Category: Contributor’s Copy

Contributor’s Copy Only

Taking Submissions: Lurking in The Dark – HorrorTube Anthology Vol. 3

Deadline: June 1st, 2022
Payment: $10 and a contributor’s copy – proceeds will be donated to the literacy charity First Book
Theme: “Monsters” from authors with active BookTube or AuthorTube channels
Note: Reprints Welcome
Note: Apologies for the short window, stumbled across this one recently as we didn’t get an e-mail for this volume

Seeking submissions from authors with active BookTube or AuthorTube channels for the next HorrorTube Anthology.

Again, we are looking for a diverse group of authors with active BookTube and/or AuthorTube channels (no channel too small) so please do not hesitate to submit.

Genre: Classic Horror! *Please, no horror erotica, paranormal romance, or romantic suspense.

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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.

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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.

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Taking Submissions: The Consultations of Sherlock Holmes

Deadline: September 15th, 2022
Payment: $100 or $50 plus a percentage of the Kickstarter project profits (whichever amount is greater) and a contributor’s copy
Theme: Traditional Sherlock Holmes stories that demonstrate Sherlock Holmes’s skills as the “consulting detective”

Edited by Ray Riethmeier

Description: A collection of traditional Sherlock Holmes stories that demonstrate Sherlock Holmes’s skills as the “consulting detective” that he set out to be, based on the way he first described his profession to Doctor Watson: “Here in London we have lots of Government detectives and lots of private ones. When these fellows are at fault, they come to me, and I manage to put them on the right scent. They lay all the evidence before me, and I am generally able, by the help of my knowledge of the history of crime, to set them straight.”
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Taking Submissions: For a Friend

Deadline: May 15th, 2022
Payment: £100 and a free contributor copy
Theme: Writing that is a source of comfort, inspiration, learning and escape.
Note: All genres are acceptable but keep the theme in mind, not overly looking for horror unless it really fits.
Note: Apologies for the short window, this hit my inbox this morning.

We are looking for prose and poetry to publish in our For a Friend anthology, a giftable collection of writing for oneself or a friend. We are open to a wide range of genres and styles that fit the theme. As a guide, we think we are looking for pieces that range from words of encouragement to life advice-styled poetry and prose, to love letters you might send to a friend, i.e. writing that is a source of comfort, inspiration, learning and escape. We are looking especially for work from writers of colour and working class writers living in the UK.
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Taking Submissions: The Quarterly Journal – Myths, Fables, and Folklore

Deadline: June 30th, 2022
Payment: $5 or a contributor’s copy
Theme: Show us your spin or retelling of old tales; create some new ones; tell us of your childhood—or current—obsessions.

A Literary Journal with Some Art and Analysis Thrown in for Good Measure

As Quarter Press continues to grow, we’re adding another coin to our pocketful of change. We want to offer a space for shorter works to mingle with art and other bits of nonsense, so we bring you The Quarter(ly): It just makes cents.

Each issue will be themed; however, we will consider any interpretation of said themes.

  • Myths, Fables, and Folklore (June 30)

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Taking Submissions: Brackish Harbor An Anthology of Eldritch Horror

Deadline: June 1st, 2022
Payment: US: $40 and a contributor’s copy, non-US: $45
Theme: Cosmic/eldritch horror, based on the prompt below. Basically, stories that take place in or about Brackish Harbor

Welcome to Brackish Harbor. Settled in the 1920s on an island in the Atlantic Ocean, it was once a booming fishing town that attracted tourists who longed for a quiet retreat. Even when the island was plunged into isolation during the winter months, the townspeople persevered. It was a community. A promise. A home. Until…

The fishing industry that sustained the small town dried up, and over time, the tourists lost interest. Many loyal villagers relocated. But most were forced to remain, scraping by amidst the dilapidated buildings, docked fishing boats, and vestiges of better days.

There are many unanswered questions in Brackish Harbor,  as well as many untold stories.

It’s up to you to tell them.

 

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Taking Submissions: LOLcraft: An Compendium of Eldritch Humor

Deadline: June 30th, 2022
Payment: $0.04/word and a contributor’s copy
Theme: Dark Speculative fiction which combine humor and something from the Cthulhu Mythos.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: LOLcraft: An Compendium of Eldritch Humor

“Comedy and horror are opposite sides of the same coin.” Robert Bloch

There is a long history of blending comedy and horror, two genres which shouldn’t work together, but movies from Beetlejuice to Cabin in the Woods show that they can. Both genres evoke visceral, physical reactions. Horror generates fear and dread. Our hearts race. The stress rises and we feel the need for a release, to scream. Humor generates similar physical reactions, but the release comes in the form of laughter. When done well, the feelings don’t leave us when the story is finished, they stay with us.

And this is what we want from you. Make us laugh. Make us cry. Reduce us to maddened, mindless, lumps of goo.

Make us long for that release, whether it be in the form of laughter or shrieking in dread. 

In Eldritch Embraces: Putting the Love Back in Lovecraft we were looking stories which combined the elements of the Cthulhu Mythos and romance. This time around we want you to mix humor with your favorite Mythos elements.

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