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Call for Submissions: Dark Stories of Villains | Due August 10 - (Expired)

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Fantasia Divinity Magazine & Publishing is looking for short stories of 500 to 10,500 words focused on a villain for an anthology with a Halloween release. The stories should fall in the horror or dark fantasy genres. Pay is $5 for pieces up to 1,000 words, then a 1/2¢ per word for stories up to 3,000 words, and then a flat $15 for anything longer.

Details from their website:

For this anthology, we want glimpses into the world of those we love to hate. Monsters, demons, murderers, etc. Are they as evil as they seem? What made them do those horrible things? What was their breaking point? Were they good once or has their heart always been black? …

Any time period and sub-genre are accepted, however there must be a villain/bad guy as the focus of your story. Villains may be taken from fairy tales, mythology, folklore, monster legends, history, or entirely original. …

This is NOT just a horror anthology about villains/evil people.

Get us into the heart of the villains. Make us question if they are really that bad. Help us understand why they do what they do. Show us that underneath their actions, there is something there that could make us empathize with their plight. Go beyond the darkness and evil and help us wonder what’s under the surface of those we love to hate.

Please see Fantasia Divinity Magazine & Publishing’s Anthology Submission Calls for details on formatting and submission.


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