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An intimate look into the life of a twenty-something woman living in the U.K. shines brightly in the debut novel from author J.G. Dow, “Jane of Manchester”. The story showcases Jane as she goes through her life, watching friends and family grow and excell in life, love and friendship while she feels as if she …

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(I was sent a free copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions and thoughts are my own.) One of the most rewarding aspects of being a book blogger is working with people you know and trust, and getting the opportunity to witness writers and authors working together on …

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Poetry. It illuminates the mind and speaks from the heart. Poetry is the art of piercing the soul and opening oneself for all the world to see. It allows poets to pour their hearts out and wear their emotions out on their sleeves, whether they be hopeful, romantic or sometimes sad. In the book Adultolescene, …

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Fear takes on a new yet familiar name in the highly anticipated film It. Directed by Andy Muschietti and based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King, this movie focuses on the terrifying entity known as Pennywise. A monstrous clown who abducts children in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of …

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OPEN SUBMISSION: The Sirens Call – Issue 35 ‘The Classics’ | #Horror #ClassicMonsters

September 20, 2017


Definitely going to be submitting a story for this. Such a fun collection to be a part of. Highly recommend you writers submit your stories as well.

The Sirens Song

Sirens Call Publications is pleased to announce its next open call…

The Classics

eZine_Submission_ImageFor the October issue of The Sirens Call eZine, we’re looking for horror stories, prose, and poetry celebrating classic monster stereotypes.

Whether it’s vampires, swamp men, werewolves, witches, evil trolls, or… whatever, we want your spin on what these creatures are up to. What we do NOT want is Fan Fiction! No tales of Dracula or Frankenstein’s Monster; let’s leave the copyrighted names alone.

The only trope we’re NOT allowing: Zombies – NO EXCEPTIONS! We’re saving that genre for our year end issue.

Send us pieces that are creepy, sullen, emotive, freaky, humorous, elegant, bizarre; or just flat out scary as hell.

The basic rules:

  • write the piece well
  • make sure it involves a classic monster but not a classic name (for example, don’t send us a story about Dracula-we’re not looking for Fan-Fic here)
  • the work…

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Sin and mankind’s misconceptions about the world at large play major themes in the supernatural thriller The Angel Alejandro by Alistair Cross. Exploring the world of tempations and the battle everyone faces within themselves when they give into their darkest desires, this incredible story showcases the ruthlessness that can reside in the best of us, …

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The continuing adventures of Ettan in a world where science fiction meets the supernatural was a massive success with Nathan Peabody’s Boylord. Here is the synopsis of the series: Welcome to Boylord Comics!!! You are about to enter an alien fantasy-land, where life is lived longer, and better, than you could possibly imagine. In fact, …

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A brutal murder. A desperate detective. In the middle of a sinister cat and mouse game between a ruthless serial killer and the seasoned detective desperate to put him away for good, a stalker with an unhealthy view on love may be the only person that can tip the scales in Robert Skuce’s novel, Kiss …

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I just wanted to share with you guys that my official book trailer for I Was An Evil Teenager: Remastered is now live on my YouTube channel. I will be posting this trailer here and on my social media feeds later but for now I hope you’ll check it out on my channel!  http://bit.ly/2xkmQLL