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It Calls From the Sea
Eerie River Publishing

Bring me your shipwrecks, your lost passengers and mysterious creatures. Tantalize me with gripping tales of horror and drown me in tears of sorrow as we discover what lies within the deepest crevasses of the ocean or in the innocent creek. The ocean is deep, dark and vast. There are real dangers lurk not only below but above. Raging storms or unrelenting heat can create madness. Storm drains and murky creek beds are also a great source of inspiration.


As with all our "It Calls From" Series this one is HORROR, so I want to be scared. Be it real or mythological creatures of lore that attacks, make our hearts race and our nightmares come alive. We also want it to be within our reality, so please keep your stories on our earth. If you are doing a future earth story, we would still like it within our relative timeline, so don't go too far into the future.


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Market Genres
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Short Story
2000 to 7500 words
Less than 1 cent/word

7500 to 8000 words
Less than 1 cent/word

Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Reprints?: Yes
Multiple Submissions?: Yes
Simultaneous Submissions?: No

Market Response Data
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There are 17 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
19 min | 50.41 mean avg | 51 median | 62 max days
100.00% - avg 50 days (64.70% of rejections are personal)
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Never Responded:

10 pending responses (64 min | 93 mean avg | 91 median | 137 max days waiting)
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Listing added: 19 August 2020

Last officially checked: 1 September 2020

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