Tuesday, August 20, 2019

What Monsters Do For Love

What they want:
An anthology dedicated to both human and inhuman monsters, and the things – wonderful, monstrous, and everything in between – that they do for love.

Stories must be horror, they must be original, and they must fit the anthology theme.
Deadline: October 31, 2019
Length: 500-7,500 words
Payment: Royalties
Submission Guidelines: https://soteirapress.com/submissions/

Monday, August 19, 2019

Pulp Horror Phobias Vol 2

What they want:
All stories must be considered pulp/noir and fit the theme.

Theme: Anything you might find, or come into contact with, inside or around a house or home. Please note, this is a very broad theme so get creative and come up with something new and unusual. Common phobias such as arachnophobia, claustrophobia and agoraphobia, although relevant to the theme, must bring something new. Likewise, hauntings and possessions must bring more than your average ghost story.

This can also include stories deliberately set inside a house or in a yard/farm/etc near a house if it's fitting for the story (stitching the theme is fine but simply mentioning there is a house nearby isn't enough to fit the theme).
Deadline: October 31, 2019
Length: 4,000-6,000 words
Payment: $0.04 per word
Submission Guidelines: https://lycanvalleypress.submittable.com/submit/140934/pulp-horror-phobias-vol-2

Monday, August 12, 2019

Monsters, Movies, & Mayhem

What they want:
We’ve all experienced a night out at the movies. Are you old enough to remember the drive in? Do you dare build a movie theater in your basement and invite monsters and mayhem to your home? Monsters, Movies, & Mayhem is a collection of tales involving monsters and the chaos they create in the movie world.

Your monster may be that unidentifiable substance growing at the back of the popcorn popper at your local theater concession stand; the zombie who wants to be a movie star but is tired of being typecast; the scriptwriter’s muse who turns out to be an alien with an agenda; the diva director who comes in to “save” your latest film. The monster does not have to be the main character, but does have to be vital to the story. (No copyrighted characters or REAL movies, please!) Movies can be interpreted as a story set within a fully conscious cinematic world, or involving the act of watching a film, or having a character who thoroughly enjoys movies. And mayhem should speak for itself.

Unleash your inner beast and keep the rest of us awake at night with your stories of humor, horror, or plain ol’ weirdness. Funny or grim, unsettling or cozy, we are open to anything. Make us laugh! Make us sigh! Make us scream!
Submission Period: September 1-October 31, 2019
Length: Up to 6,000 words
Payment: 6¢/word
Submission Guidelines: https://wordfirepress.com/anthology-guidelines/?sfns=mo

Friday, August 2, 2019


What they want:
CROSS+DECAY is an independent art and literary magazine, connecting creators through dark and eerie themes. This magazine is edited and curated by CRUCIFIXVI.

The work must adhere to the issue's theme, but it is up to the interpretation of the creator to decide what work best fits that theme and would be most relevant.

*Check guidelines for submission windows.
Length: 500-1,000 words
Payment: $0.02/word, $0.01/word after 500 words. Poetry $0.50/line, $0.25/line after 20 lines.
Submission Guidelines: https://www.crucifixvi.com/crossdecay

Thursday, August 1, 2019

The Bronzeville Bee

What they want:
At this time, The Bronzeville Bee is open to short fiction submissions. Preferred genres include crime, sci fi, fantasy, horror and YA.

The Bronzeville Bee will also be publishing non-fiction articles. The Bee will consider pitches from diverse writers who will write about arts, culture & entertainment by diverse artists.
Length: Fiction up to 3,000 words, non-fiction article lengths are subject to contract when negotiated.
Payment: 5 cents/word for fiction, 10 cents/word for non-fiction.
Submission Guidelines: http://www.bronzevillebooks.com/writers/short-fiction-stories-non-fiction-articles/