Category: Anthology

Taking Submissions: Arthropoda

Deadline: August 7th, 2021
Payment: $20 and a contributor’s copy
Theme: Speculative poetry and short fiction with monstrous, mythical, or mechanical arthropods

Do you have a story or poem featuring insects, crustaceans, arachnids, or myriapods? We want to publish it!

We are looking for speculative poetry and short fiction with monstrous, mythical, or mechanical arthropods for our upcoming Arthropoda anthology!

The call is open to original fiction and reprints, poetry and short fiction up to 45 lines and 7,500 words respectively.

Please submit no more than two short stories. Shunn manuscript format, simultaneous submissions permitted.

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Taking Submissions: Night Terrors anthology

Deadline: July 30, 2021
Payment: 1 cent per word ($10 for every 1,000 words prorated, $50 for every 5,000 words prorated, and so on)
Theme: Unpublished short horror stories that focus on ghosts, the supernatural, paranormal, monsters, and dark tales.

Scare Street is accepting submissions for short horror stories with a focus on ghosts, the supernatural, paranormal, monsters, and dark tales.
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Taking Submissions: Enchanted Entrapments

Deadline: July 31st, 2021
Payment: $10
Theme: Something or someone beautiful that will enslave or destroy you

Theme: The discovery of and entrapment within hidden, magical realms. Beautiful, magical lands that draw you in and rip you apart. Gorgeous men and women that enchant then enslave or poison you.

Deadline: July 31, 2021 or until full

Word count : 2,500 – 5,000 words

Author eligibility : All authors are eligible

Reprints : Not allowed

Multiple Submissions: Maximum of two submissions per author
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Taking Submissions: Camp Horror

Deadline: August 31st, 2021
Payment: £15
Theme: Horror with LGBTQ+ themes

Camp Horror

edited by Spencer Hamilton and Roxie Voorhees

Submissions open from July 1st to August 31st. Please send your submission to [email protected] with the subject heading “STORY TITLE – AUTHOR NAME” and include an author bio (up to 150 words).

We’re looking for stories between 1,000-7,000 words. There’s no specific theme – but it must be horror, and it must be queer or have queer themes (by this, we mean to include everyone on the LGBTQ+ spectrum and do not wish to offend or exclude anybody). Please let us know in your email who you are and why this anthology – focused on highlighting the work of queer and LGBTQ+ authors – is important to you.

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Taking Submissions: DeadSteam II

Deadline: August 16th, 2021
Payment: $25 plus a contributor’s copy.
Theme: gaslamp and dreadpunk stories, which embrace the Victorian gothic

Submissions are now open for the DeadSteam II anthology, the second Grimmer & Grimmer Books anthology.

DeadSteam II is a collection of more gaslamp and dreadpunk stories, which embrace the Victorian gothic. In this edition, we’re really focusing on driving home the dread. We want your scariest, darkest stories that embrace the classic traditions of horror (monsters, gothic castles & haunted houses, dark and stormy nights, foggy walks through gas-lit cobblestone streets) but pair them with modern sensibilities and pacing.

About the anthology

Your tale should include at least one monstrous or undead creature, be it a werewolf, a ghost, a witch, a zombie, or something along those lines, and should take place in or before the Victorian era. Bear in mind, this isn’t a typical steampunk anthology, so the cogs and gears should be used sparingly, if at all.

I want your chilling tales of haunted London, your ghastly stories of bloodthirsty murderers lurking in gaslit alleyways, your suspenseful tales of dead things coming back to life to consume the blood of the living.
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Taking Submissions: Slash-Her

Deadline: October 1st, 2021
Payment: Royalties
Theme: Slasher stories!
Note: Reprints accepted
Note: Open to anyone who identifies as a woman

SLASH-HER open call for submissions 

 

With Volume 3 of our Women of Horror series doing well and Volume 4 currently in editing, we are delighted to announce our next project – Slash-Her.

Slash-Her is a Women of Horror slasher anthology which is a mixture of invite and submissions. The foreword, cover and TOC so far will all be revealed in time, but we can tell you that everyone involved is very excited about this.

I (Janine) will be editing in the main on this project but for anyone choking on their coffee at the thought of that, Jill will be holding my hand throughout the entire process. 

We would like to see varied interpretations of this genre. Of course, we (Janine!) are hoping to see some splatterpunk submissions but this anthology will be filled to the brim with nuance. Wow us with your quiet horror, surprise us with your humour. You want an axe wielding soccer mom who has had enough of the other yummy mummies with their lattes, do your worst! Show us what you believe women can bring to the slasher sub-genre.

We also want this to be as diverse as possible and are looking for own voices to bring a unique twist to their narrative. 

 Open to anyone who identifies as a woman and we encourage all writers, whether you have pages of previous publications or still looking for your first acceptance.

This book will be published March 2022.

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Taking Submissions: The Best New True Crime Stories: Crimes of the Famous & Infamous

Deadline: January 1st, 2022
Payment: USD $130, and 2 print copies of the book.
Theme: Nonfiction, true crime accounts of the “famous and infamous.”

Writers Call for Submissions: True Crime/Nonfiction

THE BEST NEW TRUE CRIME STORIES: CRIMES OF THE FAMOUS & INFAMOUS

I’m seeking original true crime stories for the seventh volume in my true crime franchise.

What I’m looking for:

Nonfiction, true crime accounts of the “famous and infamous.” Criminal subjects can be from the performing and literary arts (including actors, musicians and composers, radio and TV personalities, authors, journalists, artists, etc.), politicians, sports figures, members of royalty, business entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and so forth. Criminal subjects must already be in the public eye when committing their crimes, not made famous after the fact. Stories can take place anywhere in the world and can cover a wide range of criminal activity/historical time frames. First-person accounts are especially welcome from writers with a connection to their cases. Add something new to the story, a different viewpoint or angle, particularly if your chosen case has received extensive coverage.
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Taking Submissions: Nafallen University – College Catalog

Deadline: August 31st, 2021
Payment: .01p/w for each course accepted
Theme: A course catalog for a strange and horrible university in North Texas, (think Miskatonic of the south).

Welcome to Nafallen University, located outside beautiful and destitute Crisp Texas, we offer an advanced education in butchery, beating CSI forensics, the blackest of rituals, swamp husbandry, torture, non-Euclidian mathematics, law, religious studies, sacrificial rites, and of course, business.

Located near a Highway and a small Texas town, Nafallen is the perfect place to find an abundance of test subjects and sacrifices to aid in students’ academic studies. The isolated nature of North Texas also allows for those studies to remain undiscovered by those that would stand in the way of progress.
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