Friday, February 27, 2015

Wild Things

What they want:
Therianthropy: the ability of a creature to change form from man to beast and/or vice versa. While the most common examples are werewolves, many other cases exist – from selkies to cat people, snake women to Manimal. This is your opportunity to create a brand new creature, to breathe new life into an old idea, or to tell a tale of true lunacy. While stories can be fantastical or comedic, the main emphasis should be on horror.
Deadline: May 15, 2015
Length: 4,000-5,000 words
Payment: Royalties + contributor copy
Submission Guidelines: http://knightwatch.greatbritishhorror.com/submissions/

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Lost Signals

What they want:
In the darkness, sound is your best friend and your worst nightmare.

Radios are the conductors of noise. They are the radiation of electromagnetic signals. Their waves are invisible, yet they consume us.

Forget about what’s hiding in the shadows, and start worrying about what’s hiding in the dead air.

We are looking for short stories to publish in Lost Signals. That’s where you, the writer, come in. Send us your best horror fiction about radiotelegraphy. We want to be disturbed. Stories should somehow involve radios, radio stations, radars, cell phones, military broadcasts, distress signals, walkie talkies, podcasts, or anything similar. We aren’t necessary only after straightforward prose. It’s okay to get experimental on this project. Don’t just think outside the box on this one. Burn the box and eat the ashes.
Deadline: October 31, 2015
Length: 1,000-20,000 words
Payment: $0.01/per word + 2 contributor copies
Submission Guidelines: http://perpetualpublishing.com/2015/02/14/open-call-lost-signals/

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Fey Publishing Halloween Anthology

What they want:
Fey Publishing is looking to put together an anthology of the most disturbing horror stories imaginable. Whether it’s about creatures who go bump in the night or those who walk around in plain daylight with evil lurking in their minds, we want them. Almost anything goes. Serial Killers. Psychopaths. Monsters. Zombies like you've never seen them before. Carnage. Cannibalism. Hell, even horror erotica. It can be bizarre, it can be realistic. Doesn’t matter. Let your twisted brain go wild on this one.
 However, we do have to put in a few restrictions. Please, no depictions of rape. No underage sex. No bestiality. Anything that we can’t publish on Amazon without risk of it getting yanked, we just can’t do it. Sorry folks, those are the rules.
Deadline: June 30, 2015
Length: Up to 10,000 words
Payment: $5 per story.  One editor's choice will receive a small bonus.
Submission Guidelines: http://www.feypublishing.com/submissions.html

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

QuarterReads

What they want:
QuarterReads is a market for short fiction, nonfiction and poetry. We like to think of ourselves as something in between the two extremes of tightly curated magazines and free-for-all self-publishing. Work submitted to QuarterReads is always read and reviewed before publishing, and submissions with errors or lacking a coherent story are rejected. We are only asking readers to pay a quarter for each story, but we want to make sure that when they are done reading it, they feel they got more than their money's worth.

As the name suggests, each story on QuarterReads costs one quarter, 25 U.S. cents. Readers who sign up with QuarterReads pay $5.00 (USD) for 20 reads. Every time they decide to read a story, the reader spends one of their reads. Of that 25 cents, 22 are paid into the writer's account. That's 88%. Also, if the reader loves a story, they can "tip" the author either 1, 2 or 4 reads (equivalent to $0.25, $0.50 or $1.00) and 100% of those tips go straight to the writer.

There is no purchase necessary to start submitting your work to QuarterReads (though we'd certainly appreciate it if you became a reader too.) 
Length: Up to 2,000 words
Payment: .22 cents every time someone reads your story.  Payout at $10.
Submission Guidelines: https://quarterreads.com/policy.php

Monday, February 23, 2015

Eldritch Embraces

What they want:
In order to be considered for inclusion in this anthology, your story must focus on two things. There must be an element of love or romance and the story must invoke the cosmic terror of H.P. Lovecraft.

Finely crafted works of Dark Speculative fiction which explore the connections between people or between elder gods or combinations thereof. Obviously, this topic lends itself best to horror, which is our wheelhouse genre, but science fiction and fantasy are also welcome, provided there is some element of fear involved. We have no restrictions on the setting of your work in time or space. We look forward to exploring ancient deserts, Depression Era alleyways, modern cityscapes, and even far off worlds. While we usually dwell in the shadows, we do enjoy laughter. Humor is more than welcome.

Bonus points for fiction which explores some of the more Lovecraftian themes like the how humanity is influenced by forces beyond its comprehension, the quest for forbidden knowledge, and apocalyptic threats to the world.
Deadline: October 17, 2015
Length: Up to 6,000 words
Payment: $0.01/word + print & ebook contributor copy
Submission Guidelines: http://thedragonsroost.net/styled-3/index.html

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