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Taking Submissions: Demonic Workplace: Safer to Call in Sick!

May 30, 2023

Deadline: May 30th, 2023
Payment: 2 contributors’ copies
Theme: Work with a hell-ish twist

The Prompt:

Work sucks. We’ve all had a boss or coworker we swore was a demon or held a job where we think we are surrounded with little hellions trying to ruin our day. At times, all we have to do is walk into a strange and unusual business to send unnerving tingles down our spine. An ethereal voice whispers that we might not last if we stay too long. Sometimes, those feelings are correct. Luckily, you can read about those encounters from the safety of your favorite chair instead of experiencing them for yourself. So, use that sick day you’ve been holding onto and save your soul from eternal damnation with Demonic Workplace (Safer to Call in Sick).


May 30th 2023 at Midnight EST


By End of 2023


  • 2 complimentary paper copies. US Only.
  • Access to buy author copies at a discounted rate.
  • We retain first publication rights for the first 90 days of publication. After that feel free to sell and republish your entry as you wish. All entries will solely belong to you.
  • Wide distribution.
  • By sending in a submission, you are agreeing to the rights above and will receive confirmation to further information regarding contest.

Contest Guidelines

Here’s what we need from you to include:

  • 12 pt font
  • Calibri or Times New Roman
  • Double-spaced throughout (without extra spaces between paragraphs)
  • Indented for new paragraphs
  • 1-inch margin all around
  • Include a title page with pen name & author name
  • Title of work
  • Header with pen name, title, and page number in top right-hand corner.
  • 2,500 – 5,000 words
  • You must be 18+ to participate or we must receive permission from your parents or guardian.

Important Notes:

  • If you do not follow the submission and formatting guidelines you will be rejected without feedback and should resubmit. We will not review submissions that fail to follow instructions nor answer the questions we need.
  • You must have your first manuscript completed before submitting. You are only sending us the first 10K words, but it is important to know we can hit the ground running.
  • This writing should be fully edited. We shouldn’t see simply grammatical errors and misspelled words that are being flagged with Word upon opening. Please submit polished and well edited writing.
  • Do not submit more or less of the word count range or this will result in a automatic rejection.
  • Only US authors are eligible for complimentary copies.

Via: 4 Horsemen Publications.


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