Friday, June 15, 2018

Test Patterns: Creature Features

What they want:
We're looking for stories that involve monsters! Our loose theme is based on the SF/F TV programs of the late 50s/early 60s, (Twilight Zone, Outer Limits; but think of the vibe, not literal pastiche; i.e. twist endings, weird situational reveals, moral / allegorical messages told through a spec-fic lens) but we will consider any well-written speculative tale.
Deadline: June 30, 2018
Length: 2,500-7,000 words
Payment: $100
Submission Guidelines:

Thursday, June 14, 2018

American Psychos

What they want:
Red Room Press is seeking stories for a new dark crime/thriller/horror anthology, American Psychos: A Serial Killer Anthology. Inspired by the most disturbingly violent and graphic crime thriller novels of our time, including Bret Easton Ellis’s American Psycho, Shane Steven’s By Reason of Insanity, Michael Slade’s Headhunter, our goal is to make American Psychos a brutal, suspenseful, nightmare-inducing hard ride into hell.

Stories must be about a serial killer, obviously. The story can either be based on a real serial killer or a fictional serial killer. Stories should primarily be set in the USA, but the character may travel abroad. We want stories that are brutal, graphic, disturbing and violent. The above referenced books will give you a good idea of what we are looking for. Serial killers must be human; no supernatural elements, monsters, or vampires. They can have supernatural beliefs, however, and they can be any gender or race.
Deadline: October 1, 2018
Length: 3,500-5,500 words
Payment: $100 ($150 if we meet our crowdfunding campaign goal)
Submission Guidelines:

Wednesday, June 13, 2018


What they want:
Jersey Pines Ink is pleased to announce our first anthology, Crypt-Gnats: Horror you’ve been itching to read. It will be published as both a print and an e-book.

Stories must be fiction and totally of your own creation.

Stories should/could involve cemeteries or other forms of deceased placements including graveyards, mausoleums, cremations, mysterious disappearances, etc. Your imagination is the limit.
Deadline: July 30, 2018
Length: Up to 3,000 words
Payment: $5
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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Dark Rainbow

What they want:
Dark Rainbow will explore a wicked hunger within the LGBT sphere with exciting short stories that thrill the reader and all of their senses, but also send shivers down their spine. Send us the type of horrific treats that can only come with a queer protagonist, and tricks that have a lasting effect on the reader…a werebear who longs for more than a full moon can offer, a polyamorous necromancer, a witch who has plans for a different type of coven, a vampire who can’t let go of their favorite same-sex snack, a voodoo tale of zombies with a hunger for bisexual brains…

We are looking for stories that cover all sexualities and have an exciting, horrific edge. Blood and guts should be served with a sexy side course. There are several authors confirmed, so we are looking to complete the anthology with some stimulating new voices.

We welcome anything in the horror-erotica realm but no incest, no underage sex, no dubious consent, and be careful with age play. Horror should be relevant to the plot. Splatterpunk and extreme gore won’t be considered for this anthology.
Deadline: July 6, 2018
Length: 2,500-8,000 words
Payment: Royalties + print & PDF contributor copy
Submission Guidelines:

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Corpus Press Anthologies

What they want:
Corpus Press is now accepting submissions for non-themed horror anthologies with a publication target of 2019.

We are seeking stories that can be characterized as being within the broad category of “horror” fiction.

Successful submissions will be highly original, well written and cleanly edited.

Stories may be frightening, thought-provoking, atmospheric, humorous and/or satirical (or any combination thereof), but MUST contain a complete tale.
Deadline: September 15, 2018
Length: 2,500-4,500 words
Payment: $.03 per word + 2 print contributor copies
Submission Guidelines: