Category: Royalties

Taking Submissions: The Rebel Diaries

Deadline: June 30th, 2021
Payment: Royalty Split
Theme: What happens when the villain wins?

What happens when the villain wins?

Sick of dashing debonairs? Fed up of being blinded by shining armor?

Sometimes, all a girl wants is a villain for a hero. The Rebel Diaries is looking for stories starring characters with a dubious shade of morals. We want characters who aren’t afraid of getting what they want, causing a bit of chaos, dabbling in mischief and mayhem, and slathering on the sarcasm.

We want stories that slip into the grey areas, that are bulging with villains, deviants and rebels. We’re after sassy tales littered with questionable morals and happy endings—for the villains anyway.  

We are not looking for horror or gratuitous violence, but dark stories that are fun, light hearted explorations of the characters usually hidden in obscurity. 
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Taking Submissions: Not Meant for Each Other

Deadline: April 1st, 2021
Payment: Royalties
Theme: A story about the ending of a romantic relationship, any genre.

LBP is pleased to announce that we will be accepting short story submissions for the months of February/March 2021!

We will choose 8-12 submissions to be published in our 2021 summer anthology, “Not Meant for Each Other”!

Prompt:

The topic for submissions: a story about the ending of a romantic relationship.

Important note: The goal for writers here to give us characters that we care enough about within a short space to be upset or elated over their relationship ending.

Accepted stories will be published in ‘Not Meant for Each Other’ summer anthology! E-book and print!

Parameters

Every genre qualifies.
Works must be previously unpublished.
Must be at least 3k but no more than 9k.
Submissions must be in Times New Roman 12pt.
No headers or footers, please. Name and title on top/left of first page.
Submissions deadline is April 1st, 2021.
All submissions must be submitted to [email protected] Add ‘Not Meant for Each Other Submission’ in the subject line.

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN

Selected Stories:

Will be notified by email no later than April 15th, 2021. Winners will receive full publishing credit in the anthology w/competitive royalty.

Via: Lost Boys Press.

Timber Ghost Press Is Open For Novella And Novel Submissions

Payment: 50% net royalties on all eBooks and 30% net royalties on paperback books with a $35 advance on novellas and a $50 advance on novels
Theme: Cosmic horror, weird horror, dark fantasy, sci-fi/horror, gothic, and contemporary. We especially love Old West mixed with horror.

Timber Ghost Press is looking to publish high-quality ​horror fiction to include cosmic horror, weird horror, dark fantasy, sci-fi/horror, gothic, and contemporary. We especially love Old West mixed with horror.

We are looking for both new and seasoned authors. If you have never published before, we want to hear from you. If you’re a seasoned spinner of dark tales, we want to hear from you. Basically, we want to hear from you.

We are currently looking for novels and novellas that fall into the following horror categories:

  • Hauntings
  • Possession
  • Cosmic Horror
  • Weird Horror
  • Dark Fantasy
  • Sci-Fi/Horror
  • Old West/Horror
  • Gothic Horror
  • Psychological Horror

Timber Ghost Press is NOT looking for or interested in stories that contain:

    • Child abuse/pedophilia
    • Gore/extreme violence just for the shock factor

Novels must be between 60-90k words. Novellas must be between 20-40k words. If your manuscript falls a little outside of these limits, that is okay; just let us know in your submission email.

We do not accept simultaneous or multiple submissions. Please allow us up to 30 days to respond to your submission. If you haven’t heard back after 30 days, feel free to reach out and ask about the status of the submission. Depending on the number of submissions we receive, we may or may not give personalized feedback.

Submit your stories using Shunn formatting guidelines. It is in your best interest to submit a clean manuscript that you’ve taken the time to revise and edit. I can almost guarantee you that we will reject it if we receive a manuscript full of errors and typos.  Please include the following information in your cover letter:

  • Name
  • Pen Name (if applicable)
  • Email
  • First three chapters or the first 5000 words of your manuscript
  • Synopsis
  • Let us know if it is part of a series (we’re open to series)
  • Previous publishing history (if applicable)

Timber Ghost Press does not discriminate in any manner and is open to submissions from authors of any race, religion, or sexual preference.

Timber Ghost Press pays 50% net royalties on all eBooks and 30% net royalties on paperback books. If accepted, we will pay a $35 advance on novellas and a $50 advance on novels.

Please use the form below to submit your novel/novella to Timber Ghost Press!

[Click the link below to access the form.]

Via: Timber Ghost Press.

Sinister Stoat Press Is Open To Novela, Novellas, and Collections

Deadline: May 1st, 2021
Payment: Royalties
Themes: Horror where “The key for us is suspension of disbelief. We want to be able to read your work, put it down and go “Did that just happen?””
Note: Only open to: Authors of Color, Authors who Identify as LGBTQ+, Authors with Disabilities, Current and Former Sex Workers

Sinister Stoat Press is an imprint of Weasel Press. We’re the sly dogs of horror, unafraid to embrace the strange, the daunting, and mostly, the downright messed up world that encircles us. We’re a gang of strange travelers seeking out poets, fiction writers, and artists to help us form our new collective.

 We look for stories that suspend disbelief. We want your unexplained phenomena, your aliens, your unknown creatures, blood-filled Halloween nights, and everything in between that keeps you up at night. We love things related to furry writing, secret government experiments gone wrong, found documentation of lost ghost adventurers, and much more!

 We’re still gathering ourselves, and we have some submission calls listed below. In the meantime, check out our two publications we put out. The Haunted Traveler, and Dread: A Furry Horror Magazine. These projects will give you an idea of how twisted we are and how we started down this insidious journey of the unknown.


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Taking Submissions: Crunchy With Ketchup (Early Listing)

Deadline: May 31st, 2021
Payment: $15.00 flat rate plus equal share of 50% of the anthology’s royalties.
Theme: FIERCE Dragons!
Note: Do not submit prior to January 15th, 2021

Everyone loves Dragon Stories – especially the ones where the heroic knight rescues the damsel in distress from the evil dragon and they go off to
live happily ever after.

Yeah right!

Have you seen a dragon – they are truly badass m*****f*****s. Armor plated, huge, breathe fire, huge teeth and claws. Yeah, right, a single knight
with a sword is going to defeat that.

What we are looking for are stories that feature really badass dragons – they can be evil or good – or somewhere in between. The point is they need
to live up to the power and strength we picture when we imagine a dragon.

If your dragon is able to be defeated by a human knight – it should be because…well, I’m not sure what it should be because of – but it needs to be
believable to someone who knows beyond all doubt dragons are the biggest, baddest predators out there.

Show us why you should never meddle in the affairs of dragons as they may consider you crunchy and taste good with ketchup.

Break the story-writing rules if you want. If you use a tried and true plotline, twist it in an original and interesting way. Original stories are preferred.
Query for reprints.

ALL writers are encouraged to submit. Doesn’t matter if you’re a pro with years of credits, a beginner just starting out, or a teenager – please feel
free to send the editor a story. In your cover email, please tell the editor a bit about yourself and a quick one-line synopsis of the story. Include
genre. If experimental, please explain the type or how so the editor doesn’t edit out the form or reject it out of hand. Thank you.

In the Subject line please put Submission: Ketchup: Title of your story: Your name. Attach as a .rft file, please send to: [email protected]

Submissions Open:  Jan 15th (DO NOT SUBMIT PRIOR TO THIS DATE)
Submissions Close:  May 31st
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Bad Dream Entertainment Is Looking For Weird Gothic Novels And Novellas

Payment: $600-800 and 20-30% on royalties
Theme: Gothic stories with weird fiction elements

Bad Dream is now accepting novel and novella-length weird Gothic fiction manuscripts. If you have something that you think would fit, read the guidelines below and send it in.

We are looking for Gothic stories with weird fiction elements; this umbrella covers a broad range of themes, styles, and subjects as long as it feels decidedly Gothic, especially with strong horror elements (this is Bad Dream Entertainment, after all, not Mild Dream Entertainment). Shelly meets Cronenberg, Radcliffe meets Lovecraft, Poe meets Kafka, Stoker meets VanderMeer. Bizarro, New Weird, Cosmic Horror, and every other sub genre that embraces the strange are welcome. The setting can be period, present, near-future, futuristic, or something else entirely.

The reading window will stay open until we find something we like.

  • Manuscripts should be at least novella-length (24k words), there’s no ceiling on word count, but don’t send something long enough to be a multi-book series. If sending chapters, include at least the first three.
  • Simultaneous submissions are fine, as long as you let us know to pull your manuscript from consideration as soon as you place it elsewhere.
  • Multiple submissions aren’t allowed; only one at a time.
  • Send your story in standard manuscript form. We’re not sticklers for exact formatting, but have your contact info and word-count on the top corner of the first page, along with author name and title.
  • Manuscripts should be sent as DOCs, RTFs, or ODTs (not PDFs) to: submissions [at] baddreamentertainment [dot] com. You should receive an automated response acknowledging that we got it, if you don’t you can ask to confirm through our regular contact email address. Keep in mind, if you send a PDF it will likely be auto-deleted and we’re not going to take the time to ask you for a different format.
  • Response time are going to start at 2-4 weeks; that may change based on volume and if it does we’ll update that info here.
  • Bad Dream Entertainment pays $600-800 (depending on manuscript length) for a six-year exclusivity to the publishing rights plus a percentage on sales; this is not an advance (ie. a loan paid back through sales), but is a fee for the publishing rights. Rights purchased will be world-wide exclusive in print and digital but for English language only (rights-reversion optional after licensing term). Royalties will be based on gross sales since we operate on a POD distribution model and are usually 20-30% depending on the agreement.

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Taking Submissions: Alternative Deathiness

Deadline: March 1st, 2021
Payment: $.02 a word and royalties
Theme: A fun filled romp into the concept and nature of Death.

B Cubed Press is pleased to announce an open call for Alternative Deathiness.  A fun filled romp into the concept and nature of Death.

Seriously what the hell is death, big guy with bones and a sickle? An ominous Tarot Card?  Or is it simply the passing of one thing for another.  A change in phase. Or, it is the ending of you, and just you, a personal FU from the universe that say oopsie, you’re out of here?

So be prepared to look hard at this topic, its rituals, its layers.  Have fun.  May as well,  considering the end comes for us all.

This book will be edited by Bob Brown and Irene Radford, the team that brought you the best selling Alternative Truths.

If you wonder what perspective the editors bring just remember, we’re old.  Our friends are old, our families are old.  Death is beginning to feel more like a roommate than a concept.  So?  Let the stories rip, show no deference to religion, ritual, or sensitivities.  For god’s sake, we’re talking death here!

And don’t try sneaking zombies and ghosts and vampires in to get around death.  Oh we might buy one or two REALLY GOOD Ones, but that isn’t the focus.

Does this mean we will not accept sensitive looks at this from a more popular perspective?  No, but it means that it will be tested against the criteria that the writing be good, and carry an explanation of the nature of death. In terms of what we are looking for, think openly about the concept of death and life, can’t have one without the other.  The setting is open anywhere in time and space.

This book will be part of the best-selling Alternatives series.  We will be accepting stories, poetry, and essays from now through March 1, 2021.

Story length for our books average about 2200 words but have ranged from 100 to 7500 words. However, we only use one or two stories over 5,000 words and our advice is to keep it under 5K, unless we communicate in advance.  Reprints are accepted, but we hold them to a higher standard and limit them in number.

Pays $.02 a word upon publication, plus a share of the profits. As always a share will go to charity, usually ACLU, but that can be changed to something else by agreement with all the contributors. Collaborations will earn 1 share to be split between contributors.

Submissions should adhere to SFWA formatting guidelines https://www.sfwa.org/2005/01/04/manuscript-format/. It’s always good to make an editor happy.

For the first time we are using Moksha, submissions are accepted at https://bcubedpress.moksha.io/publication/alternative-deathiness.

Should you have any questions, please contact Bob at [email protected].

Via: B Cubed Press’s Moksha.

Taking Submissions: Organic Ink: Volume 5 (Not Rated)

Deadline: February 28th, 2022
Payment: Royalties
Theme: All poetry pieces are welcome. There is no theme.

Organic Ink: Volume 5 (Not Rated)

  • Deadline – February 28th, 2022
  • Publication – June 2022
  • Word Count – 2,000 word count minimum (not line count)
  • Theme – All poetry pieces are welcome. There is no theme.

Publisher INFORMATION

Company name: Dragon Soul Press
Anthology Submission Email: [email protected]
Website: http://dragonsoulpress.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/dragonsoulpress/
Duotrope: https://duotrope.com/listing/26543/dragon-soul-press
The Grinder: https://thegrinder.diabolicalplots.com/Market/Index?id=9529

 

CHECKLIST

Introduction of author This is not where the biography goes.
Author Contact Information / Pen name MUST be included with real name. If real name is same as pen name, state so in email.
Author Biography in Third Person in 100-200 words Mandatory minimum of 100.
Submission Word Count Also applies to poetry. Word count. Not line count.
Submission Formatted in Times New Roman 12 PT Font. One-inch margins. No indentations. No double-spacing. No extra spacing between paragraphs. No chapters. Only DOC and DOCX accepted.Format video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftjuYtJWIBI
Format image example at bottom of page.
Summary/Query Letter Summarized outline of all major events within the story.
All emails should be addressed as “Dear Editor”
Email subject and file name must be as follows – “Story Title by Author Name for (Name of) Anthology”
All of the author’s social media links, including website if applicable Author must have an active social media account.

 

Important information

Maximum of two submissions per anthology per author.
Authors can submit to all anthologies simultaneously.
Reprints from third party sources accepted IF author currently holds full rights. We will not publish duplicate stories within DSP.
Authors get 30% Royalties for first year from date of publication. Afterwards, 30% of all proceeds go to a charity chosen by the Publisher.
Story rights – The Publisher permanently reserves the right to publish the Work within the Anthology while the Author keeps ownership rights to the Work.
Do not submit anthology stories with chapters.
All submissions will be reviewed within thirty (30) days of the anthology’s deadline.
After receiving edits back, the author has one (1) week to return the submission for formatting.
POETRY SUBMISSIONS: All poetry needs to be contained within a single email. Each poem should be in a separate document. Haikus may be grouped together.
Extensions: Due to the massive number of submissions received per anthology, DSP no longer offers authors an extension. Submission calls are posted upwards of 1-4 years at a time.

E-mail address to submit to – [email protected]

 

NOTICE –  Failure to submit correctly will result in refusal of submission.

Via: Dragon Soul Press.