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Taking Submissions: Enter At Your Own Risk: The End is the Beginning

December 31, 2013


Deadline: December 31st 2013
Payment: $40

Submissions NOW OPEN: Enter At Your Own Risk: The End is the Beginning
Submission Guidelines
Firbolg Publishing is preparing for its fourth release in the Enter at Your Own Risk series. Our theme for 2014 is environmental horror. What happens when Nature turns on us? What are the consequences of the nightmares we are creating out there?

As with all Firbolg releases, we’re looking for stories hidden deep in the crevices of the darkest minds. There are some fabulous zombie/ virus apocalypse stories out there, but we’re seeking stories about the sublime, subtle horrors lurking in the shadows. Did you know we are destroying the bacteria in our stomachs that keep us from overeating? What about mountaintop removal and its long-term consequences? Chernobyl’s still leaking. Microbes are evolving. There’s a rare group of people digging holes in their skulls and scientists do not know why. Check out the science section of The New Yorker and you will be deeply afraid! There’s a world of horror just waiting for someone to turn over that rock and find it.

For those not familiar with Firbolg’s releases, here’s a little background. We always combine Gothic masters of yesteryear with modern authors. For this anthology, you will share space with Nathanial Hawthorne, Algernon Blackwood, Sherwood Anderson, H.P. Lovecraft, and more!


3000-5000 words (this is strict)

Avoid excessive gore/ violence. We are most interested in gothic dark fiction rather than splatter style horror. Atmosphere and suspense trump bloodshed in our horror world!

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)

Payment: $40

submission email: [email protected]

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

submissions close 31 December 2013

Our Enter at Your Own Risk series is released every October in both ebook and paperback format.

[via: Firbolg Publishing.]


December 31, 2013