Songs For The Raven


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The anthology will approach the human condition through horror from a literary standpoint. I’m looking for “horror literature.” defines the human condition as “the positive and negative aspects of existence as a human being, esp. the inevitable events such as birth, childhood, adolescence, love, sex, reproduction, aging, and death” In other words, “The Human Condition” is about the fundamental issues of human existence. One of literature’s central concerns is to comment on these issues.

 Payment is one contributor copy for short stories of at least 3000 words. To earn a contributor copy a poet must have five poems selected. Authors that choose to submit fiction less than 2000 words (flash fiction) must have two pieces selected, or a combination of flash fiction with a poem and/or art.  For artists, at least three pieces must be selected to earn a contriubtor copy. Contributor copies will be  sent about 65 days after publication. You can expect a ton of exposure.  If you have any questions regarding payment, please query at the address below. I will work with contributors–I like happy people.

 Short stories up to 5000 words and flash fiction up to 1,999 words. Poets: don’t let me get in your way, but I must have five poems for a contributor copy.  Horror art will be included, and three subs are needed to earn a contributor copy.  Black and white or grayscale is the best format, unless I can do color–that’s to be decided later.

 Stay up to date at my Facebook page James Ward Kirk Fiction. My website is

 Please send submissions to

Put Serial SONGS FOR THE RAVEN in the subject line.

indent paragraphs, show scene break by a centered ***

don’t double dash — use the dash you want…

No headers, footers, or page numbers.

don’t underline for italics, use italics

Submit work as a Word Doc or RTF.

Georgia SIZE 12

put your BIO at the end of the story.


James Ward Kirk holds an MA in Literature from Indiana University. He is the publisher and editor for Indiana Horror, Indiana Science Fiction and Indiana Crime. He is an Associate Member of the Horror Writers Association. He is the editor of the Static Movement anthologies Serial Killers 2, Hell and Grave Robbers. He is a member of the HWA.

4 Responses to “Songs For The Raven”

  1. David Frazier Says:

    James–Have you pulled this anthology from Static Movement? It’s not in your list of anthologies in the board there.

  2. […] Submission guidelines for “Songs for the Raven“ […]

  3. Duotrope has this marked as Closed. WASSUP?

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