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Dark Bits 2014 Weekly Edition

 

52 weeks in a year…52 stories in Dark Bits (well, in both cases, 53, but we have a theme to stick with!)

Apokrupha is proud to announce the Dark Bits Weekly Planner edition. Containing all the great stories in Dark Bits, it also has a weekly calendar for meetings, tasks and doodles. It is a coil-bound book, making it perfect for your horror-based organizational needs.

Buy one today on Lulu.com! stay organized for 2014 and get a great story each week.

Weekly Planner

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Buy it now!

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We Forgot David

 

One of our Dark Bits writers was left out of the bio page, David Bernstein. His story, Don’t Blink, is a fantastic addition to Dark Bits and we wanted to make sure that his info got out.  Here is his bio.  David Bernstein – David is the author of the novels, Damaged Souls, Amongst the Dead, Machines of the Dead, and The Tree Man. He can be found at davidbernsteinauthor.blogspot.com eBooks will be updated with it, as will future paper editions.  Furthermore, since we have so many great writers in Dark Bits, we want to show them all off. Dark Bits page has been updated with ALL bios, so you can check out all 53 writers. Check out the updated Dark Bits page here: http://apokrupha.com/dark-bits/

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LampLight Volume 2 Issue 1 is Availible now!


Get LampLight Now!

Volume 2 of LampLight is here! Our featured artist is Norman Prentiss. AND starting with this issue, will be available in both ebook and PRINT.

Part One of “The Devoted” a serial novella by James A Moore, featuring Jonathan Crowley.

J.F. Gonzalez brings us part 2 of From the Stone Age to the Early Victorian Era, in 3000 Words, talking about the Conte Cruel.

Michael Knost brings us a story connected to his upcoming novel, Return of the Mothman. Fiction from Christopher Bleakley, Emma Whitehall, David Tallerman and M.R. Jordan

Get it TODAY from CreateSpace, and Amazon. eBook on Kindle and Smashwords! See LampLightmagazine.com for details and links!

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Vignettes from the End of the World – CLOSED

 

This is how the world ends. This is how the world ends. This is how the world ends. Not in a bang, but in a book.  … with a dinosaur … a comment … a storm  … an arguing man … an unhelpful computer

Show us your moment from the end of the world. Show us the tragedy, the beauty, and, of course, the horror. 

Whether cold war style button pushing. or sailing off the edge of the world, this anthology is open to all dark tales of the final days.

We won’t say “NO ZOMBIES”, but we will say that we’ve read a lot of those, and yours needs to be great to get in

This is QuickLLI anthology, as such will have 52 (give or take, apparently) stories.

Maximum of 500 words. You may submit up to three (3) stories; however the plan will be to only accept one story per author.

For queries, please email submissions@apokrupha.com

READING PERIOD: October 5th 2013 to November 5th 2013

PAYMENT: $20.00 flat rate

RIGHTS: non-exclusive print and electronic rights

FORMAT: please use standard manuscript formatting, for more information see:

http://www.shunn.net/format/story.html

Submissions will be done through Submittable or emailed to submissions@apokrupha.com with VIGNETTES – Story name as your subject.

REPRINTS: Unpublished work will get first consideration. Any submitted reprint must not have been published within the last 12 months, and the author must retain all applicable rights. All previous publication information (for the submitted story only) must be disclosed.

RESPONSE TIME: 60 days or less.

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Fur & Fang – CLOSED

 

Call for Submissions

Have you been thinking of adding more monster sex into your life? Of course you are. Who isn’t looking for furrier and fangier sex these days? If you haven’t thought about it, we are betting you are now.

Boy meets vamp, girl meets werewolf or even monster on monster, there are no holds (holes) barred in this anthology.

We are looking for the best horrotica stories out there. Add a dash of romance or maybe some comedy, whether it’s dramatic or “climactic”, we want new and original stories that will make us blush…

Never mind making us blush, if we have to read your story with two hands, it probably won’t make it into the anthology.

All participants in your story must be 18 or older, we only want monsters of legal age.

For inquiries, please email: submissions@apokrupha.com


Submit!

READING PERIOD: October 5th 2013 to November 5th 2013

PAYMENT: $50.00 flat rate

RIGHTS: non-exclusive print and electronic rightsLENGTH: 2000 words to 4000 wordsFORMAT: please use standard manuscript formatting, for more information see:

http://www.shunn.net/format/story.htmlAll submissions will be done through SubmittablePlease include your full name, contact info, and word count in the document and cover letter (the cover letter is part of the Submissions Manager, not a separate file).

REPRINTS: Unpublished work will get first consideration. Any submitted reprint must not have been published within the last 12 months, and the author must retain all applicable rights. All previous publication information (for the submitted story only) must be disclosed.

RESPONSE TIME: 60 days or less.

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Apokrupha Year One

Apokrupha has been on my mind for over ten years at this point, sitting and waiting for me to find the time… no, not time, courage, to go out and start it. (Well, maybe a little money too.)

This week is the one year anniversary of starting it all, so first off, Happy Birthday, you big idea, let’s hope we have many more.

So in the end, what did I do?

For the first year, there were four issues of LampLight, a magazine that I hope people want to read as much as I wanted to make. The trade paper annual of LampLight will be out in July with all four issues.

Also, Dark Bits, an anthology of flash fiction will be coming out soon afterwards as both an ebook and trade paper. It is the first in a series of anthologies entitled QuickLII.

A few more projects are in the pipeline, all of which I am excited about.

All the lessons learned, all the stumbles and panics, are going towards this year. Will there be more? Of course. But that is a part of this whole journey.

Most importantly I found out I had help, friends and support. People who helped me just because I asked and had this crazy idea, and I owe them more than I can repay.

Paula, Katie, Mandy, Ron, Bob, Kelli, Kevin, Gayle and Leah: without you none of this would have happened. Thank you.

Onwards, always. Year two is starting right now, and there are many things to make before I sleep.

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Dark Bits – Call for Submissions

Dark Bits will be a collection of 52 horror flash fiction stories. We have no restrictions or subject or taste, only on the length. The anthology will be book and ebook formats. Reprints are welcome.

Maximum of 500 words. We will take multiple submissions; however the plan will be to only accept one story per author.

We are asking for non-exclusive print and digital rights

Payment is $20 per story.

Deadline for submission is 15 May, 2013

There are two ways to submit to Dark Bits.

We take submissions through Submittable.com.

http://apokrupha.submittable.com/submit/07d27c0e-f6e2-40db-b341-bc54b8616daa

Please remember, Submittable is a third party site. Please read the Terms of Service before you sign up.

Submissions can also be emailed with the subject line: DARK BITS, your name, story name as a DOC file attachment to:

submissions@apokrupha.com

Dark Bits will be the first in a series of anthologies, entitled QuickLII