Call for Submissions
Mark My Words: Prophesy, Signs, and Portents. Drabbles (100 words), Micro-Fiction (101-750 words), Flash (751-1000 words), Short Stories (1001-2500 words), and Poetry (up to 50 lines). Weird tales of seers predicting horrific death, soothsayers on an outer galaxy planet predicting dire ends for their world, or kids playing with fate…their hands on the Ouija board. Not all fortunes are good. The best story here would be to give me a prophesy that sounds good to the hearer or client of the psychic, but ends up unexpectedly bad. Stories about seers or ESPers who demonstrate their abilities in strange ways would be wonderful. A tarot reader who uses unusual, or previously unknown types of tarot cards would also make an interesting story. Also, the prophesies in your stories don’t necessarily have to come true, but in that case, you better wow me with whatever transpires instead. Serious or humorous…chilling or otherworldly; give me thrills and chills, and something different. UPDATE: Deadline extended to JULY 31st, 2015!
HIATUS: The Were-Traveler has to go on a bit of a break while its publisher/editor concentrates on finishing up her Bachelor’s Degree at University. In the meantime, feel free to continue to submit stories to any of the themes listed below. I will start responding to story submissions sometime after December 15th.
The Mythos Planet: Lovecraft Insired Sci-Fi Terror–Drabbles (100 words), Micro-Fiction (101-750 words), Flash (751-1000 words), Short Stories (1001-2500 words), and Poetry (up to 50 lines). I want to see Lovecraftian monsters of your own making here, but you can give me some new takes on the Old Ones, if you like, but make it fresh. Make Cthulhu interesting as well as terrifying. Show a different side to Nyarlathotep. But do give us some new creatures…either some New Old Ones or some Brand New Ones. Or a battle of Old Ones vs. New Ones. As for your settings, as the theme title suggests, I’d really like to see these stories set on other worlds. Earth is okay, too, but a futuristic tale of humans in space where one of our favorite Old Ones stowed away aboard the ship, or our new home is already occupied by something terrifying and hungry. Those kind of stories, told well, will find a place in this issue. Deadline: December. 30th, 2015.
UPCOMING THEMES :
Hunter’s Moon: Werewolves, Vampires, and other Denizens of the Dark—Details/Deadline TBD
Outskirts: Suburban and Rural Legends—Details/Deadline TBD
Kapow! Flash!—Super Heroes & Villians Flash!–Details/Deadline TBS
Birds of Dark Feather, Flocking Together, TBD.