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Taking Submissions: Trickster’s Treats #2

September 14, 2018

Deadline: September 14th, 2018
Payment: We will pay $6 (AUD) per story but as this is for charity, rather than payment, we can donate to the chosen charity on your behalf.

Submissions now open for the second issue of our annual Halloween magazine (print and digital) – Trickster’s Treats – Tales from the Pumpkin Patch #2! We’re after original flash fiction of between 666-1,000 words using one of the themes below. No reprints, thanks! We will pay a nominal fee for this fun fiction-magazine ($6 per story) or if you prefer we can donate your payment to the women’s refuge (proof of payment details will be published). You can submit to 1 or more themes, but only 1 story per theme. Note: If sending multiple stories, please send them separately and include the theme in the subject of the email.


There are six themes again this year as listed below, but this time we’ve included some images to give you inspiration. You can of course submit to all six if you want to but please submit each one separately so the trickster doesn’t get confused! As you’d expect for Halloween, I anticipate a bumper crop of submissions as usual, so we’re after memorable stories, a sense of dread, and some level of believability and a quick shudder using between 666-1,000 words. Be inspired by the images, and the theme titles, but don’t try to describe what’s in the image, or take it too literally.


This one is about having fun with the theme and enjoy the challenge – Steve.

Submissions Deadline: September 14th.

Publication Date: October 2018

Website: www.ThingsInTheWell.webs.com/submissions

Email: [email protected] when your story is complete, and as great as it can be! And please Include the name or number of the theme in the Subject of the email

Payment: We will pay $6 (AUD) per story but as this is for charity, rather than payment, we can donate to the chosen charity on your behalf.

Reprints: I’m not looking for reprints – part of the idea is to stimulate creativity at this spooky time of year.

Word Count: Word count is strictly limited to between 666-1,000  words, not including your name or the title of your story.

Steve Dillon, editor. www.ThingsInTheWell.info

Theme 1: Halloween House

Theme 2: Pumpkin Head

Theme 3: Trick or Treat! (Photo used with permission by Adobe)

Theme 4: Haunted Forests and Trees!

Theme 5: Bob-Apple

Theme 6: Fancy Dress


September 14, 2018