Open Calls for Submissions

HAUNTED WATERS PRESS

From the Depths a story will rise.

 

OPEN CALLS STATUS UPDATE

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:

2018 PATHS TO PUBLICATION

  1. Haunted Waters Press Fiction Open
    Haunted Waters Press Poetry Open
    Short Shorts Flash Fiction Competition

       November 2017 - July 2018
        Grand Prize $250 & Print Publication for each competition
        Rolling response or within 60 days of closing
        All entries considered for paid print publication

  2. Expedited Decision
        December 2017 - August 2018
        7 Day Response
        For consideration in all publications and venues

  3. Penny Fiction 2018
        December 2017/January, March/April, June/July
        Submissions close upon receipt of 200 submissions per reading month
        Rolling response or within 30 days of closing
        For paid print publication in From the Depths & the Penny Poster Collection

  4. SPLASH!
        February/May/August 2018
        Submissions close upon receipt of 200 submissions per reading period
        Rolling response or within 60 days of closing
        For consideration in SPLASH! and entry in the HWP Print Pool

  5. Check back for updates and additional submission opportunities. For additional guideleins see individual listings below.

  6. Thank you! We look forward to reading your work!

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST

Thank you for considering Haunted Waters Press. Our expected response time is under 60 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.

From the Depths a story will rise.
Open Calls for Submissions
Haunted by Waters
Meet the Editor Savannah Renée Warren
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 
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 

From the Depths Issue 16

Coming Fall of 2018


HWP Fiction Open

November 2017 - July 31, 2018


HWP Poetry Open

November 2017 - July 31, 2018


Short Shorts: Flash Fiction Competition

November 2017 - July 31, 2018


Expedited Decision

December 2017 - August 2018


SPLASH! (Free Reading Periods)

February/May/August


Penny Fiction 2018

Exceptionally Short Fiction

December/January

March/April

June/July


From the Depths 2017

PUBLISHED!


Penny Fiction 2017

PUBLISHED!


SPLASH!

COMING SOON!

READ AN ISSUE PRIOR TO SUBMITTING!

“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

https://hauntedwaterspress.submittable.com/submitshapeimage_10_link_0