1. Get away from her, you b****. / They mostly come at night. Mostly. / Game over, man! Aliens
2. Beep beep, Richie. They all float down here. When you're down here with us, you'll float, too. IT
3. Psychos do not explode when sunlight hits them. I don't give a f*** how crazy they are. From Dusk Til Dawn
4. My mom is gonna' be so mad at me. / Don't blame the movies. Movies don't create psychos, they make psychos more creative. Scream
5. You're gonna' need a bigger boat. Jaws
6. Whatever you do, don't fall asleep. Nightmare on Elm Street
7. They're he-ere. Poltergeist
8. We all go a little mad sometimes. Psycho
9. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. / Heeeeere's Johnny! The Shining
10. It rubs the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again. Silence of the Lambs
11. I see dead people. Sixth Sense
12. Have you checked the children? When a Stranger Calls
13. What an excellent day for an exorcism. The Exorcist
14. I will not calm down! This is the second time I've been hit with a severed head, and I don't like it. Lake Placid
Bonus: Ding Cabin in the Woods
Okay, so that last one was a trick question. It's the sound the elevator makes before opening the doors and releasing pure mayhem. Not once, but twice. One of my favorite moments in a movie.
Now for some links. Bear in mind, as always, that I am not endorsing any of these, merely passing them along. Always do your own due diligence before submitting to a publication.
SpeckLit is accepting drabbles for their 1st Quarter issue. Speculative fiction. 100 words. They also accept drabble-length reviews. They pay $.05/word for fiction. Deadline November 30.
Chicken Soup for the Soul has several topics open for submissions right now. Two current themes are Military Families and Angels & Miracles. 1200 words or less. Pays $200. Deadline for these themes is November 30.
Crossed Genres is accepting fantasy and science fiction short stories with the theme Sword and Sorcery in the month of November. 1000-6000 words. Pays $.06/word. Deadline November 30.
Onspec is accepting poetry and visual art submissions. Poems should be 4-100 lines. Pays $50.
Clarkesworld is accepting submissions of speculative fiction. Primarily science fiction and fantasy. 1000-16,000 words. Pays $.10/word for the first 5000 words, $.08/word after that.
Nightmare Magazine is open for submissions of horror and dark fantasy. 1500-7500 words. Pays $.06/word.
Black Static is accepting submissions for horror and dark fantasy short stories up to 10,000 words. I'm unsure of exact payment, but it is a semi-pro market.
Lamplight Magazine is currently accepting submissions for their spring issue. Dark fiction. 2000-7000 words for short stories, up to 1000 words for flash. Pays $150 for short stories.
Pseudopod is accepting submissions for horror and dark fiction. This is a podcast. 1500-6000 words. They also accept flash fiction. Pays $.06/word.
I happened across the blog Six Questions For... where Jim Harrington interviews various editors, agents, etc. Some great info here. Search for the editor you're about to submit to, and see if there's an interview with them about what they like!
How many of the quotes did you get right? Are you submitting? Any of these of interest to you? Anything to share?
May you find your Muse.
I only would have guessed two of those. (Such a bad memory for quotes.) LOVED Cabin in the Woods. Oh my gosh! Who could have ever guessed that ending? Epic.
I did know a few of the, but I've never seen the Cabin in the Woods! Maybe I'll do that one for this Halloween!
Thanks for the links!
Some excellent quotes. I only would have known the most famous ones, I'm bad at those sort of things. Thanks for the links!
Well good, I only missed one. Not bad. (It - I've only seen it once and don't even remember it.)
Those are quite the memorable horror movie quotes. Remind me of my own life....
I shall not be submitting. Done plenty of that in the past :)
Have fun with your muse, Shannon.
Darn, I missed that that last one and I LOVED Cabin in the Woods.
LOVE the quotes and the links!! You always know about such great markets!!
Huh, I didn't know Crossed Genres ever did Sword and Sorcery. Good to know, and a good list of markets as always!
I'm currently kind of dying to hear back from seven magazines...
That whole ending was insane!
Oh, Cabin in the Woods is such fun!
I'm horrible at knowing quotes when someone else is saying them unless it's one I know really well.
Not bad at all! You may have gotten the most of anyone.
We always have fun together. ;)
That one was kind of hard. If I'd been able to post a sound effect, you may have gotten it.
Admittedly, this week several of them were horror markets I'd submitted to in the past (multiple times) instead of new to me ones.
Gah, I know how you feel!
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