Category: Anthology


Taking Submissions: The Hunger of Old Stars

Deadline: October 31st, 2021
Payment: $25
Theme: Cosmic horror

The Hunger of Old Stars is a cosmic horror anthology that is looking for YOUR Eldritch tales of terror! S.I.P. will be looking for Cosmic Horror Stories for their upcoming anthology ‘The Hunger of Old Stars’. In this anthology, we want tales of eldritch horrors that will drive our readers to lunacy!
We are paying $25 per story and we are looking for stories that are around 3,000 – 10,000 words long. Also, NO REPRINTS… Also, no, it does not need to be strictly Lovecraftian to be considered for this anthology!
So, we here at S.I.P. hope you will consider sending us your cosmic horror stories! We cannot wait to see what you all bring to the table!

You can submit your stories to: [email protected]

Taking Submissions: His Soul’s Still Dancing: A Nicolas Cage Inspired Anthology

Deadline: October 31st, 2021
Payment: £25
Theme: Stories inspired by Nicolas Cage

Submission guidelines

“I am not a demon. I am a lizard, a shark, a heat-seeking panther. I want to be Bob Denver on acid playing the accordion.”

Nicolas Cage, has lived a life blended with myth, madness and mystery. His performances imbued with other worldly energy and that requires tribute, want in? 

Ex-Parrot Press wants your Nicolas Cage inspired short fiction stories. Guidelines are as follows:  (more…)

Taking Submissions: What Remains: Margaret Garner

Deadline: August 20th, 2021
Payment: $200 and a contributor’s copy (as noted by their social media, not their call.)
Theme: medieval grimoires, collections of ancient and/or obscure spells, alchemy, symbols, and all things odd and gnostic

Our latest anthology series is inspired by medieval grimoires, collections of ancient and/or obscure spells, alchemy, symbols, and all things odd and gnostic. We divide the book into thematic chapters based around the four elements: fire, water, earth, and air, with a fifth “ether” thrown in to catch the truly undefinable. Thus, although the elemental structure of the book should not determine the story, preference will be given to submissions that best fit and reflect the alchemical, elemental theme of the collection.

Ongoing Submissions: And the Dead shall sleep no more

Payment: $15
Theme: Vampires

We love vampires. They’re our favorite horror monster and we’ve featured them in several of our previous publications. But we’re not done yet.

And the Dead Shall Sleep No More is an anthology series about vampires. We’re looking for original works of short fiction to be published in the first volume.


Word Limit: 6,000 words

Compensation: flat $15 fee upon publication, plus a digital copy of the anthology.


Taking Submissions: Chlorophobia: An Eco-Horror Anthology

Deadline: August 31st, 2021
Payment: $5
Theme: eco-horror

Tho’ Nature, red in tooth and claw
With ravine, shriek’d against his creed

— Tennyson, In Memoriam A.H.H

A group of explorers stumble upon a new species of plant in the depths of the rainforest. A fracking operation unwittingly releases a malevolent force from underground. A tainted water supply leads to bizarre behaviour in a small town. We’re looking for punchy, eye-catching flash fiction and poetry that tackles the subject of eco-horror. Plants, animals, weather phenomena… It’s time for Mother Nature to fight back.

Taking Submissions: TexArcana

Deadline: September 1st, 2021
Payment: $10
Theme: Magical or fantasy stories set in Texas

We’re accepting short stories for a new anthology, TexArcana! Basically, we’re looking for magical or fantasy stories set in Texas, any time period. Stories should be from 1,000 to 10,000 words. We’re looking for a sort of PG13 vibe, so no ultra-violence, no erotica, and no pro-confederate stories. We can’t pay very much, but we can offer a token payment of $10 for accepted stories. We will consider reprints, but only if you own all the rights, and please let us know where the story was previously published. You can email submissions as to [email protected]—please use doc, docx, or rtf files please. We prefer stories in Standard Manuscript format (see William Shunn), and welcome submissions from authors of all races, genders, ages, and sexual orientations. Submissions are due by September 1, 2021.

Via: Lunarian Press.

Taking Submissions: Antifa Splatterpunk (Extended Call)

Submission Window: August 1st through 7th, 2021
Payment: $100
Theme: Anti-fascist splatterpunk stories
Note: This extended period is for women and non-binary writers

This summer, I’ll be editing ANTIFA SPLATTERPUNK, an anthology dedicated to–you guessed it–anti-fascist splatterpunk stories. In addition to pure splatterpunk, I’m also open to extreme horror with weird, bizarro, historical, or science fiction elements. Just keep it anti-fascist.

The anthology is open to all writers, but I would especially like submissions from antifascist writers of marginalized groups. Note that some writers have specifically been invited to contribute. The anthology will be a mix of solicited stories and stories selected from the open call submission period.

Stories should be between 2,000 and 4,500 words.

Multiple submissions are not allowed. Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but withdraw your submission immediately if it gets accepted elsewhere. No reprints.

Open for submissions July 1st, 2021 – July 31st, 2021.

I will announce accepted submissions by August 31st, 2021.

Anthology will be published as both an electronic and print book in winter 2021.


Taking Submissions: Xenocultivars: Stories of Queer Growth

Deadline: August 7th, 2021
Payment: 8 cents per word (USD), plus a pro-rata share of 50% of royalties.
Theme: speculative stories on the theme of plants and growth, featuring queer characters
Note: Apologies for the short window, just stumbled across this one.

The basics

Editors: Isabela Oliveira (she/her) and Jed Sabin (they/them)
Deadline: Saturday, August 7th, at 9pm Pacific
Length: We’ve set the upper limit at 10,000 words to allow for flexibility, but most acceptances are likely to be under 7,000 words. There is no minimum.
Rate: We pay a minimum of 8 cents per word (USD), plus a pro-rata share of 50% of royalties.
Simultaneous submissions: No, please do not submit an original (non-reprint) story anywhere else while we are considering it.
Multiple submissions: Yes, you may submit up to 3 stories to us at once (filling out the submission form separately for each story). There is no limit on total number of submissions as long as there are not more than 3 under consideration at one time.
Reprints: We will consider previously published stories, including those that have been self-published online, as long as previous publication is disclosed in the submission form. Reprints are paid at the same rate as originals. Audio rights must be available.
Identity statements: We do not require or expect authors to disclose queer or other identities to us, and if authors do choose to share their identities, we will not disclose that information to others without permission.

We aim to respond to every submission by the end of August.