Note: Reprints Allowed
For posting on MadnessHeart.Press & the Madness Heart Radio Podcast
For submissions that are for our website and podcast we prefer stories that can be broken down into roughly 1500 word chunks. IE: 1500, 3000 or 4500 words. This allows us to have better control over the length of our show and the length of the posts.
As with other submissions there are some basic guidelines.
- Violence, sex and gore must be pertinent and interesting to the story. Anything too gratuitous will be rejected.
- Racism/Sexism/Bigotry of any form will never be accepted here.
- Double check your grammar and spelling.
- Format your story correctly.
- Please submit all stories in DOC/RTF format.
- Reprints are ok, please include original publication information.
- For accepted stories we pay $5.
Via: Deep In The Heart Of Madness.
Payment: $5 and a contributor’s copy
If you are interested in submitting, please review the information below in addition to the basic guidelines posted above.
The Rock N’ Roll Horror Zine is looking for rock, punk and metal themed horror/bizarro/weird fiction or art and comics on that theme. This concept is open to interpretation, but the music should play a significant part of the story and more present than simply a rock and roll attitude and can be reflected in the setting, premise or characters. Stories involving specific bands or musicians are fine, but not required.
The best way to understand the kinds of stories the zine would be interested in is to pick up a past copy, but other for examples try checking out the collection “Amazing Punk Stories” by David Agranoff or the anthology “Axes Of Evil”.
For artwork, make sure that your submissions contain elements of BOTH rock and roll and horror/weird fiction. Zombie rock bands, demonic electric guitars, minotaurs with mohawks wearing Misfits shirts and other things along these lines are what the zine is looking for. If you send artwork (or stories) that are JUST rock and roll or JUST horror/bizarro/weird fiction, it will be rejected. Also, artists should bear in mind that the zine is as of now printed in black and white. If you submit cover art, please do not include any text. All text, including the title of the zine, will be superimposed over your image later.
Submissions are now open indefinitely. Although deadlines may be occasionally posted, they refer to the latest possible cutoff to make the next issue. Any submissions accepted past that date will instead be applied to the next issue to be released after the cutoff.
Deadline: June 15th, 2019
Payment: Royalty Split
Note: Reprints Welcome
An anthology of short stories in a Lovecraftian / Steam Punk / Diesel Punk vein.
Where is Fearrington Road? It is that road just outside town, the one that leads in a direction travelers rarely take these days.
Submission Period: December 1st, 2018 – June 15th, 2019
Please put “Fearrington Road” and the name of your story in the subject line.
Length: 2500 to 6000 words.
Stories outside that range will be considered, but their length will work against inclusion. We admit to a preference for slightly longer work, with four to five thousand words in the sweet spot. We expect the anthology to have approximately seventy-five thousand words.
Fifty percent of the gross royalties per calendar quarter will be distributed equally among the contributors. Contributor copies will not be offered. A limited number of review copies will be available.
Reprints are fine, provided:
You have the right to authorize us to publish your story
The story has not been published more recently than 2018.
We ask for the exclusive right to publish your story for one calendar year following contract signing, excluding publications of those previously published.
Title subject to change.
For additional information, please contact [email protected] or visit our website at http://www.darkhousebooks.com.
Via: Dark House Books.
Deadline: April 22nd, 2019
Payment: 1 cent per word for fiction, $10 for poetry
Note: Reprints Allowed
NonBinary Review is a quarterly digital literary journal that joins poetry, fiction, essays, and art around each issue’s theme. We invite authors to explore each theme in any way that speaks to them: re-write a familiar story from a new point of view, mash genres together, give us a personal essay about some aspect of our theme that has haunted you all your life. We also invite art that will accompany the literature. All submissions must have a clear and obvious relationship to some specific aspect of the source text (a character, episode, or setting). Submissions only related by a vague, general, thematic similarity are unlikely to be accepted.
We are open to submissions which relate to four of H. G. Wells’s best-known books: The Time Machine (1895), The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), and The War of the Worlds (1898). Please bear in mind that we’re looking for pieces that relate to the BOOKS ONLY. References to movies or television shows will not be accepted.
Submissions which do not tie into the plots or make use of characters/settings from the books WILL NOT be considered—there needs to be a clear connection to the source material.
We want language that makes us reach for a dictionary or a tissue or both. Words in combinations and patterns that leave the faint of heart a little dizzy.
Deadline: January 27th, 2019.
Payment: $0.01/word for previously published pieces, and $0.02/word for first run. All pieces under 500 words or 5 minutes are compensated at a $5 flat rate.
Note: Reprints welcome.
Note: LGBTQ+ authors only.
A LGBTQ+ HORROR FICTION PODCAST
Episode 18 – Gothic
From haunted manors, repressed secrets, and horrifying leaps of science and faith—this episode celebrates the tradition of Gothic literature and film. Submissions due January 27th, 2019.
Submissions of fiction, poetry, music, art, and more are always accepted on a rolling basis. Late submissions can be sent up to a week after the formal deadline if you inform us ahead of time to expect a late piece.
We try to respond to all readers and artists within 48 hours. We consider all piece lengths, but generally have difficulty accepting pieces over 20 pages long. No ableist, racist, transphobic, homophobic, sexist or otherwise oppressive work will be accepted. Lastly, we only accept work by self-identified LGBTQ+ artists! Thank you!
To submit content:
Fill out the following form HERE to submit content to us. Please specify if you are submitting for a specific episode and whether you would like editorial feedback!
