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Taking Submissions: Dracula Beyond Stoker Issue #1

June 15, 2022

Deadline: June 15th, 2022
Payment: 3 cents per word and a contributor’s copy
Theme: Stories about Dracula

Issue 1: Dracula: (To be published November/2022)

Stories with Dracula himself as the main focus. His name is on the cover of the book, but he’s not the star of the show. Let’s change that.

What was he doing prior to the novel? What was he doing when we didn’t see him in the novel? Did he survive? Expand on one of the many movie adaptations. Give us an alteranate take. The canvas is blank, spatter it red.

Submissions open until June 15, 2022

We like stories that feel like they could be canon, but we also enjoy fun alternate takes, so unleash your creative powers of darkness. We look forward to seeing what you come up with.

  • Stories should be 1500-5000 words.

  • Poetry will be considered, but is not necessarily sought (We are hoping to have an all poetry issue sometime in the future).

  • Compensation will be monetary plus contributor’s copies.

  • Simultaneous submissions accepted, but please notify us immediately if accepted elsewhere.

  • Some stories may be chosen for the website, but not the publication.

  • Please adhere to the Shunn format – https://www.shunn.net/format/classic/

  • Please only send .doc, .docx, or .pdf

  • Filename and email subject should be – “lastname_title_drac” or “lastname_title_renfield”

  • Include short 3rd person bio

Cover Art Submissions

What we want

  • Eye catching design. Think pulp paperbacks, Basil Gogos’ Famous Monsters covers, EC Horror Comics, Vintage Movie Posters.

  • Originality. Homage is fun, plagiarism is not. Please make sure you own all aspects of your work.

  • Knowledge and Love of all things Dracula. Hide some Easter eggs in there. Make it so that we keep coming back to find more to enjoy.

  • Keep it clean. Sensual is fine. Erotica, not so much.


  • Format is 6×9 paperback

  • Masthead will occupy top quarter

  • Full color preferred, black and white or grayscale will be considered if impressive

  • Pease send high res .jpg, pdf, or .png

  • Compensation will be monetary plus contributor’s copies.

  • Please include short 3rd person bio in your email

Email submissions to: [email protected]

Email submissions to: [email protected]

Via: Dracula Beyond Stoker Press.


June 15, 2022