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Taking Submissions: Occult Detective Magazine
June 5, 2020
Deadline: June 5th, 2020
Payment: 1c/word for fiction , with a cap of $50.00 for fiction, 1c/word, with a cap of $30.00 for non-fiction
Theme: Ocult detectives!
Welcome to Occult Detective Magazine, and the world of the occult detectives. Enochian sorcery in London’s alleys, the dust-tinged magicks of ancient Khem, and the horrors of an indifferent cosmos – these are the stories we offer. That first step over the threshold of a ruined Victorian mansion; the pounding hatred which surrounds you in a far-off jungle. The chill of a well-lit study, as you stare into your brandy; those last few words in the shadows, whispered by someone whose body is no longer their own… we bring you tales which are subtle and disturbing, and tales which reek of unnatural forces.
We are a magazine of many styles and approaches. We love both old-style and modern, cutting edge weird fiction, and we love folk horror; we embrace unashamed arcane adventure, and we also draw gritty noir mysteries into our domain. At the heart of all these tales are the occult detectives.
Such folk take many guises – they may be a hardened private investigator, or simply a bystander determined to act. They may be a mistress of strange forces, a seasoned psychic, or a burned-out law officer who has nothing left to lose. And they come from every continent, and every walk of life. All we ask is that there is a mystery, there is something strange and dark is on the air – and someone has to buckle up and face it.
2020 Submissions Status
SUBMISSIONS WILL BE OPEN 3RD APRIL UNTIL 5TH JUNE, MIDNIGHT GMT
Except by invite, submissions sent outside this period will not be read or accepted.
We are buying for ODM #8, due late Summer 2020, and ODM #9, due Winter 2020/21. We pay 1c/word for fiction , with a cap of $50.00; non-fiction also at 1c/word, with a cap of $30.00. Payment is by Paypal on publication, plus a contributor copy in e-format, with a print copy as well when we have the money.
We also buy some internal b/w art for a range of fees, typically around $25/30 to $40 a piece.
FULL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES ARE IN THE DOWNLOADABLE PDF FILE BELOW
Note: We are aware that many people responded to an Open Call some time ago under Ulthar Press, before the owner’s death. We appreciate that this is a pain in the backside and have already tried to publicise that anything submitted in the past to ODQ/Ulthar should retrospectively be considered a simultaneous submission (or just sent elsewhere, at the writer’s discretion). However, we are still going through those files, and may yet be able to find space for a very small number of those submissions.
With the above in mind, we are trying to respond to anything left in the old Yahoo submissions and queries account, which belonged to Ulthar, but access to those details is increasingly difficult.
ALL QUERIES SHOULD NOW BE SENT TO OUR NEW EMAIL ADDRESS
There are MANY more details about the magazine which you can check out in the link below.
Via: Grey Dog Tales.
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Stuart Conover is a father, husband, published author, blogger, geek, entrepreneur, horror fanatic, and runs a few websites including Horror Tree!