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Taking Submissions: The CONQUEROR WOMB: Lusty Tales of Shub-Niggurath

December 15, 2013


Deadline: December 15, 2013
Payment: $10CDN, as well as copies of the anthology in all electronic formats (mobi, EPUB, and PDF) and copies of three additional Martian Migraine Press titles of the authors choosing.
WTF?! Cthuluhu Erotica?!

Guest editor Justine Geoffrey (author of the Blackstone Erotica series and Orgy in the Valley of the Lust Larvae), along with S R Jones (author of Soft From All the Blood and the upcoming When The Stars Are Right: Towards An Authentic R’lyehian Spirituality) are looking for pulpy tales of fertility and fear, sex and sacrifice! Stories that squelch, tales that both titillate and terrify, and all with a focus on that most neglected of the Lovecraftian deities: Shub-Niggurath, Black Goat of the Woods with a Thousand Young!

Though this is an open submission call, Geoffrey and Jones will be inviting some of their favourite authors to contribute. This worked out well for our first antho, and we’d like to repeat that experience. Final count for the anthology will be 20 stories, released as an ebook in multiple formats.

Submission period closes DECEMBER 15, 2013. The anthology will be released early February 2014, just in time for Valentine’s Day.


Please use Standard Manuscript format when submitting. That’s double spaced, left justified, Times New Roman or Courier or something at least readable, a header on the first page (at least) with your author info and word count and… well, you know the drill. RTF or DOC files preferred, but DOCx and text files also accepted. Obviously, you could send us something that’s not in Standard Manuscript format, but it will lower your chances of it being looked at seriously.

To submit a story to The Conqueror Womb: Lusty Tales of Shub-Niggurath, send an e-mail (with the story file attached, not in the body of the email) to: [email protected], with subject line: WOMB, title of your story, and your name.


We’d like to see anything from 1,500 to 5,000 words. We’ll look at pretty much anything, genre-wise, so long as there is an erotic flavour to the work, with a preference for bizarre transgressive sexuality and Lovecraftian horror. Obviously, this anthology will lean towards the horrific, the weird, and the erotic… but not necessarily in that order. We’re also fond of the funny and if you can make us laugh while chilling our livers and sending blood to our nethers, then you’re well on the path to inclusion.

So, horror and erotica and horror-erotica, obviously, but we’ll also read sci-fi, gonzo or Bizarro work. Get experimental, mash things up, make us sit up and say “that was different”.

FLASH FICTION: got something under 1500 words? Send it in. We’ve already started to see some interesting short-short work in the slush, so we’ve decided to open the anthology up to that as well. However, the following still applies…

NO POETRY. (There will be a vanishingly small amount of poetry in the antho, but we’re very pickyabout such things and already have someone in mind for that.)


All accepted submissions will be paid a token payment of $10CDN, as well as copies of the anthology in all electronic formats (mobi, EPUB, and PDF) and copies of three additional Martian Migraine Press titles of the authors choosing. We’re still so new at this, babes in the black woods, really, and we want to do right by authors that we work with, so if you need more details, please contact us.


We will try to acknowledge receipt of your submission within a week of its arrival in our inbox. The submission period itself will close on December 15, 2013 and we should be responding to all submissions, yay or nay, by early January 2014. If you haven’t heard from us by January 15, 2014, please query.

Martian Migraine Press.


December 15, 2013