Behind the Mask: Tales from the Id
Things in the Well




we're searching for more talented writers, best-of-breed tales of terror, new supernatural tales, psychological thrillers, creature features, all involving masks - physical or otherwise!

Physical or otherwise, masks are used to protect us from others or ourselves, to prevent detection, to hide our faces or our feelings. We hide behind them, gain strength and courage from them, deflect other's criticism and judgment with them, and so on.
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"For masks, I'm thinking theatrical masks; clowns - for example Jimmy Stewart's character Buttons in 'The Greatest Show on Earth;' cosmetic surgery (consensual or otherwise, but please no excessive body horror/torture porn;) face make-up, whether to hide behind or as part of a transformation such as gender-identification; role-play; acting; Jeckyll and Hyde; concealment for religious or cultural reasons." - Steve Dillon
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Be creative! Make us remember the story for a long time to come. Make it cinematic! Give us some new horror icons so we can buy masks to frighten the kids next time they come trick or treating!!


Market Submission Schedule
  • Permanently closing for submissions on Dec 1, 2017 (Begins 8 days from now)

Market Genres, Styles & Subjects
Genres
Horror

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Short Story
6000 to 7500 words
Less than 1 cent/word

Novelette
7500 to 10000 words
Less than 1 cent/word


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

Market Response Data
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Accuracy:
There are 2 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
10 min | 10.50 mean avg | 10 median | 11 max days
Responded:
100.00%
Accepted:
-
Rejected:
100.00% (50.00% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
-
Dead Letters:
-
Lost/Returned:
-
Never Responded:
-
Withdrawn:
-
Pending:
2 pending responses (7 min | 9 mean avg | 9 median | 11 max days waiting)
Note: pending statistics may skew high if some users neglect their data.
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