Taking Submissions: An Untitled Stormy Island Publishing Anthology

Deadline: September 13th, 2019
Payment: Contributor’s Copy

Your story should be between 500 and 3,000 words and edited to the best of your ability.

Stories must have a supernatural theme (ghosts, spirits, demons, hauntings, anything that goes bump in the night.)
Submissions are open now until 11:59 p.m. September 13, 2019 EST. (We are looking for an October publication date.)

We will accept only one submission per author.

Simultaneous submissions will not be accepted. Previously published submissions will not be accepted. Submissions should not be available for viewing online during the submission/publication process or for 6 months after publication.

Submissions should only have mild, non-graphic violence, no explicitly sexual/erotic scenes, and “bad” language should not be used excessively but may be used in limited capacity.

To avoid rights issues, no living public figures should be used as characters, no fan-fiction involving proprietary characters, and no song lyrics. However, passing references to these are fine.

All submitting authors will be notified of our decision within 2 weeks of closing date. If your submission is chosen, you will receive a full publishing contract outlining the details of our agreement. Upon signing, Stormy Island Publishing retains exclusive rights until six months after publication.

As payment, each author will receive a paperback copy of the anthology after publication.

For details on how to submit, visit our SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Via: Stormy Island Publishing.

Taking Submissions: Body & Blood

Deadline: October 18th, 2019
Payment: $20 and a contributor’s copy
Note: Reprints welcome
Note: This submission call is for authors who identify as LGBTQ+

The best definition of erotic horror that we have found is “literature that arouses the reader…and then makes them complicit in the horror that ensues because of that arousal.” From a submission call by Thurston Howl Publications.

Body & Blood is seeking erotic horror with a trashy aesthetic. We’re looking for cult, b-movie style fiction from authors who identify as LGBTQ+. Send us your satanic sex cult orgies, or tales of the abandoned house gone wrong. We want erotic horror at it’s trashiest.

This submission call is for authors who identify as LGBTQ+.  It is encouraged that the characters in your story identify as LGBTQ+ however is not a strict requirement.

Although we have worked on anthologies in the furry community before, this submission call is not seeking furry submissions. Werewolf and monsters are fine, but we are not looking for submissions where anthropomorphic animals are the focus of your story.

Sinister Stoat Press will not accept/tolerate any art and/or written piece featuring children in sexual settings, pedophilia, copywritten characters, rape, gore, torture, forced consent, dubious consent, zoophilia, necrophilia, ableism, racism, transphobia, homophobia, sexism, depictions of abusive relationships in a positive light.

Up to 3 stories max.

5500 words max

Reprints are fine, however you must own the full rights to the story before submitting.

Simultaneous submissions accepted.

Payment: a flat payment of $20 and a complimentary copy of the print book.

Via: Weasel Press.

Taking Submissions: The Dead Game

Deadline: January 15th, 2020
Payment: Contributor’s Copy

A Collection of Horrors

Zimbell House is holding open submissions for short suspense-thriller horror stories about deadly games.

Let your imagination roam and put our readers in the middle of the action. We want complete stories from the POV of the person that ends up dead. Start at the death, and work your way backward. What was the game? Why did the person agree to play? Who instigated the game? Was death really the stakes or just a terrible accident? Our readers want horror, but not gruesome details. The horror should come from the suspense, not the deeds.

  • Please keep foul language to a minimum-it loses its punch if over-used.
  • Dialogue needs to be believable, and please keep dialects/slang to a bare minimum if you must use them.
  • No head-hopping or POV changes. Pick one point of view and stick with it.
  • Please show more of the action than just telling the reader what happens.

Submissions of both short stories and novellas to this anthology are welcome, please keep in mind the minimum word count is 4,000 and the maximum word count is 20,000.

This anthology is a great opportunity to showcase emerging writers and allow them to build their professional platforms.

Submission Deadline: January 15, 2020, with a targeted release date of mid-April 2020.

Submit your best work. Poorly formatted and unedited work will be turned down. Please use Americanized English spellings. We will be doing light editing as necessary to fit the standards we strive to maintain.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Any work under 4,000 words will be automatically disqualified for this anthology.
  • The work must not have appeared in print or online anywhere before.
  • All submissions must be in English.
  • Each author may submit up to three (3) unique works—please submit them separately.
  • Work must be in Microsoft Word or RTF, double-spaced, 12-point font-no headers/footers.

All contributing authors will receive a free copy of the book in softcover.  Authors that are chosen for the anthology will not be paid nor receive royalties for their submission. This is an opportunity to build your platform.

Submission Deadline: January 15, 2020.

Via: Zimbell House Publishing.

Taking Submissions: Beneath the Suit

Deadline: January 10th, 2020
Payment: Contributor’s Copy

Thurston Howl Publications is now accepting submissions for its furry anthology, BENEATH THE SUIT.

