Welcome to this week’s edition of Submit Your Stories Sunday. Every week I bring you a unique call for submissions to help you find a home for your stories or inspire a new one. Each call will contain a speculative element and will offer payment upon acceptance. Next, I’ll recommend a story to inspire your submission and get you thinking of the theme in original ways.
This week we’re submitting stories to 99 Tiny Terrors and we’re reading Larry by Elsa Richardson-Bach as published at Flash Fiction Online.
99 Tiny Terrors
Eligibility: horror stories from 500 – 1000 words, with atmospheric setting, unexpected turns, and supernatural elements preferred (though not required)
Take Note: writers may submit up to two stories
Submission Deadline: October 31st, 2020
Payment Offered: $25
Click here to go to the original call for full details.
A Story to Kick Your Mind into Gear
This week we’re reading a horror flash with an atmospheric setting, an unexpected turn, and supernatural elements: Larry by Elsa Richardson-Bach and published at Flash Fiction Online. Click here to go read the story now.
Larry is the story of an unsettling man at the protagonist’s place of work. Her peers seem to overlook him, unconcerned, certain of who they think he might be. As the story progresses, more and more we get the impression he is someone slipping from their minds, but why? And furthermore, why should we worry about it?
For more horror flash stories and to get a feel for 99 Tiny Terrors editor Jennifer Brozek’s taste, you can listen to her horror podcast, Five Minute Stories, by clicking here.
That’s it for this week, writers, and I hope this finds you well as the second wave breaks over much of the world. I hope you can find some peace and escape in your writing and your reading. Be well.