Category: Contributor’s Copy

Taking Submissions: The Cellar Door Issue #3 Dark Highways (Early Listing)

Submission Window: July 1st – 31st, 2022
Payment: $25.00 and a contributor’s copy
Theme: Dark Highways

The Cellar Door – Issue #3: Dark Highways
Compiled & Edited by Aric Sundquist
Short Story Submission Call: July 1 – 31, 2022 (EST)
The Cellar Door is a biannual anthology of dark fiction. Each issue will contain 8 to 12 stories based around a specific theme and will include a brand new story from a featured author. The majority of the anthology (80%) will be filled from the open submissions.
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Taking Submissions: Sherlock Holmes: Adventures in the Realms of H.P. Lovecraft

Deadline: November 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 blended with one or more of Lovecraft’s tales.

Sherlock Holmes: Adventures in the Realms of H.P. Lovecraft
Edited by Derrick Belanger & Brian Belanger
Description: Imagine Holmes investigating the disappearance of a college student in the mysterious town of Innsmouth, matching wits with a man who can reanimate the dead, or using his deductive skills to help fight creatures from beyond the realm of time and space. These are just some of the stories which could be included in the new anthology Sherlock Holmes: Adventures in the Realms of H.P. Lovecraft. The anthology will feature traditional Sherlock Holmes stories blended with one or more of Lovecraft’s tales.

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Taking Submissions: Fear Forge Anthology – Winter Quarter 2022 Edition

Horrorsmith Editing

Deadline: August 1st, 2022
Payment: $30 and a contributor’s copy
Theme: Horror/dark fantasy stories or images involving a forge, such as: items created by a forge—haunted armor, weapons, or cursed objects; demonic crafters or smiths using the forge; or the forge equipment itself.

Theme

For the first edition of the Fear Forge Anthology, I wanted to give a nod to the anthology’s name and to the relationships that inspired it. Since the conception of Horrorsmith Editing, I have been focused on forging strong relationships within the author and horror communities. This anthology is a continuation of that, and I thought it only appropriate that it should reflect both in the name and the first edition’s theme.  

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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: 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: 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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