Thursday, January 10, 2019

Tell-Tale Press: Creatures

Posted by Randi on Thursday, January 10, 2019

What they want:
We are looking for short stories about any kind of creatures you want: animals, insects, arachnids (all giant or otherwise), dinosaurs, aliens, monsters, cryptids, legends, mythical, mythological, whatever strikes your fancy. We really want you to go outside of the usual box that we see in fiction. Sure, you can have classic vampires or aliens, werewolves or unicorns, but the story needs to be new and fresh, something that hasn't been thought of before or hasn't been worked with a lot. The story should fit in any of the the genres of fantasy, horror, mystery, and science-fiction.

We are also looking for novelettes. We will be picking ONE novelette as the final story for each genre anthology. Your novelette should be something that really catches us, perhaps that touches our hearts, horrifies us in a new way, has a profound vision of technology or the future, or baffles us with a twist or shocking revelation.
Deadline: March 4, 2019
Length: 500 to 5000 words as a short story only or 7000 to 10,000 words as a novelette only
Payment: 500 to 1000 words (flash fiction): $5, 1000 to 3000 words (microfiction or short stories): $10, 3000 to 5000 words (short stories): $25, 7000 to 10,000 words (novelettes): $50
Submission Guidelines: https://www.telltalepress.net/submissions