessness, downheartedness, despondency, despair, desolation, wretchedness, glumness, gloom, gloominess, dolefulness, melancholy, low spirits, mournfulness, woe, broken-heartedness, heartache, grief.

I’m looking for flash—fiction, short stories, poetry and art that examines sorrow under the umbrella of horror. I’m not looking for sad vampires, werewolves or zombies. I am interested in how horror writers, poets and artists approach sorrow, or one of its synonyms listed above.

Dark Divinations Anthology

It is the height of Queen Victoria’s rule, the world is powered by steam and seen by gaslight. Fog swirls in the street, while in the parlor, hands are linked. Pale and expectant faces gaze upon a woman, her eyes closed and shoulders slumped. The medium speaks, her tone hollow and inhuman. The séance has begun.

Séances are but one method of divination and communication with the dead. There are many others. From Tarot to the witch board, scrying to numerology, HorrorAddicts.net wants it all. We want your Victorian Age stories of Dark Divinations.

First and foremost, your submission must be a horror story and contain something emotionally, physically, or mentally horrifying.

Secondly, it must take place during the Victorian Era. We don’t care if it’s in England, the American West, colonial India, or Africa, it must take place during the years of 1837-1901.

Lastly, the story must concern a method of divination (the practice of foretelling the future through supernatural means.) This can include but is not limited to: Ouija boards, cards, scrying, entrail reading, and necromancy. We’re looking for originality above all.

What we don’t want: We are not looking for steampunk stories for this anthology. We also don’t want a story where the divination is just “stuck-in” and isn’t really an integral piece of the story.

Date: October 31, 2019
Length: 2000-5000 words
Pay: $10 dollars plus digital contributors copy
Submit at: Horror Addicts

ParABnormal Magazine Seeks Submissions

The subject matter of parABnormal Magazine is, yes, the paranormal. For us, this includes ghosts, spectres, haunts, various whisperers, and so forth. It also includes shapeshifters, mythological creatures, and creatures from various folklores. If your story also has science fiction or fantasy elements, we regard that as a plus.

Please, no stories that involve excessive blood, gore, digestive tracts, and so forth. If you write a dark story, make sure it is spooky. Makes sure it is a story that should be read with all the lights on, with the reader looking over his or her shoulder while turning the pages.

Date: Ongoing
Length: 4000-8000 words
Pay: $25 
Submit at: Alban Lake Publishing