Tuesday, December 5, 2017

TALES FROM THE CRUST: An Anthology of Pizza Horror

What they want: 
Originally Keaton was thinking of calling it PIZZA MY SKULL because there’s a pizza place around San Jose called Pizza My Heart, meaning “piece of my heart,” and so he thought a “piece of my skull” joke would be hilarious. Turns out that’s a lot of assumptions to make about a gag. Also their pizza is gross. Luckily, George Cotronis brainstormed a much better title (though it might make people wonder if there’s a “Crustkeeper/Cryptkeeper” hosting the show). Speaking of Mr. Cotronis! Holy lord look at the cover art he’s come up with. WE WANT TO LIVE IN THIS WORLD…

This is exactly the vibe we’re going for here. Not so much the goofy Goosebumps thing you might imagine with a pizza horror story, but we’re taking it kind of seriously. Like we take our pizza seriously. The humor is inherent in the pizza theme already, so we’re playing this kind of straight. And if you think you’ve got what it takes, like a healthy love of the cheesy cuisine, send us your best work.

Now, you may be thinking: pizza horror taken seriously? What the good goddamn could I possibly write? Good question! We don’t know. But we sure would like to read it. That’s where you come in. Write us a pizza story, and make it scary.
Deadline: June 1, 2018
Length: 1,000-5,000 words
Payment: $0.03/word
Submission Guidelines: http://www.darkmoondigest.com/open-call-short-stories-tales-crust-anthology-pizza-horror/

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Best Indie Speculative Fiction Vol. I

What they want:
We are interested in all speculative genres (horror, fantasy, science fiction, slipstream, steampunk, magical realism, etc) that have been independently published between January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2017.
Deadline: December 31, 2017
Length: Up to 25,000 words
Payment: $25
Submission Guidelines: http://www.bardsandsages.com/contact_us/fiction_submission_guidelines

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

We Shall Be Monsters: Frankenstein Two Centuries On

What they want:
We Shall Be Monsters is a fiction collection that will feature explorations of disability through Frankenstein, queer and trans identity, ideas of race and colonialism. Shelley’s story provides a space for exploring a multitude of identities through the figure of the sympathetic outsider. Frankenstein’s “monster” is a figure of Otherness, and one that can tell stories of exclusion and social oppression.

Stories do not need to be JUST about Frankenstein or his monster. We hope to get stories that play with ideas around Frankenstein and inspired by the theme. Of course, we want some stories that deal with Mary Shelley’s text.
Deadline: December 30, 2017
Length: 2,000-7,500 words
Payment: 3 cents/word CAD + contributor copy
Submission Guidelines: https://weshallbemonsters.wordpress.com/submission-guidelines/

Friday, November 3, 2017

Feed Your Monster

What they want:
Monsters everywhere are hungry, so we need you to write for us! ​

Here at Feed Your Monster we seek only the very tastiest, most unique delicacies for fussy monsters everywhere. We don't serve school dinners or ready meals or cold leftovers. Our monsters want something satisfying to sink their hungry teeth into and we aim to deliver.

We love to dish up lighthearted fiction with a sprinkling of horror and a pickled garnish. We want original, fantastic, funny, gory, and scary all in the same course. To please us you'll need to cook up your very best.
Length: Up to 3,000 words
Payment: £3.50 for original flash fiction, £5 for original writing articles, and £6 for original short stories over 1000 words. For all reprints we pay £2.50.
Submission Guidelines: https://www.feedyourmonster.eu/submissions

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Behind the Mask - Tales from the Id

What they want:
Having announced Clive Barker and Ramsey Campbell as anchor authors, establishing our archetypes, we're searching for more talented writers, best-of-breed tales of terror, new supernatural tales, psychological thrillers, creature features, all involving masks - physical or otherwise!

Be creative! Make us remember the story for a long time to come. Make it cinematic! Give us some new horror icons so we can buy masks to frighten the kids next time they come trick or treating!!
Deadline: November 30, 2017
Length: 6,000-10,000 words
Payment: $50 (AUD) + print contributor copy
Submission Guidelines: http://thingsinthewell.webs.com/submissions