Nightmare Magazine is currently taking submissions for their upcoming special “People of Colo(u)r Destroy Horror!” issue.
FROM THE EDITOR
According to Wikipedia, person of colour is a term used primarily in the United States to describe any person who is not white. It seems somewhat more appropriate than the term “visible minority” since in many parts of the world “visible minorities” actually constitute the majority. Person of colour is a malleable term, writers who self-identity as such are invited to submit.
Editor Ellen Datlow defines horror as “the genre of unease.” Horror fiction does not have to contain ghosts or zombies to be horror, what the genre seeks to do is inspire a feeling of dread. “Carmilla” is horror, but so is Horacio Quiroga’s “The Feather Pillow.”
Editor Silvia Moreno-Garcia is looking for previously unpublished horror short stories of up to 7500 words, reflective of the issue’s theme, written by writers of colour. She is looking for strong, distinctive voices, featuring a variety of settings and time periods. Although we will not be able to publish all stories sent to us, Moreno-Garcia thanks all writers in advance for the chance to look at their work.
Submissions close on May 15, 2016, 11:59pm ET. Be sure to adhere to these guidelines in addition to the standard guidelines for Nightmare Magazine, and good luck!
Submissions portal: http://submissions.johnjosephadams.com/poc-destroy-horror/submit/