Monday, April 20, 2015

Dieselpunk Fairy Tales

What they want:
What is Dieselpunk? Dieselpunk is a re-imagining of the diesel-era (the post-World War I era to the early 1950s). It’s gangsters, bootleggers, swing, Mexican revolutionaries, Dillinger and Bonnie and Clyde, U-Boats, the Depression, the end of the Wild West, Bolshevik agents, greasers, zeppelins, jazz, art-deco, roadsters, hobos (anything that fits into this era of time along with cross-genres), and the Red Scare. It is the beginning of mechanization of the military and the beginning of the mechanization of the factory.

Of course, though, there will be a twist. Each story will be in the Dieselpunk genre, but will also be based on a fairy tale.

We’re looking for over-the-top storylines that fit into this mash-up of genres. Horror, action, detective, crime, and even fantasy can be fit into this genre. Think steam-punk, but with petroleum-fueled engines. All submissions will have to be based on a retelling of a fairy tale.

* Open to U.S. writers only.
Deadline: December 15, 2015
Length: 4,000-9,000 words
Payment: Royalties
Submission Guidelines:

Friday, April 17, 2015

Paranormal Anthology

What they want:
Whether it be ghosts, zombies, werewolves, vampires, or demons, the paranormal genre has something for everyone. Combine it with the universal pull of romance, and you can’t go wrong! High heat and NSFW stories welcome.

Theme: Dichotomy between Beauty and Ugliness. Explore this theme to the ends and back. Whether literal or metaphorical, dark or whimsical, showcase the sometimes surprising nature of our best and worst. Is beauty internal or external? How does our fear of deformation affect us? How are monsters affected by their appearance? Be creative and show us something unique!
Deadline: May 30, 2015
Length: 6,000-10,000 words
Payment: Royalties
Submission Guidelines:

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Fae Visions of the Mediterranean

What they want:
Quivering mirages, ghost ships, glossy scales slipping away beneath the waves; we are seeking progressive and inclusive short stories about wonders, terrors, omens, sea-monsters, apparitions and other folk creatures and horrors from throughout the Mediterranean region. You might find inspiration in medieval bestiaries and the margins of maps and manuscripts; stories whispered by pirates in the long nights at sail; horrible and marvellous visions shaken travellers barely dare to recall; names of creatures known by everyone in the streets around the harbour; particularly troubled nightmares you had or someone shared with you.
Deadline: June 30, 2015
Length: Up to 5,000 words.
Payment: €10 + royalties
Submission Guidelines:

Friday, April 10, 2015

Not Your Average Monster

What they want:
Stories about monsters that are rarely seen in your average horror films and novels. We want to read stories from a variety of cultures and mythologies across the globe about creatures that may be well-known in the country of origin, but unheard of state-side. Or you can create your own monster. Just make sure that the creature is not derivative. Gore is fine, and even expected. This is a horror anthology after all.
Deadline: June 30, 2015
Length:3,000-20,000 words
Payment: 1 cent/word + 2 paperback contributor copies, 1 ebook contributor copy
Submission Guidelines:

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Haunted by the Past

What they want:
We are looking for short fiction that pays tribute to some of the past greats - M. R. James, Algernon Blackwood, Sheridan Le Fanu. The story should be a ghost story that carries the tone, stylistic language, and/or classic story structure. We are not interested in overwhelming gore or mature content. This should be an original piece of work.
Submission Period: May 1 - August 31, 2015
Length: 1,500-5,000 words
Payment: 1 cent/word + ebook contributor copy
Submission Guidelines: