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no  noun

  1. 1.

a feeling of deep distress caused by loss, disappointment, or other misfortune suffered by oneself or others.

"he understood the sorrow and discontent underlying his brother's sigh"

synonyms: sadness, unhappiness, dejection, regret, depression, misery, cheerlessness, downheartedness, despondency, despair, desolation, wretchedness, glumness, gloom, gloominess, heaviness of heart, dolefulness, melancholy, low spirits, mournfulness, woe, broken-heartedness, heartache, grief; 

synonyms: unhappiness, sorrow, dejection, regret, depression, misery, cheerlessness, downheartedness, despondency, despair, desolation, wretchedness, glumness, gloom, gloominess, dolefulness, melancholy, low spirits, mournfulness, woe, broken-heartedness, heartache, grief.

I’m looking for flash—fiction, short stories, poetry and art that examines sorrow under the umbrella of horror. I’m not looking for sad vampires, werewolves or zombies. I am interested in how horror writers, poets and artists approach sorrow, or one of its synonyms listed above.

Payment: One Kindle Copy and lots of readers.

Send suPaymentbmissions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please include in the subject line the title of your submission and your last name.

  • Payment: Kindle Edition
  • Short fiction 1k – 5k
  • No simultaneous submissions or reprints
  • Authors may submit up to two short stories and five poems
  • No headers / no footers
  • Double space / 12 pt., Georgia font for prose, single space for poetry
  • Submit as rtf or doc. File
  • E-mail submissions to   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  •  In subject line of e-mail: Your name, Title, Submission type (story or poetry)
  • Include a bio in the body of your email. Failure to do so may result in no recognition in the author bio section.
  • Deadline: To Be Announced




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