Knock, Knock… Issue 6 Submission Call!

KeyholeWe want you to take us through the keyhole…

Just what is it about that place at the end of the road? Is everything as it seems? What lurks within…or beneath?

We are looking for stories that trespass into new territory. From the dream house than becomes a nightmare, the ‘project’ that hides secrets within its walls, to high-rises with a view to die for and urban explorations that descend into danger – send us your undesirable residence.

scary house 1DEADLINE EXTENDED! The deadline for ‘keyhole’ themed fiction and dark verse is now March 31st, 2015 (midnight, GMT).

Word count for fiction: 500 – 10,000.

We suggest you read an issue of Massacre to see just what grabs us around the throat.

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

Publication

We aim to release Massacre 6 in April 2015. 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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Autumn Issue Submission Call: Moonstruck

Moon 2

We’ve seen blood moons, blue moons and even a honey moon. This celestial body affects the tides and rouses demons within. It has fascinated man through history and a lucky few have even set foot on it.


Massacre 4 seeks to eclipse all that has gone before. We’re on the hunt for tales of lunar terror, lunacy (maybe a little lycanthropy – but twist it!) and drama from the dark side. We’ll even look at Sci-Fi for this issue – but you’d better give it a good set of teeth.

The deadline for ‘moonstruck’ themed fiction and dark verse has been EXTENDED to  August 24th, 2014 (midnight, GMT).

Word count for fiction: 500 – 10,000.

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

Publication

We aim to release Massacre 4 with the moonstruck theme September 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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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.

Publication

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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Arise! Spring Edition Submission Call

Sunrise MassThe light! It burns!

The dark days may linger but spring advances. The light will soon be upon us and we must be prepared. The time has come to seek themed stories for Edition 2 of Massacre Magazine. And what is it that we seek?

Resurrection

What can you dig up to make out bones tremble and our flesh creep?

Handy - Spring

Let your mind wander to dark places and dark times – past, present…future. What we really want to see is imagination at work rather than the obvious.

If you have a new twist on an old theme or ancient myth, send it in, however… just one word of caution. Zombie stories are acceptable BUT they will have to be exceptional to be successful.

So, whether you’re breathing new life into the undead, or rising from the ashes, send us your submissions!

Fire treesDeadline for ‘resurrection’ themed stories and dark verse is: January 31st 2014 (midnight, GMT).

Word count for fiction: 500 – 10,000.

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

Publication

It is our aim to release Issue 2 with the resurrection theme around March 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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Massacre – Now Open for Non-fiction Submissions

Keeping an eyeDo you keep an eye on all things horror? Do you think you have a unique viewpoint on the horror genre? If so, we want to hear from you

Whilst Massacre Magazine is primarily a fiction publication, we do seek excellent writing on all aspects of the horror genre.

Therefore we welcome unsolicited submissions, for publication in Massacre Magazine and/or on our website, dealing with horror in an entertaining and informative way.

Any subject may be considered if it relates to horror.

More details can be found HERE.

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Contest: Fearsome Flashers Wanted

Winter 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 want to flex your horror writing muscles? Do you like a challenge? Maybe you’ve never written flash fiction before…maybe you’ve never written anything before! Now’s the time to give it a try.

Here’s a photograph. Look closely. Look closer still (you should be able to click on it to enlarge it).

Bob Sleigh

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.

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

Closing date is 31st October 2013. We will pick one winner who will receive a £10/$15 Amazon voucher and have their story published in Massacre Magazine. Our decision is final, any moaners will be put to the rack.

Winter contest is now CLOSED

Cold Calling – Winter Solstice Horror for Edition 1

If you want to be in the first issue of Massacre Magazine, look below. We are accepting general horror plus a special call for winter worriers. Any queries, just hit the CONTACT tab at the top.

Newgrange

Newgrange (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Imbolc, Jack Frost

Imbolc, Jack Frost (Photo credit: t0msk)

General

Deadline for general submissions with any horror theme is October 15th 2013 (midnight, GMT). Submissions received AFTER this time will be considered for future editions. Click HERE for full submission guidelines.

Special Call

As the summer recedes and the days grow shorter…and darker…and colder, the longest night approaches. Massacre Magazine is looking for winter solstice themed stories for its first edition. Can your words chill Jack Frost to the bone? Will your demons drive an icicle through the heart of Krampus? Whether your story is about the longest night itself, rituals gone awry, Hell freezing over, or creatures that lurk beneath our frozen surface, we want to see it. Deadline for winter solstice themed stories is October 31st 2013 (midnight, GMT). Word count: 1000 – 5000. In the subject line of your email please put: SOLSTICE/YOUR NAME/TITLE OF YOUR WORK. For complete guidelines click HERE.

English: Winksley. A cold Winter solstice dawn...

English: Winksley. A cold Winter solstice dawn over Winksley, 1998. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Publication

It is our aim to release Issue 1 with the winter solstice content around December 1st 2013. 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.