Taking Submissions: Ghoulish Tales #1

Deadline: February 15th, 2023
Payment: 7c per word (possibly 10c, depending on crowdfunding)
Theme: Fun horror that aims to celebrate all things spooky.

Greetings, ghouls!

Nothing like a Saturday night to announce a brand-new horror magazine, right?

As many of you already know, a few months ago we decided to discontinue the long-running Dark Moon Digest after publishing its final, 48th issue. It was a good run and we are immensely proud of the work we accomplished with the digest. But now it is time to move forward. Which brings us to Ghoulish Tales, our latest experiment with short horror fiction.

Behold, Betty Rocksteady’s cover art for issue 1!

Cover art by Betty Rocksteady

 

The art is finished, but the inside of the issue remains to be determined. That’s where you come in!

What we are after: short stories that fit our personal definition of the word GHOULISH, which is “fun horror that aims to celebrate all things spooky.”

Note that we said fun, not funny. Comedic stories are definitely allowed, but it’s not all we’re looking to receive. We want stories that remind us why we love the horror genre. We want to have a perverted little smile across our face while reading. Make us slobber like idiots. Turn us into the Sickos.jpeg meme.

We are also interested in non-fiction about the horror genre.

Payment for both short stories and essays will be 7c per word. However, payment may increase to 10c per word if we hit a certain stretch goal on a Kickstarter we plan to launch on January 5th. Subscribe to our newsletter to be notified when it goes live.

GUIDELINES:

Deadline: February 15, 2023 (11:59 PM CST)

Word count: 5,000 max (short stories); 3,000 max (non-fiction)

Payment: 7c per word (possibly 10c, depending on crowdfunding)

Simultaneous Submissions: Yes

Multiple Submissions: No

Reprints: No

How to submit: Send all stories & essays to ghoulishsubmissions @ gmail dot com with [TITLE] – [ LAST NAME] – [STORY/ESSAY] in the subject line. Please do not copy/paste the story in the body of the email. We prefer Word doc attachments if possible. All inquiries can also be directed to the same address.

As you wait, feel free to come hang out in the GHOULISH discord.

Thank you and good luck, ghouls!

Via: Perpetual Publishing.

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