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New Release

The Spirit Season
(October 1, 2023)

House of Soul Cakes, in collaboration with Halloween Haunts Records, is proud to release the annual magazine called "The Spirit Season".

The magazine celebrates the ancient festival of the spirit season, when the veil between worlds is thinnest.  With nature creeping back into the soil itself, winter's cold temperatures and grey clouds allow ghosts, goblins, and ghouls to leap into our world during the time from October to the night of Epiphany (January 6th).

This issue features the newest artists examining the theme of GHOSTS, all presented with a nostalgic design and atmosphere.

With over 100 pages of Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas scares, this is surely going to become your favorite magazine every year!

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Praise & Reviews For Our Releases

Heather Herrman
Author of
The Corpse Queen

A fairy tale with teeth...wickedly smart and utterly seductive.

A.C. Wise
Author of
Wendy, Darling

Rayburn honors the bloody roots of fairy tales with a tapestry that feels both fresh and timeless...a dark, original, and richly imagined debut.

Gillian French
Author of
Sugaring Off

A glorious fever dream drenched in sea spray and heart's blood...truly unforgettable.

Jennifer Thorne
Author of
Lute

Exquisitely written and brimming with sensual menace, Sing Our Bones Eternal is a sharp-toothed fairytale, dreamlike and nightmarish.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

House of Soul Cakes is only accepting submissions for the following current calls:

The Spirit Season
Release Date: October 1, 2024
Submission Due Date: February 1, 2024

 

House of Soul Cakes, in collaboration with Halloween Haunts Records, is seeking submissions for an annual magazine called "The Spirit Season".

The magazine celebrates the ancient festival of the spirit season, when the veil between worlds is thinnest.  With nature creeping back into the soil itself, winter's cold temperatures and grey clouds allow ghosts, goblins, and ghouls to leap into our world during the time from October to the night of Epiphany (January 6th).

This second issue will be a children's magazine for grownups, continuing to combine a Halloween Highlights magazine with nostalgic aesthetic from decades past. 

 

The magazine will only feature creative works that focus on this year's theme, that are scary/horror in nature, AND occur during a holiday or day between October 1st and January 6th.  Holidays can include any special day celebrated around the world in any country, religion, historical event, etc.  

 

The theme for 2024's release is: Bad Weather (Fog, Thunderstorms, Snowstorms, Blizzards, etc.)

We are seeking the following items, suitable for children ages 8 and up, but that will also appease adults interested in these same themes:

1) Short Ghost Stories - Max 15,000 Words in Length

2) Poems - Any Length

3) Historical Essays - Max 15,000 Words in Length

4) Interviews - Max 3,000 Words in Length

5) Oral History - Max 10,000 Words in Length

6) Crossword Puzzles

7) Jokes/Riddles - Appropriate for 8 and Up

8) Illustrations or Drawings

9) Art Piece (Paintings, Graphics, Illustrations, Etc)

10) Photos or Photo Essay

11) Activities/Games for one of the Holidays

12) Recipes

13) Coloring Pages

14) Movie/Book/Product Reviews

15) Top 10 Lists or Quick Facts

16) Pictures of Your Creepy Collections

17) Something Creative You Have That Just Might Fit!

Please email all submissions to the following email address by February 1, 2024 at 11:59pm EST:

bigbaddaddywolf@sundownhorror.com

All photos should be submitted as JPGs.  All written pieces should be submitted as DOCX.

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About House of Soul Cakes

House of Soul Cakes is an independent press dedicated to dark and stormy fiction, moody poetics, the joyous holidays, and the celebration of nature.

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