Taking Submissions: Midnight in the Dying Garden: Fairy Tales for the End of the World

Deadline: April 30th, 2022
Payment: Literary horror with a fantastical twist
Theme: $25 – $150 CAD for original work depending on length, $10 – $70 CAD for reprints
Note: Reprints welcome

Nestled in a forgotten wood deep within a shadowed valley lies the hidden heart of the world: A dark, enchanted garden where every blossom holds a secret, every tree bursts with ten thousand memories, and each mushroom pulses in an endless relay, transmitting tales from half a world away. The wind itself whispers forgotten sorrows to the only creature left in the garden: The terrifying and enchanting Storyteller.

But the garden’s lushness is a lie. Its explosion of ferns and flowers hides a terrible secret: the garden is dying. Without listeners to sustain it – without imagination, hearts, and souls to feed it – the heart is fading, and taking the world with it.