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Grumpy Old Flash Fiction: Pesky Pestilence
Stormdance Publications

We’re searching for stories to delight and amuse for the upcoming Halloween season: Does your healing God in training keep accidentally raising zombies? Did a sun God accidentally set off an apocalypse and try to hide it? Is there something giving a divine pantheon the sniffles with hilarious results? Is Death taking a much-needed vacation in the mortal world – but keeps bringing his work along for the ride? Did a prankster imbibe a bit too much ambrosia and create something that he shouldn’t have? Has your fertility deity spent the entire pandemic at home with her cats and now is unwilling to get back to work? Make the pestilence bend to your will. Make it spooky. Make it Grumpy. Go nuts! Feed that Muse Pixi Stix and let her/him/they/it go wild.

What we’re looking for: Short twisty tales with plenty of hijinks where the consequences are real but FUNNY. Bonus points for stories stop a plague before it begins or the ‘sickness’ cartoonishly ridiculous. Extra bonus points if it only harms the rapey deities.

Market Submission Schedule
  • Permanently closing for submissions on Aug 16, 2022 (Begins 87 days from now)

Market Genres
Alternate History
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
500 to 1000 words
Royalties Only

Short Story
1000 to 1500 words
Royalties Only

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

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Listing added: 5 May 2022

Last officially checked: 5 May 2022

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