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Taking Submissions: Dracula Beyond Stoker Issue #3

June 30, 2023

Submission Window: May 15th to June 30th, 2023
Payment: 5 cents per word plus contributor’s copies
Theme: Lucy Westenra/Bloofer Lady

Issue 3: Lucy Westenra/Bloofer Lady: (To be published November/2023)
What’s your take on Miss Lucy? Innocent and pure? Promiscuous Tease? How about her time as the Bloofer Lady? You can romance us or scare us, just be sure to intrigue us.

Submissions open May 15, 2023-June 30, 2023. Submissions received earlier will be read and considered but will not be responded to until the window opens.

We like stories that feel like they could be canon, but we also enjoy fun alternate takes and pastiche. Prequels, sequels, updates, divergent timelines – unleash your creative powers of darkness and show us something exciting .

  • 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 .05/word 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_renfield” or “lastname_title_lucy”

  • Include short 3rd person bio

Email story submissions to: [email protected]

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.

  • Check out our previously published Covers.


  • Format is 6×9 paperback

  • Title will occupy top quarter(so leave space)

  • 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.

Email cover submissions to: [email protected]

Via: DBS Press.


June 30, 2023


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