Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Negative Space

What they want:
Our first fiction anthology, Negative Space, will focus on the survival horror genre of video games, made popular by such legendary franchises as Resident Evil, Silent Hill, and Amnesia. Although the term "survival horror" was first coined for Capcom's 1996 release of Resident Evil, it is now a widely used term in video game verbiage. Overall, our main goal of this anthology is to incorporate elements of the survival horror tradition into narrative fiction writing.
Deadline: August 1, 2019
Length: 3,000-8,000 words
Payment: $25 + ebook contributor copy
Submission Guidelines:

Monday, May 6, 2019

Bullets, Bombs & Boogeymen

What they want:
War is hell. Human monsters run amok, cruelty is the order of the day and if you can’t become a killer you will die. There are other things lurking in the fog of war, creatures that feed on misery and suffering. That drink the blood of man on morphine for the high and feast on spilled entrails.

What sort of entity heightens the madness of war for it’s own gain? Is it PTSD or have the monsters really followed the soldier home to continue the hunt? How many wars has Vlad Tepes fought in through the years?

This collection plans to bring together the best stories of monsters and boogeymen during wartime strife. Stories of soldiers and mercenaries dealing with supernatural and supranatural threats. 
Deadline: June 30, 2019
Length: Over 1,500 words
Payment: $5 + ebook contributor copy
Submission Guidelines:

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Blood & Blasphemy

What they want:
B&B is looking for terrifying tales and poems with blasphemous religious themes! (Think devout cannibals, vampire nuns, holy relics that kill, twisted retelling of Bible stories, Christ's second coming as a serial killer -- you get the idea!)

Nothing is too blasphemous for this anthology. The more irreverent, the better! 
Deadline: October 31, 2019
Length: 2,500-4,000 words
Payment: $5
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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Monsters in Space

What they want:
Finely crafted works of Dark Speculative fiction which feature one (or more) classic monsters. Vampires, mummies, creatures built from dead body parts, lycanthropes, mad scientists, and zombies -- yes, even zombies -- but we want to see them in space.

We want to see these creatures floating around in zero g, attacking astronauts and colonists, and generally menacing those brave enough to go beyond the confines of our pale blue dot.

Each story must take place somewhere other than the Earth. It can happen on a spaceship, on a colony, on a new terraformed planet. There should be humans involved, but they do not have to be the protagonists.

Each story must also feature (at least) one classic monster. We are looking for new takes on the old classics. Feel free to explore, but they should still be recognizable to the average reader.
Deadline: July 31, 2019 (or until filled)
Length: Up to 6,000 words
Payment: one cent per word (more if crowdfunding is successful) plus one contributor’s copy and one digital version
Submission Guidelines:

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

When the Sirens Have Faded

What they want:
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre famously asked viewers, “Who will survive, and what will be left of them?” The film itself focused much more on the first half of the question. With the anthology When the Sirens Have Faded, A Murder of Storytellers wants you to dig into the other: “What will be left of them?” When the sirens have faded, and the police are gone, where do the final girls go? What does the child do after they’ve been exorcised, when the demons have stopped bumping in the night? Is the past ever the past? Does horror and the trauma it brings with it ever actually die?

We’re looking for short fiction that dives into the lives of people who live through the horror movie. We want to see how it’s changed them. We want to see if the monsters are ever actually ever gone. We’re looking for the intergenerational effects it has. Think Halloween 2018, Scream 2. The horror should still be there, but we want to know if healing can take place alongside or beside it.
Deadline: July 13, 2019
Length: Up to 6,000 words
Payment: $15 + contributor copy
Submission Guidelines: