Friday, January 30, 2015

Hidden Youth

What they want:
Your protagonists must be young people (under the age of 18) who were marginalized in their time and place. By “marginalized” we mean that they belong to one or more groups of people that were categorically, systematically deprived of rights and/or economic power.

Your story must contain a significant element of science fiction, fantasy, horror, or the weird, without which the story would not work or would be a substantially different story.

Your story must be set before 1935 C.E. (NO exceptions), and take place primarily in our world or an alternate historical version of our world. (Travel to other worlds, other dimensions, Fairyland, the afterlife, etc. is fine but should not be the focus.)
Deadline: April 30, 2015
Length: 2,000-8,000 words
Payment: 6 cents/word
Submission Guidelines: http://longhidden.com/hidden-youth-submissions/

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Belle Books

What they want: 
We will look at straight, traditional horror. Voice is incredibly important for this genre. Flinging bloody body parts around isn't enough. You need a plot. A good one. A fabulous character and a voice that makes us forget that traditional Horror is a small target to hit when you're trying to find readers. 
Length: Over 60,000 words
Pays: Advance + royalties
Submission Guidelines: http://www.bellebooks.com/shopcontent.asp?type=For%20Writers

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Legends of Sleepy Hollow

What they want:
We’re looking for original horror stories set in Sleepy Hollow, New York. The time period for your story is up to you– past, present, future, alternate history– but it must take place whole or in part within Sleepy Hollow.
Deadline: May 1, 2015
Length: 2,000-8,000 words
Payment: $5 + print contributor copy
Submission Guidelines: http://mythinkbooks.com/submission-guidelines/call-for-stories-legends-of-sleepy-hollow/

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Spawn of the Ripper

What they want:
Hammer Horror is one of the ingredients that made us the publishing company we are today. Practically weaned on the vibrant movies, we still hold the original films very dear to our hearts, and that includes the Sci-Fi and comedy the studio produced. However, for this homage to the glory days, we are looking for stories that tap into the veins of the classic horror films; blood-soaked, lurid tales of experiments gone awry, monsters on the loose and cleavage you could hide a crucifix in. Mad doctors on the prowl, unscrupulous grave-robbers looking for the next big score, debonair vampires lusting for brides or unearthly creatures from the marshes of southern England. Your hero or heroine must be dashing, yet vulnerable, their temptations plentiful, and their enemies merciless. Now would be a very good time to watch a few of the old ones - do a little homework!

NOTE: Established Hammer characters are out of bounds. However, your own take on Van Helsing, Dracula, the Mummy, Frankenstien's monster, the wolfman or any other creeps, ghouls and demons are all fair game.
Deadline: April 30, 2015
Length: 3,000-10,000 words
Payment: $20 CAN + print & ebook contributor copy
Submission Guidelines: http://www.aprilmoonbooks.com/#!spawn-submission-guide/cq5x

Monday, January 26, 2015

Electric Spec

What they want:
We consider any story with speculative fiction elements. We prefer science fiction, fantasy, and the macabre, but we're willing to push the limits of traditional forms of these genres.
Length: 250-7,000 words
Payment: $20
Submission Guidelines: http://www.electricspec.com/submissions/submitting-fiction/

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