Deadline: February 13th, 2018
Payment: $15 and contributor’s copy
Theme: For many of us, the ocean is our first true encounter with infinity. It extends past the horizon, leaving the imagination to ponder what lies beyond what we can clearly see. And what lies beneath. What terrors live below the sea's waves? What monsters lurk in the dark fathoms of Earth's waters? Where there is mystery, there is horror.
Simultaneous Submissions: Sure, but please let us know that it's a simultaneous submission and tell us immediately if it was accepted somewhere else.
Multiple Submissions: Yes
Reprints: Yes, but let us know where it has been previously printed and make sure you have the rights to have it reprinted.
Word Count: Up to 10k words.
Formatting: This is a very good guide if you have any questions. You can't really go wrong with it. But, if you don't feel like reading that, here's the down and dirty of it.
- Italicize italics. Do not underline
- Don't use spaces to lead paragraphs. Use tab or, even better, the formatting options to get the indent.
- For scene breaks, use either "#" or "***".
- Use an easy to read font, like Arial or Times New Roman in a reasonable size (about 12 point).
- Double space your work.
Please make sure to include a synopsis of the piece in your cover letter. If you're not sure how to do that, here's a good collection of articles to learn from. Yes, even it's poetry or flash. Just a quick line or two helps us out a lot.
Aside from that, just be yourself. Tell us anything you think we should know about you or your work. What inspired you to write this? How did you find us? What's your favorite part about this work? Who inspires you?
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