Category: Events

Taking Submissions: Asian Ghost Short Stories

Deadline: August 1st, 2021
Payment: 8 cents/6 pence per word for new stories and 6 cents/4 pence per word for reprints.
Theme: Asian Ghost Short Stories
Note: Looking for writers of Asian heritage
Note: Reprints Welcome

We’re delighted to announce a new call for submissions which is now open! The theme is Asian Ghost Short Stories – a chance for writers of Asian heritage around the world to explore their culture of ghostly folklore and offer fresh stories. Please read through the details for submissions carefully before submitting your stories and make sure to include the project name in the subject of your email.

Gothic Fantasy Short Stories

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Taking Submissions: A Woman Built By Man

Deadline: September 5th, 2021
Payment: .05 per word
Theme: Women built by men
Note: short stories written by women and femme-identifying individuals that explore the ways in which women are shaped by the men around them.

What we’re looking for: Women built by men.

2k-5k word short stories written by women and femme-identifying individuals that explore the ways in which women are shaped by the men around them. There is no restriction on sub-genre or subject matter, but the story must incorporate how a feminine figure is shaped by male hands through a horror lens. From supernatural creature features to the farthest reaches of space, down to the darkest depths of the sea, what does a woman built by man look like to you?

Previously unpublished stories only, no reprints. Payment: $.05 USD per word.

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Taking Submissions: By the Seaside

Deadline: October 30th, 2021
Payment: AU$5.00 for stories under 2500 words / AU$10.00 for anything above 2500 words
Theme: Horror, By the Seaside

Many times, we’ve been lucky enough to live near the seaside. There is something about falling asleep to the churn of waves that just can’t be beaten. But with the ocean comes issues… scares… especially down here in Australia, where anything may be lurking beneath the surface.

For this collection, we request your stories about life by the seaside. Tales of sand and surf and all the things that may come with it. Be inventive, and take us away on a horrific holiday.

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Taking Submissions: untitled horror-focused Urban Legends (Early)

Submission Window: June 22nd, 2021 – August 1st, 2021
Payment: $50 + royalties spilt and a contributor’s copy
Theme: original, unpublished horror stories dealing with urban legends, either an authentic one or your own creation.

We’re excited to be opening up to submissions for our as-of-yet untitled horror-focused Urban Legends Anthology, edited by Phil Breach, Sarah Walker, and Gordon B. White. (Sarah and Gordon previously collaborated on last year’s folk horror anthology “A Walk in A Darker Wood.”) We have a number of wonderful authors already participating, and we’re looking to fill in several more slots with an open call from June 22nd, 2021 – August 1st, 2021. We are looking for original, unpublished stories – no reprints at this time.

We’re aiming to publish both physical and electronic copies in late Fall 2021. Stories will be accompanied by illustrations. Depending on the number of outstanding stories we received, we may decide split this into two volumes.
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Taking Submissions: The Fuckening

Deadline: November 30th, 2021
Payment: $10
Theme: When your day is going too well and you don’t trust it and some shit finally goes down. Ah, there it is: The Fuckening.

Because we don’t have enough to do, the SFL team has decided to open submissions to a new stand-alone anthology—The Fuckening.

We’ve all seen the memes about “The Fuckening”—when your day is going too well and you don’t trust it and some shit finally goes down. Ah, there it is: The Fuckening.

We were inspired by this sentiment and thus have heeded the call to create an anthology that embodies The Fuckening.
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Blood Rites Horror Is Taking Novels, Novellas, And Collections

Deadline: August 31st, 2021
Payment: Royalties
Theme: Horror novels, novellas, and short story collections

Novel and Collection Submissions

Looking for a publisher?

From now until August 31st, we’ll be considering novels, novellas and short story collections for publications. Please note that as a small press, we make use of services like KDP and IngramSpark to print our publications. For more information, get in touch at [email protected].

To submit your work, please email [email protected] with the subject heading “BOOK TITLE – AUTHOR NAME – SUBMISSION”. Include the following in your email:

– The first three chapters of your manuscript, attached as a Word document. Please follow the submission guidelines at the top of this page.

– A cover letter and synopsis in the body of your email. Up to 100 words for the cover letter, and up to 500 for the synopsis. If you’re submitting a collection, please include a general outline of the collection in place of a synopsis, and key details from some of the stories.

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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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