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Taking Submissions: 50 States of Fear: California

July 31, 2019

Deadline: July 31st, 2019
Payment: Royalties

The first entry in an anthology series showcasing horror in every state, “50 States of Fear: California” is all about the terrors, horrors, creeps, and shrieks found in the Golden State.

Stories must be horror, they must be original (no urban legends, creepypasta, or retellings of true crime), and must take place in California.

The submission deadline is 31 July 2019. Our target is 30 stories. There is no limit on the number of submissions per author, but we reserve the right to limit the number of accepted stories per author.

As payment, authors will receive royalties divided by word count.


First and foremast, all submissions must be horror. However, we recognize that horror is a very broad and often nuanced genre. To that end, we’ll read stories that fit into other genres (thriller, family drama, coming of age, science fiction, fantasy, comedy, romance, et cetera) as long as the story contains horror, and as long as horror is integral to the narrative.

ALL submissions must be within the horror genre, and MUST meet the following requirements:

Submit all documents as an attachment in .docx or .pages format

12 point Arial, Calibri, or Courier font


Submit via email to [email protected]

In the body of the email, include your name and contact information.

PLEASE NOTE: If your piece is accepted for publication, we take First Print and Electronic Publishing Rights. A copy of our publishing contract is available upon request.

Open Submissions: Anthologies

These are general guidelines for ALL anthology submissions.

We’re looking for stories between 500 – 7500 words. A few words under or over won’t necessarily disqualify a story, but please keep as close to the guidelines as possible.

Stories MUST fit within the horror genre.

Via: Soteira Press.


July 31, 2019