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Costs of Living
Whisper House Press

We’re looking for carefully constructed Horror stories with a focus on the oft-unclear distinction between a scary-enough reality and our less-or-more-frightening imagination, both in personal and social realms. Our working title is Costs of Living.

Possible interpretations of this potentially broad theme:
The Neighbors/HOA/City Council Really Are Trying to Kill Us
A Bad Element… is Already Here in the Neighborhood
Why do I feel like everyone is watching me in my new town’s grocery store?
“How can I be sure I am not dreaming?” without the “Oh, it was all a dream” cliché
Philosophical quandries run amok in one’s mind
Attic dweller keeps neighborhood watch via security cameras on smarthome system starts seeing what they/he/she cannot explain

Market Genres

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

Short Story
1000 to 2000 words
1 cent/word

Short Story
2000 to 4000 words
Less than 1 cent/word

Market Submission Types
AI Submissions?: Not Allowed
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: Yes
Translations: Original Language Only
Estimated Response: 45 days

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Listing added: 1 April 2024

Last officially checked: 1 April 2024

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