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Taking Submissions: Diet Riot: A Fatterpunk Anthology

December 31, 2021

Deadline: December 31st, 2021
Payment: $25 and a contributor’s copy
Theme: Empowering fat characters within the horror community

Diet Riot: A Fatterpunk Anthology

Edited by Sonora Taylor and Nico Bell

SUBMISSIONS: September 15 – December 31, 2021

Publication Date: Summer 2022

Send submissions to [email protected]

Description:

It’s time to reclaim the “f” word. Diet Riot: A Fatterpunk Anthology is dedicated to empowering fat characters within the horror community. Give us your rage over weigh-ins, your detest over detox cleanses, your rebellion against diet culture. Give us bad-ass characters who own their size and never apologize for taking up space. This is a horror anthology, so be sure to have your character in some kind of horror story–but, we are open to what that story is! We welcome haunted houses, ghost stories, creature features, splatterpunk, serial killers, witches, monsters, you name it. Just make sure your story features at least one fat protagonist. Fat people are often degraded in literature, especially in horror. It’s disheartening to see someone’s natural body be portrayed as disgusting and inherently bad. Diet Riot: A Fatterpunk Anthology aims to give that trope the heartiest “fuck you” that our big selves can muster. So go on, send us what you’ve got!

Submission guidelines:

  • Authors at any stage in their career are welcome to submit.

  • We want to encourage submissions from authors who are women, BIPOC, queer, trans, disabled, and/or neurodivergent; but all are welcome to submit!

  • Stories must have at least one fat protagonist, ideally the main character. While they can be anti-heroes, their fatness must not be part of what makes them evil.

  • We want this to be a diverse and inclusive anthology. We welcome and encourage stories with characters who are queer, non-cis, non-white, disabled, and/or neurodivergent.

  • Story length: 4000-6000 words

  • Payment: $25 flat rate, plus one paperback contributor copy.

  • Original fiction only, no reprints. Simultaneous submissions okay, though please let us know right away if your story is accepted somewhere else. No multiple submissions, please.

  • We will not accept stories where fatness is equated with disgust, poor health, low self-esteem, evil, lack of sex appeal, etc. This is a fat-positive anthology.

  • We welcome love, romance, and sex, but please no straight-up porn or erotica.

  • No rape, molestation, pedophilia, or bestiality.

  • Violence is okay, but (non-plot driven) degradation is not.

  • Any stories with slurs, homophobia, racism, transphobia, or other forms of prejudice will be rejected.

  • Our anthology will include trigger warnings in list form at the end, where stories won’t be spoiled. If you have an issue with trigger warnings, don’t submit to us.

HOW TO SUBMIT:

Click the link below:
Via: Nico Bell.

Details

Date:
December 31, 2021