Tuesday, December 5, 2017

TALES FROM THE CRUST: An Anthology of Pizza Horror

Posted by Randi on Tuesday, December 5, 2017

What they want: 
Originally Keaton was thinking of calling it PIZZA MY SKULL because there’s a pizza place around San Jose called Pizza My Heart, meaning “piece of my heart,” and so he thought a “piece of my skull” joke would be hilarious. Turns out that’s a lot of assumptions to make about a gag. Also their pizza is gross. Luckily, George Cotronis brainstormed a much better title (though it might make people wonder if there’s a “Crustkeeper/Cryptkeeper” hosting the show). Speaking of Mr. Cotronis! Holy lord look at the cover art he’s come up with. WE WANT TO LIVE IN THIS WORLD…

This is exactly the vibe we’re going for here. Not so much the goofy Goosebumps thing you might imagine with a pizza horror story, but we’re taking it kind of seriously. Like we take our pizza seriously. The humor is inherent in the pizza theme already, so we’re playing this kind of straight. And if you think you’ve got what it takes, like a healthy love of the cheesy cuisine, send us your best work.

Now, you may be thinking: pizza horror taken seriously? What the good goddamn could I possibly write? Good question! We don’t know. But we sure would like to read it. That’s where you come in. Write us a pizza story, and make it scary.
Deadline: June 1, 2018
Length: 1,000-5,000 words
Payment: $0.03/word
Submission Guidelines: http://www.darkmoondigest.com/open-call-short-stories-tales-crust-anthology-pizza-horror/