Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Deranged

What they want:
Most of us have sexual fantasies. For those of us who do, these fantasies are harmless enough, and we have no problem sharing them with our partners in the hope they’ll indulge us. Maybe your fantasy is seeing a female in a good pair of black stockings, a nice pair of high-heels and a short skirt? Or possibly a muscleman dressed as a fireman? Perhaps the fantasy involves being tied up, or having your bits locked away in a chastity device? Whipped? Beaten? Ridiculed?

Whatever it is, we need it. Repressing it would be futile—unless it’s a killer kink or perversion that’s going to land you in hot water up to you neck if left unchecked . . .

GENRES: Horror, Horrotica, Splatterpunk, Bizarro, Black Comedy

We are looking for original, well-layered stories with strong character development. Your tale should feature a woman as the key protagonist/antagonist and should be cleanly edited before being submitted.

Other than that, this is no holds barred—do not hold back.
Deadline: March 1, 2019
Length: 5,000-10,000 words
Payment: $25 + ebook contributor copy
Submission Guidelines: https://jondrashek.com/2018/08/08/new-open-call-deranged-anthology/

Monday, August 13, 2018

NecronomiCon 2019 Memento Book

What they want:
The NecronomiCon 2019 Memento Book is accepting submissions for weird/HPL influenced stories of cosmic horror, essays, and non-fiction focusing on the theme of Lost in Time: Newly Discovered Cosmic Horror. This year’s theme will explore authors/essays/tales that have been re-discovered. For fiction we want lost gods, unearthed histories, new myths, and freshly exhumed horrors for our modern eyes. The theme has to do with things or people forgotten but now found. Be creative and have fun with it. For essays and non-fiction we want pieces that focus on authors or fiction/film that have been mostly lost to time and overlooked over the years.
Deadline: February 1, 2019
Length: 2,000-5,000 words
Payment: $75
Submission Guidelines: https://www.facebook.com/justin.steele.100/posts/10104772926823294

Monday, August 6, 2018

Crash Code

What they want:
The future is now. At least, that’s what we’re told, but the more advanced technology gets, the more ways people find to hurt each other. Many say that technology changes the way we define ‘human.’ In this anthology, we’ll erase the definition entirely.

That’s what you’ll answer. In Crash Code, we want to see the pinnacle of our technology meeting the depths of our depravity. Let’s talk voluntary amputations so we can wear cybernetic limbs as fashion statements. Tell us how commercial interplanetary flight changes human tracking. Show the world what the criminal underworld can do in an age of quantum computers. This anthology is going to focus on just how far human kind is willing to fall in pursuit of the next innovation, whether it’s paying for bionic sex in bitcoins, five-year-olds browsing the Dark Web, bar code tattoos, mainstream holographic snuff films, or corrupted neural implants driving their users mad.

Think Neuromancer with even more drugs and crime. Imagine Blade Runner meets Saw. Picture Wrath James White’s version of Brave New World. Imagine a test-tube baby made from George Orwell and Jack Ketchum. If your story makes people think American Mary merged with Altered Carbon, we want it.

These are just some ideas. Pick one if you like, or come up with your own sick, twisted future. Just make sure it answers one question:

In a world where everything demands a dollar sign and subscription fees, is humanity something we can afford to lose?
Deadline: October 1, 2018
Length: 1,500-7,000 words
Payment: 3 cents/word
Submission Guidelines: http://bloodboundbooks.net/bloodboundbooks/submissions/

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Cosy Crime Short Stories

What they want:
The armchair detectives, the murder in the vicarage, the family secrets unravelling in gossipy ears, such are the ingredients of a genteel bloodbath in an otherwise delightful village. Do you have any stories that might fit?
Deadline: July 29, 2018
Length:
prefers 2,000-4,000 words but will consider stories slightly outside this range
Payment: 6 cents/word
Submission Guidelines: http://blog.flametreepublishing.com/fantasy-gothic/short-story-submissions-haunted-house-cosy-crime

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Haunted House Short Stories

What they want:
The creaking floorboards, the children hiding in the mirror, the spirits that rake across the flesh of the mind, tell us your stories of hauntings and mansions. Oh, what is that sound within the walls?
Deadline: July 29, 2018
Length: prefer 2,000-4,000 words but will consider stories slightly outside this range
Payment: 6 cents/word
Submission Guidelines: http://blog.flametreepublishing.com/fantasy-gothic/short-story-submissions-haunted-house-cosy-crime

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