Friday, January 17, 2020

Electric Sewer

What they want:
There’s a club on the outskirts of town. The neon lights outside flicker over silhouetted forms smoking. Inside, a rat bartender watches forms dancing, glares exchanged, and drinks sloshing. The bass is loud, and the dancers strip more and more...and more. Welcome to the Electric Sewer.

This anthology is set in a neonpunk world in the 90s. You can take your characters anywhere. This is pretty open world! The only rules are these: 1. It has to be furry erotic horror. 2. You have to at least mention the nightclub Electric Sewer, even if no one goes there! 3. Carlos is the name of the pink rat bartender and owner of the Electric Sewer. He can be in your story, but just know his personality is stoic, more of a sinister watcher than a participant in what goes on at the club. Other than those three things, you have free reign!
Deadline: March 15, 2020
Length: 2,000-8,000 words
Payment: $10
Submission Guidelines: https://weaselpress.submittable.com/submit/153486/thp-bound-tales-books-electric-sewer

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Ghost Stories (title TBD)

What they want:
For this anthology, we’re looking for the best of the best ghost stories. The kind you tell around a crackling campfire holding back the darkness surrounding you. The kind that stick with you as you make the dark trek to your car through an empty parking garage. The kind that make you sit wide eyed in the middle of the night because the rhythmic tapping from the other room is just a little too inconsistent and, somewhere deep down, you’re sure it’s getting closer.

Give us new and exciting takes on old tropes, give us original horror, give us classic ghost stories told expertly, give us comedic stories of spirits that are more a nuisance than a threat. We’re hoping to make this anthology larger than our first two so there’s plenty of room for all types of stories in this one, as long as they're about ghosts.
Deadline: February 27, 2020
Length: 2,000 - 7,500. A little over or under is fine.
Payment: $5 for anything under 5000 words. $10 for anything over 5000 words.
Submission Guidelines: https://dbndpublishing.com/submissions

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Omens

What they want:
The idea of seeing the future or having warnings of what is to come is an idea that spans nearly every culture. Whether the omens are good or bad, there is the potential to affect us all.
Deadline: July 25, 2020
Length: 1,000-7,500 words
Payment: $0.01 per word + royalties
Submission Guidelines: http://aelpress.com/calls-for-submissions/

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Excession Press

What they want:
Excession Press is looking for original manuscripts that can be described as horror, science fiction, weird western, or dark fantasy.

We want quality, character-driven narratives with imaginative settings and creative conflicts that will engage readers.

We prefer our fiction to be surreal, grotesque, and thoughtful, but more than anything, we want it well-written and well-paced.

* Limited submission windows! Check website guidelines for details. Currently open until April 5, 2020. 
Length: 30,000-60,000 words
Payment: $300 advance on royalties, with 40% royalties on net revenue from print sales and 30% royalties on net revenue from digital sales thereafter.
Submission Guidelines: https://www.excessionpress.com/p/submissions.html

Monday, January 13, 2020

Negative Space: An Anthology of Survival Horror

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.

So, in essence, what is survival horror? It is a sub-genre of horror video games in which the protagonist(s) must face dire situations in locations far off the beaten path by using the environment, or items found in the environment, to survive. While it's safe to assume that "survival" is a common element in most horror stories, there is an extra emphasis in a survival horror story. It could mean finding escape, or fortifying a position and awaiting rescue, or fighting the threat head on with the use of traps and/or under-powered weaponry. Think of Neil Marshall's film The Descent, or the last thirty minutes of Predator; that's what we're looking for.
Submission Period: January 15 - January 31, 2020
Length: 2,000-8,000 words
Payment: $50 + ebook contributor copy
Submission Guidelines: https://www.darkpeninsulapress.com/negative-space.html

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