Category: Contributor’s Copy

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Taking Submissions: Diet Riot: A Fatterpunk Anthology

Deadline: December 31st, 2021
Payment: $25 and a contributor’s copy
Theme: Empowering fat characters within the horror community

Diet Riot: A Fatterpunk Anthology

Edited by Sonora Taylor and Nico Bell

SUBMISSIONS: September 15 – December 31, 2021

Publication Date: Summer 2022

Send submissions to [email protected]

Description:

It’s time to reclaim the “f” word. Diet Riot: A Fatterpunk Anthology is dedicated to empowering fat characters within the horror community. Give us your rage over weigh-ins, your detest over detox cleanses, your rebellion against diet culture. Give us bad-ass characters who own their size and never apologize for taking up space. This is a horror anthology, so be sure to have your character in some kind of horror story–but, we are open to what that story is! We welcome haunted houses, ghost stories, creature features, splatterpunk, serial killers, witches, monsters, you name it. Just make sure your story features at least one fat protagonist. Fat people are often degraded in literature, especially in horror. It’s disheartening to see someone’s natural body be portrayed as disgusting and inherently bad. Diet Riot: A Fatterpunk Anthology aims to give that trope the heartiest “fuck you” that our big selves can muster. So go on, send us what you’ve got!

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Taking Submissions: Stories of the Eye (Early)

Submission Window: November 1st, 2021, to November 30th, 2021.
Payment: $0.02 per word plus a physical copy upon publication
Theme: Horror stories that explore the complex relationships between artists and models.

We didn’t know if we’d do it again, but Weirdpunk is finally publishing a new anthology with an open call.

Stories of the Eye will be edited by Sam Richard (Sabbath of the Fox-Devils, Wonderland Award-Winning To Wallow in Ash & Other Sorrows) and Joanna Koch (The Wingspan of Severed Hands, Shirley Jackson Award-Nominated The Couvade). It will be published in 2022. Read on for info.

Weirdpunk Books is seeking horror stories that explore the complex relationships between artists and models. Go beyond the male gaze. Show us the queer gaze, the disabled gaze, the un-colonialized gaze, the intergalactic gaze. Turn the model’s gaze on the artist or audience. Explore the power of images, why we bring them to life or destroy them through duplication and representation, and how the act of creating changes them and changes us. Invent a future art form or resurrect a forgotten handicraft. Define “model” as widely and surprisingly as you like: people, objects, trees, oceans, ideas. Examine obsession, violence, commitment, love, or indifference. Give us a botanical illustrator on an unknown planet, a modern-day Gericault shipwrecked in a studio with body parts becoming medical waste, a necromancing choreographer, or a performance artist looking for that one special element to transcend reality in a final postmodernist feat of madness.

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United Faedom Publishing Is Taking Novelettes and Poetry Collections

Payment: $50 for a poetry collection and $75 for a novelette, an author copy, plus extra items at the publishers discretion.
Theme: Open to most speculative fiction genres

Novelettes and Poetry Collections should be 8k-15k for poetry and 15k-30k for Novelettes. All work must be edited to the best of your ability. Payment is $50 for a poetry collection and $75 for a novelette, an author copy, plus extra items at the publishers discretion.

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Taking Submissions: Grim & Dread

Deadline: October 5th, 2021
Payment: US: $40 and a contributor’s copy / non-US: $45
Theme: Short stories that give Grimm’s Fairy Tales a unique and creative twist

Quill & Crow Publishing House is putting together their third anthology just in time for the end of the year when the leaves are dead and the wind becomes chill.

For this anthology, we are looking for short stories (5,000 – 8,000 words) that give Grimm’s Fairy Tales a unique and creative twist – extra points for maintaining a Gothic feel. We are excited to see some of the less common stories come to life and even more excited to see some of the horrific aspects of the original tales come back in a fresh way.

Things we are looking for:

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Taking Submissions: Fantastic Detectives

Deadline: December 30th, 2021
Payment: $20, royalties, and a contributor’s copy
Theme: Detectives in the fantasy genre that will do whatever is needed to solve their case

Call  for  Submissions        

Fantastic Detectives is a sequel anthology to Fantastic Defenders, which covered fantasy heroes, and has the same editors: Donna Royston and David  Keener.

This new anthology is targeted at those stubborn individuals who just won’t let crimes go unsolved.   They could be members of the CityGuard, soldiers,          magicians, or anything else…but they all have one thing in common.  They’ll do whatever it takes to find the answers they need.

 
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Taking Submissions: Sexy Fantastic Magazine #5: Interplanetary

Deadline: October 15th, 2021
Payment: $100 and a 1-year subscription to the magazine
Theme: Science fiction, science fantasy or fantasy tales where at least one scene takes place in outer space or another planet.

Sexy Fantastic Magazine features the absolute highest quality of fiction, comics, book and movie reviews, articles, photos of sexy fantastic heroines, and other cultural delights by top professionals and award-winning authors and artists.

CURRENT ISSUE GUIDELINES
We are currently accepting stories for Issue 5: Interplanetary. Science fiction, science fantasy or fantasy tales where at least one scene takes place in outer space or another planet.

What We Want
The absolute best literature possible in the field of fantastic stories. The greatest emphasis of this magazine is the quality of writing. Whether an orthodox narrative tale, a dreamlike vignette, or a poetical prose scene, a story should be comprehensible on some level, stay truthful to the literary world that the author has created, and be pleasing or satisfying.
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Taking Submissions: Horror Library Volume 7

Deadline: September 5th, 2021
Payment: 2 cents per word and a contributors copy
Theme: Anything with a supernatural and dark element, such as Horror, Dark Fiction/ Dark Fantasy, Weird Fiction, etc.

Title: +Horror Library+ Volume 7

Edited by: Eric J. Guignard

Publisher: Dark Moon Books (Los Angeles, CA)

Submissions Accepted: August 16, 2021 through September 5, 2021

Projected Release Date: March, 2022

Word Count: Short stories between approximately 1,500–5,000 words (soft range, with a preference toward lower word count)

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Taking Submissions: Monstroddities

Deadline: December 31st, 2021
Payment: $50 flat rate per story, $25 flat rate per poem and a contributor’s copy
Theme: Obscure creatures and phenomena

Sliced Up Press is looking for short stories & poetry involving obscure creatures and phenomena for its third horror fiction anthology, Monstroddities, edited by Ben Walker.

Terrify us with your best story or poem about monsters or unexplained occurrences that are rarely used in horror.

Think cryptids, long-forgotten myths, melt monsters…phenomena like spontaneous combustion, dark matter, physical impossibilities – if you’ve ever wondered why there isn’t more horror about a particular thing, that’s what we’d like to see – the weirder the better. Set it in the present, the past, the future, on Earth or not – as long as it’s frightening.

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