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Dark Carnival

Step right up, folks, to a show, unlike anything you've ever seen before. Circus terrors and frights, sure to delight. Here at Dark Carnival, we've got it all. Freaks and clowns, screams and laughter and always, a healthy side of the macabre.
So, come one, come all and join us, if you dare.

Welcome to the Show.

Responses to be sent by April 15th 2021

Submission Guidelines:

  • Must be clean and edited to the best of your ability

  • Submissions cannot be published elsewhere.

  • Simultaneous submissions okay (but please let us know if yours is accepted elsewhere)

  • 3000-8000 words

  • Submissions must be 12 pt. Times New Roman font, double spaced with special first-line indentation of 0.5"

  • Submissions must be in .Docx or .Doc format with 1" margins all around

  • No bestiality or child abuse, please. We will not be accepting graphic sexual scenes however use your discretion on what fits the story.

  • Submissions to be sent to with the name of the anthology in the subject line 

Publication and Payment

  • Submissions closed March 10th

  • Announcements on accepted stories to be sent by April 1 2021, a memorandum to be sent for signing at this time

  • May 1st 2021 planned release date

  • A one-time payment of $10 plus author copy per acceptance

  • Additional author copies available at cost

  • Minimum of 8, max of 15 stories


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