Fearsome Flashers – Autumn Contest

Are you up for our new flash fiction challenge? Here it is…

Autumn Contest

Take a good look at the image above and write a story in no more than 250 words, drawing inspiration from the photo. Let your mind wander… 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 AUTUMN CONTEST to the ‘Subject’ line.

Closing date is 31st July 2014. We will pick one winner who will receive a £15/$20 Amazon voucher and have their story published in the autumn issue of Massacre. Our decision is final, any complainers will be crucified.

To see our previous winners, click HERE

 

Many thanks to The Horror Tree for their support.

FREE – Massacre Magazine Issue 1

As we lead up to the release of Massacre Magazine Issue 3, we’d like you to have a taste of Massacre’s horror for FREE! ( Special offer now over – but Massacre is still only 99c!)

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Massacre Summer Contest Winner: Shield Your Eyes, Because…

Black eyes…Black is the Brightest Colour – by Anthony Cowin.

Once again we were (virtually) buried alive by submissions – many thanks to all those who entered!

Anthony receives an Amazon voucher for his winning entry and you will be able to read Black is the Brightest Colour in Issue 3 of Massacre Magazine in June.

Click on Flash Fiction to see our previous winners. Perhaps YOU should have a go, too…you’ll be able to get a sneak peek at the inspiration for Massacre’s Autumn Fearsome Flashers’ contest in Issue 3 – coming soon!

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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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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…

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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!

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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!

Coming Soon – Massacre Magazine Issue 2

Massacre Issue 2 CoverFrom the spring issue of Massacre Magazine spew thirteen dark and disturbing works of fiction.

Emerging from the shadows come two new Fearsome Flashers: Amdi Silvestri’s winning entry, Imprint, gives a possible glimpse of the future, and Dan Weatherer will forever change the way you look at your shadow with One and Free.

Our resurrection theme has raised The Gorgon’s Kiss from Stephanie Ellis and My Search For Perfection from Paul Holbrook. Anthony Crowley treats us to a new take on a classic theme with his poem Constructing Death.

In this issue’s author interview, Steve Emmett talks to Gary McMahon – author of The Concrete Grove trilogy, The Bones of You and many other novels and short stories.

To read these and eight other dark delights look out for Massacre Magazine, Issue 2, March 1st!

Massacre Spring Contest Winner: Leaving Its Mark On Us…

ImprintIMPRINT – by Amdi Silvestri!

Once again we had a rash of entries and it’s just chilling to see how many different stories one image can conjure.

Amdi receives the prize of an Amazon voucher for his winning entry and you will be able to read ‘Imprint’ in Issue 2 of Massacre Magazine in March.

Last time the decision was so close we chose a runner up – and we’ve done it again! Catch ‘One and Free’ by Dan Weatherer in the March issue.

Both stories will appear on the website shortly after the magazine’s release. Click on ‘Flash Fiction‘ to see previous winners. Perhaps YOU should have a go, too.

Take an early peek at the inspiration for Massacre’s Summer Fearsome Flashers’ contest in Issue 2 – coming soon!

Happy New Year From The Massacre Team!

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Happy New Year to all horror readers and writers (and everyone else who may be reading!)

And a big THANK YOU to our contributors and all those who have helped spread the word about Massacre Magazine. We’re looking forward to bringing a new year of new horror!

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