Kraken Press | Novels & Novellas

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Genre: Horror, Dark Fantasy & Weird Fiction
Deadline: Not Stated
Length: max. 120,000 words

… [W]e’re interested in fresh writing. We’re not likely to publish anything with vampires, werewolves or zombies. We do not publish sci-fi that doesn’t have a horror bend.

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Specklit | Various submission periods

Specklit: A world of wonder in 100 words
Genre: Speculative Fiction – fantasy, science fiction, myth fairy tale, dark fantasy, etc., and Non-fiction
Length: 100 words [Note: “Titles do not count as part of the 100 words, and after your drabble, add a bit of an explanation of how you got there from the topic (but remember to keep it short!)”]
Payment: Fiction – 5 cents a word; Non-fiction – NO payment

Submission Periods:

  • 1st Quarter (Jan-Mar): November 30
  • 2nd Quarter (Apr-Jun): February 28
  • 3rd Quarter (July-Sep): May 31
  • 4th Quarter (Oct-Dec): August 31

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Dark Park Publishing | Novellas & Novels

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Novellas & Novels
Genre: Horror, Dark Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Western, or Dark Comedy in any genre
Deadline: Not Stated
Length:  Novellas – 25,000+ words; Novellas – 50,000+ words
Payment: $150 advance, plus royalties to be paid every 6 months, plus 10 free print copies

“What we are looking for, besides an entertaining read, is unique storytelling. Whether it’s a strikingly original premise, a mash-up of genres never done before, or a tale told in an unconventional (but effective) style, if your work presents fresh ideas and a distinctive voice, we’re interested!”

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