Friday, September 25, 2020

Dreaming the Goddess

What they want:

Each story must have a Pagan, Heathen, Occult influence that has a spark of truth in regards to the connection with the feminine aspect of the divine. We are looking for stories that speak to the spiritual soul. It doesn’t matter in which aspect the Divine Feminine is portrayed–Maid, Mother, Crone, Dark, Warrior, Gender Fluid etc., are all welcome. Uplifting stories, inspirational stories, dark tales, fantastic, written with truth or complete fantasy are all welcome. We are open and inclusive to LGBTQ2+ stories that meet the parameters of our main theme - the Divine Feminine in all Her aspects, which we believe includes LGBTQ2+ experiences. The main aspect is exhibit, in both fiction and nonfiction stories, the great breadth of how the Divine Feminine is portrayed across cultures and across interpersonal experiences.

Another goal for this anthology is to educate readers about the Divine Feminine, so including mythology, culture, politics, paganism, heathenism, Wicca, Witchcraft, geography etc., is important to the plot. If you pique your reader’s interest and get them looking up references to learn more about the Divine Feminine, you’ve done your job. The idea is for your reader to not only be entertained, but also to walk away from your story a little wiser and open than they were before.
Deadline: March 21, 2021
Length: 2,500-20,000 words
Payment: Royalties
Submission Guidelines:

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Campfire Macabre

What they want:
We’re looking for horror flash fiction for a “pocket-sized” anthology. The theme of the anthology is horror subgenre medley. Please choose a theme to write and submit a story for: Cemetery Chillers, Spook Houses, Supernatural Slashers, Witchcraft, Within the Woods.
Deadline: December 26, 2020 (or until we fill each section of the book)
Length: 500-1,000 words
Payment: $.08/word for original stories, no reprints
Submission Guidelines:

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Apocalyptic Monsters

What they want:

The human world has ended, done in by a pandemic, global warming, or maybe a nuclear bomb—spin the wheel of destruction and see what pops up! Out of the ashes, creatures of shadow and myth claim new dominion. Whether it is vampires fighting over the last remains of human cattle to survive, werewolves trying to rebuild a more Earth friendly society, or cthulian nightmares commiserating over a game of poker how they missed their window to enjoy human suffering, we want to see how the dead world fares under new management! 

The theme is horror/monster fiction, but some elements of romance or humor are welcome.

Deadline: October 31, 2020 (or until full)
Length: Drabble (exactly 100 words), Flash (500-1000 words), and Shorts (3,000-8,000 words).
Payment: Shorts are paid $10, drabbles and flash are digital contributor copy only
Submission Guidelines:

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Far From Home

 What they want:

Far From Home is an anthology of adventure horror. We are seeking original, unpublished short horror stories which strongly incorporate adventure. Adventure is intended to be interpreted broadly and may include, but is certainly not limited to, tales involving mountaineering, cave diving, the open sea, parkour, rafting, treasure hunting, arctic expedition, and caving. We are interested in and welcome most horror sub-genres, so long as the theme is strongly incorporated. Stories may include horror steeped in realism and/or the supernatural.
Deadline: November 1, 2020
Length: 2,000-8,000 words
Payment: $0.01/word + print contributor copy
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Thursday, September 3, 2020

Dread Imaginings

What they want:

Stories set in the contemporary world, rather than historical fiction or tales set in fantasy/science fiction landscapes.
Stories that present your protagonist’s encounter with the horrific, disturbing, uncanny, weird, macabre, and/or grotesque.  

Originality.  Creature-features are welcome, but your own monsters will probably be an easier sell than vampires, zombies, werewolves, et. al.  
Length: Up to 4,000 words
Payment: a penny a word (US)
Submission Guidelines: