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Experimental Files: A Tribute to the Work of Gemma Files
Alien Sun Press

What we want:
- Stories based on the themes set out in Gemma Files’ classic work, Experimental Film. What does that mean? Well, firstly make sure you have read her work first and then send us something that is…
-Unique and clever Horror stories involving cursed or dangerous films. These tales can be from the point of view of anyone involved in cinema from the visual artists all the way to the directors, the actors, or even the audience. Play around, and try something new!
-Stories with a strong Gemma Files feel about them- characters that are complex and encompass sometimes contradictory character traits- ‘evil’ that is done for good, etc. Use of myth, use of evocative scenery, and a general spooky haunted vibe.
-'Weird Fiction' style tales!
-Poetic language with a dark bent
-Creative takes on folklore
-Well-written work leaning into literary horror. We like complex plots and interactions

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Market Genres

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Short Story
3000 to 6000 words

Market Submission Types
AI Submissions?: Unknown Policy
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: Yes
Translations: Original Language Only

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Listing added: 25 May 2023

Last officially checked: 25 May 2023

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