Friday, March 27, 2015

Onyx Neon Shorts Horror Collection

What they want:
This isn’t for a specific sub genre, but more of a call for anything that fits under the larger umbrella of “Horror.” Stories about haunted houses, killer dolls, classic gore, or various other topics will fit right in.
Deadline: August 1, 2015
Length: Up to 20,000 words
Payment: Royalties
Submission Guidelines: http://shorts.onyxneon.com/submission-guidelines-horror-collection-2015/

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Once Upon a Scream

What they want:
“Happily ever after” is for children. This book prefers to evoke the grim warnings of our oldest fables. We are seeking frightening fairytales, fables, and folklore. We want to feature your own new tales or new takes on old classics. Stories of seelie and unseelie alike. Are the things that go bump in the night there to help or harm us?

Submitted stories should deal with fairies or fairy tale settings, and must also be considered horror, evoking a classic fear and dread reminiscent of the fables of old. If you are submitting a new take on a classic fairy tale, the original story and characters must be in the public domain. The setting can be our world in the past, present, or future, or a fictional setting, or the exploration of both. Stories must be Gothic, Horror, Steampunk, Gaslamp Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Horror Romance, or have a horror element of some kind.
Deadline: October 31, 2015
Length: 2,000-8,000 words
Payment: $5 + ebook contributor copy
Submission Guidelines: https://horroraddicts.wordpress.com/current-submission-calls/

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

MonstErection Publishing

What they want:
We are looking for submissions. They should be horror stories loaded down with pornographic imagery. However, we like to think of ourselves as discerning. While we encourage you to write smut to get the reader off, please remember to tell a horror story in the process, complete with plot and characters.
Length: 10,000-20,000 words
Payment: Royalties
Submission Guidelines: http://www.strangehousebooks.com/monsterection-lives/

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Madame Morte

What they want:
KnightWatch Press is looking for submissions for a new anthology on the theme of burlesque, entitled Madame Morte. The collection will explore the characters that inhabit Madame Morte’s burlesque theatre, the Theatre De La Nuit, so we are looking for new work from writers both experienced and novice.
Deadline: May 15, 2015
Length: 1,000-5,000 words
Payment: Royalties + contributor copy
Submission Guidelines: http://knightwatch.greatbritishhorror.com/submissions/

Monday, March 23, 2015

Gothic Blue Book Vol 5

What they want:
Original Gothic Blue Books typically took place in either a monastery, convent or castle. In years past we have asked for short stories that take place in one of these locations, or a modern day location such as a morgue, haunted house or cemetery. This year, we have added new location recommendations – hotel, inn, or bed and breakfast. The haunted hotel has a long, complex history in the field of horror and we look forward to your entries.

In addition to the above, the story or poem must instill fear using a supernatural element – ghosts, ghouls, monsters, myth, folklore or legend. 
Deadline: August 15, 2015
Length: Short stories & poetry up to 3,500 words
Payment: $25 + 2 contributor copies
Submission Guidelines: http://burialday.com/submit/horror-anthology-submission

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