Tuesday, March 21, 2017

CHTHONIC: Weird Tales of Inner Earth

Posted by Randi on Tuesday, March 21, 2017

What they want:
We are looking for weird fiction that explores the mystique and terror of caverns, abyssal spaces, and subterranean worlds. As with previous MMP anthologies, we will be including a seed story from H. P. Lovecraft’s oeuvre (in this case, The Rats in the Walls, though many of his stories went underground). We want to see bizarre civilizations, mind-boggling physical and biological phenomena, horrific rituals, mad science and madder sorcery. We want to feel the tunnel floors beneath our feet shake with the passage of beasts, machines, and gods that have never seen the light of the sun; sentient oils, intelligent muck, living rock, molemen, formless spawn and Efts of the Prime, worms, Dholes, and ghastlier things. But CHTHONIC won’t be just a serving of pop culture “surface” material, if you’ll pardon the pun. We like to see stories with depth (oh god, another one, sorry!); emotional and psychological explorations of the internal spaces of the human mind and soul, as well as the ground below. Write us stories that induce crushing claustrophobia or open us wide to new dimensions of thought and being. If your story can do both, so much the better.
Deadline: July 31, 2017
Length: Up to 7,000 words (short fiction and flash)
Payment: .03CAD/word + 2 print contributor copies & ebook copies in all formats
Submission Guidelines: http://martianmigrainepress.com/open-submissions-call-for-chthonic-weird-tales-of-inner-earth/


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