Category: Royalties

Taking Submissions: Six Guns Straight From Hell, Volume 3

Deadline: June 30th, 2020
Payment: $25 advance, royalties, 2 contributors copies
Theme: A horror wester anthology

Six Guns Straight From Hell was a western horror anthology first published by Science Fiction Trails in 2010.  A second volume came out in 2014. We’re going to bring a third volume in late 2020. The project is being edited by David B. Riley and J. A. Campbell. We are looking for original western horror.  Look at the title. Scare us or shoot somebody. Better yet, do some of both.  We’re not requiring gunplay, but it would help.  The preference will be for active stories. Any type of horror is okay, including dark fantasy, although we’re not fans of excessive sex or gore.  Have some sense of danger or peril.  Unlikely heroes or villains are especially wanted.  Above all else, give us a flavor of the Wild West along with whatever supernatural elements you bring to the table.

Stories should take place in the western United States between 1850 and 1900. This can include western Canada and northern Mexico. Preferred length is 1k to 5k words, although we will accept stories to 8k words.

We tend to see too many sheriff stories. There were plenty of other people out west, including merchants, photographers, reporters, ranchers, Indians, miners, soldiers, telegraph operators, saloon keepers and prostitutes. We encourage stories involving these folks.  If you do feel the need for a lawman, make that person interesting—not simply a walking badge. (more…)

Taking Submissions: Tartarus Anthology

Deadline: April 10th, 2020
Payment: Royalty Split
Theme: Contemporary literary strange tales

It’s Tartarus Press’s thirtieth year in 2020, and we are celebrating by publishing a volume of contemporary literary strange tales. If you would like to be considered for inclusion, then please send one story only to [email protected]

Your submission should  be entirely new, unpublished elsewhere, c.2,000 – 6,000 words, and on the literary strange/horror/supernatural spectrum. Payment will be by a share in profits. Deadline: 10th April 2020. We look forward to hearing from you!

Via: Tartarus Press.

Taking Submissions: CultureCult

Deadline: May 1st, 2020
Payment: Royalties
Theme: A variety of genre work

CultureCult invites long fiction submissions for its forthcoming anthologies of various genres.

The final date of submission is May 01, 2020

FICTION

Novella/Novelette: (>8000 words) Send no more than TWO novellas/novelettes. All sub-genres welcome.

Short Story: (between 4500-8000 words) Send no more than THREE short stories. All Genres and sub-genres welcome.

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We are accepting TRANSLATED FICTIONS as well. Submission of translated works must be accompanied by a statement declaring that the translator has obtained the author’s permission and their publisher’s, if required.

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Simultaneous Submissions are welcome but the author must inform us by e-mail as soon as the submitted piece is accepted elsewhere. Pieces cannot be withdrawn once CultureCult informs the author of its acceptance for publication.

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We consider reprints but generally do not publish them unless they are absolutely exceptional. We also tend not to share our royalty in case of reprints.

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Each contributor shall receive a predetermined portion of the royalties earned by the book which features their story. Payments will be made exclusively via their Paypal accounts.

Each contributor shall also receive a COMPLIMENTARY DIGITAL COPY of the anthology as soon as it publishes.

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Manuscripts should be directly sent to [email protected]

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Please submit your files in the following formats: .doc /.docx /.txt. DO NOT submit PDFs.

IMPORTANT: Please mention the genre of your story in the subject line of your mail. Add a short synopsis of your story in the body of your mail

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CultureCult uses non exclusive rights to publish in its anthologies and website. Authors are free to republish their work anywhere else once it has been published.

Please submit ONLY original pieces. CultureCult shall not be responsible for any disputes arising out of copyright infringement.

Each piece MUST be attached with a short bio of the author.

NOTE: We typically reply within three months after receiving submissions. However, replies can be delayed indefinitely under unforeseen circumstances.

Via: Culture Cult.

Taking Submissions: Breaking Rules Publishing The Hollow Anthology

Deadline: April 10th, 2020
Payment: 50% of the sales will be split between each author of each particular book after printing costs
Theme: Horror

To submit your short story to the Bi-Monthly Breaking Rules Publishing Horror Anthology, starting in January 2020 – released by the end of the month – please send an email to [email protected] by the 10th of the book release month.

In your email – please include your contact information, including location in the body of your email, as well as a “Word Doc” attachment of your work. We will confirm your submission within 24 hours, as well as get back to you within one week on the possibility for publishing options.

All submissions must –
Be sent in a “Word Doc” – 8.5 x 11 format – a clean, edited story with the authors name and title at the top of the page – please, no special margins – your story should be indented properly – single spaced – in a 12 font – no double spaces between paragraphs – and no headers or footers. Page limit is 30 max  – 15 min – all submissions but be sent in by the 10th of the book release month. Publishing starts January 2020.

Work that is sent incorrectly will be sent back. We sincerely appreciate your interest in Breaking Rules Publishing but also don’t want to add additional work for our formatting team.

Editing: By submitting you agree to allow Breaking Rules Publishing to provide a light edit, spell check, formatting, appropriate grammar, to all stories published.

