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Vignettes from the End of the World



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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. 58 flash fiction stories of the final hours. Passion, pain and horror of the end of days, all in short vignettes.

Get it today in print, Kindle, Nook and iBooks!

Featuring stories from: Christine Morga, Essel Pratt, Cameron Suey, T. Fox Dunham, Guy Anthony De Marco, Mandy DeGeit, Jessica McHugh, Kristopher Kelly, E. Catherine Tobler, Jamie Lackey, George Cotronis, William R.D. Wood, Lee Clark Zumpe, Lincoln Crisler, Eryk Pruitt, Michael H. Antonio, Kallirroe Agelopoulou, Steve Calvert, Rebecca J. Allred, Darcie Little Badger, Erik B. Scott, Terry M. West, Glenn Rolfe, Josh Strnad, J.A. Martin, Darryl Dawson, DJ Tyrer, Joana Eça de Queiroz, Lex T. Lindsay, Arno Hurter, Cameron Shifflet, J.P. Freeman, Marie DesJardin, Dusty Wallace, Doug Murano, Ken MacGregor, Victoria Dalpe, Kelda Crich, Pedro Iniguez, Joey Capora, S.R. Mastrantone, Damir Salkovic, Sylvia Spruck Wrigley, Jason Sharp, Leslianne Wilder, Jennifer Loring, Bryce Hughes, L.C. Mortimer, Rebecca Barbee, E. E. King, David Turnbull, Richard Thomas, Rose Blackthorn, K.Z. Morano, Adrian Ludens, Kenneth W. Cain, Michael Haynes, Michael Penkas

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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! stay organized for 2014 and get a great story each week.

Weekly Planner

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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 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:

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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

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:

Submissions will be done through Submittable or emailed to 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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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

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:

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