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Taking Submissions: Forlorn: Volume I, Issue II

November 1, 2020

Deadline: November 1st, 2020
Payment: $15 fee
Theme: Haunted holidays

Submissions are currently open for one issue of The Periodical, Forlorn:

Volume I, Issue II

Theme: Haunted holidays.

For this issue, we don’t want tales of peace on earth and good will to men. We don’t want to hear about the warmth of family gatherings or how the Christmas spirit inspires a new outlook on life for those once thought irredeemable

We want to know how misfits and outcasts approach the holiday season. We want to know how ghouls and goblins and all manner of pagan creatures mark the season.

Deadline: November 1st, 2020

Guidelines for All Submissions:

Word Limit: 6,000 words

Compensation: flat $15 fee upon publication, plus a digital copy of the magazine (which you’re free to share).

Format: We will accept short-form fiction any way you want to write it. This can include poetry, flash fiction or short stories.

We’re particularly interested in the subversion of form. We don’t care about hard and fast rules, so don’t worry too much about formatting. If you feel its good, chances are that shines through in the writing. And we want to read it.

Genre: Anything that’s dark, creepy, weird and just a little off-kilter. We’re open to genre fiction, particularly anything related to horror, science-fiction, speculative fiction or weird fiction. But we’re also interested in anything that twists or subverts these genres in some unexpected way.

Simultaneous submissions: We will accept simultaneous submissions, but please inform us if this applies to you. If a story may be pulled away from us at the last minute, we want to know as this may affect our decision on acceptance.

Multiple Submissions: Please only send us one submission at a time. If your submission is rejected, we will then accept another submission. We try to respond to submissions within two weeks, which should allow ample time for you to submit again.

Reprints: We do not accept reprints. We will accept stories that have already been published if they’ve been dramatically altered in some way. If this is the case, please inform us.

Via: The Periodical, Forlorn.


November 1, 2020