Category: Anthology

Taking Submissions: Monstrous Futures (Early Listing)

Monstrous Futures

Submission Window: June 1st, 2022 to June 30th, 2022
Payment: $0.08/word
Theme: “the next season of Black Mirror that never got aired”

Dark Matter Presents: MONSTROUS FUTURES is a brand new sci-fi horror anthology, edited by Alex Woodroe of Tenebrous Press and produced by Dark Matter’s new trade imprint, DARK MATTER INK. The anthology will publish in both print and digital in 2023, and will be available to purchase right here on our shop in all formats, and wherever else books are sold.

MONSTROUS FUTURES is Book Two in the Dark Matter Presents: Monsters series. Book One, Dark Matter Presents: HUMAN MONSTERS, edited by Sadie Hartmann and Ashley Saywers, features 35 brand new tales of terror and is available for pre-order now. HUMAN MONSTERS publishes October 18, 2022. Order your copy today!


Taking Submissions: The Fiends In The Furrows III: Final Harvest

Deadline: July 31st, 2022
Payment: $.06 a word
Theme: Folk Horror from around the world

Folk Horror continues to haunt the horror world with visions of terror bound up in twisted morality forged in isolation within unforgiving landscapes that summon forth great evils at the fervent hands of human beings held captive by forces they can neither entirely comprehend nor fully control.

Taking Submissions: Fear Forge Anthology – Winter Quarter 2022 Edition

Horrorsmith Editing

Deadline: August 1st, 2022
Payment: $30 and a contributor’s copy
Theme: Horror/dark fantasy stories or images involving a forge, such as: items created by a forge—haunted armor, weapons, or cursed objects; demonic crafters or smiths using the forge; or the forge equipment itself.


For the first edition of the Fear Forge Anthology, I wanted to give a nod to the anthology’s name and to the relationships that inspired it. Since the conception of Horrorsmith Editing, I have been focused on forging strong relationships within the author and horror communities. This anthology is a continuation of that, and I thought it only appropriate that it should reflect both in the name and the first edition’s theme.  


Taking Submissions: Still of Winter

Deadline: July 1st, 2022
Payment: $20
Theme: Fantasy, scifi, and horror stories set in winter where a tree plays an important role and are creepy

In winter, there’s a stillness – a silence. As wet snowflakes fall, sounds are muffled. A hush lingers in the air. Bare trees reach upward from the frozen ground, grasping with their spindly branches. Swaying in the frigid breeze, brittle bark creaks and moans as the trees whisper ancient secrets to one another. Sentries, standing in the stillness. Watching. Learning new stories to share with each other long after we have gone.

 This winter, we want to celebrate these majestic beings and what happens when the stillness is disturbed.


Taking Submissions: Extremely Bizarre

Deadline: July 1st, 2022
Payment: £30
Theme: An extreme horror/bizarro anthology.

An extreme horror/bizarro anthology.

Theme: Stories must feature elements of both extreme horror and bizarro. Can be primarily extreme horror with bizarro elements, or vice versa.
Length: 7000 words – 10,000 words. There will be fewer slots available for this one, so make your story count!


Taking Submissions: The Detective and the Clergyman

Deadline: October 15th, 2022
Payment: $100 or $50 plus a percentage of the Kickstarter project profits (whichever amount is greater) and a contributor’s copy
Theme: Stories that team up Sherlock Holmes and Father Brown

Edited by David Marcum
Description: In 1910, the first story of Father Brown, the East Anglican Roman Catholic priest and detective was published. Sometimes called the counter to Sherlock Holmes and the world’s second greatest detective, the plain mild-mannered Brown used intuition with his logic to solve cases. This anthology will feature stories where the
two great detectives, the cold and calculating Holmes and the kind and meek Brown, team up to solve mysteries.
Guidelines: Submissions should be between 5,000-10,000 words in length (okay to go over the word limit) and should feature the traditional Holmes of the canon and G.K. Chesterton’s Father Brown. No stories based on TV/ film versions of the detectives.


Taking Submissions: Bloodless

Deadline: July 31st, 2022
Payment: $30 and a contributor’s copy
Theme: Short stories & poetry that terrify without a single mention of blood or gore

Sliced Up Press is looking for short stories & poetry that terrify without a single mention of blood or gore, for its latest horror fiction anthology, BLOODLESS, edited by Ben Walker.

Terrify us with your best story or poem where no blood is mentioned, nor any associated gore, grue & guts.


Taking Submissions: The Pontine Dossier: Millennium Edition 2022 Annual

Deadline: September 30th, 2022
Payment: Contributor’s Copy
Theme: An article of Pontine Scholarship about Solar Pons, characters in the Solar Pons canon, or author August Derleth

The Pontine Dossier: Millennium Edition 2022 Annual
Edited by Derrick Belanger
The next volume of Solar Pons Scholarship from Belanger Books!
Belanger Books is proud to bring back The Pontine Dossier in an annual edition. The Pontine Dossier: Millennium Edition 2022 will feature Pontine articles and scholarships. We would love it if you’d consider contributing.