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Scary Stuff
Oddity Prodigy

In the ’40s and ’50s EC comics published such classic titles such as ‘Tales from the Crypt’ and Vault of Horror’. These were tales of horror that featured classic stories filled with ghosts, and goblins, twist endings and the classic idea of reaping what you sow. The style of story continued into the ’60s and ’70s with Creepy and Eerie magazines. Published outside the comics code the latter had the same campy style filled with over-the-top monsters and gore.

We are looking for stories that channel these classic horror tropes and styles. We’re looking for old haunted houses, swamp monsters, mad scientists, shocking discoveries in the weird neighbor's basement.

Pick up an old issue of Creepy, watch Tales from the Darkside, or take a look at some EC comics for inspiration.

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Market Genres, Styles & Subjects

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Short Story
2000 to 5000 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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There are 8 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
41 min | 75.66 mean avg | 62 median | 133 max days
25.00% - avg 105 days
50.00% - avg 61 days (25.00% of rejections are personal)
Dead Letters:
Never Responded:
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