The Poet's Haven is seeking poetry and short stories dealing with evil and monsters from the real world for an upcoming Poet's Haven Digest publication tentatively titled "Darker Than Fiction." Serial killers, terrorists, warlords, you name it. The characters too horrible to be fictional.

(This call was branched off from the villain theme call. We've received a number of poems about monsters from the real world and decided that this theme needed its own anthology.  That said, since moving to Submittable, this call has received a large number of submissions that should have went to "The Distance Between Insanity and Genius" call.  Please remember that this call is for poems and stories about REAL monsters.  Poems about Charles Manson or Jeffery Dahmer go here.  A story about a fictional character goes to the other call.)

Poet’s Haven Digest anthologies are not published on any set schedule. When enough material has been accepted to complete this anthology, this submission call will be closed and the book will be published.

Publication in this series pays one copy. Authors with work in an anthology can purchase additional copies at a 50% discount.

Poet’s Haven Digest titles are published as 4.25″ wide by 5.5″ tall pocket-sized books.  Unless noted otherwise, The Poet’s Haven is also seeking cover art for this anthology. Submissions for possible cover art should be either JPG or PNG files, and should measure a minimum of 1275 pixels wide by 1650 pixels tall.
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