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Folk Horror Anthology (Eerie River Publishing)
Eerie River Publishing




Description
We are searching for stories that fall into the theme of Folk Horror.

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Theme: Give me your rituals, your sacrifices. Give me your isolated communities and their backwards practices. Give me your old or forgotten gods and the creatures that men fear to speak of above a whisper. Give me idols, pagan practices, and harvest festivals. Think movies like The Apostle, Wicker Man, Midsommar, The Ritual, and Kill List.

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Stories do not have to be set in modern day, or in our reality, but any fantasy submissions must be dark fantasy with an emphasis on the dark elements, and must have the intention to unsettle the readers.



We’re looking for stories that explore the dark side of human nature in interesting and foreboding settings. In folk horror, setting is just as important as characters. We want stories dripping with atmosphere. Transport us, and give us a front row seat to your nightmares.


This listing is permanently closed for submissions. This may mean one of several things:
  • It was always planned to be a limited-time project, such as a one-time anthology, and the limited-time submission window has ended.
  • The publisher has stated that they are permanently closed, or on hiatus with wording that makes it sound permanent.
  • The publication website is down in a way that appears to be permanent, and we haven't been able to find a new website for them.
  • The publication website is not down, but it appears to have been inactive for more than a year.


Market Genres
Genres
Fantasy
Horror

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Short Story
2000 to 7000 words
Less than 1 cent/word


Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: No
Reprints/Originals?: Originals Only
Translations: Original Language Only

Market Response Data
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Count:
There are 38 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 22 | Average: 51.05 | Median: 50 | Max: 97
Responded:
97.36%
Accepted:
13.15% - avg 53 days
Rejected:
84.21% - avg 50 days (25.00% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
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Dead Letters:
-
Lost/Returned:
-
Never Responded:
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Withdrawn:
2.63%

Pending:
There are 0 pending responses.


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Listing added: 12 March 2022


Last officially checked: 25 March 2022


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