Taking Submissions: Ghostlight, The Magazine of Terror Winter 2015 Issue

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Deadline: September 1st, 2015
Payment: Contributor’s Copy
Note: Reprints Welcome

FICTION
We at the Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers (GLAHW) are looking for stories that are well written and character driven, preferably with a Michigan or Great Lakes connection, but any well written story with a dark side has a chance with us.

All stories need to be Horror, Dark Sci-Fi, Dark Fantasy, or Dark Humor, especially Dark Humor. If you can make us laugh and creep us out at the same time, you have a good chance of acceptance.

Please don’t send us sword & sorcery or space opera stories. Tolkien and Lucas have their place, but not here. Also, we don’t and can’t accept “fan fiction” which includes anything based on a video game, book, movie or any other creator’s work or conception unless you have written permission from the creator. If you don’t own the copyright to the characters in your story, we cannot publish your work. By submitting to GLAHW you, as the author of the work, accept responsibility for any possible copyright infringement.

Please don’t send us “Slash”, “Fem-Slash” or anything graphic sexual descriptions. Sex is okay as long as it’s integral to the story, but don’t overdo it. Please don’t use gore for gore’s sake.

Again, gore is okay as long as it’s integral to the story. After all, we are horror writers.

Though we cringe at the thought of violence toward children or pets, we understand that this type of violence does occur in real life, but please make sure it’s integral to your story. Any story that insinuates an act of sexual violence between an adult and a child will be automatically rejected.

Please use spell check and proof your work before sending to us. As writers, we should be doing this already, but it surprises us how often this is not done. Multiple submissions are okay but please send them under a separate email. Also, only three submissions per author per reading period. Simultaneous submissions are also okay as long as you let us know if you sell your story elsewhere.

FORMATTING

Stories should be between 500 – 6,000 words. This word count is firm. Stories above this word limit will be deleted unread. If you have a story shorter than this, please query.

Please follow proper manuscript format. If you don’t know what proper manuscript format is, please follow this link. http://www.shunn.net/format/story.html

Specifically what we are looking for is as follows:
• Use Courier New or Times New Roman fonts only.
• Double space between lines.
• Indent paragraphs.
• No extra space between paragraphs.
• All words meant to be italicized, bolded, or underlined in the final print, please make sure they are italicized, bolded or underlined in your manuscript.
• All stories must be submitted as an attachment in.doc, .docx or .rtf.

Stories should be submitted as an attachment in either MS Word or Rich Text Format. Stories submitted in the body of an email will be deleted unread.

Please be aware that we reserve the right to reformat your story as necessary to fit the specific format for our magazine. We will not rewrite your story, but on occasion, we may have to alter line placement to eliminate blank space. We may also center all lines or right and left justify them. If you have a problem with this, please do not submit to us.

POETRY

Poetry submissions are being considered. You can submit up to three poems per reading period.

Please attach them to the email as .doc, .docx or .rtf file. Poems can be up to fifty lines each. We will consider poems for Editor’s choice, but it will take a very special poem to be given this title.

Please do not submit poetry inside of an object such as a photo or drawing. If you have a problem with this, please do not submit to us.

Please be aware that we reserve the right to reformat your story or poem as necessary to fit the specific format for our anthology. We will not rewrite your story or poem, but we may have to alter line placement. We will ask if the special formatting is key to the understanding of your piece, but we may not. If you have a problem with this, please do not submit to us. Poems sent in the body of an email will be deleted unread.

ARTWORK

At this time, full color cover artwork will be accepted from GLAHW members only.

Interior artwork must be your original work and in black and white only, no color artwork will be accepted for the interior of the magazine. And it should go without saying that the artwork should be horror related, but we cannot accept anything with graphic nudity or sex. Dark Humor is always of interest to us, so if you have a comic of dark humor send it along, as long as it is no more than six frames.

All artwork needs to be in JPEG format and attached to the email.

PHOTOGRAPHS

We are also accepting black and white photographs for this magazine. All photographs must be original and creepy, but again, just like the artwork we cannot accept anything with graphic nudity or sex.

Photographs needs to be in JPEG format and attached to the email. If you are a GLAHW member feel free to send your photograph for consideration for the cover.

RIGHTS

We are asking for non-exclusive First North American Print and Digital Rights.

REPRINTS

We do accept reprint for inclusion in our magazine. Please tell us at the time of the submission when and where your work first appeared.

PAYMENT

All acceptances will receive one (1) Contributor’s Copy and our humble thanks.

SUBMISSION

With all submissions, please include a short 100-150 word bio. Stories must be attached to the email, not within the body. We are permitting up to three submissions for either poetry or fiction but please send them under a separate email with individual bios. Simultaneous submissions are also okay as long as you let us know if you sell your story elsewhere.

Upon acceptance of your piece into the anthology, a contract will be emailed. It can be mailed back via US Post, but we must receive it within two weeks after initial acceptance.

Your email subject header should read SURNAME/TITLE – GHOSTLIGHT SUBMISSIONS and sent to ghostlighteditor@glahw.com

RETURN TIME

Please give us one month to review your story. If you have not heard from us after six weeks one way or the other, please feel free to send us an email. Send all submissions and/or inquiries to ghostlighteditor@glahw.com. We will not accept snail mail submissions. We look forward to reading your work and thank you for giving us the honor.

Via: Great Lakes Association Of Horror Writers

Taking Submissions: Horror Hotties

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Deadline: July 15th
Payment: $35 If Goes To Print

Our anthology calls are a great place to get your feet wet with a short story, or to explore a theme without committing to a full novella or novel. For all anthology calls, we’re looking for fully realized, romantic LGBT stories about the chosen monthly theme. Make us laugh, make us cry, or surprise us and make us glow with happy endings!

Please send your submissions following the below specified word count to submissions@torquerepress.com with the title of the theme (ie: Torqued Tales) and your story title in the subject field. Please see our general submissions guidelines for formatting etc. Each theme has a title and due date listed on the individual call.

If the completed anthology reaches a minimum word count of 60K, the book may go to print. In that case, payment is a $35 flat fee for first time electronic and print rights for three years, as well as an electronic and print copy of the book. Print rights are reserved for six months. If the print rights are not optioned, all print rights revert to the author.

We’ll also be releasing the story on its own in ebook format. Royalties for the single title electronic version will be 45% net on books sold through Torquere Books and 35% net on books sold through our distributors, again for a period of three years.

What’s better than a great ghost story just in time for Halloween? A great ghost LOVE story! From haunted houses to haunted underwear, from howling at the moon to mooning your werewolf lover, there’s no shortage of paranormal creatures to tap for a blazing hot haunting!

Please send your 3000 -10,000 word submissions to submissions@torquerepress.com with “Haunted Hotties” and your story title in the subject field. Please see our general submissions guidelines for formatting etc. Deadline for submission is July 15, 2015; all submissions will be held and reviewed after the deadline.

If the completed anthology reaches a minimum word count of 60K, the book may go to print. In that case, payment is a $35 flat fee for first time electronic and print rights for three years, as well as an electronic and print copy of the book. Print rights are reserved for six months. If the print rights are not optioned, all print rights revert to the author.

We’ll also be releasing the story on its own in ebook format. Royalties for the single title electronic version will be 45% net on books sold through Torquere Books and 35% net on books sold through our distributors, again for a period of three years.

Via: Torquere Press.

Taking Submissions: Another Dimension Issue #4

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Deadline: September 30, 2015
Payment: 3 cents per word.

Another Dimension Magazine is the evolution of Wily Writers Speculative Fiction Podcast. It has a more focused theme, that of classic-style Horror and Dark Fantasy, as seen on the television shows Night Gallery and The Twilight Zone, produced and often written by Rod Serling. We are doing blatant homage to these wonderful contributions to these genres. We’ll release issues quarterly in both text and audio formats.

What We’re Looking For

We’ve identified elements that we’re looking for in the stories we’ll buy:

  1. An interesting and well-thought-out lead character, first and foremost.
  2. Supernatural elements or alternate reality/history.
  3. The genres of either Horror or Dark Fantasy. The various subgenres of Horror are perfectly acceptable, such as SciFi Horror.
  4. A commentary on the world we live in (however metaphorically). Say something with your story.
  5. A surprising climax. Take us by surprise, if you can.
  6. Impressive imagination — show us a different culture or an alternate world.

Submission Requirements

Submissions need to follow the guidelines listed below.

  • IMPORTANT:
      • Name your file so that it makes sense. An impressive filename for a fiction submission is: (lastname)-(word from title).RTF [like this: mccoy-darkness.rtf]
  • Word count: 1000 – 3000 (Firm. Do not query).
  • Use standard manuscript formatting. (more info)
  • Simultaneous submissions to other publishers are okay.
  • Do not submit more than once to the same issue. You may submit only one story to each issue.
  • Gore, sex, and adult language okay, but make sure it improves the story.
  • Use good grammar, double-check your punctuation, and run a spell-check. We prefer Chicago Manual of Style rules, and we will reject it if it’s a mess, even if it’s an amazing story. If you’re bad at grammar and spelling, then hire an editor or bribe a friend with cookies to help you before you submit it. Otherwise, you don’t look like the kind of serious writer we expect.
  • We may request revisions, so if you’re not open to them, then let us know in your cover letter. It will save us all some time if you communicate that up-front.
  • We will accept reprints. Make double sure that the rights have reverted to you. By submitting it to us, you affirm that it has been freed from all other commitments that conflict with the rights you give us. You do not need to let us know in the cover letter that it is a reprint, but we willask you to affirm its ownership and copyright status in the contract if we choose your story. You’re responsible for knowing if it’s available.
  • We reserve the right to change these guidelines without notice.

Response Time: We will respond within six months of the appropriate issue’s deadline.

Pay: We pay 3 cents per word. We pay via Paypal or check.

Rights: With this payment, we’re buying the non-exclusive right to publish the story in audio, digital print, and print versions. We’re also buying the non-exclusive right to publish it in ebook, print, and audiobook in a “Best of…” anthology, if the story is chosen for one.

Your story will automatically be a candidate for a “Tales from Another Dimension” anthology at a later date.

Submit

Submit to Another Dimension Magazine via our online submission form.

Via: Another Dimension Magazine.

Taking Submissions: Lightspeed

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Deadline: July 15th, 2015
Payment: 8 cents per word for original fiction, or 2 cents per word for reprints
Note: Reprints Allowed

Current Submission Period: Lightspeed will be open to submissions June 1 – July 15, 2015.

Instructions for submitting to Lightspeed follow. Please read everything on this page and read the magazine before submitting.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURES FOR SHORT FICTION

Instructions: All fiction must be submitted through our Moksha online submission system, located at lightspeedmagazine.com/submissions. Please do not email your submissions. If one of the Submission Type options is grayed out, that means we are currently closed to that Submission Type.

Guidelines: Lightspeed is seeking original science fiction and fantasy stories. All types of science fiction and fantasy are welcome. No subject should be considered off-limits, and we encourage writers to take chances with their fiction and push the envelope. We do not accept simultaneous submissions or multiple submissions. You may submit one science fiction story and one fantasy story once every seven days.

Format: Submissions should generally follow standard manuscript format, though we prefer single-spaced instead of double-spaced. Your manuscript may be submitted in either .RTF or .DOC format.

Word Count: We are open to stories of 1500-10,000 words. Stories of 5000 words or less are preferred.

Pay Rate: Lightspeed pays 8 cents per word for original fiction, or 2 cents per word for reprints. 

Rights: To see which rights we’re seeking, please view our contract template for original fiction or our contract template for reprinted fiction.

Cover Letters: Your cover letter should contain the length of your story, your publishing history, and any other relevant information (e.g, if you send us a hard sf story about black hole clusters and your doctoral dissertation was on black hole clusters, mention that). If you’re not sure what should go in your cover letter, thisarticle on cover letters might help.

Questions/Problems: Email submissions@lightspeedmagazine.com for all fiction-related inquiries, or if you have any trouble using our online submission system. Please do not email your submissions to this address. All submissions must be submitted via ourMoksha online submission system.

Rejections/Response Times: Be aware that we receive several hundred submissions every month during our submissions periods. As such, we cannot offer personalized feedback on each story. If we say, “send more,” however, it does mean that we hope to see something else from you. Most rejections will be sent out within two business days, while stories being seriously considered may be held for up to two weeks. Please do not respond to rejection letters, even just to say “Thanks for the quick turnaround” etc. We appreciate the thought, but it is unnecessary and will just clutter up our editorial inbox.

Diversity Statement: We believe that the science fiction/fantasy genre’s diversity is its greatest strength, and we wish that viewpoint to be reflected in our story content and our submission queues; we welcome submissions from writers of every race, religion, nationality, gender, and sexual orientation.

OTHER SUBMISSION PROCEDURES

Novellas: Lightspeed publishes a novella-length reprint in each issue as an ebook-exclusive (i.e., it will appear only in our ebook edition, not on our website). For novella reprints, we are offering 1¢/word, on acceptance. As we’ll only be using 12 novellas a year, all of these will be directly solicited and we are not open to submissions in this area. If you’re an author we have solicited and/or published in the past, however, feel free to query.

Nonfiction: All of our nonfiction is currently assigned in-house. We are not open to submissions or queries in this area.

Review Copies: We launched a book review series in January 2015. If you would like information about how to submit books for review, you may send review copies to editor John Joseph Adams at the mailing address your publicity department likely already has on file (either for Lightspeed, Nightmare, or The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy); emailreviewbooks@lightspeedmagazine.com for more information.

Art: If you wish to have your art considered for Lightspeed Magazine (either science fiction or fantasy), please send an inquiry, along with a link to an online gallery (if possible), to art@lightspeedmagazine.com. Please note that we only use 12 covers per year, and we only purchase pre-existing pieces of art; we do not commission original art for covers. We do occasionally commission original art for some of the fiction we publish, but that original artwork is all assigned in-house.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

Lightspeed is edited and published by John Joseph Adams. You can see the rest of our staff on our Staff Page.

We welcome the submission of translations of stories from other languages. Stories that have never before been published in the English language would be considered “original.”

Sexual themes and stories with strong sexual content are acceptable, but Lightspeed is not a market for erotica. If in doubt, feel free to send your story in and let our editors decide.

Lightspeed is not a market for media-based fiction (i.e., stories set in the Star Wars orStar Trek universes, etc.), or any kind of fan fiction. (Note: We don’t have a problem with people reading or writing fan fiction or media-based fiction, we’re just not legally allowed to consider publishing it.)

Lightspeed is not a market for poetry.

If you’re not sure if your story is suitable, don’t query; please just go ahead and submit it and let our editors decide.

If editor John Joseph Adams has previously rejected your story, please do not submit it to Lightspeed, unless it was rejected as being unsuitable for the market (due to theme, etc.) or unless it has been significantly revised to the extent that it is no longer the same story.

Lightspeed is a SFWA-qualifying professional market.

Via: Lightspeed.

Taking Submissions: Untitled Splatterpunk Anthology

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Deadline: August 13, 2015
Payment: an advance upon their acceptance on a sliding scale based on length of their contribution, 1 digital and 1 printed copy of the anthology
Note: Reprints Allowed

Hello, I’m Fox Emm. I currently write for Wicked Horror, Gores Truly, and Zombie Apocalypse Defense Force. I’m trying to create a splatterpunk anthology and am currently seeking horror short story submissions. If you’d like to come aboard, please keep reading!

It’s true, the splatterpunk horror anthology I have wanted to get off the ground for over six months is finally in the gurgling stages of infancy, and that is where you come in! I’m looking for 20+ talented writers (and possibly poets..? Is splatterpunk poetry a thing? If not, can we make it a thing..?) to contribute to a horror anthology with a theme based around the word “home”. There are of course, a variety of interpretations to the word home within the horror genre. From aliens seeking a new home planet, zombies driving a young family from their home, home invasion by escaped convicts or some other creation you devise… The topic is no more limiting than your own imagination, so I hope to get a variety of interesting and action-filled submissions!

For those who aren’t familiar with the term splatterpunk but who love horror, the basic definition would be a horror story with graphic and or gory depictions of violence and which stretches boundaries. For more details on the subject, I would suggest you check out the Wikipedia entry on splatterpunk as well as this thoughtful article by my colleague at Wicked Horror, Nat Brehmer, on Why Splatterpunk Should Make a Comeback. If you’ve ever written a horror story that has been rejected for being too “out there” or had someone read over your work and respond with “this is disgusting” – this may be the submission opportunity you’ve been waiting for!

The target audience for this project will be horror fans of varying ages who appreciate blood and gore as it can be utilized as a plot device or storytelling implement. I’m looking for stories that push the envelope, yes, but I’m also looking for good STORYTELLING. Sure, the argument could be made that we’re basically writing B-movies due to the content, but I want a B-movie with a pulse. As far as length, I’m looking for submissions which are roughly between 1,000-3,500 words per piece. (Going over that amount is acceptable, but if you anticipate the length being greatly over the 3,500 word count, please let me know prior to the story’s completion.)

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This book will be a labor of love on my part. I’m responsible for all recruitment/submissions collection, weeding through said submissions, editing/locating additional editors, locating beta readers, formatting for print and electronic publishing, securing artwork for the cover and any interior artwork, promotion, and all of the other miscellaneous jobs that come along with self-publishing an anthology. I don’t have an official contract drawn up yet for myself and authors, but I am in the process of acquiring those documents. Each author whose work is published in the anthology will receive an advance upon their acceptance on a sliding scale based on length of their contribution, 1 digital and 1 printed copy of the anthology upon its completion and publication at no cost to them and profits from sales (assuming the book can be launched on Amazon/other locations) will be split 50/50 between the editing team and the writers/artists whose work is featured within the book. Ideally story will need to be one which has not been published elsewhere (even online/on your personal site), and which is not currently being submitted elsewhere. HOWEVER, if the story you would like to submit has been published in another compilation but rights have been reverted back to you, your work will be considered. The author will not surrender rights to the story, but will grant me/the publisher rights to publish the story as part of a compilation and use the story for marketing/promotional purposes of the anthology. (An official contract is in the process of being drawn up and will need to be returned with a signature prior to any advances/royalties being paid, but these are the basic details.)

If this sounds agreeable, or disagreeable but you’re willing to tell me why, then I want to hear from you! If you have questions, please let me know.

Submissions for this horror anthology (yet to be named) will be accepted until August 13, 2015. Authors will be notified if they have been selected for inclusion within 14 days of their submission, but should get a confirmation email stating their entry has been received within 72 hours of it being sent.

Please submit your work! Share this post with friends, family, and colleagues who you believe might be interested. If you have any questions, concerns, suggestions, would like to volunteer your editing/proofreading/beta reading services, or would like to help sponsor this project to provide better advances for contributing authors/editors – please contact me!

foxemmwrites[at]gmail.com

Get involved by emailing me at the above address (in a graphic to discourage spam bots) with the following information:

1. Name
2. Publication history, if any
3. A: Writing samples of your fiction work if you have not yet written the piece you would like to submit for this anthology (bonus points if the sample is horror) or B: Your Submission — These should be in .rtf .doc or .docx format.
4. Whether or not your submission has been published elsewhere. If so, please indicate where and when.
5. Any questions/comments you may have.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Via: Blogging Onward.

Taking Submissions: Captive Hearts

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Deadline: July 31st, 2015
Payment: $5 per author and a contributor’s copy
Note: At this time Clouded Tower Press is a digital only market. If that changes they will also provide physical copies down the line.

Erotic Horror Anthology
Clouded Tower Press
Anthology Title: Captive Hearts
Ed: Katrina Rose
Submission Deadline: July 31st 

Accepting 6-8 authors depending on the quality of the entries
Paying $5 per author (via PayPal ONLY) + a Contributor’s Copy
Short erotic horror - 2,500 wds max

Possession theme ~ How do YOU define possession? Vampire lovers? Evil spirits? 
The only limit is your imagination… just make sure it’s scary and sexy. 

Must answer the following question in your submission email: How does your story fit
the theme?

Also accepting LIMITED erotic horror poetry in the same theme. 
Poetry submissions are UNPAID. 

Submit all entries to cloudedtowerpress@gmail.com
All entries MUST BE UNPUBLISHED and entirely original, no reprints will be accepted

Via: Clouded Tower Press.

Taking Submissions: Lovecraftian Visions

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Deadline: August 31t, 2015
Payment: $50

Robot Cowgirl wants you to write a squamous tale of those ancient, unnameable evils which lie in the outer dark, those cephalopodic nightmares which come for us in the night. Cthulhu calls, but he’s not looking for the same old, same old—give us a fresh catch.

“And with strange aeons even death may die,” but most of the copyrights for Lovecraft’s genre-defining canon have passed into the great beyond. Yet the enduring power of these tales persists. From Lovecraft’s 1919 Dagon to 1943’s Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath, Lovecraft managed to create worlds which existed in the specific places and times of the writer’s experience, but which also transcended those times, invoking mysteries as old as the universe itself which might dwell in madness until the end of time.

Following our general submission guidelines, tell us a Lovecraftian tale which summons the ancient evils and heinous otherworldliness of the Cthulhu mythos, but which updates Lovecraft for a new generation, or which spins the context of his tales in entirely new directions. Write well, write with a firm grounding in the mythos, but surprise us.

Submissions are due 31 August 2015.

Stories should be between 3,000 and 8,000 words. Unlike our previous calls from the lost city of R’lyeh for submissions, this one does build on an existing canon. We will be double-checking, for your protection and ours, that anything you reference in your story is outside copyrights. That said, most everything Lovecraft is fair game. Preference will be given to tales which imbue the Lovecraftian mystique with diversity, humanism, and complexity. On acceptance, payment will be US$50 per story.

Via: Robot Cowgirll.

Taking Submissions: Witches, Warlocks, Demons, & Evil Doers

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Deadline: September 1, 2015
Payment: $25

For our next anthology, we are offering an open call for stories that involve Witches, Warlocks, Demons, and other Evil Doers.

We are looking for stories that tell of wrong doings perpetrated by someone or something with supernatural abilities. We are not looking for stories of werewolves or vampires who need to survive by causing harm. What we want are stories of choice; stories where the protagonist chooses to do harm for a specific reason through means of a power beyond that of a normal mortal.

We would prefer that the stories appeal to a broad audience and that period or overly-stylized pieces be refrained from.

Your story MUST include all of the following elements:

  • A horror/evil intent based theme that is explained within the story;
  • A protagonist with evil or malicious intent with a specific reason;
  • A protagonist with abilities that an average mortal does not possess;
  • A victim or victims being persecuted for a specific and explained reason.

Beyond these specific inclusions, feel free to be as creative as you’d like provided you do not breach the three things we will not consider for publication:

  • Stories containing pedophilia;
  • Stories containing bestiality;
  • Stories containing scenes of sexually descriptive rape.

Submit a story containing any of the three above EXCLUSIONS, and it will immediately be disqualified.

Deadline: September 1, 2015

Reading & Evaluation Period: Two to three months after close of the deadline

Word Count: 4,000 – 8,000 words

NO REPRINTS WILL BE CONSIDERED

Payment: Each story selected for inclusion will receive a one-time payment of $25US

For full guidelines, please visit our website at: www:SirensCallPublications.com

Via: Sirens Call Publications.

Cohesion Press Is Open To Military Sci-Fi/Horror

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APART FROM THE ABOVE EXCEPTIONS, WE ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR NOVEL/NOVELLA/COLLECTION SUBMISSIONS EXCEPT BY INVITATION.
WE ARE WILLING TO LOOK AT AGENTED MANUSCRIPTS IN ALL GENRES LISTED BELOW.

For us, novellas range from 30,000 to 40,000 words. Novels and collections are 40,000 words and above.
We are not looking for anything smaller than this.

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE PAGE, RIGHT TO THE BOTTOM, BEFORE SUBMITTING.

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Reprints: Please query.

Please read the entire page before doing anything. Then, read it once more.

What we want:

Fiction:

  • Military thrillers, military sci-fi, or military horror
  • SHTF, apocalyptic or post-apocalyptic horror (there are too many bad zombie tales out there already, so if you have the shambling (or running) dead in your story, it better be damn good)
  • Biological/Creature horror ie. beasties rising up against man, giant creatures devouring cities etc.
  • YA in the above genres
  • Collections in the above genres

Non-Fiction:

  • Memoirs of crime or addiction
  • Memoirs of military service or action. We particularly like Special Forces

NOTE: Unique projects will always be considered.
If you have something that is unable to be classified, contact us via the Contact Page

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We offer 50% of gross income on all electronic and print sales

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Please include a brief ‘hello, this is who I am’ in your email body as a cover letter.
Blank emails with attachments will be deleted.
Pitches MUST be attached as a doc file. DO NOT include in the body of the email.

How to format your pitch:

Your pitch should include the following items in this order:

1. Contact information top left. Total wordcount top right.
2. Title and author name centred
3. Full synopsis; around 400-600 words
4. Author bio
5. Any promotion ability you have, such as website, blog, social media etc. We WILL promote your work, but expect you to do the same.
6. The first three chapters or 10,000 words (whichever comes first) in the same document

  • Courier or Times New Roman; 12pt; italics as they will appear. No underlining. MINIMAL FORMATTING.
  • Double spaced
  • DO NOT use tab or spacing to indent lines. Use ‘styles’ only. If unsure, do not indent at all
  • ONE SPACE after periods
  • NO LINE between paragraphs unless a line-break is required

Send submissions to: submissions@cohesionpress.com
Subject line should be: genre_[title]_[surname]

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We will respond within 48 hours to acknowledge receipt of your submission.
We will make contact within 2 weeks – at the most – in regard to whether we want to read your novel.
If you haven’t heard back in three weeks from the date of pitch submission, send us an enquiry via submissions@cohesionpress.com
The subject line of this email should be in the format: pitchenquiry_

_[title]_[genre].

Via: Cohesion Press.

Taking Submissions: Slice #18: Enemies

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Deadline: August 1, 2015
Payment: $100

The current reading period runs from June 1 – August 1. All submissions during that time will be considered for Issue 18. The theme for this issue is “Enemies.”

Please note, we are unable to accept any submissions sent to us via email or post. The maximum word count for submissions is 5,000 words. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable as long as you withdraw the work immediately if it is selected for publication elsewhere. All work should be previously unpublished. Please allow up to three months for us to reply to your submission.

Submitting to Slice
Slice magazine welcomes submissions for short fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. We’re looking for anyone with a fresh voice and a compelling story to share—basically any work that really knocks our socks off. We’re not drawn to experimental or heavy-handed genre fiction. The best way to get a sense of Slice’s content is to read the magazine. You can subscribe here. At the core, Slice aims to bridge the gap between emerging and established authors by offering a space where both are published side-by-side. In each issue, a specific cultural theme becomes the catalyst for articles and interviews from renowned writers and lesser known voices alike. Along with these pieces, we publish fiction and poetry that isn’t bound by the theme—we simply look for works by writers who promise to become tomorrow’s literary legends. We offer all contributors of Slice a monetary award for their work ($100 for stories and essays and $25 for poems).

Via: Slice’s Submittable.

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