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A Monday for Anything: Two Open Submissions at Sirens Call Publications!

Sirens Call Publications is now accepting submissions for:

Out of Phase: Tales of Sci-Fi Horror

Very simply, for this collection of short stories, we are looking for Science Fiction Horror. We don’t care if that means mutation, creation, invention, machinery gone awry, or space and or time travel. But it must be Science Fiction, and it must be Horror Fiction. What we specifically do not want are Other World/Fantasy stories – these will be rejected.

If you choose to take a factual approach to your Sci-Fi Horror, we ask that you exercise constraint and not bore us or the reader with unneeded details. By all means, include necessary details, but delivering a slew of facts in order will not translate to an intriguing read. Most likely, these stories will be rejected as well. Our review team is highly scientifically minded, so vet your facts, and make sure they are accurate. False data based too closely on truth that lacks an imaginary spin will also earn you a rejection.

Be creative, imaginative, and dead-on-the-money accurate on this one. It’s our first venture into the Sci-Fi realm, and we won’t be accepting anything that lacks genuine kick!

Submission Deadline: May 31, 2014

Word Count minimum: 4,000 words – nothing less will be reviewed; no reprints considered.

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Mental Ward: Experiments

The elevator doors open, the lights are flickering, the gurney is wheeled into a dank, dimly-lit hallway well below ground. Does the Doctor have the patient’s best interests at heart, or is something more nefarious going on? How does the staff figure out what treatments are most effective and which are not?

In our other two Mental Ward collections, we asked you to tell us what happened above ground in the institute itself; what memories of the past were trapped in the abandoned hallways; now we’re asking you to tell us what goes on behind closed doors. The secret experiments that are feared and whispered about among the patients. Tell us what greed, the corruption of power, and the desire to be remembered will drive a Doctor to do the unthinkable to the unfortunate patients left in their care.

Tell your tale from whatever perspective you’d like, just make sure the story you tell is a depraved one.

Submission Deadline: April 30, 2014

Word Count minimum: 4,000 words – nothing less will be reviewed; no reprints considered.

Please read the submission guidelines before submitting. They can be found here.

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