Category: Contributor’s Copy

Contributor’s Copy Only

Taking Submissions: Gods and Services

Deadline: August 30th, 2024
Payment: $25 plus contributor’s copy
Theme: A story about a store that sells Gods who are attached to items, or more importantly, the items themselves, further details below

This is an anthology different from most we have done. It is the follow-up to the original GODS & SERVICES, and there is a definite theme to which we will require far stricter adherence.

There is a store. It wasn’t there yesterday. It won’t be there tomorrow. There’s no way it could have fit where it is. The sign in the window obviously is meant to read GOODS & SERVICES, but one of the Os has fallen.

The proprietor is a sort of short, tall, fat, thin, young, old, sometimes a woman fellow named Hiram Priest. The merchandise is flea market quality mixed with priceless and rare antiques all sharing the same space with no apparent organization.

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Taking Submissions: Bright Mirror

Deadline: September 30th, 2024
Payment: $10 and a contributors copy
Theme: Uplifting Science Fiction

Oddity Prodigy Productions is proud to announce we are open for submissions on our latest anthology: Bright Mirror!!
This will be the first science fiction anthology from Oddity Prodigy Productions, following our horror and urban fantasy offerings. There is a planned Kickstarter to cover publishing costs. Publishing date and distribution is as yet undecided.
The deadline for Submissions is September 30, 2024

WHAT WE WERE LOOKING FOR

Have you ever looked up at the stars in the night sky and imagined what it would be like to visit them? Have you ever felt awe and wonder when you look forward to the future? We are looking for stories that capture that feeling of hope and excitement? So much of our science fiction is rooted in cynicism about what’s next, and we are looking for stories that deal in the opposite. We want to read stories of discovery and promise! Stories set in worlds filled with marvels and imagination. In short, we would love to read your best utopian science fiction story.

Star Trek is the best example, but movies like the Fifth Element, Arrival, or Contact would also be examples of the kind of stories we’re going to collect for this anthology.

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Taking Submissions: Dolls in the Attic

Deadline: July 31st, 2024
Payment: $20 and a contributor’s copy
Theme: A store that takes place in the 1980s or 1990s that features a porcelain doll found in a unique private collection, details below

Deadline: July 31st, 2024 at 11:59pm CST

Length: 5,000-10,000 words

 

Format: Must be submitted as a Google Doc file which must have [email protected] as an owner with editing turned on. You will provide the shareable link in the form upon submission. Use only one tab and do not use spaces to start a new paragraph. Do not write “The End” at the end of the story. In the header, please include the following: 1) your name, 2) the title of the story, and 3) the word count of the story. Submissions that do not follow these guidelines will not be read.

 

Compensation: Selected authors will receive (1) contributor mass market paperback copy of the anthology as well as a one-time payment of $20, along with two copies of the audiobook, and a copy of the ebook. You will also receive a discount on author copies when purchasing through Terrorcore.

 

International Submissions: While Terrorcore Publishing loves receiving submissions from international writers, the truth is that is very costly to ship items across the world. At this time, we ask that if you are international (outside of the U.S.A.) that you provide the difference. Terrorcore will pay at most $10 to ship the contributor copy and anything in excess will need to be covered by the author. In lieu of shipping the item, international writers can receive $25 (which is the standard commission + the cost of the one copy you would have received). 

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Taking Submissions: Chthonic Matter June/July 2024 Window

Deadline: July 31st, 2024
Payment: 2 Contributors Copies
Theme: Tales from the darkside. Its contents range in tone from the quiet horror of Shirley Jackson to the bleak stylings of Thomas Ligotti — and everything in between.

Note: Chthonic Matter Quarterly is open to submissions. Close date is July 31st, 2024.

Chthonic Matter is a quarterly offering of tales from the darkside. Its contents range in tone from the quiet horror of Shirley Jackson to the bleak stylings of Thomas Ligotti — and everything in between.

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Taking Submissions: Eat Your Heart Out, Volume 1

Deadline: September 15th, 2024
Payment: $15, 5 contributors copies
Theme: Valentine’s themed horror stories

“Eat Your Heart Out, Volume 1” Submissions

 June 10, 2024-September 15, 2024

‘Love is patient’, lurking behind a pristine row of bushes; keeping vigilant watch, being certain to narrow the timing down to the exact second the living room lamp shuts off and the shades pulled. Love turns a copy of the house key around and around in a gloved hand.

