Perpetual Motion Machine is currently looking for flash fiction to publish in our newsletter. Accepted pieces will also be published in a future issue of Dark Moon Digest. Horror fiction only, please. Feel free to get experimental, too.
Here’s a quick breakdown of what we want to see:
- We strongly encourage work written by authors typically unrepresented in publishing, such as women, people of color, LGBTQ, and those from non-Western cultures. Also, if the previous sentence pissed you off for some reason, then you definitely aren't the kind of author we wish to read.
- Fiction reminiscent of The Twilight Zone, Black Mirror, Tales from the Crypt, and Tales from the Darkside. We want stories with complex characters and ideas spun in ways nobody’s ever conceived. Make our brains hurt. Make our hearts explode with love and terror. Make us fear.
We are not interested in reprints. After we run the story in our newsletter, you are free to publish it elsewhere. All submissions must be no more than 1,500 words. Payment will be $25 per accepted piece.
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