HAUNTED WATERS PRESS
From the Depths a story will rise.
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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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

GUIDELINES
Short Shorts: A Summer 2016 Flash Fiction Contest is open

to all new, emerging, and established writers. 

We seek flash fiction of 500 words or less.

Winning entries will contribute to our upcoming “Outsiders” theme highlighting the unique struggles, circumstances, and journeys that set individuals apart from others.

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

Up to three works may be included in each entry.

Accepting entries between May 5, 2016 - September 20, 2016

Grand Prize winning entry and Runners Up to be announced on or before October 20, 2016.

GRAND PRIZE

$250 and publication in the 2016 issue of From the Depths

plus in print Featured Author Interview to accompany published work.

RUNNERS UP

All entries eligible for publication in the 2016 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. 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.


CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT

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 

Thank you for your interest in Haunted Waters Press. Reading periods are as follows:

2016 SUBMISSIONS CALENDAR

  1. Haunted Waters Press Fiction & Poetry Open
    November 1, 2015 - February 20, 2016

  2. From the Depths Free Reading Period 
    March 1, 2016 - May 31, 2016

  3. From the Depths Expedited Decision
    March 1, 2016 - September 20, 2016

  4. Short Shorts: A Summer 2016 Flash Fiction Contest
    May 1, 2016 - September 20, 2016

  5. Penny Fiction Flash Fiction Competition
    Three Rounds to be held in the months of November/December 2015, January/February 2016, June/July 2016

  6. Haunted Waters Press Chapbook Series 
    To be announced.

  7. Letterpress Submissions 
    To be announced. 

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GUIDELINES

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

We seek fiction of 7500 words or less, flash fiction, and poetry of any length.

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

Accepting entries between November 1, 2015 - February 20, 2016

Grand Prize winning entry and Runners Up to be announced on or before March 1, 2016.

GRAND PRIZE

$250 and publication in the 2016 issue of From the Depths

plus in print Featured Author Interview to accompany published work.

RUNNERS UP

All entries eligible for publication in the 2016 issue of From the Depths.

Selected works to be paid .01 to .04 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 now seeking works of
fiction and poetry for the 2016 issue of From the Depths: Outsiders.
Accepting submissions between March 1, 2016 - May 31, 2016 via our free reading period
and between March 1, 2016 - September 20th via Expedited Decision

ABOUT THE JOURNAL
From the Depths is the annual literary journal of Haunted Waters Press. Featuring works of prose and poetry, 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 new, emerging, and established authors.

2016 THEME REQUIREMENTS
Inspired by the Grand Prize Winning Entry and Runners Up in the 2016 Haunted Waters Press Fiction & Poetry Open, the theme for the 2016 issue is Outsiders. We seek fiction and poetry highlighting the unique struggles, circumstances, and journeys that set individuals apart from others. We look forward to reading your work!

PAYMENT
Selected works to be paid .01 to .04 US cents per word for fiction and $20 for poetry.

SUBMISSION & FORMATTING GUIDELINES

  1. We seek fiction of 7500 words or less, flash fiction, and poetry of any length.

  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. One active submission per contributor. Please wait until a decision has been reached prior to submitting additional work.

  4. No Simultaneous Submissions unless submitted via Expedited Decision.  Expedited Decision submissions are reviewed within seven days.

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


Thank you. We look forward to reading your work.

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT

“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

HAUNTED WATERS PRESS
PENNY FICTION: A FLASH FICTION WRITING COMPETITION
Theme: None
Media: Online/Electronic/Digital
Publication Date: Rolling
Deadline: Ongoing, no deadline
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 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
Theme: Tributes
Media: Online/Electronic/Digital/Print
Publication Date: March 2013
Deadline: February 28, 2013

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. 

GUIDELINES

The Penny Fiction Flash Fiction Competition will be held in three rounds.

Round One: November 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015 (closed)

Round Two - January 1, 2016 - February 29, 2016 (closed)

Round Three - June 1, 2016 - July 31, 2016

We seek flash fiction stories told in exactly 16 words.

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

Winning Entries announced within 14 days of the close of each round.

Free to enter. No entry or reading fees.

See full Contest Rules below.


GRAND PRIZE

One Grand Prize Winner Per Round

$25 and publication in the 2016 issue of From the Depths

plus online Featured Author Interview

RUNNERS UP

Selected entries receive publication in the 2016 issue of From the Depths

plus Author promotion via Facebook, Twitter and HWP News.



Penny Fiction 2016 Contest Rules:

Tell us story in exactly 16 words—no more, no less.  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.

The Lovely Submission:

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

  2. Each Penny Fiction entry is a short story told in exactly 16 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 weekly prompts.

  4. No poetry, tag lines, or jokes.  

  5. Previously unpublished works only.

  6. If you make an error during the submission process, DO NOT withdraw your entry and resubmit. Resubmitted works will not be considered. 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.”


Extra Penny Points:

  1. Follow @PennyFiction and @HauntedWaters on Twitter.

  2. Like Penny Fiction and Haunted Waters Press on Facebook.


The Lovely Fine Print:

Penny Fiction is a “for the love of flash” project. With the exception of the Grand Prize Winner of each round, 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!

Theme: None
Media: Online/Electronic/Digital
Publication Date: Rolling
Deadline: Ongoing, no deadline
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 2016

Release Date: Fall 2016


HWP Fiction & Poetry Open

November 1, 2015 - February 20, 2016


Free Reading Period:

March 1, 2016 - May 31st, 2016


Expedited Decision

March 1, 2016 - September 20, 2016


Short Shorts: Flash Fiction Contest

May 1, 2016 - September 20, 2016



Penny Fiction 2016

Flash Fiction Competition

Round One: November/December 2015

Round Two: January/February 2016

Round Three: June/July 2016


From the Depths 2015

PUBLISHED!


Penny Fiction 2015

Flash Fiction Competition

PUBLISHED!


HWP Chapbook Series

COMING SOON!


Web Editions

COMING SOON!

HAUNTED WATERS PRESS FICTION & POETRY OPEN
HOW MANY LOVELY PENNIES?