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Nathan Scalia from Kansas is reading so many things August 6, 2014 - 12:44pm

So as I've mentioned around the boards and such, my WIP (editing stage now) is what I hope can be considered children's horror. It's kind of an tough classification, because children seem to be a vulnerable demographic to pick on with horror stories, but they're definitely out there, and I find the genre facinating. Think Coraline by Gaiman, The Witches by Dahl, the Goosebumps series by Steine, etc.

Since I'm planning on trying to publish a book in this area in the not-so-distant future, I'd like to try to up my cred in the market by getting some short stories out there, of which I have a few ready to go. However, I'm finding a pretty limited market for children's horror short stories, which I guess I understand.

Underneath the Juniper Tree has been one of my favorites so far, but it looks like they're on hiatus. Does anyone else have any suggestions? Google searches aren't as reliable as people saying, "Yeah, I heard these guys were good," so any suggestions are welcome.

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Charles from Portland is reading Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones August 6, 2014 - 2:09pm

You might try Spark. They're very genre-open, and they even pay their contributors. 

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L.W. Flouisa from Tennessee is reading More Murakami August 6, 2014 - 5:34pm

I've been meaning to read Theif Of Always. Spiderwick depending on how young your writing for. (I'm in between Theif Of Always and Spiderwick myself.)