Taking Submissions: The Haunted Den: Furry Ghost Stories

Deadline: June 1st, 2019
Payment: Contributor’s Copy
Note: Reprints Allowed

Deadline: June 1, 2019

Editors: Tarl Hoch and Thurston Howl

Word count: 2,500-8,000; a little above and a little below will be acceptable

We want your campfire ghost stories…with furry characters. I am going to forgo my usual long description for the anthology because I want to leave it open to you what kind of mythos you bring into your story. But keep in mind while this is an adult anthology, your story does not have to be NSFW. First and foremost, your story should be horror. Scare us! All story submissions must be “furry” in nature.

We will NOT accept:

Racism, sexism, or discrimination presented in a positive light.

Pedophilia or sex with characters under the age of 18 presented in a positive light.

Rape, torture, dubious consent, forced seduction presented in a positive light.

Snuff or Necrophilia presented in a positive light

Bestiality presented in a positive light

If you are in doubt, ASK. Better to ask than to get a straight up rejection! If you are unsure, just shoot me an email at [email protected] (restrictions borrowed from Voice: https://t.co/MWykJ6RY36)

You can submit up to three stories, but we will only accept one per author (if any).

Reprints are fine, but you have to own full permission of the work in order for us to consider it.

We will not accept simultaneous submissions.

Payment: Authors will receive a free copy of the print book.

Send submissions in .doc or .docx format to [email protected]

Title your email with the subject in all caps, e.g. “GHOSTS.” If you are sending more than one submission, send multiple emails instead of putting them all in one.

We will inform all authors regarding decisions within a week or two after the deadline.

Book will likely be released October in plenty of time for a spoopy Halloween.

Via: Thurston Howl Publications.

Ongoing Submissions: parABnormal Magazine

Payment: $25.00 for original stories, $7.00 for reprints, $3 per poem, $20.00 for original articles, $6.00 for reprints. For reviews, we pay $7.00 for each
Note: Reprints Allowed but highly limited

animalistic past. None of these are so strong as the fight or flight response. However, there are times when we seem to be perfectly safe, completely at ease and comfortable, when that urge to run from something sneaks up on us. What causes these sensations? Is there something lurking in the darkness? Why is that man giving you the creeps, he’s not even looking at you? And yet, there is something odd. Something instinctual, something you know without fully understanding. We may have moved on, we may have forgotten and left behind those old stories and legends of beasts, of voracious monsters, dark spirits, vampires, and shapeshifters… But they have not forgotten or left us . . .

What We Want

The subject matter of parABnormal Magazine is, yes, the paranormal. For us, this includes ghosts, spectres, haunts, various whisperers, and so forth. It also includes shapeshifters, mythological creatures, and creatures from various folklores. If your story also has science fiction or fantasy elements, we regard that as a plus.

Please, no stories that involve excessive blood, gore, digestive tracts, and so forth. If you write a dark story, make sure it is spooky. Makes sure it is a story that should be read with all the lights on, with the reader looking over his or her shoulder while turning the pages.

However, we are not interested in zombie stories for this publication. No ghouls, no zombies.

Please bear in mind that all stories are always about people. The technologies those people employ are significant only in relation to people, to your characters. Tell us stories about people, not about gadgets.

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Ongoing Submissions: Madness Heart Press

Payment: $5
Note: Reprints Allowed

Blog Posts and Podcast Submissions

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.

Send all submissions to [email protected]

Via: Deep In The Heart Of Madness.

Ongoing Submissions: The Rock N’ Roll Horror Zine

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.

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Taking Submissions: Fearrington Road

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

[email protected]

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.

Payment: Royalty

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.

Previously Published:

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.

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