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Under the Stairs

UNDER THE STAIRS: An Anthology of Homebound Horror

Ever felt like you weren’t alone in your own home? Like eyes were watching you through the walls and ceiling vents, or that if you just listened hard enough, you could hear footsteps creaking from the ceiling above you?

Home is where you’re supposed to feel safe. But what happens when that safety is violated? When something malignant - living, dead, or something that never lived at all - enters our most sacred of places and begins twisting it to use that safety against you?

You tell us.

UNDER THE STAIRS wants your most horrific stories about what happens when one’s sense of home is lost. How you interpret that is up to you. We want supernatural stories and stories that deal with strictly human horrors. We want stories about stalkers, psychopaths, ghosts, monsters, urban legends, the mortician who built your home and parked his hearse in the driveway, where he used to let the bodies sit overnight.

But what we want most are the stories that you are scared to tell. The splinters of painful terror from the deepest recesses of your heart. The ones that make you stop short of stepping over that threshold - whatever, or wherever “that threshold” is.

Surprise us.

Market Submission Schedule
  • Submission Window - Aug 1, 2022 thru Oct 31, 2022 (Ends 25 days from now)

Market Genres

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
0 to 1000 words
3 cents/word

Short Story
1000 to 3000 words
3 cents/word

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

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Listing added: 20 September 2022

Last officially checked: 20 September 2022

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