Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Wickedly Abled

What they want:
Theme: Dark fantasy and horror by disabled artists featuring disabled protagonists.

Looking for short horror and dark fantasy by disabled authors. Previously unpublished original work preferred, but reprints will be considered if the work is no longer in print or the work is older than ten years in age.
Deadline: March 31, 2019
Length: 1,500-5,500 words
Payment: $10 + ebook contributor copy
Submission Guidelines:

Monday, February 18, 2019

SNAFU: Last Stand

What they want:
Military action-based last-stand horror, and lots of it. Think 300, the Alamo, the Battle of Mirbat, the First Battle of Mogadishu, the Battle of Hel, or Custer’s Last Stand (but with unnatural monsters)… anything that can be called a high-action potentially-last stand monster story. For level of unnatural creature we will give priority to, think Dog Soldiers or Aliens. We want lots of monster goodness. We will also be looking for soldiers, mercs, police, private security/paramilitary. Hell, even a group of bodyguards protecting some arsehole druglord on his jungle property.

Just ensure the last stand aspect is both overt and unique, and don’t forget monsters!

This volume is like the previous volumes squared. All action. We want extreme action, and it has to be military or paramilitary action. And to say it again, full action. Nothing less. Hoo-rah!
Submission Period: April 1 - June 30, 2019
Length: 2,000-10,000 words
Payment: AUD5c/word and one contributor copy in each format released
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Friday, February 15, 2019

Nox Pareidolia

What they want:
The theme is heavily inspired by Robert Aickman's fiction. Initially, I envisioned a book of stories where it is ambiguous as to whether the nature of the horror/weird element is supernatural or not. But I've recently decided to make that a more openly interpreted theme of ambiguous horror/weird fiction. Whether it be ambiguously supernatural or whether what exactly has or is happening is ambiguous, or any creative idea playing off of ambiguity could be interesting to see explored. But the element that is ambiguous must be intrinsic to the story. 
Submission Period: April 1 - April 30, 2019
Length: Under 6,000 words preferred, will consider exceptional tales that are longer but payment is capped at 6,000 words
Payment: 6 cents/word
Submission Guidelines:

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Hatchet Job

What they want:
This horror anthology, to be edited for Lethe Press by Jerry L. Wheeler, seeks stories that involve one of the traditional tropes of campfire tales and slasher films: the axe murderer. Stories need not focus solely on this antagonist, but all stories must somehow involve this threat or concept. Surprise us by breathing new life into this theme. That said, we anticipate most of the book will be reprints – for which we are offering 2 cents a word. Original work pays 4 cents a word but first query the editor with a synopsis.
Deadline: April 30, 2019
Length: Up to 10,000 words
Payment: 2 cents/word for reprints, 4 cents/word for original work
Submission Guidelines:

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Corners of the World Volume 1: Judaism

What they want:
In ‘Corners of the World’ collections we showcase writers and authors from all around the world, each collection focuses on a different subset of people from different cultures. Giving their unique voices and stories a chance to shine. For these collections, we want to bring the folk stories and societies to live in stark horror through the eyes of those who inhabit them.

This year we focus on Jewish stories of horror, we want stories from Jews of every ethnic background focusing on the culture and world of Judaism. Has Ashmandai come to claim a genetic oath? Has the Golem of Prague re-risen to exact vengeance on a secretive society? Does something worse than death stalk the ghettos and warrens of the world?
Deadline: October 31, 2019
Length: 1,500-5,000 words
Payment: $5
Submission Guidelines: