OPEN FOR GENERAL SUBMISSIONS
The Cavalcade of Terror is flash fiction site that actively seeks horror and dark fiction under 1000 words. (Note that dark doesn’t mean humorless.) We are currently
a non-paying market offering $5 for the feature story, and try to maintain a 60 day response time. If possible, we will offer constructive criticisms on rejected fiction. We welcome standalone artwork, podcasts, spoken word, or songs under 5 minutes and other media. Please include some suggested tags, a 50 word 3rd person bio (with or without tasteful picture) and one link you’d like to promote with your submission. Submissions should be fully proofed and in standard online format and ready to copy and paste. If you would like your story to be considered for a non-paid, non-sticky slot please indicate so in the email. (This is not as gross as it sounds 😉 — it only means that your story would be published under the cover story [which is pinned as the first entry] and you would not get paid for it.)
We can only pay via Paypal at this time, sorry. So it goes.
Reprints, simultaneous and multiple submissions are okay. Add #submission to the subject line of your email, otherwise your submission may be delayed. If we can’t open it, then we won’t read it, and we can’t read it, we’ll most likely reject it, so please use a reasonable file format.
Copyright remains with the author in all cases. From time to time we will choose a story for podcasting, this is based on volunteers from the podcasting community, but we do welcome author contributed work. These mp3 files will be distributed freely but we ask listeners not to modify the file. Currently we are doing occasional EPUB archives of all Cavalcade content, and yearly Frightful Friday archives. This is to encourage offline browsing, it is not mandatory to be included, but the author must opt-out. Please contact the submission address for details. We ask for a one week exclusive run on the site for all submissions. This is strictly enforced with our army of zombie flying monkeys since we don’t do contracts at this time.
Please read a word about rights for the submission email address.