Friday, November 21, 2014

Monsters

What they want:
For our next anthology of horror, MONSTERS (this is the working title and is likely to change), we’re looking for your best original horror fiction that investigates the evil that lives among us—the monster that is man.

MONSTERS will include a selection of dark fiction focusing on ‘man as monster.’ We are looking for your most horrifying, most dreadful, most frightening tales that highlight the creatures that haunt your nightmares, or even those who may live down the block. For this anthology we want your dark, chilling, character-driven tales portraying the deadliest monsters of all—mankind.

While we are not specifically looking for stories whose characters, setting or plot include classic horror monsters—werewolves or vampires and their ilk—we will not disqualify such tales as, on the most basic of levels, these classic monsters are still (or once were) human. Although, stories that include such famous fiends should, at minimum, put a new spin on the theme or have a brand new take on the chosen horror monster.

What we most definitely do want to read are stories that encapsulate the dark and demented behavior of the monster that lives next door (or maybe even the one who lives in your own house…) Serial killers. Demented clowns. Vengeful mothers-in-law. The possibilities are, literally, endless.
Deadline: January 30, 2015
Length: 3,000-7,500 words
Payment: $0.05US cents/word up to 5,000 words + print & ebook contributor copy
Submission Guidelines: http://greymatterpress.com/open-call-for-submissions-to-monsters/

Monday, November 17, 2014

Fresh Meat Chapbook

What they want:
Sinister Grin Press is currently accepting short story submissions for their FRESH MEAT Chapbook. This is for new writers to the horror scene. Submissions are for unpublished or self published writers only. Submission must not have been published in any form. Any subject matter within the horror genre is acceptable.
Deadline: December 15, 2014
Length: Up to 20,000 words
Payment: Royalties + print contributor copy
Submission Guidelines: http://sinistergrinpress.com/submissions/

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Dead

What they want:
Purple Passion Press is seeking submissions for our first anthology on the theme of “the dead.” Submit poetry and literary flash fiction dealing with the dead that walk alongside us, the afterlife, ghosts, spirits, hauntings and the supernatural—the theme is open to interpretation.
Length: Poetry up to 40 lines.  Flash fiction up to 750 words.
Payment: $15 for any one accepted piece. If two pieces are accepted we pay $20 total. If three pieces are accepted we pay $25 total. Will also receive two print contributor copies, 1 ebook contributor copy, and one tshirt.
Submission Guidelines: http://purplepassionpress.com/submissions/

Monday, November 10, 2014

Scary Out There

What they want:  
Open to submissions from members of the Horror Writers Association only. SCARY OUT THERE is an exploration of young adult horror. What is it? What does it mean to teens? Stories do not need to include elements of the supernatural. We are looking for stories that unnerve, frighten, and disturb. RESTRICTIONS: This is a teen anthology. No graphic sex, no harsh language. No reprints.

To be published by Simon & Schuster. Will include stories from best seller authors, such as Joyce Carole Oates, Christopher Golden, Nancy Holder, RL Stine and Neal Shusterman.
Deadline: January 15, 2015
Length: 4,500-7,000 words
Payment: 10 cents/word + royalties
Submission Guidelines: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Horrorwritersassoc/permalink/10152433155026581/?comment_id=10152434009186581&offset=0&total_comments=28

Friday, November 7, 2014

Unsung Stories

What they want:
We want science fiction, fantasy, horror sub-genres and anything in the fuzzy bits between. All of these things can be and are literary. Help us push the envelope.

Make us laugh, scare us, get our adrenaline pumping, make us fall in love all over again, remind us why you're not meant to push that button, sing a song of cilia, a pocket full of lightspeed. Be original. Show the world the limits of genre fiction don't exist. We won't shy away from anything but always remember there's a difference between shocking and gratuitous.
Length: Up to 3,000 words (prefers under 2,000)
Payment: £25
Submission Guidelines: http://www.unsungstories.co.uk/short-fiction/

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