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Tales to Terrify (Short Stories)

We encourage you to challenge the definition of horror. Standard tropes and monsters are welcome, but give us your own unique take. Avoid the cliche and expected, unless as devices used purposefully and cleverly to further your story.

Drag us deep into the unsettling atmosphere of a crumbling Gothic mansion. Show us the gritty, real-world horrors of evil people with dark intentions. Make our blood run cold and our breath catch in our throats as we’re hunted by ravenous creatures. Unhinge our minds with reality-bending, psychological horrors. Make us feel the pain and sorrow of a long-suffering spirit.

Market Genres

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Short Story
2000 to 7500 words
2 cents/word

7500 to 10000 words
2 cents/word

Short Story
2000 to 7500 words
1 cent/word

7500 to 10000 words
1 cent/word

Market Submission Types
AI Submissions?: Not Allowed
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Multiple Submissions?: Yes
Simultaneous Submissions?: Yes
Translations: Original Language Only
Estimated Response: 120 days

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Market Response Data
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There are 267 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 0 | Average: 13.25 | Median: 8 | Max: 68
9.73% - avg 20 days
86.89% - avg 12 days (0.43% of rejections are personal)
Dead Letters:
Never Responded:

There are 44 pending responses. (0 min | 9 average | 8 median | 25 max days waiting)
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Listing added: 7 January 2013

Last officially checked: 29 April 2024

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