Deadline: December 31st, 2023
Payment: $0.01 per word and a contributors copy
Theme: horror stories with a mathematical theme
Polymath Press is pleased to announce a new anthology to be titled Arithmophobia: An Anthology of Mathematical Horror edited by Robert Lewis. We are now open for submissions of original horror stories with a mathematical theme. Please read these guidelines carefully to maximize your chances of placing a story in our anthology.
About the anthology: Polymath Press founder and executive editor Robert Lewis has spent years looking for good horror stories with some kind of mathematical content. As it turns out, they’re rather rare, so he’s decided to assemble a brand new anthology of such short stories. The anthology is to be called Arithmophobia: An Anthology of Mathematical Horror and will be published by Polymath Press in early 2024.
What we’re looking for: We want your best horror stories with some kind of mathematical theme. Of course, the story must come first, so don’t bog us down in technical details. After all, we don’t want to limit our readership to only doctoral-level mathematicians. However, make sure the mathematical ideas are clearly featured in the story. What kind of mathematical ideas do we want? That’s for you to decide. Think outside the box and give us something interesting. Show us weird geometries, cursed numbers, mathematicians going crazy, you name it. Most importantly of all, remember that we want math AND horror, so make it as scary as you can.