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Open Call: The Deeps


The Deeps: Issue No 1


The Deeps seeks to publish pieces of fiction and narrative poetry that are horror and horror-adjacent, and particularly well-suited for traditional storytelling.




DEADLINE [or Submission Window]:


Opens: March 1, 2023

Closes: March 31, 2023


WORDCOUNT:


Under 6k (Firm limit)


PAYMENT:


For accepted submissions we pay 1 cent ($0.01) per word. A minimum of $20 will be paid to each contributor for short fiction, and a minimum of $10 for poetry or flash fiction. Each contributor will also receive 2 print copies after publication.





 

WHAT THEY'RE SEEKING:


The Deeps seeks to publish pieces of fiction and narrative poetry that are horror and horror-adjacent, and particularly well-suited for traditional storytelling. We have a special interest in stories that are gothic, folkloric, cosmic, or psychological in nature. We also love a good urban legend!


PLEASE DON'T SEND:


Please no extreme or erotic horror.


REPRINTS: [YES/NO]


SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS: [YES/NO]


MULTIPLE SUBMISSIONS: [YES/NO]


FORMATTING GUIDELINES:



SUBMITTING:



RIGHTS REQUESTED:


We ask for 6-month exclusivity and the first worldwide rights to publish your work in print, digital, and online formats. Copyright remains with the author. A contract will be provided.


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