OPEN SUBMISSIONS: The Sirens Call – Issue 44 ‘Can You Feel It?’ | #Horror #OpenCall #ReprintsWelcome #fiction @Sirens_Call

For all of you writers out there………a wonderful publication

The Sirens Song


For the forty-fourth issue of The Sirens call eZine, we want you to make us feel the horror!

Short stories, flash fiction, drabbles, and poetry are acceptable provided they fit within the horror/dark fiction genre. We welcome reprints as long as you hold the copyright to the piece.

Your piece can be scary, sullen, emotive, freaky, elegant, bizarre, have a dark-humor edge to it, or be flat out creepy as hell!

The basic rules:

  • Write the piece well.
  • The piece must be primarily horror/dark fiction.
  • Don’t break our set-in-stone taboos – NO pedophilia, NO bestiality, and NO descriptive rape scenarios.

Be creative, be bold, show us what you’ve got, and if it fits our criteria, we’ll offer it up to about 35,000 sets of eyes!


Submission Deadline: March 31, 2019

Circulation:Approximately 35,000

Short story word count: 1,000 – 2,500 (limit of one submission per author)

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Celebrate with a Chai Tea-first published story

I am thrilled to say that my first short story was published by CafeLit. It is called Black Socks on the Clothesline .

I came up with the idea a long time ago when I was out for a walk on my lunch hour. The neighborhood was made up of older homes and there seemed to be a lot of older and possibly retired couples, judging by home many seemed to be home tending to the yards during office hours. There was one clothesline filled with socks and work clothes, and it made me want to know their story, so I made one of my own. I often do that when I am out for a walk or go by on the bus, noticing the new red mailbox and imagining the happiness with the new purchase followed by the frustrating install. Everyday life is rich with stories, and I am always curious what is inside the mainicured suburban homes.

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