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Open Calls for Submissions
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Haunted Waters Press is currently seeking works of prose, creative nonfiction and poetry for the Spring 2013 issue of our quarterly literary journal, From the Depths. We are looking for short stories of 3500 words or less, flash fiction of any length, creative nonfiction of 1500 words or less, and poetry. Selected works may also appear as part of our online literary content. 
The Spring 2013 issue of From the Depths will feature works whose stories pay tribute to someone who has touched the life of another. Think passionate testimonials to lovers, loved ones, friends and companions; or a simple acknowledgment of a teacher, neighbor, pastor or stranger. Share stories of extraordinary sacrifice, a life saved, or one small act with life altering consequences. Stretch the boundaries with faithful pets, places of the heart, or trinkets passed down through generations.  As always, we seek writing that comes from the heart creating an emotional connection with our readers and poetry that is clear, meaningful and accessible. We look forward to reading your work!

Submissions will be accepted through our ONLINE SUBMISSIONS MANAGER. We accept multiple submissions but request that you have no more than four submissions pending. No simultaneous submissions. Your four submissions may be in any combination of prose, creative nonfiction or poetry.  Authors receive exposure only, no monetary payment.
Please review our Submission Guidelines prior to submitting for details on formatting your submission.
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Submit to Haunted Waters Press: From the Depths, Spring 2013 
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Theme: Six Word Stories and Seriously Good Writing
Media: Online/Electronic/Print
Publication Date: Spring 2013 issue of From the Depths
Deadline: February 28, 2013
Haunted Waters Press is currently seeking works of prose, creative nonfiction and poetry for the Summer 2013 issue of our quarterly literary journal, From the Depths. We are looking for short stories of 3500 words or less, flash fiction of any length, creative nonfiction of 1500 words or less, and poetry. Selected works may also appear as part of our online literary content.
“Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, "and what is the use of a book," thought Alice, "without pictures or conversations?'”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
The Summer 2013 issue of From the Depths will feature works in which conversation is a key element. Think life lessons told to a child, gossip or rumors gone awry, an argument between friends, whispers in the dark, or pillow talk...keeping it clean, of course. Stretch the boundaries with words left unsaid, a conversation with one’s self, or words and messages left behind for others to find.  Submissions need not be dialogue driven. Sometimes actions speak louder than words. As always, we seek writing that comes from the heart creating an emotional connection with our readers and poetry that is clear, meaningful and accessible. We look forward to reading your work!

Submissions will be accepted through our ONLINE SUBMISSIONS MANAGER. We accept multiple submissions but request that you have no more than four submissions pending. No simultaneous submissions. Your four submissions may be in any combination of prose, creative nonfiction or poetry.  Authors receive exposure only, no monetary payment.
Please review our Submission Guidelines prior to submitting for details on formatting your submission.
Ready to submit? Click the link:
Submit to Haunted Waters Press: From the Depths, Summer 2013 
“For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” 
    Ernest Hemingway (according to literary legend)

In honor of Hemingway’s original six word story, Haunted Waters Press editor, Penny Dreadful, is selecting exceptionally small works of flash fiction to be showcased in Penny Fiction, a regular feature of the literary journal, From the Depths.  Extra points will be awarded for entries with a connection to the Spring 2013 theme, and for those writers who adhere to the rules. Not really. There are no points. Just read the contest rules below and impress Penny with your ability to follow instructions.
Contest Rules for the Spring 2013 competition:
Entries accepted by email only.
Email Subject: Penny Fiction Spring 2013
Submit a short story told in exactly six words. 
Previously unpublished works only.
Type your entry in the body of the email.
One entry per email.
Multiple entries okay. One is fine. Four is cool. Twenty is borderline obnoxious.
Include one interesting fact about yourself in under 13 words. No cut ‘n paste author bios. Undertakers and cat herders earn extra points. If we do not find you interesting, we reserve the right to make you appear more interesting.
No attachments, cover letters, links, or long lists of previously published work.
Like HWP on Facebook and Twitter. (Not required, but it can’t hurt.)
Penny Dreadful is in Sensitivity Training! Show your support for our "Nice Penny Good Penny Campaign!" Follow @PennyFiction 
Penny Fiction is a “for the love of the flash” project. Authors receive exposure only, no monetary payment. Not even a penny.
Haunted Waters Press holds electronic and print publishing rights for ninety days following publication, archival rights forever. Copyright remains with the author.
Entry is taken to be acceptance of these conditions and rules, winning authors will sign an Author’s Agreement. Yay for publishing contracts!
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Submit to Penny Dreadful


DETAILS
Short Shorts Flash Fiction Competition is open to all new, emerging, and established writers. 

We seek flash fiction of 500 words or less.

Multiple entries, simultaneous submissions, and previously published works permitted.*

Accepting entries between November 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017

Grand Prize winning entry and Runners Up to be announced within 60 days of closing.

GRAND PRIZE

$250 and publication in the 2017 issue of From the Depths

plus Featured Author Interview to accompany published work.

RUNNERS UP

All entries eligible for publication in the 2017 issue of From the Depths.

Contributors to be paid $20 for each published story 

plus online Featured Author Interview.

SUBMISSIONS

All entries accepted via Submittable.

$10 reading fee per entry.


*Multiple Entries, Simultaneous Submissions & Previously Published Works...

  1. Up to three works of flash fiction per entry. Multiple entries permitted.

  2. Previous online publication is fine, but entries must not have appeared in print. Please be certain there are no known copyright restrictions.  Please provide publication details for all previously published works. Questions? Contact us prior to submitting.

  3. Simultaneous submissions are permitted. Please notify us if your work is accepted for publication elsewhere. Entries with conflicting publication rights are no longer eligible. Entry fees are nonrefundable.

Short Shorts Flash Fiction Competition
November 2016 - June 2017

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PENNY FICTION: A FLASH FICTION WRITING COMPETITION

Thank you for your interest in Haunted Waters Press. From the Depths is the annual literary journal of Haunted Waters Press. Featuring works of prose and poetry, the journal is released in both print and digital formats in the fall of each year. Described as “one of the most compelling and beautifully illustrated literary journals,” From the Depths was created to showcase and celebrate the writing of new, emerging, and established authors. We offer contributors several paths to publication. Reading periods are as follows:

2017 SUBMISSIONS CALENDAR

  1. Haunted Waters Press Fiction & Poetry Open
    November 2016 - June 2017

  2. Short Shorts Flash Fiction Competition
    November 2016 - June 2017

  3. From the Depths Expedited Decision
    January 2017 - August 2017

  4. From the Depths Free Reading Periods 
    February/May/August

  5. Penny Fiction Flash Fiction Reading Periods
    December/January, March/April, June/July

  6. Check back for updates and additional submission opportunities.

DETAILS

The Haunted Waters Press Fiction & Poetry Open is open to all genres, themes, and writers.

We seek fiction of 10,000 words or less, flash fiction above 500 words, and poetry of any length.

Multiple entries, simultaneous submissions, and previously published works permitted.*

Accepting entries between November 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017

Grand Prize winning entry and Runners Up to be announced within 60 days of closing.

GRAND PRIZE

$250 and publication in the 2017 issue of From the Depths

plus Featured Author Interview to accompany published work.

RUNNERS UP

All entries eligible for publication in the 2017 issue of From the Depths.

Selected works to be paid 1 to 4 US cents per word for fiction and $20 for poetry

plus online Featured Author Interview.

SUBMISSIONS

All entries accepted via Submittable.

$10 reading fee per story or poem.


*Multiple Entries, Simultaneous Submissions & Previously Published Works...

  1. Multiple entries permitted. Please submit each story or poem as an individual entry.

  2. Previous online publication is fine, but entries must not have appeared in print. Please be certain there are no known copyright restrictions.  Please provide publication details for all previously published works. Questions? Contact us prior to submitting.

  3. Simultaneous submissions are permitted. Please notify us if your work is accepted for publication elsewhere. Entries with conflicting publication rights are no longer eligible. Entry fees are nonrefundable.

Haunted Waters Press Fiction & Poetry Open
November 2016 - June 2017

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Theme: None
Media: Online/Electronic/Digital
Publication Date: Rolling
Deadline: Ongoing, no deadline
HAUNTED WATERS PRESS
Haunted Waters Press is currently seeking works of prose, creative nonfiction and poetry to be included as part of our online literary content. We are looking for short stories of 3500 words or less, flash fiction of any length, creative nonfiction of 1500 words or less, and poetry. 

Ideal for writers who prefer not to be bound by theme based submissions, there are no limitations other than what you will find in our Submissions Guidelines under “What we are looking for...” Works submitted here will be always be considered for upcoming issues of From the Depths. 

Submissions will be accepted through our ONLINE SUBMISSIONS MANAGER. We accept multiple submissions but request that you have no more than four submissions pending. Please no simultaneous submissions. Your four submissions may be in any combination of prose, creative nonfiction or poetry. If you use an online submission tracking site, we request that you report each individual work submitted.  Authors receive exposure only, no monetary payment.

Please review our Submission Guidelines prior to submitting for details on formatting your submission.

Ready to submit? Click the link:

Submit to Haunted Waters Press: Online Content
ONLINE LITERARY CONTENT
Haunted Waters Press is currently seeking works of prose, creative nonfiction and poetry to be included as part of our online literary content. We are looking for short stories of 3500 words or less, flash fiction of any length, creative nonfiction of 1500 words or less, and poetry. 

Ideal for writers who prefer not to be bound by theme based submissions, there are no limitations other than what you will find in our Submissions Guidelines under “What we are looking for...” Works submitted here will be always be considered for upcoming issues of From the Depths. 

Submissions will be accepted through our ONLINE SUBMISSIONS MANAGER. We accept multiple submissions but request that you have no more than four submissions pending. Please no simultaneous submissions. Your four submissions may be in any combination of prose, creative nonfiction or poetry. If you use an online submission tracking site, we request that you report each individual work submitted.  Authors receive exposure only, no monetary payment.

Please review our Submission Guidelines prior to submitting for details on formatting your submission.

Ready to submit? Click the link:

Submit to Haunted Waters Press: Online Content
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST
Theme: Tributes
Media: Online/Electronic/Digital/Print
Publication Date: March 2013
Deadline: February 28, 2013
Theme: None
Media: Online/Electronic/Digital
Publication Date: Rolling
Deadline: Ongoing, no deadline

Thank you for considering Haunted Waters Press. Our expected response time is under 30 days. The best way to find out if Haunted Waters Press can provide  the best showcase for your work is to read an issue of From the Depths or browse our online literary content. Thank you again. We look forward to reading your work.

Haunted Waters Press seeks exceptionally small works of flash fiction to be showcased in Penny Fiction, a regular feature of the literary journal, From the Depths. Stories will also appear in the Penny Fiction Poster Collection. 

DETAILS

Penny Fiction is open to all new, emerging, and established writers. 

We seek flash fiction stories told in exactly 15 words—no more, no less.

One submission per author, per round. Multiple stories per submission encouraged.

No previously published works.

Penny Fiction submissions are welcome in three reading periods:

December/January, March/April, June/July

Expect a decision within 30 days of the close of each reading period.

See full guidelines below.


PAYMENT

$3.00 per published piece.

(That’s a professional rate of .20 cents per word and enough for a fresh brewed cup of coffee at Starbucks…which is about how long it takes to read an edition of Penny Fiction Pages!)


SUBMISSIONS

All entries accepted via Submittable.

Free to submit!


PENNY FICTION 2017 FULL GUIDELINES

Tell us story in exactly 15 words—no more, no less. Extra points will be awarded for those writers who adhere to the guidelines. Not really. There are no points. Just read the guidelines below and impress Penny with your ability to follow instructions.

The Lovely Submission:

  1. One submission per author, per reading period. (Contributors are encouraged to submit multiple stories in a single file, but may only transmit one submission per reading period.) One story is fine. Four is cool. Twenty is borderline obnoxious. We like obnoxious! Just remember: a single submission with multiple stories!

  2. Each Penny is a short story told in exactly 15 words—no more, no less. Titles are not included in word count, but should not be an extension of the story.

  3. No theme requirements. Looking for inspiration? Follow Penny Fiction on Facebook for prompts and inspiration.

  4. No poetry, tag lines, or jokes.  

  5. Previously unpublished works only.

  6. If you make an error during the submission process, Please DO NOT withdraw your submission and resubmit. Contact HWP for corrections. We are happy to assist.


The Dreadful Cover Letter:

  1. Include one interesting fact about yourself in 13 words or less.

  2. Undertakers and cat herders earn extra points.

  3. If we do not find you interesting, we reserve the right to make you appear more interesting.

  4. No long lists of previously published works. No cut ‘n paste author bios.

  5. Confused? Download a free copy of one our past issues and check out “The Lovely Pennies.”


Penny Fiction Flash Fiction Reading Periods
December (2016)/January, March/April, June/July

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FROM THE DEPTHS SPRING 2013
OPEN CALLS STATUS UPDATE
Read the latest issue of From the Depths
Submission Guidelines
Penny Fiction
Contact Haunted Waters Press

HAUNTED WATERS PRESS FICTION & POETRY OPEN


From the Depths No.15

Coming Fall of 2017


HWP Fiction & Poetry Open

November 2016 - June 2017


Short Shorts: Flash Fiction Competition

November 2016 - June 2017


Expedited Decision

January 2017 - August 2017


Free Reading Periods

February/May/August


Penny Fiction 2017

Flash Fiction

Round One: December/January

Round Two: March/April

Round Three: June/July


From the Depths 2016

PUBLISHED!


Penny Fiction 2016

PUBLISHED!


Web Editions

COMING SOON!

HAUNTED WATERS PRESS FICTION & POETRY OPEN

DETAILS

From the Depths is open to all new, emerging, and established writers. 

We seek fiction of 10,000 words or less, flash fiction, and poetry of any length.

Open to most genres and styles. No theme requirements for the 2017 issue.

See additional guidelines below.

PAYMENT

With the exception of award payments via competitions,

selected works to be paid 1 to 4 US cents per word for fiction and $20 for poetry.

SUBMISSIONS

All entries accepted via Submittable.

No fee submissions via Free Reading Periods.

Nominal fee via Expedited Decision with a seven day response time.


SUBMISSION & FORMATTING GUIDELINES

  1. Free Reading Period submissions are limited to one active submission per contributor.

  2. Multiple submissions accepted via Expedited Decision.

  3. Simultaneous Submissions welcome via Expedited Decision for seven day response time and via the Fiction & Poetry Open and Short Shorts Competitions.

  4. Previous online publication is fine, but entries must not have appeared in print. Please be certain there are no known copyright restrictions.  Please provide publication details for all previously published works. Questions? Contact us prior to submitting.

  5. All entries in The Haunted Waters Press Fiction & Poetry Open and Short Shorts Competition also eligible for publication in From the Depths.

  6. Formatting: Clean and easy to read: double spaced, readable font, white pages, black type. Poetry formatted as you would like it to appear.


From the Depths Expedited Decision
January 2017 - August 2017

From the Depths Free Reading Periods 
February/May/August 2017

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HOW MANY LOVELY PENNIES?