Friday, March 6, 2015

Inkitt Running Scared Contest

What they want:
"Running Scared: The Most Terrifying Tale Ever Told." In the tradition of classic horror flicks and monster movies, we want the freakiest, flashiest fiction you can come up with. Make us scream!
Deadline: March 31, 2015
Length: Up to 15,000 words
Award: 1st Place - $25 Amazon gift card, customized movie poster (and high-resolution .pdf file) spotlighting the winner’s story, Inkitt custom mug, custom cover design for the Inkitt story of their choice (created by Inkitt’s designer). 2nd Place - $20 Amazon gift card, Inkitt custom mug. 3rd Place - $10 Amazon gift card, Inkitt custom mug.
Website: http://www.inkitt.com/runningscared

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Frightmare

What they want:
Bring us your ghosts, monsters, night terrors…all taking place on Christmas Eve. Your middle grade short stories should be appropriate for grades 6-8.
Deadline: April 3, 2015
Length: 1,500-2,000 words
Payment: $25
Submission Guidelines: http://leapbks.net/call-for-mg-short-story-submissions/

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Creature Stew II

What they want:
Vampires, werewolves, zombies, demons, creatures from the deep, and all things hideous and terrifying in between! Monsters in exotic locales, monsters in space, monsters laying waste to entire cities, microscopic creatures wreaking havoc on the ecosystem. Use your imagination and scare us silly with your abominable creation.

Graphic violence is acceptable if integral to the story. We are not interested in excessive profanity or erotica. Focus on crafting a well-written narrative with a beginning, a middle, and an end. Be sure to give plenty of thought to the following elements: setting, character, plot, conflict.
Deadline: August 31, 2015 (or until filled)
Length: 500-4,500 words
Payment: Royalties + ebook contributor copy
Submission Guidelines: http://www.papabearpress.com/

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

SNAFU: Hunters

What they want:
For this anthology, we want hunters of the supernatural. Sam and Dean… Grimm… Van Helsing… with soldiers, hunting along the edges of reality, watching their backs while others watch them from the shadows.

 Take us along for the ride while your soldiers or hunters take the fight to their enemies. Both hunter or hunted may die, but above all, show us the hunt.

We still want ORIGINAL military-style combat from any period, don’t get me wrong, but we also want fear… we want suspense and tension… we want originality in the monster/antagonist. Most of all we want action, action, ACTION!
Deadline: August 1, 2015
Length: 2,000-10,000 words
Payment: AUD3c/word and one contributor copy in each format released
Submission Guidelines: http://cohesionpress.com/about-2/submissions/snafu-hunters/

Monday, March 2, 2015

My Favorite Apocalypse

What they want:
Book 1 features a collection of stories about life after your favorite version of the apocalypse (we know you have one). How are things different, for better or worse? Show us what we have to look forward to in stunning detail.

You can be as specific or as vague as you want about the details of the big event itself, although it should be a scientific possibility, whether environmental, political, etc. However, the main focus should be on what's next.
Deadline: April 30, 2015
Length: Not specified
Payment: $100 + 5 contributor copies
Submission Guidelines: http://www.tuliptreepub.com/calls-for-submissions.html

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