Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Monsters in Space

Posted by Randi on Wednesday, May 1, 2019

What they want:
Finely crafted works of Dark Speculative fiction which feature one (or more) classic monsters. Vampires, mummies, creatures built from dead body parts, lycanthropes, mad scientists, and zombies -- yes, even zombies -- but we want to see them in space.

We want to see these creatures floating around in zero g, attacking astronauts and colonists, and generally menacing those brave enough to go beyond the confines of our pale blue dot.

Each story must take place somewhere other than the Earth. It can happen on a spaceship, on a colony, on a new terraformed planet. There should be humans involved, but they do not have to be the protagonists.

Each story must also feature (at least) one classic monster. We are looking for new takes on the old classics. Feel free to explore, but they should still be recognizable to the average reader.
Deadline: July 31, 2019 (or until filled)
Length: Up to 6,000 words
Payment: one cent per word (more if crowdfunding is successful) plus one contributor’s copy and one digital version
Submission Guidelines: