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DOWNLOAD YOUR HBB GUIDE TO GRAMMAR HERE (PDF) Deadline: 30 April 2018 – for June 2018 release   NO REPRINTS – ORIGINAL UNPUBLISHED WORKS ONLY   Payment – $10 Capped at 15 authors/150K words in total   You can view the full writer’s submission guidelines here: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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Orthogonal: Earn $100 for Bizarre Fiction
Jan04

Orthogonal: Earn $100 for Bizarre Fiction

    Orthogonal: Earn $100 for Bizarre Fiction Orthogonal wants to see experimental, unusual, original, slipstream, sci-fi, dark fantasy, or bizarre fiction that completely avoids recognizable categories. If you’ve been told by other writers that your story will never get published anywhere, Orthogonal wants to see it. This is a great opportunity to really take your fiction over the edge and explore what’s beyond those boundaries. Forget all those boring fiction writing rules you learned in your writing class. Break all the rules. Be ruthless. Take risks. Spare nothing. Leave everything on the floor and light it on fire behind you. The editor doesn’t accept multiple submissions or simultaneous submissions. Stories should be original unpublished works only – no reprints will be accepted. The editors require that your initial submission is completely anonymous!   Use a different email address, leave a false name, and remove any identifying information from the manuscript. You can include a cover letter, but absolutely do NOT include your publication history. The editor doesn’t want to know. If the story is good enough to buy, the editor will ask what your preferences for attribution are at that point. If your story is accepted, it’s completely up to you whether you want to include your byline, author name, or a false name to show as the attribution when the story’s published. It’s your choice. So if you want the opportunity to flex your creativity and get your unusual or bizarre fiction published, Orthogonal is waiting for your submission.  The publication will re-open for submissions for a short reading period to flesh out future issues. Check back with the site regularly for updates on future submission re-openings, or follow their Facebook page for updates here: https://www.facebook.com/orthogonalsf/ . Maximum word count for short fiction should be no more than 5,000 words. Payment is $100, plus a share of royalties for short fiction stories. Flash fiction submissions between 100 and 1,000 words are also encouraged, with a flat-rate payment of $30, plus a share of royalties for accepted pieces. You can view the full writer’s submission guidelines here: http://www.orthogonalsf.net/?p=41     Mosel Surveyors – Adelaide . Like this post? Share it with...

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Fantastic Stories: Earn $450 for Speculative Fiction
Dec27

Fantastic Stories: Earn $450 for Speculative Fiction

  Fantastic Stories: Earn $450 for Speculative Fiction   Fantastic Stories of the Imagination is seeking original speculative fiction stories up to a maximum of 3,000 words in length. Fantastic Stories publishes original and reprinted science fiction and fantasy short stories The editors want to see submissions of stores that cover the entire science fiction and fantasy spectrum. They’ll consider everything from magic realism to hard SF, as long as the story surprises them, features diverse characters, and takes them to unexpected places. Let your imagination take you on a journey as you push the boundaries of the speculative fiction genre.  Rather than the editors trying to tell you what they don’t want, they would prefer to see great stories that make them want to buy, regardless of how many of their rules the story might violate. Payment is 15 cents US per word on acceptance for original stories. Payment for reprints is 1 cent per word. All original stories purchased will be licensed for the web, as well as a print version of the magazine, an e-version of the magazine, and two annual anthologies. Response times are usually within two weeks, however if you haven’t received a response from the editors within eight weeks, please query.   It’s recommended that authors read a previous issue of the magazine to get a feel for the type of short stories the editors prefer. You can download a previous issue for free here: https://gumroad.com/l/OkOIq     You can read the full writer’s submission guidelines here: http://www.fantasticstoriesoftheimagination.com/submission-guidelines/   .   Like this post? Share it with...

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Science Fiction Horror Anthology: Call for Submissions
Dec21

Science Fiction Horror Anthology: Call for Submissions

  Science Fiction Horror Anthology: Call for Submissions Fur Planet is seeking submissions of anthropomorphic science fiction horror short stories for an upcoming anthology. Despite what some people think, horror and science fiction have a lot in common. From the moment that humans gazed up at the stars and realized there could be something out there with less-than-friendly intentions, the combination of genres was born. All story submissions should have anthropomorphic animals as the primary characters. If you are unfamiliar with stories that include anthropomorphic characters, please check out FurPlanet (www.furplanet.com) Stories should contain and element of science fiction AND horror. There are a number of sub-genres within each primary genre, so blend two that work with your story. Good movie examples of well combined science fiction horror include:   Alien Event Horizon Splice Pitch black   Submissions should be between 5,000 and 12,000 words, although the editors may consider longer works in some instances. The editors are only seeking original, unpublished stories. Reprints will not be accepted. Payment is set at ½ cent US per word. The publisher purchases exclusive publication rights in print and electronic formats for a period of one year from the date of publication. Deadline: 1st March 2016 Expected Publication Date: 22nd September 2016   You can read the full writer’s submission guidelines here: http://furplanet.com/shop/custom.aspx?recid=10    .   Like this post? Share it with...

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Uncommon Origins Anthology: Earn Royalties for Short Stories
Dec10

Uncommon Origins Anthology: Earn Royalties for Short Stories

Uncommon Origins Anthology: Earn Royalties for Short Stories Fighting Monkey Press is seeking submissions from writers who want to earn royalties for short stories. The editor wants to see short stories that relate to the beginning of something new and unique for their upcoming anthology “Uncommon Origins”. Stories should be under 10,000 words, although the editor may consider longer works. Stories can be about something on the grand scale of Gods or the more personal scope of the individual. Stories within any genre are accepted, although any submissions that display elements of hatred or intolerance of any kind will not be accepted. The editor particularly encourages short stories with fantasy or magical realism elements incorporated into the plot. The editor encourages submissions from international writers, although all submissions should be written in American English. No reprints or simultaneous submissions will be accepted. There is a limit of two short story submissions per person for this anthology. Submissions open on 1st January 2016 and close on 28th February 2016. Acceptances are scheduled to be sent out by 15th March. Payment for accepted stories is via royalty share. You can view the full writer’s submission guidelines here: http://www.fightingmonkeypress.com/submissions/ The publisher’s previous anthology collection “Uncommon Bodies” was launched to rave reviews. If you want to check what writing style the editor prefers before you submit your short story, you can find the previous anthology here: Like this post? Share it with...

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Cicada Magazine: Earn up to $2,000 for YA Short Stories
Aug31

Cicada Magazine: Earn up to $2,000 for YA Short Stories

Cicada Magazine: Earn up to $2,000 for YA Short Stories   Cicada Magazine is open for submissions! They want to see YA short stories, comics, poems and nonfiction essays aimed at a young adult audience. The editors want to see fiction up to a maximum of 9,000 words with a focus on realism, SF/fantasy or historical fiction. Articles of narrative nonfiction and essays on literature/culture/arts, especially if written from a teen perspective, are also welcomed. Maximum word count for non-fiction is 5,000 words. From time to time the editors will request specific themes for upcoming issues. Always check the full submission guidelines to check if any themes are required before submitting.   According to their website, the editors at Cicada want a variety of YA short stories with a specific theme included in their future issues. The theme changes with each issue, as does the deadline, so it’s worth checking back regularly to see what else they may require. Payment for unpublished stories and articles is up to 25 cents per word. Payment for poetry is $3 per line. Cicada Magazine may consider reprints, but the pay rate is generally much less than the rate paid for unpublished work. All stories and articles submitted to Cicada Magazine must be submitted via their online portal at Submittable. Promising manuscripts will be reviewed and editors will work with writers on any revisions that may be required.   You can read the full writer’s submission guidelines here: https://cricketmag.submittable.com/submit/17820   . Like this post? Share it with...

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