Note: Note: Open to Australian writers only (citizens, residents and ex-pats)Deadline: August 31, 2020
The anthology will be a visceral, frightening read. Each story must nominally tick the box of “body horror” but there is no restriction on subgenre: anything from sci-fi to fantasy to gothic to supernatural to psychological and beyond will be given equal consideration. Feel free to play with the theme and not take it too literally. Ideally, your story should make the reader feel uncomfortably aware of their physicality, morbidity or mortality.
While graphic violence and swearing are acceptable, submissions must have a literary bent. Spawn: Weird Horror Tales About Pregnancy, Birth and Babies aims to deliver an elegant—and elevated—anthology of body horror.
Length: 1,500-5,000 words
Payment: 6c per word for original stories, 2c per word for reprints (Australian currency)
Submission Guidelines: https://ifwgaustralia.com/2020/04/30/taking-submissions-spawn-weird-horror-tales-about-pregnancy-birth-and-babies/