HAUNTED WATERS PRESS
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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.
Ready to submit? Click the link:
Submit to Haunted Waters Press: From the Depths, Spring 2013 
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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. Stories will also appear in the Penny Fiction Poster Collection.  In keeping with the FALL 2014 theme, tell us a visually striking story in exactly 13 words--no more, no less. (See description above.) Extra points will be awarded 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.

  1. Contest Rules:

  2. BulletEntries accepted by email and The Tip Jar only.  Email Subject: Penny Fiction Fall 2014

  3. 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
Tip Jar entries receive expedited decision.

  4. HAUNTED WATERS PRESSMultiple entries okay. One is fine. Four is cool. Twenty is borderline obnoxious, but I won’t hold it against you.

  5. 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 
One entry per email.

  6. Theme: None
Media: Online/Electronic/Digital
Publication Date: Rolling
Deadline: Ongoing, no deadline
No attachments, cover letters, or long lists of previously published work. (Exception: Tip Jar entries must be submitted as an attachment.)

  7. “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

Previously unpublished works only.

  8. PENNY FICTION: A FLASH FICTION WRITING COMPETITIONSubmit a short story told in exactly 13 words.  No more. No less.

  9. Theme: None
Media: Online/Electronic/Digital
Publication Date: Rolling
Deadline: Ongoing, no deadline
Type your entry in the body of the email.

  10. 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
Include one interesting fact about yourself in 13 words or less. 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.

  11. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTERESTInclude your Twtter profile name if you have one so we can follow and sing your praises.

  12. ONLINE LITERARY CONTENTLike HWP on Facebook and Penny Dreadful on Facebook! (Yes, she will be checking!)

  13. 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
The fine print: 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 and non-exclusive print, electronic and 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?




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.
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Theme: Tributes
Media: Online/Electronic/Digital/Print
Publication Date: March 2013
Deadline: February 28, 2013

Haunted Waters Press is currently seeking works of prose, creative nonfiction and poetry for the Fall 2014 issue of our quarterly literary journal, From the Depths. We request short stories of 3500 words or less, flash fiction of any length, and poetry.

The Fall 2014 issue of From the Depths will feature visually artistic works blending both the real and the fantastic to create a stunning and unique look at the ordinary.  Explore the spaces between dreaming and waking, truth and fabrication, reality and illusion. Experimental literature,  surrealism, and  magical realism desired, but not essential.  We seek a range of works from the sublime to the quirky, the nostalgic to the profound, the familiar to the distinctive and haunting.

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.

As always, we thank you for considering Haunted Waters Press and look forward to reading your work.

Ready to submit?



  Have a work of fiction longer than 3500 words? Email a 500 word excerpt plus word count total to:

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

Theme: “The Space Between” in 13 Words

Media: Digital/Print

Publication Date: FALL 2014 issue of From the Depths, June 2014

Deadline: CLOSED

Submission Options: Free via email or Expedited Decision via The Tip Jar

Please Note: Penny Fiction entries do not follow the same guidelines as regular submissions. Please see contest rules below.

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

Theme: “The Space Between”
Media: Digital/Print

Publication Date: August/September, 2014
Deadline: CLOSED

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

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST
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.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST
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.

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.

Read the latest issue of From the Depths
Submission Guidelines
Penny Fiction
Contact Haunted Waters Press
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST
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.
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Or submit via The Tip Jar:

Submit via email:

AUGUST 1, 2014 SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

THE FALL 2014 CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS AND PENNY FICTION COMPETITION ARE NOW CLOSED. PLEASE CHECK BACK HERE IN THE COMING WEEKS FOR DETAILS  REGARDING OUR NEXT SUBMISSION PERIOD.