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Crystal Lake Publishing: Never Wake

Crystal Lake Publishing: Never Wake

“Where do we go when we dream? Since the beginning of time, people have argued the meaning of dreams. Are they symbolic visions that hold great meaning and personal significance? Are they portals into other worlds? Or are they just a series of random events our mind shows us when we fall asleep? Whatever the case, this much is true – the mind can be a scary place to venture, even for a few hours.

NEVER WAKE is an anthology of dream horror, bringing you several mind-bending tales of nightmares, hallucinations, and phantasmagoria from some of the hottest talent in horror fiction. But don’t worry – when you (wake up screaming) flip the last page, just remember to tell yourself, ‘It was only just a story…’ Unless it wasn’t.” Welcomes new writers. Publishes ms within 15 months of acceptance. Buys First World Rights in English, and negotiates for rights to audio, translation, film and the hardcover. Accepts reprints if ms belongs to a series. Responds in 1-3 months. Guidelines online.

Pays $0.08/word

Normal Deviation

Normal Deviation

“Normal Deviation is a short fiction anthology inspired by a throwaway tweet and one weird-ass picture. Visit our Call for Submissions (link below) to see the picture, then write a short story based on the image. Deadline for stories is 31 Aug 2017.” Annual (May). Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 6 months after acceptance. Buys first rights. No reprints. Usually responds within 1-2 weeks; decisions on manuscripts will be in Sept/Oct of each year. Guidelines online at .