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.
"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
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!!

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Market Genres, Styles & Subjects

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

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

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