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The Horror Zine’s Book of Monster Stories Submission Guidelines (Paying Market)

The Horror Zine, founded by award-winning editor and writer Jeani Rector, is currently reading for a monsters anthology. Full guidelines are on their site. We are looking for monsters, creatures, beasts, mutants, monstrosities, frightening oddities, malformations, altered insects or animals, mythical creatures, monsters from space or from bodies of water, or something we can’t even […]

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Makeup Columnist Wanted for SyFy Face Off (Paying Market)

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You have probably noticed that we have been gearing up to cover the new season of Face Off here at, including an Exclusive Interview with SyFy Face Off Season 2 Winner Rayce Bird by columnist extraordinaire Ed Grabianowski. Dark fashion and beauty site Gothic.Org wants in on the Face Off fun and is […]

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Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine E-Submissions (Paying Market)

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The Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine is now accepting electronic submissions for their magazine through a new Dell Magazine custom online system. EQMM’s current writers guidelines are below. Nice to have the prestige of a magazine which has been published continuously since 1941, with the convenience of e-submissions. Download the Writers’ Guidelines Click here for a […]

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Lovecraft Zine (Paying Market)

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The folks at Lovecraft Zine have a lot going on right now. They just put out issue 14. They are doing app giveaways. And they just opened for submissions again last month. Well worth checking out. UPDATE: April 3, 2012: I am once again accepting submissions, but please read the entire page below for the […]

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Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine (Paying Market)

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Founded in 1956, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine is probably the longest-running mystery magazine on the newsstand today. If your dark writing has a mystery structure to it, this might be a good venue for you. Initially, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine licensed the Alfred Hitchcock name. Hitchcock the man was not an editor of the publication, […]

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Criminal Element (Paying Market)

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Criminal Element, a subsidiary of leading publishing house Macmillan, is reading for high quality crime and mystery fiction in all subgenres. Much of the site is teasers for forthcoming novels, but they also buy original fiction for the Criminal Element site. Awesome tagline: Murder. Mystery. Mayhem. Professional pay rates and then some. Criminal Element welcomes […]

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Artifacts and Relics: Extreme Sorcery

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Christopher Heath and V. Shane at Heathen Oracle are reading for a dark swords & sorcery anthology called Artifacts and Relics: Extreme Sorcery. They are taking the interesting approach of only contacting authors they are going to publish and not sending rejections, as well as announcing acceptances their Facebook page and blog. A modern approach […]

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The Edge of Sundown (Paying Market)


Editors Brian M. Sammons and Glynn Owen Barrass are currently reading for an anthology of scary Western tales, to be published by role-playing game company Chaosium, home of Call of Cthulu. Supernatural elements welcome. THE EDGE OF SUNDOWN An Original Anthology of Western Horror Stories Writer’s Guidelines Welcome to the writers’ guidelines for the western […]

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Schaffner Press Submissions Guidelines (Paying Market)

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Schaffner Press publishes books with social relevance. Although they are not a genre press, they do publish horror, provided it is really top quality innovative work, such as the writing of Todd Grimson. Since Schaffner Press is a small independent press with a list of about 4-­6 books a year, it is important that, before […]

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tor dot com guidelines updated their guidelines a few weeks ago. This is a good venue for writers because it is a high visibility site, a site connected with a very established publishing house, and publication here pays a bunch. pays twenty-five cents a word, which is extremely high for genre fiction. That said, they don’t like […]

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