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Taking Submissions: Carnival of the Damned

July 31, 2012

DEADLINE: July 31st, 2012
PAYMENT: 40% of anthology’s net-profit divided equally among authors + 1 contributor’s copy

Carnivals. Everything you could imagine from traveling entertainment – food, games of chance, sideshows, dancing girls, funhouses, fortune tellers, rides . . . and the seeds for nightmarish realities made flesh. Give us tales of monstrosities underneath boardwalks, circuses in the middle of nowhere, inner-city performances that boggle the imagination and sideshows containing what nature never intended.

Please supply a basic log line (1-2 sentences) about the story you’re submitting and mention any recent publications in your cover letter. If writing under a pseudonym, please include that information as well.

DEADLINE: July 31st, 2012
WORD COUNT: 4,000-12,000 words (query for shorter / longer)
PAYMENT: 40% of anthology’s net-profit divided equally among authors + 1 contributor’s copy
MULTIPLE SUBMISSIONS: Limit of two, Maximum of one accepted
FONT: 12 point Times New Roman or Courier New
TAB INDENT: ¼ inch and use margins rather than manual paragraph indents
SPACING: Double-Spaced
PAGE NUMBERING / HEADERS: No page numbers headers or footers
CONTACT INFORMATION: Name, Address, Phone Number and E-mail at top-left of first page
SUBMISSION: Send to “[email protected]” with “Last Name / Submission Title / Word Count” in the subject line


  • We welcome any questions for clarification. E-mail them to “[email protected]
  • We will only be accepting a maximum of two (2) stories involving a sideshow.
  • No present-tense stories
  • Confirmation e-mails will be sent out once per week.
  • Some stories within the anthology will have artwork based on their work created. Those chosen are required to sign a release.
  • Do not put your story in the body of your e-mail. Send it as an attachment.
  • Rejection letters will contain a basic explanation. We will do our best to be available for any questions.
  • Accepted stories will be hand-edited and returned to authors via PDF for correction.
  • Accepted stories will need an author bio (3-6 sentences) and any contact information desired for publication (website / Facebook / Twitter / etc.).

[via: Evil Jester Press.]


July 31, 2012