Friday, June 5, 2020

The Other Side: A Horror Anthology

What they want:
Death. What would horror be without a little sprinkle of death?

Yet it’s not the act of dying that creates the evergreen mystery surrounding the finality that comes with loss of life, it’s the enigma that follows the question: what comes next?

The Other Side is a horror anthology which explores the great beyond. We’re looking for stories that tackle the world beyond the living. Ghosts, ghouls, possession, ritual, cultural beliefs, the paranormal, monsters, the occult, this anthology will collect the greatest stories that answer the age-old question:

When we breath our last breath, where do we go?
Deadline: August 30, 2020
Length: 5,000-10,000 words
Payment: $20
Submission Guidelines:

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Creature Publishing

What they want:
Creature publishes up to four book-length works of feminist horror a year. We are looking for books that celebrate fluidity—the ability to cross boundaries and inhabit more than one category at once. While we acknowledge that categories have a certain utility, we refuse to separate horror, thriller, sci-fi, and fantasy from each other or the literary from the mainstream. Our definition of feminist horror is broad and inclusive, and we welcome writing that pushes boundaries.

We are interested in: unreliable narrators, unlikeable female characters, the monstrous, sharp critical essays and social commentary, swamp witches, your nightmares, dystopias, psychological suspense, unraveling minds, unraveling social constructs, possession, intersectionality, hybrid genres, metafiction, dark nights, and writing on sexuality/the body, gender, race, class, disability, technology, religion, and anything and everything that makes our spines tingle.

We accept both agented and un-agented submissions of fiction, nonfiction, or genre-defying prose.
Reading period: April 1-August 31
Length: 20,000-60,000 words
Payment: Royalties
Submission Guidelines:

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Love Letters to Poe

What they want:
Stories that evoke wonder and terror, romance and horror.
Love Letters to Poe seeks original flash fiction stories in the gothic fiction genre.

*Limited submission windows. Check guidelines on website. First submission is free. Two additional submissions can be unlocked for $5 each.
Length: Up to 1,500 words
Payment: USD $0.05 (five cents) per word
Submission Guidelines:

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Tales to Terrify Flash Fiction Contest

What they want:
Whether you’re cooped up at home and need a project, or working during this frightening time and need to express your dark side, we’d love to read your original flash fiction.

Your story should be based on the written image description prompt below.

A monstrous grey being sitting backwards astride a bat-winged dragon strikes down people in a medieval street with a white lash. The victims include three people in the foreground: a man in a red cap, slouched against the wall, a woman in white prone on the ground, and another woman in red who weeps over her body. 
Deadline: June 15, 2020
Length: Up to 1,000 words
Award: $25. Will be produced for audio narration on Tales to Terrify
Submission Guidelines:

Through Other Eyes

What they want:
Stories take us beyond the bounds of our own lives—into new worlds and new situations. Perhaps most importantly, they invite us into new minds. Through the eyes of the characters we temporarily become, we not only live other lives, but discover new ways of looking at our own. Speculative fiction takes us a step farther—beyond the bounds of humanity, itself.

Through Other Eyes is an anthology of tales featuring non-human protagonists. Become someone—and something—else.

Submissions are now open! We're eager for monsters, androids, vampires, elves, and aliens, but we're especially excited to meet species of your own design. Familiar or new. Humanoid or non. Your imagination is in charge.

Open to all speculative genres (fantasy, sci-fi, horror, slipstream, weird fic, etc) as long as the main POV character isn't human.
Deadline: June 15th, 2020 (may run longer)
Length: 1,500-5,000 words
Payment: $20
Submission Guidelines: