Taking Submissions: This Twisted Earth (vols. 2 & 3)

Deadline: July 24th, 2017
Payment: % royalties per story published in e-book and paperback form and a contributor’s copy

Deadline for both volumes: Monday 24th July 2017
Payment: 4% royalties per story published in e-book and paperback form. You will also receive a physical copy of whichever volume your story appears in.
‘As this is laying the groundwork for an ongoing story in a way that few anthologies do, it’s definitely one to keep an eye on. When Volume 2 comes out, you know we’ll be on board.’ Starburst Magazine
This Twisted Earth vol. 2: Twisted Histories – due for release at EdgeLit 2018
Dig deeper into how This Twisted Earth began: explore ‘known’ events such as the reign of the Tyrant, reveal secret histories and cultural insights through Twisted Earth creation myths, or shed light on some familiar characters through their early adventures. We can also begin to investigate what really happened to shatter Time in such a cataclysmic manner.
This Twisted Earth vol. 3: Twisted Tomorrows – due for release at FantasyCon 2018
Peer into the future to show us what might yet be: chart the rise of powers such as Rome Resurgent, probe the ever-changing landscape of cultural evolution; of the progress made or dangers unleashed by the reweaving of Time’s threads. Bring forth new tales of familiar characters, hunt down the truths behind the Cataclysm, and show us what it means to choose our destiny.

‘…an anthology that breaks the format of what we consider an anthology to be demands more attention, and asks that the reader be comfortable with feeling out of their comfort zone. But it’s this quality, I think, that allows This Twisted Earth to shine.’ Renegade Revolution

Prospective writers from all countries and cultural backgrounds are invited to join our ‘This Twisted Earth’ Facebook Group in order to interact with the editor and the other writers on the project. There, you will also find the ‘world bible’ – a vital collection of Twisted Earth lore which has recently been updated by the editor, Dion Winton-Polak, to include details from the first volume of This Twisted Earth.
Send your completed story to [email protected] as either a .doc or .rtf file. The subject of your email should have your Surname, the word ‘Histories’ or ‘Tomorrows’ to indicate which volume you feel your story belongs in, and your word-count.
To avoid disappointment please ensure your submission reflects the brief and sticks to the following format:

  • 4000 to 9000 words long, in Standard Manuscript Format.
  • Typed in Times New Roman, size 12.
  • Include your full contact details (name/address/social media profile/email address) at the top of your document.

Thank you. We look forward to hearing from you.

Via: Six Minutes To Midnight.

Taking Submissions: Southern Fried Autopsies

Deadline: October 31st, 2017
Payment: Contributor’s Copy

The goal of this anthology is to shout loud and proud that The South holds some of the best horror writers and authors. What’s unique about this project is that it will not only include a collection of shorts but also hold hand-picked dark poetry! We simply cannot limit an anthology of this nature to just short stories, though those are the main material that will be included.
 
Submissions for short stories need to be between 3,000-7,000 words in length.  Some considerations will be made for stories just over or just under, but those works will be chosen best on quality, blow our minds and attempt to scare us to death with your vivid imagery through words. We are wanting quality stories over word count.
 
This anthology’s target audience is an adult audience that is 18 years and above, so no children’s horror stories, please.
We also will not accept extreme erotica horror (mild adult scenes are fine as long as it pertains to the story’s forward projection or to display character traits), rape, bestiality, incest, pedophilia, or domestic violence.
 
This anthology is strictly for horror authors and writers that live in The South. It is not restricted to those that have moved to The South, imports are fine! 😉 This book is restricted for southern writers and authors at this time as the aim is to have southern authors and writers submit, but not limited to strictly to readers. If this has enough interest we can add a couple of future anthologies with other regional authors and writers in mind. I.E. an anthology featuring northern writers or just the east coast, for examples.
 
Submissions are currently open and must be sent to:
 
Please title the email: Southern Fried Autopsies Submission
Within the submission, in the document holding the writing, please include title, author’s name/pen name, also phone numbers, email address, and word count. Some of this information will be used to be able to contact you if accepted.
This anthology will be published by Burning Willow Press, LLC and will be edited, formatted, etc by the staff of Burning Willow Press. It’s a project funded by Burning Willow Press with a one-year holding of all works included before being open to publications elsewhere by the author, but Burning Willow Press will continue to republish this work as a whole anthology for the following 4 years afterward.
 
This project will be published out Halloween 31st, 2018, from this publication date forward, is when the stories will be locked, midnight Halloween 31st, 2019 the stories will be open for the authors to take their works elsewhere and do what they want, but Burning Willow Press will continue republishing it for the foreseeable 4 years.
 
This anthology is for exposure, contributor copy (whether it’s a physical copy or digital will be up to the contributor), and not a royalty share or advances. This is a partnership between L. Bachman, Jay Michael Wright II, and Burning Willow Press, LLC.
 
Submissions close Halloween 31st, 2017 at midnight.

Via: L. Bachman.

Taking Submissions: Untitled Rice Paper Press Horror Anthology

Deadline: May 31st, 2017
Payment: Up to $100 and a contributor’s copy

We are currently requesting submissions for a new horror anthology of short stories we plan to publish this year. We’re paying up to $100 per published story based on word count, AND a free printed version of the anthology.

 We are looking for edited, well-written, horror stories from 5K to 10K words in length.  Scare us so we can’t sleep at night!

 Your stories need to be previously unpublished – exceptions to this will be handled on a limited basis as long as you still retain all rights to the work.  We are looking for original content. If you have previously published your story to a blog or social media account, we will not be interested.

Please email your story to the address below and in the subject line and enter the words “Horror Anthology.” Then, copy and paste your story in the body of the email, do not attach files. If accepted, we will notify you and ask you to submit an MS Word document.

 Payment amount to be determined based on word count. We will discuss terms upon acceptance for publication.

Submissions will close midnight, May 31, 2017.

Other submissions are closed at this time.

Please send your submissions to:

Via: Rice Paper Press.

Ongoing Submissions: Conduit

Payment: Contributor’s Copy

Conduit is looking for previously unpublished poetry and prose that demonstrates originality, intelligence, courage, irreverence, and humanity. Please send 3-5 poems or 1 prose piece (up to 3500 words). Include a self-addressed stamped envelope. All manuscripts will be recycled unless appropriate postage is included for return. Reporting time is 9 weeks to 9 months. Payment in copies.

These titles are primarily for our own amusement. Submissions are evaluated at the nexus of their merit and our taste, rather than whether or not they match any theme. If you haven’t seen or read Conduit before, we recommend you sample our mad concoction before submitting.

If another journal has seduced you with promises of fame and glory, please notify us immediately to withdraw your submission, including the date the piece was submitted.

PLEASE NOTE

We do not accept online submissions.
All electronic submissions will be destroyed pronto. All correspondence is subject to publication, in whole or in part. Send submissions to:

CONDUIT    |    788 OSCEOLA AVENUE    |    SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA 55105

Via: Conduit.

Taking Submissions: Untitled Salem Halloween Anthology

Deadline: June 11th, 2017
Payment: $10 and contributor’s copy

We are seeking short stories for a new anthology
slated for fall of 2017 (roughly early September for release, official title TBA). This will be a sister
anthology to our first release, Shadows in Salem, that came out in September of 2016. We want this collection to share the theme of Salem, MA ON HALLOWEEN NIGHT through the years. Set your story in 1955, set your story in 1999, that is up to you, but it must be dark, gothic, or horror related! We will post years that are submitted as they arrive in our e-mail so you can keep track and so we don’t have twenty stories set on Halloween night in 1626. We are from Salem, so we know the area well, as do our local readers, so please take that into consideration in your research! Some witches are okay, but please remember that there is so much more to this city than the witch history! We are hoping to select one story per decade for variety, but we do not expect to fill *every* decade between the founding of Salem (1626) and today. Our anthologies generally end up at around twenty stories, so keep in mind, you don’t have to limit yourself to the last 100 years.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Submit by: June 11th, 2017  Word Count: 1,000-6,000
  • Content Requirements: Your story must 14523174_1193628297361158_5059588828413983419_ntake place in Salem, MA on Halloween (10/31). The time-period and content is your choice, but DO be unique and DO make it SPOOKY! We will continue posting a running list of the years/decades that have already been submitted to ensure you have a chance to pick a year that has not been submitted already. Of course, we are looking for the best, so if there are many submissions set in 1977, we’ll try to choose the best of them. Yes, Salem is ‘The Witch City’, so you can utilize this in your writing, but please be unique if you choose this subject matter!
  • List of Years we’ve already received submissions for: NONE! (Because we just opened the call for submissions!)
  • Payment: Accepted submissions will be awarded payment in the way of $10 upon printing, paid via PayPal. Writers may also choose to accept their payment in the form of extra copies of the anthology. It may not be much, but we are a small and humble press just getting our start and it’s all we can offer at this time, besides our excellent social media promotion and beyond (we post daily, often, and spotlight our writers regularly). If your submission is accepted, you will also receive a printed copy of the anthology!
  • Format: Format should be in standard manuscript format and submitted as .doc,
    .docx. Unfortunately, we cannot accept reprints at this time. Please include a brief cover letter introducing yourself along with your submission.
  • Response Time: Please be aware that it may be six to eight weeks (or more) before you receive a response from FunDead Publications, we often wait until after the close date to send acceptance e-mails to ensure we select the best content for our readers. Our submission load is often fluctuating, but we read and respond as quickly as we can. If it is a simultaneous submission, please let us know.
  • Diversity Statement: We at FunDead Publications believe diversity is what makes fiction wonderful and unique and we welcome submissions from writers of every race, religion, nationality, gender, and sexual orientation.

Via: Fun Dead Publications.

Taking Submissions: Blood in the Rain 3

Deadline: May 1st, 2017
Payment: $75 plus two contributor’s copies

For the vampire erotica anthology Blood in the Rain 3, available October 2017, we seek short stories of 2000–7000 words with both a vampire and an erotic element—anything from a sexy tease to hardcore porn (we lean toward porn!). We encourage stories nonstereotypically including people of color, people who are LGBTQIA, and people over 18.

Most of all, we want compelling characters having hot sex, with a story that draws us in. And a vampire. Make us horny!

We pay within 30 days of publication: $75 plus two contributor’s copies.

Stories are due May 1, 2017.  See the nitty-gritty details to submit.

Via: Blood in the Rain.

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