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Dread: A Furry Horror Mag

Deadline: August 3, 2018

Theme: Flash Fiction horror that feels real while containing anthropomorphic animals as characters

Word Count: up to 1000 words

Payment: $0.02 per word

Editor: Weasel

Publisher: Sinister Stoat Press (a horror imprint of Weasel Press)

Dread is an online horror furry magazine that focuses on flash fiction (1000 words or less). We are seeking short scenes of dreadfully frightening stuff containing anthropomorphic animals (humanized animals). We’re trying to create something along the lines of a furry No Sleep (see Reddit No Sleep for example stories). Suspension of disbelief is key. The story will have to feel real.

Although this is a horror magazine project, there are limits as to what we can actually take. Dread will not tolerate any explicit portrayals of Rape, Torture Porn, Pedophilia, necrophilia, Characters that you do not own or characters under copyright, Bigotry, and extreme violence.

Rule of thumb: If you can get away with it in an R-rated film, you’ll most likely be fine. Blood and gore, nudity, light sex are fine.

Reprints are fine with us as long as you own the rights to your story.

Simultaneous submissions are fine! If your story is accepted elsewhere, it is your responsibility to let us know.

Weasel Press asks for Non-Exclusive rights to your story in perpetuity.

Submissions are taken through Submittable. Use one submittable form to upload your story(stories if more). The form will take up to 3 DOC or DOCX documents. That means you’ll have to have all of your submission ready when you send it off.

As this is an online only magazine, there will not be a print version of it. We will display a free PDF document of the project once completed. If you would like a kindle version, we will have one available for $0.99.

I’ve only written a few short horror stories, but I think this may be worth a shot. It has been a while since I took a stab at writing a flash fiction piece.

The deadline for this project has been extended to August 3, 2018.