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Taking Submissions: Enter at Your Own Risk: Dreamscapes into Darkness

September 30, 2014


Deadline: September 30th, 2014
Payment: $50 and contributor copy (paperback edition).

Firbolg Publishing presents our fifth release in the

Enter at Your Own Risk series.

Enter at Your Own Risk: Dreamscapes into Darkness is open for submissions.

Passions become obsessions. Obsessions become manias. And sometimes, manias turn into nightmares. What happens when one wants so badly that all else, including sanity and self, is consumed by the bonfires of desire? What happens when one achieves the dream, only to discover the nightmares lurking behind the illusions? Firbolg Publishing’s fifth anthology, Enter at Your Own Risk: Dreamscapes into Darkness, explores the old adage of “Be Careful What You Wish For.” We are looking for stories that step behind the veil of dreams and wishes into the unanticipated horrors of fulfillment. Journey down wishful thinking’s twisted pathway and discover what dark ends and detours await–send us your story and share a TOC with D.H. Lawrence, Mary Shelley, A.M. Burrage, H.P. Lovecraft, and more Gothic masters from yesteryear in Enter at Your Own Risk: Dreamscapes into Darkness.

Submission Guidelines:

3000-5000 words (this is strict)

Avoid excessive gore/ violence. We are most interested in gothic dark fiction rather than splatter style horror. We are not interested in stories that are gratuitously violent, sexual, or graphic. If these elements occur within a story, they must be an integral part of the narrative, but note that we are inclined to pass on tales that rely on these elements for plot. Stories that rely on mood, atmosphere, well-crafted dialogue, and character-driven narrative find a home at Firbolg Publishing over violence and gore.

LGBT-friendly press.

RTF format as an attachment (include author biography, links to blogs/ websites)

Standard manuscript format (http://www.shunn.net/format/story.html)

A few formatting musts: No double spaces between punctuation and next sentence. No double spaces between paragraphs (unless indicating a time break).

Payment: $50 and contributor copy (paperback edition).

No simultaneous submissions, no poetry, no reprints

ebook and paperback format.

submission email: [email protected]

There have been quite a few invitations for this one, so space for open submissions is limited.

CLOSING DATE: 30 September

Release date: 7 May, 2015.

There will be an official release party at the

World Horror Convention in Atlanta, GA.

Via: Firbolg publishing.


September 30, 2014