Copyrights: The author retains all copyrights to the submitted work. With your consent, BRP may publish of your work in future journals and publicity pieces, and other formats or contexts determined by, and at the discretion of, Breaking Rules Publishing. Please note that other publications may not accept your work as “unpublished” work. If you do subsequently publish your work in another publication, proper attribution must be given to Breaking Rules Publishing and/or Breaking Rules Publishing website. As a condition of submission, you will be required to agree to the terms of the Contributor’s Agreement specifying your rights and obligations under the terms.

Privacy Policy: Breaking Rules Publishing collects personal information for the purpose of communication with the author as well as marketing. All information submitted is kept in confidence, used solely for notification purposes, and shall not be made public. Breaking Rules Publishing does not lease, sell, or share personal information collected.

For purposes of privacy, if you are selected for publication, you will only be identified by your first and last name. Any other personal information will not be used. For example, you would appear in Breaking Rules Publishing magazine – The Scribe as John Doe. If you need confirmation of publication write us at [email protected] and we can prepare a letter for you.

Royalty Package 

The sales of each book will be held separately and independently. Royalties will be distributed on the 15th of August and February of each year. After printing costs – a 50/50 split will be in place – 50% of the sales will be split between each author of each particular book. The percentage will depend on the exact page count for each story. The remaining 50% will be held by Breaking Rules Publishing. Of that the BRP portion – 50% will go directly to administrative costs, the remaining 50% will be placed in our scholarship programs. 

Fees: There are NO charges or fees to participate in this project

Via: Breaking RUles Publishing.

Taking Submissions: Visions of Darkness: Volume 1

Deadline: April 30th, 2020
Payment: Dark fantasy and horror with a historically inspired setting
Theme: Royalties

VISIONS OF DARKNESS, VOLUME ONE

Visions of Darkness, Volume One, is the first of a planned annual anthology of dark fantasy tales to be released each October.

What we are looking for

Genre: Dark Fantasy
Word Count: 7,500 – 20,000 words
Deadline: April 30, 2020

Submission Guidelines

What to Include in the Email

An introduction is always nice. Tell us who you are. Have we met, or did somebody refer you to us? Here is a good place to remind us.

The elevator pitch. In one to three sentences, what’s the selling point for the story? What’s it about? What makes it stand apart?

What are the genre(s), main theme(s), and word count?

The dreaded synopsis. Try to keep this around 500 words or less. We don’t need to know who everybody is or every detail of what happens in the story, just the broad strokes. Give us an idea of what to expect. Think of it like a movie trailer in text!

The Manuscript

Please attach your manuscript to the email in standard manuscript format as a Word document (.doc or .docx). This should be double-spaced in 12 point Times New Roman or Courier (we prefer Courier) with non-spaced, indented paragraphs. Ensure that your legal name, address, email address, and the word count appears at the top of the first page. If you are not familiar with standard manuscript formats, please review this article.

Only original, unpublished submissions will be considered.

What is dark fantasy?

The definition of dark fantasy can be debated, but it is generally any story with fantastic or supernatural elements that incorporate horror themes and/or a gloomy atmosphere. In all, the genre is hard to pin down with any specific tropes. It is more a sense of atmosphere—darkness and dread mixed with the elements of fantasy.

What we would really like to see

We are very interested in stories with a historically inspired setting. This can be a secondary world with a sword and sorcery theme, a Victorian tale of the occult, or a 20th century neo-noir tale. These are just examples though, don’t be afraid to explore more options!

We’re definitely looking for dark fantasy though, not just horror, so don’t forget the magic. A coven of witches, an underground occult conspiracy, or a maniacal necromancer would all work well. Of course, vampires, zombies, and werewolves are also welcome! Just don’t forget to make it dark, gloomy, and if possible, terrifying. If there’s a mystery thrown into the mix as well, all the better!

PLEASE SEND ALL SUBMISSIONS TO [email protected]
WITH “VISIONS OF DARKNESS” IN THE SUBJECT LINE.

Contributors will be compensated by way of a royalty pool, divided among the contributors on a pro-rata basis, calculated on each work’s word count percentage of the total issue’s word count.

Via: Kyanite Publishing.

Taking Submissions: Saturn

Deadline: July 15th, 2020
Payment: Split of 20% of royalties between the authors
Theme: Short stories revolving around the planet or God Saturn
Note: Reprints accepted

Starting in December 2019, Tuscany Bay Books will be releasing an 11-book anthology series: Planetary Anthology Series.

First up is Pluto. You can pre-order the e-book edition now. On Dec. 5th you can get it for free if you are a KU subscriber on Amazon. Shortly after Dec. 5th you should be able to order the paperback edition as well.

Next up is Luna and then Uranus. Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Neptune, Sol and Saturn should then follow.

NOTE: Submissions are now open again for Neptune and Saturn. Payment is a split of 20% of royalties between the authors. For more info on what is required and how to submit, see this post: ANTHOLOGY SUBMISSION CALL  

The most beautiful of the wandering stars, surrounded by a mysterious and remarkable series of rings, crowning the planet in glory.

