Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Whispers of the Apoc

Posted by Randi on Tuesday, June 6, 2017

What they want:
Tannhauser Press is looking for the short stories for the WHISPERS of the APOC anthology.

Here is a set of common items all the submissions must include:
  • The stories will be set after the Zombie Apocalypse has occurred. It could be the day it hit or a year later. The stories are from various locations around the country. 
  • No one knows why or how it happened. None of the stories will solve that mystery.
  • Anyone that dies for any reason will become a zombie. The dead will turn Two to Ten minutes after they die, even if they were not bit.
  • Zombies can only be killed with the destruction of the brain.
  • The zombies dry out and mummify the older they get.
  • Zombies hear and see and smell to find prey. It’s all they do.
  • They will eat any mammal they can catch. Cats, dogs, rats, cows, horses, deer.
  • Zombies get slower the older they get. Fresh ones can run and fight hard. Old zombies are shamblers.
  • Zombie bites will not kill you outright. You die in 24 to 48 hours. Symptoms include sweating, extreme thirst, eventually fear of water (like rabies: Hydrophobia).
  • These stories should be character driven and about survival.
  • Stories will take place in a variety of places: Urban, suburban and rural. Even desolate places. The focus is on survival.

Deadline: Until filled?
Length: 5,000-20,000 words
Payment: Between $25-$100
Submission Guidelines: https://wilseymc.blogspot.com/2017/06/call-for-submissions-whispers-of-apoc.html

1 comments:

  1. Looks like you've already written all the stories...er--the only story.

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