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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.
Ready to submit? Click the link:
Submit to Haunted Waters Press: From the Depths, Spring 2013 
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Theme:  Backroads & Porch Swings (working title)
Media:  Digital/Print

Publication Date:  Fall 2015
Reading Period:  Free Reading Period January 1-May 31 2015, Year Round via the Tip Jar

Submission Options:  Free via our Online Submission Manager or Expedited Decision via The Tip Jar


About the journal…
From the Depths is the annual literary journal of Haunted Waters Press. Featuring works of prose, poetry and creative nonfiction, the journal is released 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 both emerging and established authors.

2015 Theme Requirements…
Haunted Waters Press is currently seeking works of fiction and poetry for the 2015 issue of our literary journal, From the Depths.  The collection will feature works depicting a slice of life in rural America. Think small towns, isolated communities, backroads, and farm country. Draw upon hometown childhood memories to bring us coming of age stories and life lessons learned the hard way.  Captivate us with the romance and simplicity of country living. Think fresh linens hanging on the line, cows in the pasture, sweet tea, and endless rows of corn. Take us along to county fairs, swimming holes, and roadside vegetable stands.  Bring us subtle Midwestern tales of lives rooted in soil.  Show us the other side of the tracks with darker fiction inspired by the great Southern Gothic and Country Noir storytellers.  Most of all, take us back to the places that haunt our memories and call us home.

Payment…
Authors receive exposure only with promotional marketing assistance including PDF sell sheets for emailing and custom artwork for social media and websites. No monetary payment.

Eligibility…
Authors must be 18 years of age or older to submit to Haunted Waters Press. You must also be the sole author of the work submitted and own the rights to the work. Unagented and agented works are subject to the same review process and guidelines.

Submission Options...
Our free five month reading period extends from January 1st through May 31st. Tip Jar submissions are accepted year round.

Submission & Formatting Guidelines:

  1. We seek fiction of 7500 words or less, flash fiction, and poetry. Works of fiction over 7500 words should be submitted directly to the HWP Chapbook Series.

  2. Previously unpublished works only.

  3. Epigraphs, as well as quoted lyrics and other writings, must be accompanied by a release from the copyright holder.

  4. One active submission per contributor.

  5. Up to four works may be submitted as a single submission/single document.

  6. Simultaneous Submissions are only accepted via The Tip Jar for expedited decision.

  7. Cover Letter — Please include:

  8. Contact information

  9. Title of work(s)

  10. Total word count or line count for poetry

  11. A brief three to four sentence author’s bio as you would like it to appear upon publication.

  12. Formatting

  13. Acceptable file types: .doc, .docx, PDF

  14. Clean and easy to read: double spaced, readable font, white pages, black type

  15. Poetry formatted as you would like it to appear.

  16. To ensure blind review, please do not include author information within the submission file.

  17. Please spellcheck and proofread your submission.

Thank you. We look forward to reading your work.

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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
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 
Theme: None
Media: Online/Electronic/Digital
Publication Date: Rolling
Deadline: Ongoing, no deadline

2015 COMPETITION DETAILS COMING SOON!

“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!
Ready to submit? Click the link:

Submit to Penny Dreadful

PENNY FICTION: A FLASH FICTION WRITING COMPETITION
Theme: None
Media: Online/Electronic/Digital
Publication Date: Rolling
Deadline: Ongoing, no deadline
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST
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

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
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
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
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FROM THE DEPTHS SPRING 2013
OPEN CALLS STATUS UPDATE
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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

As part of our goal to expand our offerings to both our readers and our contributors, Haunted Waters Press is pleased to announce that our literary journal

From the Depths will be offered as an annual publication in 2015.

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