First Came Fear

Horror remains one of the most popular genres in television, film and, of course, literature. NLSP wants to join the ghoulish party! Send us your unique, creative fiction in the art of fear. Ghosts, werewolves, vampires and zombies are great. We also welcome psychological horror, tales of witchcraft and black magic, and the work of Old Scratch himself. Everyone is welcome to submit. Take your work in any direction you like, but make sure it fits into the great literary traditions of the genre. Think Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, and Oscar Wilde to Shirley Jackson, Ira Levin, and Anne Rice. From The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and Kwaidan to The Babadook and Get Out, the best horror, from the quietest gothic to the grisliest gore, uses cleverness and craft. Above all else, whether it be spiritually, intellectually, viscerally or a mix of all three, scare the pants off us!

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Market Genres, Styles & Subjects

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Short Story
1000 to 3000 words
Royalties Only

Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Reprints?: Yes
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: No

Market Response Data
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There are 3 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
15 min | 48.66 mean avg | 31 median | 100 max days
66.66% (0.00% of rejections are personal)
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Never Responded:
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