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Taking Submissions: Greater Than His Nature

June 30, 2023

Deadline: June 30th, 2023
Payment: $.03 per word and a contributors copy
Theme: Short stories based around the theme of “mad science.”

For Greater Than His Nature, I’m looking for short stories based around the theme of “mad science.” Cackling Victorian scientists, giant atomic monsters, and Cronenbergian body horror are all fair game. I’m even open to the right piece of nonfiction for this one.

I’m especially interested to include stories from disabled and chronically ill writers. You don’t need to self-identify if you don’t want to or give me any information you don’t feel comfortable with; just know that, if you’ve got some medical trauma you need to work through with monsters and mayhem, I’m here for you.

The Specifics

  • pulp, bizarro, and transgressive writing are all a-okay; anything that could be a right-wing talking point is emphatically not
    • to be clear, I’m saying that misogyny, sexism, racism, ableism, and/or homophobic and transphobic bullshit will not be tolerated
    • pro-capitalism, pro-cop stances are also going to be a (very) hard sell
    • no AI-generated anything
  • up to 10,000 words, but between 2K – 6K is the sweet spot
  • simultaneous submissions are cool, but please only send me one story per anthology at a time; if you’re rejected, feel free to try again
  • submissions for both Greater Than His Nature and Open All Night will be open until June 30, 2023; I’ll try to respond to all stories within a month of receipt
  • payment for accepted stories is $.03 per word and a paperback of the anthology you’re in
  • by submitting, you’re acknowledging acceptance of the above Kickstarter contingencies
  • send your story as an attachment to electricalsweater [at] gmail [dot] com, with the subject line Submission, [Name of the Anthology You’re Submitting To]
    • questions and queries go to carnivalatomic [at] gmail [dot] com

Via: Atomic Carnival Books.


June 30, 2023


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