Friday, June 14, 2019

Signal Horizon

What they want:
Signal Horizon is a horror and science fiction media conglomerate. We’re looking for horror: or science fiction with a dark or weird edge. We are not interested in parsing through what exactly that means we are very open to whatever. If your story uses older horror tropes or concepts our expectation is that you will offer a unique perspective on them. We want something different.

There is a audio aspect to what we publish so authors should pay close attention to what your story sounds like. Black comedy is fun. We are down for that. However it's difficult to be funny. Be aware. If you offer smart and nuanced takes chances are you will appeal to us much more. Bring us your literary horror works, and we will read them. We also want to read the wide range and diverse members of the horror world. Women, people of color, and LGBTQ authors are particularly welcome.

* Limited submission windows, check guidelines for details.
Length: Up to 5,000 words
Payment: .03 cents a word (payment capped at $90)
Submission Guidelines: https://www.signalhorizon.com/submission-guidelines

Thursday, June 13, 2019

The Secret Lunar Wars

What they want:
The Secret Lunar Wars is an anthology of alternate history short stories that explains what was really going on during the period of time from the first suborbital rocket launches in 1956 to the fall of Skylab from orbit in 1979.

Your story will explain what was actually going on during (or at some key point[s]) of that time period, with two requirements: the public perception of events remains that of the actual historical record (hence, “secret”), and the fate of humanity has to somehow be at stake. It also would explain – or at least hint at – why humans have not been back to the Moon, or even outside of low Earth orbit (LEO), since 1972 (Apollo 17).

The genre can be science fiction, fantasy, horror, or some combination thereof. Tone can range from tongue-in-cheek humor to stark Lovecraftian despair. In any case, explanation must be given as to why the true events occurred and the grave threat to humanity remained secret.
Deadline: August 31, 2019
Length: 2,000-10,000 words
Payment: Royalties + contributor copy
Submission Guidelines: http://andstillipersist.com/2019/05/the-secret-lunar-wars-anthology/

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

All Dark Places 2

What they want:
In a world where so many dark things go bump in the night, terror awaits around every corner as these authors take horror stories to the next level.
Deadline: July 31, 2020
Length: 5,000-15,000 words
Payment: Royalties
Submission Guidelines: https://dragonsoulpress.com/anthologies/

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Little Girl Lost: Thirteen Tales of Youth Disrupted

What they want:
LITTLE GIRL LOST: THIRTEEN TALES OF YOUTH DISRUPTED will be an anthology of original stories centering around the idea of the lives of young girls being disrupted in some way. It could be through vanishing mysteriously, experiencing a life-altering event, or… ? We are seeking well-written, imaginative tales that explore this idea to its fullest. Use your own interpretation as to the meaning of ‘lost.’ Surprise us!

Your story can be in any genre so long as it fits the theme of the anthology, with the firm exception of erotica/pornography.
Deadline: August 31, 2019
Length: 2,000-7,500 words
Payment: Tentative crowdfunding goal is to be able to pay our authors $0.02/word. If we exceed our crowdfunding goals, this rate will increase accordingly. One print & one digital contributor copy.
Submission Guidelines: https://mannisonpress.com/call-for-submissions/little-girl-lost-thirteen-tales-of-youth-disrupted/

Friday, June 7, 2019

Retro Horror

What they want:
The name says it all. We are looking for short stories reminiscent of the old low-budget horror films that used to come on late at night. Imagine someone like Vampira or Joe Bob Briggs introducing your tales. Think monster hybrids, experiments gone wrong, or reanimated corpses. That kind of stuff.
Deadline: August 1, 2019
Length: 2,000-10,000 words
Payment: $25 + contributor copy
Submission Guidelines: https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2026696254289871&id=1935900000036164

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