OPEN Call for Submissions for Dark Fiction and Dark Speculative Fiction

Are you a writer of dark fiction looking to have your work published? Then read on…

Dark Speculations

Dark Speculations is a digital and print anthology series published by Little Red Bird Publishing’s literary branch. Check out the full submissions guidelines page here and be sure to submit if you write dark speculative stories.

Publication Name: Dark Speculations: Tales of Various Shapes and Shadows
Recurs: Annually
Submission Type: Digital and Print Anthology
Genre: Dark fiction, mainly speculative (dark fantasy, dark sci-fi, dark adventure, dark magical realism, dark surrealism, horror, etc.)
Mediums: Short fiction, flash fiction, poetry, artwork
Submission Length: Short fiction 1,000–12,000 words; flash fiction up to 1,000 words
Reprints: Allowed
Simultaneous Submissions: Encouraged
Multiple Submissions: Only one at a time for each category
Rights: Non-exclusive electronic and print rights
Payment: Digital contributor copy
Special Notes:
Note that dark fiction is not necessarily synonymous with horror. We are open to almost all genres as long as they are in line with dark themes. Our category is broad because we aim to publish stories in a wide variety of horror, sci-fi, adventure, and fantasy subgenres. We don’t know what we like until we see it. So when in doubt, don’t self-reject.”
Tend to Like: “In general, we welcome stories that make us think and tell us something about the human condition. Bonus points if your writing shows you challenge yourself and your readers to think deeply about your and their own mortality and morality. Psychological mixed in with speculative is more than welcome. Feel free to throw some creatures our way as well: werewolves, shapeshifters, zombies, and other such beasts. Keep us up at night, especially on full moons; we’ll love you for it. Explore various

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