Submissions are compensated at $0.01/word for previously published pieces, and $0.02/word for first run. Music is compensated at $1/minute for previous released tracks, and $2/minute for music released through us. All pieces under 500 words or 5 minutes are compensated at a $5 flat rate.
To read/act for us:
If you would like to be a volunteer reader or voice actor, please fill out this form HERE. We will follow up via email to collect further information for our directory.
Via: Monsters Out Of The Closet.
Deadline: May 1st, 2019
Payment: Contributor’s Copy
Battle Goddess Productions is a big fan of Fantasy in all shapes and forms. We enjoy hack-n-slash adventures, the inner workings of Dark Fantasy, to a bucket load of paranormal, occult or mythology, to even the funny awkward reads.
Demonic Anthologies Volume III
First Ticket’s Free
Is There A Deadline? MAY 1st 2019 at Midnight EST
When Will This Be Published?
We are aiming to Publish this Anthology in August/September 2019
What Carnival Items/Rides/Games Are Taken?
We are looking for dark & funny stories featuring rides, attractions, or even stands found at a carnival. From the ticket booth to the Merry-go-round to even the Freak show. We want them all! The story should span Horror and Comedy genres in some form. The darker the piece, the further to the back of the book you will be placed. Lighthearted creepy reads often start our readers off in the front of the book. Be sure to email us to claim your topic!
Suggestions: Guess Your Weight, Shoot out booth, Fun House, Tilt-a-whirl, Bumper cars, Petting Zoo, Candy Apple stand, Pie Contest, Clowns, Dunk Tank, Ring o Fire, Pirate Ship, Ticket booth, arcade, Fried Everything stand, Cotton Candy Stand, Cattle show, Swine show, Rodeo, Bumper Boats, Himalaya, Pendulum Ride, Ferris Wheel, Drop Tower, Gravity Ride, Roller Coaster, Enterprise, Simulator Ride, Swing Ride, Caterpillar, Devil’s Wheel, Evolution, Fireball, Fun slide, Log flume, Mechanical Bull, Slingshot bungee, spinning Tea cups, Top Spin, Tunnel of Love, Zipper, Ball and Bucket toss, Duck Pond, Darts, Shooting Gallery, Plate Break, Whac-a-mole, Water Gun, Ring Toss, Basketball, and so much more!
If you want to claim one, I will start to build a public list of taken items/rides to help other authors aiming to do something in particular or different from what’s been claimed. Everything will be locked in on JUNE 30 2019 at MIDNIGHT EST. If you talked to me, you know who has the extension and be sure to email me here:
Rights, Usage, Compensation?
You retain rights to the work. I am simply approving it to be added with your permission to publish it in my collection for both eBook and Paperback. We are perfectly fine if its been published before, online some place, or even if you are submitting it to others. It’s your Story and a piece you feel deserves to live in a tome on a reader’s shelf. Unfortunately, I do not have the financial means to compensate you for your work, though I hope in the future I never have to say this again. In the meantime, all authors get to purchase books at cost and keep 100% of the profit made when selling the paperbacks in person. We also send all authors a contributors copy on us.
We will be exclusively on Amazon.com in the first 90 days in order to take advantage of marketing opportunities. Paperbacks will be created and details of how Authors can get copies at-cost will be disclosed within the final group when word count and page count are finalized and pricing is known. We also promise some awesome chapter header designs for each author as a way to express our gratitude along with access to some stellar memes, banners, and marketing files for you to be able to push the book.
What am I wanting the money for? I wish to take Battle Goddess Productions to the next step by becoming a full blown Independent Publisher who can start taking on Authors like you and help you blossom. In order to do that, I have to build the funds in advance and my current day job cannot support that load in the way I want to represent fellow Authors. I am hoping that hosting an annual anthology showcasing my skills and talents, while supporting other authors will provide a way to build my reputation and ability to make this dream come true.
Word Count: 1,200 to 3,500 (MAX Story Acceptance set for 25)
Font: Times New Roman, 12 pt, Double Line-Spaced, no double spaces between sentences
File Types: DOC, DOCX, RTF, TXT, PDF
1″ Margins all around
Headers on page 2 and beyond with “TITLE / LAST NAME / PAGE#” aligned on Right
First page Left Corner: YOUR NAME, EMAIL
First page Right Corner: “Word Count: #”
First Page Center: TITLE
And if that’s too complicated I have included here an uploadable WORD DOC for your convenience: CLICK HERE TO UPLOAD FILE!
Where Do I Submit?
So you’ve read as far as here huh? Before you scroll further, make sure you’ve edited and polished your work the best you can! Be sure that you read the word count range and formatted your work to reflect my requests! Why? Because this will be my first means of declining submissions and I don’t want to have to do that to anyone’s work. I expect some grammar and quirky editing spoofs, but if I can’t comfortably read through the story, then I have to also decline said work. SO, PLEASE! Take a moment and give it one last look before you submit! THANK YOU! Now that we’ve gotten the disclaimer out of the way, here’s where and how to submit:
Subject Line: “BGP QUERY: TITLE HERE by YOUR NAME”
Write me an email! Say hello, introduce yourself, and add a short one liner (or two) blurb of what your story is about!
Attach File: Once more, DOC, DOCX, RTF, TXT, and PDF File Formats are all I will accept. Anything else will be declined. Forgot to attach your file? Resend it! No need to panic!
Via: Valerie Willis.