Friday, October 26, 2018

Dark Passages III: Welcome to Death City

Posted by Randi on Friday, October 26, 2018

What they want:
This is the third installment of the indie anthology, Dark Passages.

Theme: Based on the following synopsis:

A stranger carries a bag into Washington, DC, and within minutes of his arrival, unleashes hell on earth. As if pulling a sock inside out, America’s capital becomes the home of every imaginable monster that resides in the bowels of hell. We will look at stories that are set only in this backdrop.

Writers making submissions are encouraged to use their imagination. Entering Death City is entering the bowels of hell on earth and all stories must take place during or in the aftermath of the above synopsis. We want original fiction. Not another vampire or zombie tale. We don’t want a clone of Richard Matheson’s, I AM LEGEND, or a THE WALKING DEAD reboot. We want dystopian with originality.

Maybe a rescue mission from the outside?
What happened to Air Force One when it all broke loose?
Who rules Death City? (Formerly Washington DC)
What creatures lurk in the many districts?
What about someone caught behind the lines, trying to get out?

Give us your best. School us in the art of demonology and rapture. Or bring something new and delicious to the table.
Deadline: December 15, 2018 (extended - was October 15th)
Length: 1,800-3,200 words
Payment: $25 + print contributor copy
Submission Guidelines: