Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Psychological Horror Anthology (title TBD)

Posted by Randi on Wednesday, November 6, 2019

What they want:
Bring us your blossoming sociopaths, your creepy ironies, your ruthlessly ambitious characters yearning to breathe free. We want to second guess that character’s mental stability. We want a closer glimpse at the dark corner of the brightly lit kitchen. We want an insider’s view of the method in the madness.

We want the unreliable narrators, the psychological breakdowns, the dangerous fixations, but leave the fantasy elements at the door: vampires, ghosts, zombies, and magic are on hiatus for this one; we are looking for realistic dark fiction.

Think Poe’s “Cask of Amontillado,” O’Connor’s “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” Jackson’s “The Lottery,” Oates’ “The Corn Maiden,” and King’s “Apt Pupil.” We want to hear your Session 9. We can’t wait to see your Audition.
Deadline: January 15, 2020
Length: 2000-7000 words, a little under or over is fine (but payment is capped at 7000)
Payment: .01 a word
Submission Guidelines: