Friday, April 29, 2016

Ceto's Brine

What they want:
CETO’S BRINE is open to ocean-themed horror – mermaids, selkies, doorways to other dimensions, ghost ships, curses, madness, mythical beasts from beyond, Lovecraftian horrors, and demonic forbidden love are just a few of the tales we’re looking for.
Deadline: July 31, 2016
Length: 5,000-12,000 words
Payment: $30 + print/ebook/audiobook contributor copies
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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Dark Toronto

What they want:
Dark Toronto is looking for fictional horror stories set in Toronto. This anthology is open to anyone who can write a horror story about Toronto and make us feel like we’re there. Stories originally set in Boston or Dublin and transposed to Toronto, will be easy to spot.

There are many unique characteristics about Toronto. There are many creepy, dark, and strange places that may or may not harbour creatures of the night. So be certain you’re intimate with the setting before you submit.

Toronto The Good? Dark Toronto aims to bury that nickname. At the bottom of Lake Ontario. Where many of the city’s skeletons rest.
Deadline: January 30, 2017
Length: 3,000-6,000 words
Payment: 3 cents (CDN) per word
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Friday, April 22, 2016

Clockwork Wonderland

What they want:
Following the rabbit down the hole is the easy part. Battling time is what will kill you. Whether you’re trying to get back home or struggling to survive in Wonderland, your stories MUST be horrifying.

“You act as if time is on your side. He isn’t. He’s always on his own side.”

At the most basic, your story must have a clock involved. Clockpunk, clock engineering, and steampunk with clock elements is encouraged as well as the thought of time as an entity. Be creative, turn Wonderland on its ear. Twist it, tweak it, punk it.

Your story may star or co-star any of the characters in the original text by Lewis Carroll, as well as characters of your own creation. Feel free to “punk” any of the characters to fit your vision, but do not use any characters from other modern day Wonderland series.

A word from the editor: I don’t care how well your story is written, if it’s not scary, or horrifying, it won’t make the cut. We are Bring the horror.
Deadline: October 31, 2016
Length: 2,000-5,000 words
Payment: $10 + digital contributor copy
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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Potters Field Six

What they want:
A potter’s field is the burial place for the indigent and the unidentified. Just about every city has one. There’s a potter’s field in the Michael Douglas movie, Don’t Say a Word. Obviously, we’re looking for works that are themed to graveyards in some way. However, it does not have to be a conventional graveyard. Let me give you one example: back during the days of the Black Death, bodies were crammed–yes, literally crammed–into mass graves underneath churches. Even today, in St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna, you can take a walking tour deep under the church and see walls of skeletons and dirt. Such a place would also qualify as a graveyard for the indigent.
Deadline: June 30, 2016
Length: 2,000-8,000 words
Payment: $25 + contributor copy
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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Love 'em, Shoot 'em

What they want:
“I ain’t afraid to love a man. I ain’t afraid to shoot him either.” Quote is attributed to Annie Oakley and is the entire theme of anthology. The quote, NOT Annie Oakley. The famed western heroine is NOT required to be any of the stories. In fact, it would be better if she wasn’t.

Writers have a lot of freedom to express the theme in any manner they want, and any variation on it. Does she love him and then shoot him? Does she shoot him and then love him? Does she love him and think about shooting him? Does she shoot him because she’ll never love him? Did she shoot him, he died, and then she falls in love with his ghost? Just some springboards to get everyone started.

Genres: Supernatural, Paranormal, Dark Fantasy, Horror, Western, Weird Western, Science Fiction, Space Opera, Fantasy, Steampunk, Mystery, Romance or combinations thereof.

Editor wants parents to be able to hand the anthology to their teenage children with no fear of the content. So stories must be a PG13 rating, family friendly, no gore, no graphic violence, no sex or erotica, and limited cuss words, damn, hell are acceptable, but the F word is not. S word is borderline. NO fanfiction.
Deadline: June 30, 2016
Length: 1,000-6,000 words
Payment: $5, royalties + ebook contributor copy
Submission Guidelines: