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Northern Nights
Undertow Publications

Limited Demographic: Canadian citizens / permanent residents / those residing within lands claimed by Canada / expats

Black glassy lakes. Dark woods. Ancient pines and maples. Abandoned highways. Ghost towns. Preternatural light. The Midnight Sun. Uncanny valleys. An indigo sky spiked with bright white stars. The darkening garden. The sting of the whooshing north wind. The killing cold. A cry in the dark. It’s another night in the Canadian north. Night and all its torments.

Looking for horror and horror-adjacent dark weird fiction, ideally set in Canada and incorporating a motif of night / nighttime/ dusk/ darkness.

We will consider all facets and subsets of dark fiction: the horrific, the weird, the strange, the macabre, the eerie, the esoteric, the fabulist, and the gothic. The darkly numinous. The odd. The criminal.

Market Genres

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
500 to 1000 words
7 cents/word

Short Story
1000 to 5000 words
7 cents/word

Market Submission Types
AI Submissions?: Not Allowed
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: Yes
Translations: Original Language and Translations

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Min: 5 | Average: 21.75 | Median: 14 | Max: 63
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Listing added: 14 August 2023

Last officially checked: 14 August 2023

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