Friday, April 28, 2017

Welcome to Miskatonic University

What they want:
We want weird fiction set in a modern-day Miskatonic University. Stories should be set within or be inspired by the Cthulhu Mythos. We want to see the Mythos continue to grow and evolve, to expand as a shared literary world and not be tied to outdated and limiting sensibilities. We are not interested in stories with bigoted views on race and gender.
Deadline: June 20, 2017
Length: short stories (3,000-6,000 words) and flash fiction (1,000 words or less)
Payment: 8 cents/word
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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Year’s Best Body Horror

What they want:
We are seeking stories for this anthology that are of a Cronenberg-style theme. If you don’t know who David Cronenberg is, we suggest watching clips or the entire length of films such as Videodrome, The Fly, and Scanners.

Genres can meld together. Science fiction, horror, weird fiction, cosmic horror, fantasy, all of these are acceptable as long as the stories don’t deviate from the body horror nature of the anthology.
Deadline: August 15, 2017
Length: 250-8,000 words
Payment: .003 cents/word ($5 min, $25 max) + contributor copy
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Down with the Fallen

What they want:
Franklin/Kerr Press is looking for exceptional horror short stories with post-apocalyptic and dystopian themes or settings for our upcoming horror anthology Down with the Fallen. Stories can cover a wide variety of horror sub-genre′s such as sci-fi, splatter, psychological, suspense and the weird as long as they have a substantial dystopian or post-apocalyptic element. We will not accept works with erotic or extreme sexually explicit elements.
Deadline: July 21, 2017
Length: 2,000-8,000 words
Payment: $5 per 1,000 words, print contributor copy, royalties after costs are recouped
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Transcendent 2: The Year's Best Transgender Speculative Fiction

What they want:
As with the first volume of Transcendent, Lethe Press is seeking the best work of transgender-themed fiction with elements of the strange, the weird, the fantastic, horror and science-fiction. Stories must be related to gender and/or sex minorities - transgender, genderqueer, nonbinary, gender non-conforming, etc. Intersex stories are welcome. Stories with ethnically/culturally specific minority genders/sexes are also welcome. We are very interested in stories where the author shares the characters' marginalization (#ownvoices), but it is not a requirement.

All stories must have been originally published during the calendar year of 2016 (either in print or available in digital editions - self-published work is also included).
Deadline: May 30, 2017
Length: Up to 15,000 words
Payment: $25-$100 (depending on length)
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Monday, April 24, 2017

A Midas Clutch: Tales of Opulent Horror

What they want:
Avarice and a fealty to Mammon are elements of this forthcoming anthology slated for January of 2018. Lethe is seeking weird and eerie stories of people consumed by wealth. Each tale must be suffused with the trappings of the well-to-do. Decadence should be paramount. However, we do not want these tales to be moralistic; we're celebrating those who can buy the finest things in life...they just happen to be the leads in a horror story. The better stories will incorporate status and wealth as both character traits and elements of the plot. For an excellent example, we recommend "Dirty American" by Lara Elena Donnelly or "His Mouth Will Taste of Wormwood" by Poppy Z. Brite. Our preference is for stories that are contemporary but we are willing to read and purchase a few historical tales. No vampire or zombie tales.
Deadline: January 1, 2018
Length: 4,000-14,000 words
Payment: 5 cents/word
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