Monday, September 11, 2017

Lost Films

What they want:
We’re currently seeking short stories for an upcoming anthology titled Lost Films. In 2016 we released Lost Signals, which has done very well for us. Think of Lost Films as its sequel.

We are looking for horror stories involving films, Hollywood, projectors & projectionists, home movies, webcams, television, documentaries, and other themes involving recorded visual disturbances. We want these stories to be weird and terrifying.

Some good examples of what we’re after: Cigarette Burns by John Carpenter, Starry Eyes by Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer, Experimental Film by Gemma Files, House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski, “Ardor” by Laird Barron, Videodrome by David Cronenberg, Angel of the Abyss by Ed Kurtz, and everything else discussed in this LitReactor article.
Deadline: October 31, 2017
Length: 1,000-8,000 words
Payment: $0.02 per word
Submission Guidelines: http://www.darkmoondigest.com/open-call-short-stories-lost-films/

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Unfading Daydream

What they want:
Unfading Daydream is looking for unique and exceptional fiction to be showcased in our quarterly literary magazine. We strive to feature stories within the genres that have inspired us (sci-fi, fantasy, horror, etc) as well as stories that feature LGBTQ+ themes.
Length: 1,000-7,000 words
Payment: $5-$10 (depending on length) + print contributor copy
Submission Guidelines: https://unfadingdaydream.wordpress.com/submissions/

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: https://sirenscallpublications.wordpress.com/2017/08/01/opensubmission-ifitbleedsitleads/

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Solarcide

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: https://solarcide.com/solarcide/guidelines-update/

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: https://blackdandy.co/submissions/

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