Wednesday, August 16, 2017

If It Bleeds, It Leads!

What they want:
Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

For this anthology, we’re looking for stories that embody the spirit of the good ol’ newspaper headline! In fact, your story title MUST BE the headline.

We want feature pieces that belong on the front page; stories that draw you in and take hold of you as they unfold while the ink is still drying.

The work should exemplify the flashy style that only hot-off-the-press journalistic prose can entail. And if you want to go full-on tabloid, have at it. Give us the trash, give us the dirty laundry, but most of all, give us the juicy bits.

Remember, this is a horror collection, so be sure to keep one thing in mind: If it bleeds, it leads!
Deadline: October 31, 2017
Length: 2,500-5,000 words
Payment: $15 + ebook contributor copy
Submission Guidelines:

Tuesday, August 15, 2017


What they want:
Content guidelines are purposely vague, as we like to read and publish a wide variety of genres and styles. One thing to bear in mind, though, is that we like our fiction dark, and we like it weird. If you think your work fits either (or maybe even both) of these descriptions, then it might well be up our street. We look forward to reading it.
Length: 1,000-3,000 words
Payment: $50
Submission Guidelines:

Monday, August 14, 2017

Black Dandy

What they want:
If you’ve ever finished reading a story and thought, “Well, that was unusual,” then you’re only a block away from Black Dandy. In this corner of the neighbourhood, we’re looking for fiction that grips readers with vivid characters under unusual pressures. Bizarre, dreamy, unsettling.

Although we like a slow burn, we want stories to intrigue us from the start. Set the tone early, even if the story’s unusual nature takes time to unfold. Magic realism, gothic, and surrealist are compass points. Perhaps your most compelling character is a place, a meadow, a stretch of road in the middle of nowhere. Or perhaps your characters believe that all is normal while the world around them spins out of control – how do they go about their affairs in such a world? Your story will leave us feeling jarred, shaken by the collision of the familiar and unfamiliar.
Length: 2,500-5,000 words
Payment: $0.03 (NZD)/word
Submission Guidelines:

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Indie Shelves Horror Anthology

What they want: 
Sex, profanity, gore, and adult themes are allowed, but any submission that relies too heavily on any of these will not be accepted.

The goal is to showcase the talent of budding Independent Authors. The Horror Anthology will be around 500 pages.
Deadline: September 30, 2017
Length: 7,500-10,000 words
Payment: Royalties
Submission Guidelines:

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Gallows Hill Magazine

What they want:
Horror, thriller, dark fantasy, psychological, black humor. 
Length: Fiction up to 15,000 words, poems up to 80 lines
Payment: Since we are currently in the process of starting up, we cannot guarantee our ideal rates. Depending on our how much we are able to raise, rates may rise. Final rates will be given in your acceptance letter, but the minimum rates will be: Fiction: up to $50; Poems: up to $15; Artwork: negotiable.
Submission Guidelines: