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Taking Submissions: Nordic Horror

March 31

Deadline: March 31st, 2024
Payment: $125 – $200
Theme: Weird tales set in the Nordic Region that explore the human (and inhuman) experience through the lens of the weird and the horrific.

Sentinel Creatives has opened up for submissions for our “NORDIC HORROR” anthology.

Deadline for Submissions: 31 March 2024
Wordcount: 3,000 – 6,000
Remuneration: $125 – $200
Simultaneous Submissions: Yes


We’re looking for original weird tales set in the Nordic Region that explore the human (and inhuman) experience through the lens of the weird and the horrific.

We’re looking for a diverse selection of stories that run the gamut of folklore and history in the region. Of course, this includes Viking Horror. We will, however, only be looking to include 1-2 stories in this vein.
Give us your tales of isolation, of windswept tundras, and of what lurks beneath the frozen fjords. Take us through the streets of Reykjavík, Trondheim, and Henningsvær. Show us walls that live and breathe, telling tales of their own history. Guide us to trap streets into other worlds, and the lost gods who wander them; mountains that walk the earth and seas that pulse with sentience. Show us lost maps and found people. Give us your stories of loss and tragedy, of the surreal and the uncanny.

If it’s Nordic and weird, we want it!

Some clarifications:

Weird: The term “weird” should be understood to mean a certain sense of breathless and unexplainable dread, of outer, unknown forces present, a suggestion of the defeat or suspension of the laws of nature which have hitherto served to protect our minds and bodies (and souls) from the assault of chaos. By its very nature, weird fiction should invoke in the reader a sense of profound uneasiness and dread, it should hint at the inability of the human mind to comprehend the true nature of existence, and it should cause us to question the stability of our faith in the established laws of nature.

Nordic: For the purposes of this anthology, the Nordic region will be said to include the territories of Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Greenland, the Faroe Islands, and Åland.

All accepted stories will be paid for upfront!
Accepted stories can expect between $125-$200.
In exchange, we ask for exclusive rights to publish the story. Said rights will maintain for the duration of one year.
After that, we retain the non-exclusive rights to the story, but you’re welcome to submit and publish elsewhere after that!

Send your submissions to: [email protected] with the subject “NORDIC HORROR”.
All manuscripts should be sent as a word document.
Our preference is for Times New Roman or another clearly legible text.
Submissions should be between 3,000 and 6,000 words.
This is not a hard limit, but preference will be given to those stories that meet this requirement.
Please include a short summary of the story in the body of the email, as well as a short bio and a list of any previously published works.

We’re looking for original works that have not been previously published! We accept simultaneous submissions!

About Us

If you’re unfamiliar with Sentinel Creatives, we’re an indie publishing and production house based in Cape Town, South Africa. We maintain a weekly Substack profile, a monthly podcast show, as well as more traditional publishing roles! Though our focus is on books, we have moved into the audiobook and radio-play sphere, and our larger projects include various other creative endeavours (illustration, sculpting, painting, composing etc.)

Via: Sentinel Creatives’s Newsletter.


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