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Their Ghoulish Reputation
Dark Lake Publishing




Description
Night is falling, amplifying the stillness of the woods. There are several whispers calling your name, and whoever is watching you doesn't want you to leave. The looming threat is quite common in one of the most chilling subgenres of horror: folk horror.

The genre blends the themes of horror and folklore to explore terror, alienation, displacement, and a sense of the other. Folk horror invokes fear using the elements of folklore. The stories are characterized by rural settings and themes of isolation, religion, nature's power, and the darkness of the rural landscape. These stories are often focused on naive outsiders coming up against these forces.

The submissions are open for, THEIR GHOULISH REPUTATION, an anthology of Folk Horror. Short horror stories based on folk tales.


This listing is permanently closed for submissions. This may mean one of several things:
  • It was always planned to be a limited-time project, such as a one-time anthology, and the limited-time submission window has ended.
  • The publisher has stated that they are permanently closed, or on hiatus with wording that makes it sound permanent.
  • The publication website is down in a way that appears to be permanent, and we haven't been able to find a new website for them.
  • The publication website is not down, but it appears to have been inactive for more than a year.


Market Genres
Genres
Fantasy
Horror

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Short Story
2500 to 7500 words
Less than 1 cent/word

Novelette
7500 to 10000 words
Less than 1 cent/word


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

Market Response Data
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Count:
There are 4 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 26 | Average: 41.00 | Median: 41 | Max: 56
Responded:
50.00%
Accepted:
50.00% - avg 41 days
Rejected:
- (0.00% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
-
Dead Letters:
25.00%
Lost/Returned:
-
Never Responded:
25.00%
Withdrawn:
25.00%

Pending:
There are 12 pending responses. (30 min | 70 average | 61 median | 121 max days waiting)
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Listing added: 20 January 2022


Last officially checked: 6 April 2022


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