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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.


Taking Submissions: Still of Winter

Deadline: July 1st, 2022
Payment: $20
Theme: Fantasy, scifi, and horror stories set in winter where a tree plays an important role and are creepy

In winter, there’s a stillness – a silence. As wet snowflakes fall, sounds are muffled. A hush lingers in the air. Bare trees reach upward from the frozen ground, grasping with their spindly branches. Swaying in the frigid breeze, brittle bark creaks and moans as the trees whisper ancient secrets to one another. Sentries, standing in the stillness. Watching. Learning new stories to share with each other long after we have gone.

 This winter, we want to celebrate these majestic beings and what happens when the stillness is disturbed.


Taking Submissions: Extremely Bizarre

Deadline: July 1st, 2022
Payment: £30
Theme: An extreme horror/bizarro anthology.

An extreme horror/bizarro anthology.

Theme: Stories must feature elements of both extreme horror and bizarro. Can be primarily extreme horror with bizarro elements, or vice versa.
Length: 7000 words – 10,000 words. There will be fewer slots available for this one, so make your story count!


Contest: 50-Word Stories June 2022 (Early Listing)

Submission Window: June 1st-15th, 2022
Payment: 1 winner each month will win $10 Canadian
Theme: A story at exactly 50-words

If you’d like to have a 50-word story that you wrote featured on, first make sure that you understand exactly what a 50-word story is, and then read the submission requirements below closely.

Submissions System
Each month, submissions will be open between days 1 and 15 of that month. Any stories received on days 16 to 31 of a month will be deleted, but can be resubmitted the following month. You may only submit one story per month.

Taking Submissions: The Detective and the Clergyman

Deadline: October 15th, 2022
Payment: $100 or $50 plus a percentage of the Kickstarter project profits (whichever amount is greater) and a contributor’s copy
Theme: Stories that team up Sherlock Holmes and Father Brown

Edited by David Marcum
Description: In 1910, the first story of Father Brown, the East Anglican Roman Catholic priest and detective was published. Sometimes called the counter to Sherlock Holmes and the world’s second greatest detective, the plain mild-mannered Brown used intuition with his logic to solve cases. This anthology will feature stories where the
two great detectives, the cold and calculating Holmes and the kind and meek Brown, team up to solve mysteries.
Guidelines: Submissions should be between 5,000-10,000 words in length (okay to go over the word limit) and should feature the traditional Holmes of the canon and G.K. Chesterton’s Father Brown. No stories based on TV/ film versions of the detectives.


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.


Haunt Publishing Is Open To Novels

Deadline: June 30th, 2022
Payment: £200 and 15% royalty rate on print sales, 50% on audiobook and ebook sales.
Theme: Gothic, horror, and dark fiction genres (read below for more details.)

Closing date: Friday 1st July @ noon BST

The below guidance is in place for transparency about our submissions process.

Information About the Publishing Process.

We are a book publisher and welcome submissions from both agented authors and those without agents. Please see these guidelines for an idea of what we are looking for.

Our aim

Haunt is a small press dedicated to Gothic, horror and dark fiction. Our aim is to shine a flickering candle on Gothic and horror in new areas. Think Frankenstein in Baghdad and the film Under the Shadow. We also love traditional Gothic!

If this sounds like it fits with your writing, we want to hear from you!

Learn more about us here.

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Taking Submissions: Alien Dimensions #23 (Early Listing)

Submission Window: June 1st and July 31st of 2022
Payment: $20
Theme: Stories set in deep space and/or on alien planets, far far from Earth

September 2022 Issue 23

To have your story considered for Issue 23 due out in September 2022, please submit it between June 1st and July 31st of 2022. I’ll read and reply in August 2022.