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Taking Submissions: From The Yonder Volume IV

October 31, 2022

Deadline: October 31st, 2022
Payment: $5 (USD) per poem and $10 (USD) per short story and a contributors copy depending on location
Theme: Horror stories of regional legends and tall-tales from around the World.

Volume IV
A horror, short-story collection of regional legends and tall-tales from around the World.
We’ve loved doing these, now it’s addiction, so, we’ve decided to keep doing it.

We are seeking short story submissions (1000-7500 words) for this anthology. The stories must be based upon a regional/cultural legend or tall-tale from any location or culture in the World. “Regional” can be a specific place (Loch Ness) or a larger region (Bigfoot in the Pacific Northwest).
We are seeking stories in the horror genre. Inclusion of elements of other genres is welcome, so long as, overall, the story is an horror story. The subject of the story can be based on any legend, so long as it has a horrific flavor. Ghosts, hauntings, alien abductions, monsters, demons, spirits, witches, etc, all are acceptable, as long as the subject is based on an actual legend or tall-tale.
We want an original story involving the legend. Don’t rehash the legend itself or write an essay on the tall-tale. Instead, for example, WOW us with a new fable of some poor unfortunate who finds out that legends are sometimes all too real.
For more examples; read our first three FROM THE YONDER Volumes.

Please DO NOT:
~Extrapolate relationships that do not exist in the actual legends. Nessie can be a horrific monster, but she is not a servant of the Elder Gods (no matter how much we love Eldritch horror).
~Attribute characteristics or powers that do not exist in the actual legends. Jack-a-Lopes are cool, but they aren’t going to eat you in your sleep.
~Intermix legends that are not part of one another, or transplant the legend to a different locale in a non-sensical manner.
~Write an apologetic of how the horrific legend is just misunderstood.

Submissions are open
Submission Deadline is 31 October 2022

This is an adult, horror fiction anthology. Blood, guts, cursing, and sex are often part of the stories, but excessive sex, foul language, or gore are NOT a cover for bad writing. Adult writing is style not just including “adult content”. Erotica stories will be rejected. Likewise, pedophilia will be rejected.


How to Submit
Submissions are via email to: [email protected]
Please send an email with Subject Line: From the Yonder 3 Submission.
Include your contact information and the attached file in an email to: [email protected]
Submit your manuscript (.doc, .docx, or .rtf) following Shunn formatting (for flash, short stories, and novelettes). Works submitted not using this format will not be read.

Shunn formatting examples: https://www.shunn.net/format/story.html


General Submission Guidelines

Works Accepted
We are only interested in unpublished work, unless otherwise noted.

If making simultaneous submissions, please notify us if your work is published so it can be pulled from consideration.

Works Not Acceptable
Erotica will be rejected. Likewise, pedophilia will be rejected.

We do not publish hate. Those who are of the extreme/anti-anything (immigrant, black, LGBTQIA+, etc.) mindset will need to seek elsewhere to publish their works.

Previously published works are not considered, unless otherwise noted. Works on blogs/author websites that are freely open to the internet without a password, subscription, or login credential are considered “published” in the industry, thus we cannot publish them as unpublished work.

Foreign Language
Our publication will be in English. All submissions must be in English. Some works may require the use of terminology in another language. In that case, a lexicon of that terminology may be required for the work.

Editorial Policy
If your submission requires revision before publishing, the editors will contact you and provide suggestions for revision. War Monkey Publications, LLC, reserves the right to edit your work for publication, which may include clarity, grammatical correctness, typography, or cohesion.

Copyright Policy
The PUBLISHER, War Monkey Publications, LLC, will hold exclusive publishing rights for the POEM/STORY for twelve (12) months from the date of publication of the ANTHOLOGY. After that date has passed, all intellectual property rights revert to the AUTHOR, but the PUBLISHER will retain distribution rights in the format of the contracted anthology. The author agrees not to publish any portion of the work, or the work in full elsewhere during the above-referenced twelve (12) month period without prior authorization from the publisher. War Monkey Publications, LLC, may distribute the anthology in digital and/or print versions and/or similar other formats that may become available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or other portals that become available, including but not limited to the publisher’s own purchasing portal.

All authors accepted for publication will be paid a token fee per poem/story which will be included in the author contract. The rate is $5 (USD) per poem and $10 (USD) per short story. Payout is after the publication release, via PayPal (at author’s request, a check can be sent instead). Each author will receive a complimentary copy of the volume in which they are published. Please note: for international (non-USA) submitters, a complimentary print copy will be dependent on shipping costs. In the event of excessive shipping costs, a complimentary digital copy will be provided instead.
The FROM THE YONDER​ series only accepts short stories.

Author Contact Information
If accepted for publication you will be required to sign a publishing contract which includes: email, mailing address, name & pen name, and a bio to be included in the anthology. Only the bio and name/pen name requested will be printed.

If the author wishes, we will also post their pen name, bio, and photo (optional) on our website.

Please contact the editor, Joshua, at [email protected]

Via: War Monkey Publications.


October 31, 2022