What they want:
Now, what does LOST CONTACT mean? I guess that depends on what the word CONTACT means to you. To lose contact…does that bring to mind something physical, something intangible? Does it give you a sense of isolation? Does it bring to mind…aliens, maybe? Being stranded? LOST? I think, in the times we live in right now, the phrase “LOST CONTACT” might mean a whole heck of a lot to all of us, and we want to see what you make of it. We’re keeping the theme vague here. We’re excited to see how writers interpret it. There are so many ways you can explore “LOST CONTACT”. Go wild with it.
And, since this is the final entry of our LOST trilogy — Lost Signals and Lost Films being the previous two entries — it would be to your benefit to include TECHNOLOGY of some kind in the submission you write, whatever that might mean to you. The stories need to be deeply rooted in the horror genre, but if it also contains flavors of weird science fiction, that would be pretty fuckin’ radical. (We highly recommend checking out the previous two volumes to get a sense of what we’re looking to publish.)
Deadline: December 31, 2020
Length: 1,000-7,000 words
Payment: $0.05 per word
Submission Guidelines: http://perpetualpublishing.com/2020/08/24/lost-contact-a-new-horror-anthology-open-for-submissions/