‘Love is kind’ of expensive sometimes— when all is said and done, often the price is grief, security, emotions, possessions, or even our very lives…

Campfire Publishing is excited to announce that we are currently accepting submissions for, “Eat Your Heart Out, Volume 1”, the first in our collection of Valentine’s themed horror stories!

Please read below to ensure that your story will be a good fit, and feel free to reach out to us–via the form located on our main page or by sending an email to [email protected]–if you have any questions.

“Eat Your Heart Out, Volume 1” is the first volume in a horror collection dedicated to Valentine’s- themed horror stories. Campfire Publishing aspires to publish multiple volumes in the “Eat Your Heart Out” collection, along with collections specific to a variety of themes in the horror genre.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for WELL-EDITED stories close to 10,000 words that offer a horrific, bloody, or unique lens to view the subject of love, lust, or that looks to the idea of Valentine’s Day—corporate greed, the illusion of social influencers, lust, scorn, or just whatever journey your creativity offers up to you!

Campfire Publishing is keeping its eye out for a wide range of chilling voices from seasoned to novice that offer unique perspectives into the often frightening world of “love”.

We want twists and turns, thrills and chills; make us want to sleep with the lights turned on at night. Show us excitement, culture, and blood-curdling screams!

What are we NOT looking for?

We don’t want works that promote hate speech; and while a romantic note or two or many is fine and dandy in our humble opinions—particularly for an anthology such as “Eat Your Heart Out”.  We are not looking to publish erotica.

General Submission Guidelines:

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Taking Submissions: PUNK goes HORROR

Submission Window: August 1st – 25th for all authors with an extended window of August 26th – 31st for authors from from marginalized communities
Payment: 5 cents per word and a contributor’s copy
Theme: A punk/emo/rock song for inspiration, and which creatively channels that song’s ‘energy’ into a horror short story

PUNK goes HORROR

A Mixtape of Musically Inspired Goth-Rock-Horror Bangers

Published by Truborn Press

Edited by William Sterling

       

Guidelines:

This is an open submission call for a fiction anthology.

Open call submission window opens August 1, 2024-August 25th, 2024.

Extended submission window exclusively for writers from marginalized communities August 26th, 2024-August 31st, 2024.

The anthology will be a mix of solicited stories and stories selected from the open call submission period.

What are we looking for?

Short fiction, between 2000 to 4000 words (firm limit), which uses a punk/emo/rock song for inspiration, and which creatively channels that song’s ‘energy’ into a horror short story.

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Taking Submissions: Atlas of Deep Ones

Submission Window: June 1st, 2024 to July 30th, 2024
Payment: Contributors copy and Story: $25, Poems: $15. Non-fiction: $15, Query for art submissions
Theme: Stories about Deep Ones

A cultural, geographic and unnatural history

Dive Deep into the Weird

The stories we are looking for are all about Deep Ones. But not just “I met a Deep One and I fainted because the Innsmouth Look is just that jarring to my fragile psyche.” We want stories that are truly about Deep Ones: Deep One pirates willing to raid some truly unusual ships, beach bums sharing a smoke with a new friend. How do you handle the call to the sea when you live in Kansas? How did encounters with Romans, Vikings, and rum runners play out? Maybe they were the Sea People leading to the Bronze Age Collapse. Did they sink the White Ship that messed up English Royal succession? Or what or a more distant, perhaps primordial past? The “non-fiction” should be articles about aspects of Deep One culture, biology, history and everything in-between.

Nothing from New England or South Pacific seas unless you give us a time period we haven’t seen before. Dive deep and grasp the Weird.

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Taking Submissions: Too Bad, You Died

Deadline: July 31st, 2024
Payment: $25 and a contributor copy
Theme: Horror/Scifi that deals with the strange and unusual and must involve your death.

Send us your best (previously unreleased) 2,000 to 4,000 word speculative fiction with a leaning towards horror/sci-fi or a combination of both. We want something strange and unusual.
There’s just one catch… Your death has to feature somewhere within the story.

If your soul is accepted, you will receive $25 and a contributor copy.

We are looking for 8 stories in total for this anthology.
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