Deadline: Jan 10, 2020

Editor: Cedric G! Bacon
Word count: 2,500-8,000; a little above and a little below will be acceptable

What makes characters like Michael Myers, Jason, and Jigsaw terrifying? They all wear these uncanny masks. We rarely see the face beneath the mask. When they stand still, and their face follows you, it’s creepy in ways that Freddy or the Werewolf can’t pull off. Imagine ways that fursuiters and pup-players can do the same thing. This is a horror collection all about fursuits and pup hoods. It is perfectly fine but not required if submissions are NSFW. We are honestly expecting horror here, gritty, gory, and maybe even a little sexy. However, again, adult stories are by no means required for acceptance. Stories do not have to be set in a world that is “furry,” but it’s fine if they are!

We will NOT accept:
Racism, sexism, or discrimination presented in a positive light.
Pedophilia or sex with characters under the age of 18 presented in a positive light.
Rape, torture, dubious consent, forced seduction presented in a positive light.
Snuff or Necrophilia presented in a positive light
Bestiality presented in a positive light
If you are in doubt, ASK. Better to ask then to get a straight up rejection! If you are unsure, just shoot me an email at [email protected]. (restrictions borrowed from Voice: https://t.co/MWykJ6RY36)

You can submit up to three stories, but we will only accept one per author (if any).
Reprints are fine, but you have to own full permission of the work in order for us to consider it.
We will not accept simultaneous submissions.
Payment: Authors will receive a free copy of the print book.
Send submissions in .doc or .docx format to [email protected].
Title your email with the story title in all caps, e.g. “MICHAEL MURRS.” If you are sending more than one submission, send multiple emails instead of putting them all in one.
We will inform all authors regarding decisions within a week or two after the deadline.
Book will likely be released October in plenty of time for Halloween.

Via: Thurston Howl Publications.

Taking Submissions: Saw Palm Issue 14: Florida Noir

Deadline: October 1st, 2019

Payment: Contributor’s Copy

Note: Story must be related to Florida

Saw Palm is a Florida-themed journal; however we welcome writers and artists from across the country and the globe as long as the work is connected to Florida (via images, people, themes, etc.). We also welcome creative works from Floridians that are not obviously about someplace else. Please check out past issues, available for download as free PDFs.

Print journal submissions open July 1, 2019.  We accept submissions for Places to Stand year-round.

​We are excited to announce our special edition for Issue 14, Florida Noir. Send us fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and essays. We are looking for late nights, last resorts, storm clouds, and seedy neighborhoods. The orange that rots underneath its skin. You can define noir traditionally or interpret it in your own way.

We do not accept written work that has been previously published either online or in print. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please indicate simultaneous submissions in a brief cover letter and let us know immediately through Submittable if your work has been accepted elsewhere. The cover letter may also include a brief third-person bio.

Send only one submission at a time per genre. If you have a pending submission, please wait for a response before submitting again. We make every effort to respond as quickly as possible while giving each submission the time it deserves. Our average response time is 3-5 months. After 6 months, you’re welcome to follow up with the appropriate editor.

All submissions must be made electronically through our online submissions managerWe do not accept email submissions. Please upload text files in .doc or .docx formats only. Art and comics should be uploaded in .jpeg / .jpg format only. Any paper submissions sent via snail mail will be recycled unread.

For queries or questions not answered here or below, please email [email protected].

FICTION

Fiction submissions should be no longer than 6,000 words.

FICTION (flash)

We accept up to three works of flash fiction (750 words or less) at a time. Please send all stories in one document

POETRY

We accept up to five poems per submission period at a maximum of 10 pages. Please send all poems in one document.​

Via: Saw Palm.

Taking Submissions: The Bumper Book of British Bizarro!

Deadline: September 30th, 2019
Payment: Contributor’s Copy
Note: Submissions must come from the UK or from people born in the UK.

OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS;
The Bumper Book of British Bizarro! We’re extending the deadline!! If anyone wants to submit or re submit now is the time!!
Seeking short fiction, short non-fiction, poems, experimental works and anything Bizarro related for a charitable anthology.
We at the British Bizarro Community are seeking to celebrate the weird and wonderful Bizarro writers we have in the UK and to make the world a more caring and safer place.
The Charity we have chosen to support is the UK based Mermaids. Mermaids supports children and young people up to 20 years old who are transgender and/or gender diverse, and their families, and professionals involved in their care. If you wish to know more please visit their website at; https://www.mermaidsuk.org.uk/about-mermaids.html
GUIDELINES
All submissions must be sent to: [email protected]
Must be Bizarro related, weird, crazy, bonkers stuff. If you want a quick intro to the genre email us or contact us on face book, we have a group!
Submissions must come from the UK or from people born in the UK.
Short fiction/ non-fiction 1500-3000 words.
Poetry would preferably be short versed preferably under ten stanzas.
Anything else weird 3000 max word limit.
If you’re unsure about anything please message us on our facebook page or at : [email protected]
SUBMISSIONS OPEN FROM AUGUST 1ST UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30TH!!!!
As this is a CHARITY anthology we will not be able to pay anyone but you will receive a contributors copy and 100% of the proceeds will go to the charity. So if you believe in the cause, Bizarro fiction and us as a group of utterly whacked out nutters please consider submitting.
Thank you for reading this far and we all look forward to reading your work!!

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