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Taking Submissions: Crawling

March 31, 2023

Deadline: March 31st, 2023
Payment: $15 USD and a contributors copy
Theme: sub-dermal body horror about terrors lurking under the skin

SUBMISSION PERIOD: January 9 – March 31st

Submissions open Jan 9. for our debut short story collection: CRAWLING. We’re looking for sub-dermal body horror about terrors lurking under the skin: infestations and transformations with an emphasis on the embodied experience.

What are we looking for?

  • Body horror short stories (3,500-6,500 words)

  • FRESH perspectives on the body horror genre from othered voices (women, non-binary, trans, and queer perspectives).

  • Themes: sub-dermal horror, infestations, body horror, possessions, and transformations.

Submission Requirements

  1. Your work must be 100% your work. You must own the copyright to your submission.

  2. In your email include: short author biography and links to your social media.

  3. Story length must be 3,500 to 6,500 words.

  4. Please submit your work in the period stated, this is from January 9 through to March 31 2023.

  5. When submitting your short story, please send them to our email address [email protected]

  6. Include trigger warnings with your submission

  7. Accepted authors will receive compensation per our contract agreement of $15 USD + physical author copy.

Via: Hear Us Scream.


March 31, 2023


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