Taking Submissions: The Shadow Booth Volumes 4 And 5

Deadline: April 30th, 2019
Payment: 1.5p per word

You know how we like to keep you on your toes? Well…

The Shadow Booth is now OPEN for fiction submissions until the end of April! Here are some basic guidelines:

  • We are a bi-annual journal of weird and eerie fiction. Do not send us your Western romance (in space). Do not send us your drug addiction memoir. Do not send us your shopping list (unless you’re buying some really weird things). Weird. Eerie. Fiction. Please.
  • If you want an idea of what we mean by weird and eerie, then read one of our previous volumes. This is the best way to find out what we like! All ebooks are under £5, and like all independent publications, we need your support to keep going. Paperbacks are under £9, and our latest, Vol. 3, has just been published. (Paperbacks, ebooks and subscriptions are available here. Okay, rant over…) If you want further pointers, why not read editor Dan Coxon’s article on the Ginger Nuts of Horror website: Face the Strange.
  • Submissions should be 1,000 – 8,000 words long. We won’t quibble over a word or two, but otherwise those limits are fixed.
  • We would particularly like to read stories by BAME writers, and by women writing within the weird/eerie horror scene. In our experience, these tend to be underrepresented within the genre. Having said that, if you fall into neither of these groups, we want to read your work too – all stories will be considered on an equal basis once they have been submitted.
  • Please only submit one story during the submissions period. Any further submissions during this period will be rejected. (We would say ‘send us your best’, but you know that already…)
  • Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please let us know if your story is accepted elsewhere. It’s just common courtesy.
  • Email your submission to [email protected], with the word SUBMISSION as the first word of the Subject line. It’s also helpful if you include the story title.
  • Manuscripts should be submitted as a Word file attached to the email wherever possible. We’ll do our best to read .rtf files and PDFs, but we make no promises. DO NOT paste your story into the body of the email.
  • This submissions period is for Vols. 4 and 5, to be published in October 2019 and April 2020.
  • The important part: The Shadow Booth is a paying market, paying 1.5p per word. That works out as £15 per 1,000 words, if it’s simpler. While payments can be made to overseas writers (and we actively encourage writers from overseas to submit), payment is simplified if you have a Paypal account.

Submissions will close at midnight on 30th April 2019, and we’ll be reading submissions as they’re sent – but we will read all submissions sent during this open period. Any questions, come bother us on Twitter. Send us your strangest, most unsettling tales, the stories you had to write but gave up on finding a home for. Send us your weird hauntings, your eerie fever dreams. Send us your words.

Via: The Shadow Booth.

Taking Submissions: Story Seed Vault

Deadline: April 24th, 2018
Payment: Short Fiction (<150CH) $3AUD per story, Long Fiction (>150CH/<200CH) $2AUD per story

*We might require additional evidence of a claim to publish.

Via: Story Seed Vault.

Taking Submissions: Strange Girls – Women in Horror Anthology

Deadline: May 20th, 2019
Payment: $5

Deadline: May 20, 2019

Payment: $5 flat fee per story (author must have a valid PayPal address as that will be used for payment)

We will be creating an anthology titled Strange Girls. It will be a collection of fictional short stories in which the protagonist will either be a girl or the short story will feature a girl. We’re aiming for the horror genre. Short stories should focus on a certain strange trait in a girl, whether the trait is physical (ex. Deformity), mental (ex. Demonic possession, telekinesis), creature-like (ex. Vampire, shapeshifter, mythological creature, mermaid, etc.), or supernatural (ex. Ghosts, banshees, wraith, etc.) or aliens. The author submitting MUST BE FEMALE. The author must retain full rights to the work intended for our consideration and that the work itself is complete and not published anywhere else (including personal websites or social media). Having been previously published isn’t a requirement, if you have a compelling story, send it to us!

Publisher: Twisted Wing Productions

Requirements: Stories must NOT exceed 8,000 words.
Format: Word doc, 12 font, double space Arial or Times New Roman.
Not a reprint.

We are asking for exclusive first worldwide electronic and print rights for 18 months and the right to keep the story in print, and nonexclusive right to continue to publish for the life of the anthology. We do not place any limits on what the author does with the story after the exclusivity period.
We are not looking for poetry or screenplays.

Bonus: Characters in stories are own voices, POC, or LGBTQ
Submission method: Please send story as an attachment (.doc or docx. Only) to azzurranox[at]yahoo.com
Please include the following with your submission:
Author (Legal Name)
Pen name (if applicable)
Story Title
Word Count
Third person biography
Acceptance letters will be sent out by June 1. The anthology will be published both in e-book and print formats with an estimated publication date of January 2020.

Via: Azzurra Nox.

Taking Submissions: Terror at 5280

Deadline: May 31st, 2019
Payment: $25 for flash fiction (up to 1,000 words) or 1 cent per word– maximum $40–for short stories (up to 5,000 words)
Note: Authors submitting must live in Colorado

Denver Horror Press is seeking the best in local horror fiction to publish in our upcoming anthology, Terror at 5280’.

We’re looking for short stories related to or taking place in or around Denver, Colorado (bonus points for including local lore or haunts) written by authors currently living in Colorado(stories written by those outside of Colorado will not be considered).

Submission Guidelines
Submissions should follow standard manuscript format and shouldn’t exceed 5,000 words. Email submissions to Submissions AT DenverHorror DOT com and attach your document in PDF or Word Doc or DocX format (a submission pasted in the body of the email will not be considered) with subject: “Submission: [Story Title/Author Last Name]”.

In the body of the email, please include a brief bio including current town/city of residence, relevant blog/website URLs, social media links, and publishing credits (if any).

We will accept reprints provided you have retained all rights to the story, but priority will be given to previously unpublished submissions (put REPRINT in the subject line of your submission).

Deadline for submissions is May 31, 2019.

Usage Rights
We will ask for exclusive rights for one year. After that, they will revert to continuing non-exclusive rights.

Upon publication, we pay $25 for flash fiction (up to 1,000 words) or 1 cent per word– maximum $40–for short stories (up to 5,000 words) for the anthology.

If your story doesn’t make it into the anthology but we think it’s awesome, we may ask your permission to publish it on the Denver Horror Collective website (DenverHorror.com) and in the newsletter for $15.

Response time
Response times may vary depending on the number of submissions we receive but likely within 6-8 weeks (if you don’t hear from us by then feel free to email us a reminder).

We’re looking forward to receiving your submissions!

Much appreciated,

Denver Horror Collective

Taking Submissions: American Cult

Deadline: April 30th 2019
Payment: $5.00

Alternative American history, dark supernatural takes on national tragedies, the dark gods behind the politics and power. This anthology is the place to put the horror back into our homeland. There are lots of horrifying things going on in the country, however, for this collection, we are specifically seeking cult/supernatural horror.

As these are works of fiction, we strongly recommend changing the names of living politicians in your work. Even if you make it painfully obvious who inspired it.

  • We will not accept any stories about rape.
  • Racism/Sexism/Bigotry of any form will never be accepted here.
  • Stories between 1500-5000 words prefered.
  • Double check your grammar and spelling.
  • Format your story correctly.
  • Please submit all stories in DOC/RTF format.
  • We prefer stories that have not been published before.
  • We prefer to avoid multiple and simultaneous submissions.
  • We retain exclusive publishing rights for 12 months.
  • We pay $5.00 for stories
  • Deadline is 4.31.19

Send all submissions with the subject
‘American Cult’ (Your story Name) to [email protected]

Via: Madness Heart Press.

Taking Submissions: A Villains Guide to Useless Sidekicks

Deadline: December 31st, 2019
Payment: $5

An original, unpublished, story that includes a super-powered being and someone trying to use their power to their advantage.

Accepted Styles:
Short stories and flash fiction

Accepted Genres:
Anything that isn’t erotica.

Simultaneous Submissions:
These are allowed, but please withdraw your submission immediately if accepted by another publisher.

No. Stories posted on the internet, including but not limited to, FB, personal websites, blogs, etc., are considered published.

Number of Submissions per Author:
1 short story or 3 pieces of flash fiction

A short story should be less than 5,000 words. Each flash fiction piece should be less than 1,500 words.

Free electronic copy of the book and $5 per author, regardless of number of accepted submissions.

Requested Rights:
First rights to digital, audio, and print formats in English. Exclusive for one year from publication. After that year all rights revert back to the author.

December 31st, 2019

Stories must be submitted electronically as a .docx attachment in an email to [email protected] Submission should be 12 point font, Times New Roman, and double spaced. The document name should include the name of your submission. Please include the title and page numbers in the header of the attachment.

In the body of your email please include your name, author name/website, address, short story title, and word count of submission.


Via: Pub 518.

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