Category: Anthology

Taking Submissions: SNAFU: PUNK’D (Early Listing)

Submission Window: January 1st, 2023 – March 31st, 2023
Payment: AUD5c/word and one contributor copy
Theme: Action horror/specfic ‘punk’ genre.

AU5c/word / 2k-7.5k words

 Opens Jan 1st 2023/Closes March 31st 2023 (in your time zone).

Fantasy, Horror, or Science Fiction, but all must have a military/action focus

Theme – action horror/specfic ‘punk’ genre.

WHAT WE WANT

ACTION-BASED horror/specfic within conflict in a past, present, or future filled with the aspects that make your story a ‘punk’ subgenre tale.

The ‘punk’ genres we are referring to are listed at these two URLs:
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Taking Submissions: The Reaper’s Games

Deadline: March 15th, 2023
Payment: $10.00 and a contributors copy
Theme: A game or contest where a person’s life is at stake

PsychoToxin Press presents it’s second themed anthology title in “The Reaper’s Games”

*Humans are competitive creatures by design. From the very beginning, man has always fought in many ways and forms for a prize. Land, gold, goods or lust, there’s always a prize and someone to strive for it by whatever means necessary. But what prize may be more worth fighting for than you very life? What would one do if perhaps it was their life, their very soul, or those of the ones they’d hold oh so dear to them? What price would be paid? And more importantly… How long could they even last?

Such answers are sought to be answered by you in this second ever themed anthology title from PsychoToxin Press, “the Reaper’s Games”. Be it a tournament of strength, a test of wits, perhaps a series of dares that goes too far, or even a simple game of cards… One where more than just one’s measly life savings money is at stake, us freaks at PsychoToxin Press seek stories that tell of horrifying games that go far, FAR beyond the boundary of “Innocent fun” and breach into the realm of life threatening and maybe even soul rending… *

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Taking Submissions: Particular Passages: Autumnal Stories

Deadline: March 1st, 2023
Payment: Royalties
Theme: Warmer, friendlier, cozier stories set in, around, and about the fall season..

Stories in, around, and about the fall season. Although stories on or about Halloween are welcome, we aren’t looking for spooky stories. (Those should be submitted to Particular Passages: Dark Passages or Particular Passages: (Not So) Dark Passages.)

For this anthology, we are looking for warmer, friendlier, cozier stories. Thanksgiving is an option, but so is a State Fair. We want things like family stories, harvest stories, the leaves turning, coming of age, end of an era, or whatever “Autumn” feels like to you.  Maybe it will feel like that to us, too.

Submissions open now until March 1st, 2023. Anthology expected to be published in or around September, 2023.

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Taking Submissions: Anna Karenina Isn’t Dead

Deadline: January 31st, 2023
Payment: 5 cents per word for original fiction, 4 cents per word for reprints
Theme: The rewritten lives of female literary legends
Note: Reprints Welcome

The rewritten lives of literary legends

You suffer. You die. You exist so the hero can have his journey. Who are you?

You’re a woman in classic literature.

Of course this isn’t the destiny of every woman, but from Anna Karenina to Jocasta to Cio-Cio-San, from Esmeralda to Aida to Mrs Rochester, death, madness, or suffering is the fate of far too many women in classic stories. Anna Karenina Isn’t Dead undoes that.

In this anthology of literary women, these women live. Do they have a happily ever after? Maybe. Do they have a happy-right-now? Oh yes. Feel free to bring your woman to the present, future, to anywhere or anywhen. How your classic heroine finds her peace is up to you.

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Taking Submissions: Ooze

Deadline: December 31st, 2022
Payment: $10
Theme: Body horror

Submission Call Details

Ooze is an anthology of body horror of all types. Each story should be around 2,000 words or less.

Payment is $10 per story and an electronic copy of the book.

There are four invited authors:

Judith Sonnet

Rowland Bercy Jr.

Lor Gislason

Cat Voleur

Submissions are open to any author, published or unpublished. The requirements are as follows.

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Taking Submissions: Untitled Anthology About Seers and Sibyls

Submission Window: January 1st, 2023 – January 31st, 2023
Theme: Stories about the mouthpieces of gods and goddesses.
Payment: $0.08 a word for fiction, $50 for poetry, and a contributors copy

Submissions Open: January 1, 2023 – January 31, 2023
Title: TBD Seers and Sibyls

Type: Anthology of short stories, flash fiction, and poetry

Editor: MJ Pankey

Theme: We’re looking for stories about the mouthpieces of gods and goddesses. Who interprets their omens, tells their prophecies, sees their visions, and performs their miracles? And to what end?

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Taking Submissions: After Dark Volume 1

Deadline: March 1st, 2023
Payment: 5 contributors’ copies and $30
Theme: Horror that includes Vampires, Werewolves, or Both

Campfire Publishing is excited to announce that we are currently accepting submisisons for “After Dark” Volume One, our first collection of horror stories! Please read below to ensure that your story will be a good fit, and feel free to reach out to us–via the form located on our main page or by sending an email to [email protected]–if you have any questions.

“After Dark” Volume One is the first volume in a horror collection dedicated to vampires and werewolves. Campfire Publishing aspires to publish multiple volumes in the “After Dark” collection along with collections specific to a variety of themes in the horror genre.

What are we looking for?

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Taking Submissions: Under The Stairs (Deadline Extended)

Deadline: February 1st, 2023 (DEADLINE EXTENDED)
Payment: 3 cents per word
Theme: Homebound Horror

Ever felt like you weren’t alone in your own home? Like eyes were watching you through the walls and ceiling vents, or that if you just listened hard enough, you could hear footsteps creaking from the ceiling above you?

Home is where you’re supposed to feel safe. But what happens when that safety is violated? When something malignant – living, dead, or something that never lived at all – enters our most sacred of places and begins twisting it to use that safety against you?

You tell us.

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