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Deadline: October 1st, 2021
Payment: $0.01 per word for new stories and/or $25 for reprints PLUS $5 for complimentary flash fiction.
Theme: Beach Vacation Horror

Please read carefully. Submissions that don’t meet the guidelines may be automatically rejected.

Submissions will be accepted until October 1st, 2021. Please submit to darklitpress@gmail.com, ensuring ’Slice of Paradise’ is in the subject line.

What we are looking for: Horrifying short stories that occur on a tropical beach paradise. We also encourage writers to have good representation of POC, LGBTQ+, and strong female characters.

What we are NOT looking for: Please, do not submit stories that do not take place on a tropical beach. Submissions cannot contain graphic rape scenes. Please ensure any scenes of a sexual nature are necessary and non-exploitative.

Submissions must be between 2,000 and 10,000 words.

Complimentary flash fiction submissions must be between 1,000 and 2,000 words. Selected flash fiction will be used in our YouTube series, Bite-Sized Terror as well as a free sampler to entice readers.

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

Submissions must be written in 12 pt. Times New Roman and double spaced.

We do not require exclusivity. You hold copyright, licensing us just for this publication.

If your story is a reprint, please include its original publication details in your submission email.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but you must have the right to license your story in an anthology. Notify us by email at darklitpress@gmail.com if you need to withdraw your submission.

The deadline for submissions is October 1st, 2021.

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IN ADDITION TO THE ABOVE SUBMISSIONS, We want to challenge you to write a teeny, tiny, TERROR! Submit a beach themed hundred word horror for a chance to have the story published in SLICE OF PARADISE and $25 cash. Four stories will be chosen.

We think this is a great opportunity for emerging authors. We want to hear from anyone and everyone in the #HorrorCommunity. If you have a short, shocking tale, please submit!

The deadline is October 1st. Simply email us your story with the subject line, HUNDRED WORD HORROR to…

DARKLITPRESS@GMAIL.COM

GOOD LUCK! 

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We are incredibly excited to announce that Ben Long will be the editor for our first publication, SLICE OF PARADISE.

Ben is a voracious reader and has an extensive background in both freelance writing as well as editing. More importantly than that, Ben is an active, hard-working participant in the #HorrorCommunity. His professionalism, integrity and knowledge of the genre will be a great asset in bringing this anthology to life. 

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To find more information on Ben and his services as a freelance writer and editor, visit his website HERE.

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We are on a mission to serve underrepresented voices in the #WritingCommunity and WE NEED YOUR HELP!

As a new publication, we do not have the ability to reach as many people as we’d like. HERE’S WHERE YOU COME IN. If you refer an author who identifies as a POC, LGBTQ+ or female and we choose their story for publication, we will send you a copy of the book in any format you prefer upon publication.

IMPORTANT: The author must indicate in their submission that you referred them to qualify. The program is open for all major open calls but will exclude writing contests or challenges.

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