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Open Call: The Nightmare Never Ends


The Nightmare Never Ends

Stuck inside a dreamworld, stuck inside your head, terrors unfold. We are looking for stories that blend dreamscapes into reality, stories where nightmares come alive, where fears take shape, and we can no longer tell what’s real and what’s not.


DEADLINE:

July 15th 2023


WORDCOUNT:

2,000 -- 5,000 (firm)


PAYMENT:

One time payment of $25 via Paypal

(One digital and one physical contributor copy.)



 

WHAT THEY'RE SEEKING:


Stuck inside a dreamworld, stuck inside your head, terrors unfold. We are looking for stories that blend dreamscapes into reality, stories where nightmares come alive, where fears take shape, and we can no longer tell what’s real and what’s not.


Submissions must contain elements of horror centered on nightmares and/or dreams.



REPRINTS: [YES/NO]


SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS: [YES/NO]


Simultaneous submissions are allowed; however, we ask that you inform us immediately if another publisher picks up your story


MULTIPLE SUBMISSIONS: [YES/NO]


Authors may submit as many stories as they want for review, however, there will be a limit of one published story per author.


EXTRA INFORMATION:


AI cannot write submissions (Artificial Intelligence.) I will disqualify any author that submits work that is not written by them from submitting to Exploding Head Fiction in the future and all future anthologies.


FORMATTING GUIDELINES:


  • Title, submitter's name, pen name (if different), story word count and author email address must be at the top of your submission.

  • Submissions must be written in 12 pt. Times New Roman font, 1" margins, double spaced.

  • All scene breaks must be three asterisks, centered on the page, with no spaces in between (***)

  • Submissions should be clean and edited to the best of the author's ability.

  • Submissions must be in .Docx or .Doc format.



SUBMITTING:


  • Submissions must be sent to jennyonfire@gmail.com.

  • Please include NIGHTMARE SUBMISSION in the subject of the email.

  • Please include in the email's body any content warnings (if you chose to use them)


ESTIMATED RESPONSE TIME:


  • The Nightmare Never Ends will be released October 2023

  • Submissions must be in by July 15, 2023

  • Authors will be notified on whether their story was accepted by August 1, 2023



 

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