Summer Issue Submission Call: Road Kill

DrivingThe sun is up, the sky is blue, the temperature is rising…but are we all going on a summer holiday?

Well, no – we’d rather go on the road trip from Hell…or even the road trip to Hell (at least it should be hot there!).

For Issue 3 of Massacre Magazine the theme is …


Road Kill


Road Trip We are looking for journeys into terror – the weary traveller who finds himself on the road to nowhere, the wrong turn in a strange city, the Good Samaritan who regrets offering a lift…

The road and the kill are entirely up to you!



Road to NowhereThe deadline for ‘road kill’ themed fiction and dark verse is:  April 30th, 2014 (midnight, GMT).

Word count for fiction: 500 – 10,000.

In the subject line of your email please put: ROAD KILL/YOUR NAME/TITLE OF YOUR WORK. For complete guidelines click HERE.


We aim to release Issue 3 with the road kill theme around June 1st 2014. However, we are looking for great writing and if this means we have to extend that date we will do so. We will provide further information if you are accepted and before you sign a contract.

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Fearsome Flashers – Summer Contest

Summer contest is now CLOSED
Thank you for all your entries – the winner will be notified and announced as soon as we make our decision!

Do you like a challenge? Can you write short and snappy horror? Why not enter our summer flash fiction contest? Take a look at the photograph below…


Now, write a story in no more than 250 words, drawing inspiration from the photo. Remember, we are looking for horror, the strange, the weird and worrisome, the macabre and mysterious.

When done, paste your story directly into the CONTACT form in the top menu. Please add SUMMER CONTEST to the ‘Subject’ line.

Closing date is 30th April 2014. We will pick one winner who will receive a £15/$20 Amazon voucher and have their story published in the summer issue of Massacre Magazine. Our decision is final, any moaners will be mangled.

To see our previous winners, click HERE

Good luck!

Many thanks to The Horror Tree for their continuing support!

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Summer contest is now CLOSED – Look out for our next contest…

Massacre Magazine Issue Two – Out Now!

Massacre Issue 2 Cover

Click to buy from Amazon

The spring edition of Massacre Magazine has been let loose on Amazon for Kindle. Stuffed with tales of the dark and dreadful from thirteen international authors, we think there is something to rattle everyone’s nerves.

We also meet horror writer Gary McMahon, author of The Bones of You and The Concrete Grove.

Gary McMahon

To find out more about our Issue Two contributors, please click HERE

If you have always wanted to try your hand at writing horror or dark fiction, check out the inspiration for the summer flash fiction contest.

The Kindle edition of Issue One is available FREE from 1st to 3rd March 2014. Go and grab a copy!