Schlock! Horror! Anthology
Jan19

Schlock! Horror! Anthology

Schlock! Horror! An anthology of short stories based upon, inspired by and in loving homage to all of those great gorefest movies and books of the 1980’s (doesn’t need to be set in that era!), the golden age when horror well and truly came kicking, screaming and spraying blood, gore & body parts out from the shadows…   It was the decade that brought us everything in the cinema and on VHS from the Italian ‘nasties’ to Elm Street, The Lost Boys, Hellraiser, The Thing, Day of the Dead, Reanimator, Return of the Living Dead, My Bloody Valentine, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, Cannibal Holocaust….and superlative directors such as David Cronenburg, John Waters, Roger Corman and – of course – Clive Barker. All of this was, naturally, reflected in the books we devoured – Guy N Smith, Clive Barker’sBooks of Blood, James Herbert, Jack Ketchum, Gary Brandner and Richard Laymon, to name but a mere handfiul.   Your 80’s themed/inspired tales of terror wil be adjudicated and compiled by one Mr Bret McCormick, himself a writer, producer and director of many a schlock classic, including Bio-Tech Warrior, Time Tracers, The Abomination, Ozone: The Attack of the Redneck Mutants and the inimitable Repligator.  Check out his formidable resume here on IMDB… So, you get the picture – we want your darkest splatter, most horrific gruesomeness and stomach-churning detail, all wrapped up in a gripping story played out by the strongest of characters that will keep even the most hardiest of souls wide awake and trembling in the wee hours.   To submit, email your polished story to submissions@hellboundbookspublishing.com   PLEASE read and adhere to our submission guidelines…  * Word format saved in .doc, or .docx * 12 pt times new roman * Double spaced * Absolutely NO extra lines between paragraphs! * 5K-15K word count (although we are incredibly flexible for awesome stories!) * Write ‘SCHLOCK!‘ along with your name and story title in the header of your email *The body of your submission email will be considered the cover letter. * The submission documents are to be separated and Word (.doc or .docx) documents are to be attached to your submission email. – Make sure that you check your mss for grammar and punctuation, use our guidelines to help you: DOWNLOAD YOUR HBB GUIDE TO GRAMMAR HERE (PDF) Deadline: 30 April 2018 – for June 2018 release   NO REPRINTS – ORIGINAL UNPUBLISHED WORKS ONLY   Payment – $10 Capped at 15 authors/150K words in total   You can view the full writer’s submission guidelines here: http://www.hellboundbookspublishing.com/subs_anthologies.html   Additional information can also be found on the Hellbound App:   Apple:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hellbound-books/id1212103597?mt=8 Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.appmakr.hellboundbooks3  ...

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About Lee Masterson
Dec15

About Lee Masterson

Lee Masterson is a freelance writer from South Australia. She lives in the gorgeous sea-side suburb of Brighton with her husband and their extremely spoilt German Shepherd dog. Lee has a long background working in the finance industry and worked first as a credit assessor, then as a mortgage lender, and then as an investment banker with one of the largest banks in the southern hemisphere prior to becoming a full-time writer. She also holds a Graduate Diploma in Journalism. Lee’s print publication credits include St. Martin’s Press (Bedford Book of Genres), People Magazine (Australia), Picture magazine, That’s Life magazine, Take 5 magazine, New Idea, Woman’s Day (Australia), Smart Investor magazine, Australian Property Investor magazine, Muse magazine (SARW), Children’s Book Insider, Romance Writer’s Australia Mag, Heart to Heart, Brady Magazine, Stygian Soul Anthology, Southern Times Messenger, Adelaide Advertiser and many more. Her online publication credits include Fiction Factor, Freelance Factor, Investopedia, Scope Weekly Magazine, Debt-Free Living, Property Asset Planning (Aust), Mortgage Loan Hints, Destroy Debt, Choice Home Loans, Eclipse Home Loans, Writing-World, Absolute Write, Absolute Markets, Writer’s Weekly, Author-Network, Scriptorium, Writer Gazette, Aspire2Write, Writer2Writer, Planet Quill, SciFi Editor, Writer’s Room, Anthologies Online, Neometropolis, WorldWide Freelance, E-Writer Magazine, WordMage, European Writer, Brady Magazine and many, many more… She has also had more than 200 educational or writing-related articles published, reprinted and/or re-released into more than 110 ezines and magazines around the world. Lee is also a long-term ghost-writer, responsible for writing highly-researched in-depth articles and books for various clients around the world. In the past 6 years, she has ghost-written 82 books for clients, with several going on to become best-sellers in their respective fields. She’s also ghost-written thousands of articles for various clients, many of which have been published as ongoing feature columns in a range of magazines. Aside from the ghost-written books, Lee Masterson has also published 22 fiction novels under various pseudonyms, many of which have become best-sellers (Why the pseudonyms? Her real name is reserved for only articles and finance reporting!) Lee is also the author of seven writing-related ebooks (Write, Create & Promote a Best-Seller,Writing Short Fiction That Sells, the 2007 Short Fiction Market Guide, Horror Short Fiction Market Listings, Christian Market Guide, Sci-Fi Market Listings and Fantasy Writing Markets)and also the co-author of Write Here, Write Now (with Tina Morgan). Lee Masterson is the founder and publisher of the FictionFactor Group of ezines, and also the editor-in-chief of each of the writing-related ezines, which include the popular flagship ezine, Fiction Factor, along with sister sites Romance Factor, Fantasy Factor, Children’s Fiction Factor, Erotica Factor, Horror Factor, SciFi Factor, Freelance Factor and Short-Fiction Factor In what little spare time she has, Lee also writes horror, science fiction and dark fantasy. ....

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Fireside Fiction: Earn Up to $500 for Short Stories
Oct30

Fireside Fiction: Earn Up to $500 for Short Stories

Fireside Fiction: Earn Up to $500 for Short Stories Fireside Fiction is seeking short stories of any genre. As long as your story has a strong plot arc that features a distinct beginning, middle and end, go ahead and submit it. Fireside Fiction is a weekly web publication dedicated to showcasing great short stories and flash fiction. They are also determined to ensure that writers receive fair pay for their creative talents. The editors are interested in stories that reflect the array of human experience with depth, dignity and respect. There is a slight tilt towards speculative fiction within Fireside Fiction. However, they really do consider stories from any genre at all. The best way to gauge what the editors love to read is to read some of the stories they’ve already published. The editors love great storytelling and their goal is to publish great stories – regarding of genre. Fireside is ONLY open to submissions during specified reading periods. Always be sure to check the website for current open times before submitting. Response times are generally within a month following the end of the reading period. Word count: Preferred word counts are as follows: Flash fiction: up to 1,000 words Short stories: between 1,000 and 4,000 words Payment: Fireside Fiction pays US 12.5 cents per word – well above the standard minimum professional rate. For a 4,000 word short story, you could earn up to $500. Reprints: No You can find the full writer’s submission guidelines here: Fireside Fiction Writer’s Guidelines   . Like this post? Share it with...

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Black Cat Mystery Magazine: Earn $250 for Mystery Stories
Oct30

Black Cat Mystery Magazine: Earn $250 for Mystery Stories

Earn $250 for Mystery Short Stories Black Cat Mystery Magazine is a new magazine from Wildside Press seeking short mystery stories that involve a crime. The editors specify that they want to feature stories written by a mix of new and established writers. The editors want to see contemporary and traditional mysteries, thrillers and suspense stories, private eye tales, cozy stories, or edgy, noir-tinged stories. As long as the story contains a crime of some description and contains characters who feel real, go ahead and submit it. The editors of Black Cat Mystery Magazine DO NOT want to see flash fiction or poetry. Stories that feature sadism for the sake of sadism will also not be accepted. They also don’t want to see stories that contain supernatural elements, no vampires, no werewolves, ghosts, or any otherworldly monsters. Black Cat Mystery Magazine is published both in print and online, with four issues published each year. It’s also the sister publication of the Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine. It isn’t necessary to query the magazine about a story. As long as it fits within the magazine’s content guidelines, writers are invited to submit during open submission periods. Response times are generally between 1 and 2 weeks. Reading times and submission opening times vary throughout the year, so be sure to check the website before submitting. Word Count: Preferred word count is between 1,000 and 8,000 words. Payment: Payment is three (.03) cents per word, up to $250 maximum, plus two copies of the magazine. You can find the full writer’s submission guidelines here: Black Cat Mystery Magazine Writer’s Guidelines Like this post? Share it with...

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10 Cartoons about Writing
Jan17

10 Cartoons about Writing

Writing is a serious business, but there’s always time for a chuckle Most writers can relate to the humor in cartoons written about writing, writers, or the writer’s life, especially if they see something of themselves in it. Some cartoons are good for a smile, or to bring out the lighter side of the writing business, or just to brighten your day a little. Here are some of our favorite cartoons about writing and writers. We hope you enjoy them You’ve got to love Snoopy’s take on the writing life Calvin’s take on writer’s block Imagine if readers did the same thing as writers… If you enjoyed these cartoons about writing, feel free to share them with your writing friends – and anyone else who might appreciate the humor. We did! . Like this post? Share it with...

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