Jupiter may be the king of the planets, but Saturn is the progenitor, named for the powerful and terrible Titan that fathered the gods themselves. Saturn is the lord of Time, Age, and Endings. And when everything else disperses into a heat death and the cosmos is an empty void, it is Time that will rule over all.

Bullet point form:

  • Word count is 500-10,000
  • Poems will be accepted
  • Reprints will be accepted
  • Simultaneous submissions will be accepted
  • Stories can be about the actual planet Saturn, time, age, and endings. The Titan Saturn may also feature.

 

  • Submissions should be in standard manuscript format, though please italicize instead of underline when appropriate. If the story is not in standard manuscript format, it may be rejected without being read. Seriously. I’m not kidding here. For that matter, ditto if the stories are under 500 words or over 10,000.
  • The subject line should look like this: SATURN SUBMISSION/Story Title/Author Last Name
  • The deadline is July 15, 2020. 
  • The submission e-mail is the editor’s Bokerah Brumley at:   [email protected]

 

Via: Tuscany Bay Books.

Taking Submissions: It Calls From the Sky

Deadline: June 1st, 2020
Payment: Royalty Split
Theme: Horror from the sky, further explanation below!
Note: Reprints Welcome

Submission Open: March 1, 2020
Submission Close: June 1, 2020 12:00 a.m. EST

Publishing timeline: August 2020

Horror/ Dark Speculative Fiction

Rated R

Theme: Send me your stories of lights in the sky, a storm that brings with it more than rain, comets that crash, aliens that secretly invade, or a wishing star that is hell-bent on revenge. The stories themselves do not have to take place in the sky, but the evil bad does need to come from it in some way or form.

We are requesting the stories take place in “our world”. Fantasy and fantastic creatures are welcome, but they should occur within our reality.

Word count: 1000 – 10000 (preferably over 2k under 8k but we will read all within these)

Compensation: Equal royalty split per story. Digital copy emailed to you.

Formatting guidelines: See our Submission Format guide below

All fiction manuscripts should be in standard manuscript format. Most important: Pen name, title and email on top, double-spaced, 12 pt standard font (e.g. Times, Arial, Courier), and page numbers.

How to submit: Please submit using this FORM when the submission window is open.

Multiple Submission: Yes – We will be happy to read up to FOUR stories per author.

However, we will publish a max of two stories per author, per book. Please send each story in a separate form.

Reprints: Yes we are accepting a small number of reprints.

Things that are a hard pass: any animal erotica and all forms of rape

Click through for the submission form link:

Via: Eerie River Publishing.

Taking Submissions: Breaking Rules Publishing Short Story Book Project.

Deadline: April 10th, 2020
Payment: 50% of the sales after printing costs will be split between each author of each particular book
Theme: All Genres Accepted

To submit your short story to the Breaking Rules Publishing Short Story Book Project, please send an email to [email protected]

Please include your contact information, including location in the body of your email, as well as a “Word Doc” attachment of your work. We will confirm your submission within 24 hours, as well as get back to you within one week on the possibility for publishing options.

All submissions must –
Be sent in a “Word Doc” – 8.5 x 11 format – a clean, edited story with the authors name and title should be at the top of the page – please, no special margins – your story should be indented properly – single spaced – in a 12 font – no double spaces between paragraphs – and no headers or footers. Page limit are – 15 pages min and 30 max.

Work that is sent incorrectly will be sent back. We sincerely appreciate your interest in Breaking Rules Publishing but also don’t want to add additional work for our formatting team.

Editing: By submitting you agree to allow Breaking Rules Publishing to provide a light edit, spell check, formatting, appropriate grammar, to all stories published.

Copyrights: The author retains all copyrights to the submitted work. With your consent, BRP may publish of your work in future journals and publicity pieces, and other formats or contexts determined by, and at the discretion of, Breaking Rules Publishing. Please note that other publications may not accept your work as “unpublished” work. If you do subsequently publish your work in another publication, proper attribution must be given to Breaking Rules Publishing and/or Breaking Rules Publishing website. As a condition of submission, you will be required to agree to the terms of the Contributor’s Agreement specifying your rights and obligations under the terms.

Privacy Policy: Breaking Rules Publishing collects personal information for the purpose of communication with the author as well as marketing. All information submitted is kept in confidence, used solely for notification purposes, and shall not be made public. Breaking Rules Publishing does not lease, sell, or share personal information collected.

For purposes of privacy, if you are selected for publication, you will only be identified by your first and last name. Any other personal information will not be used. For example, you would appear in Breaking Rules Publishing magazine – The Scribe as John Doe. If you need confirmation of publication write us at [email protected] and we can prepare a letter for you.

Royalty Package 

The sales of each book will be held separately and independently. Royalties will be distributed on the 15th of August and February of each year. After printing costs – a 50/50 split will be in place – 50% of the sales will be split between each author of each particular book. The percentage will depend on the exact page count for each story. The remaining 50% will be held by Breaking Rules Publishing. Of that the BRP portion – 50% will go directly to administrative costs, the remaining 50% will be placed in our scholarship programs. 

Fees: There are NO charges or fees to participate in this project.

Via: Breaking Rules Publishing.

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