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Taking Submissions: How The West Was Wicked

March 31, 2011

How The West Was Wicked

DEADLINE: March 31st, 2011
PAYMENT: ¼¢ per word, and if 5001+ words 1 contributor copy

Edited by Jessy Marie Roberts

To submit, please use our online submissions manager. PLEASE include a brief biography with every submission (either in the email or the attachment). Our standard writer’s guidelines apply.

How the West Was Wicked is an anthology of WEIRD WESTERN fiction with dark overtones and elements of horror; Let the imagination go crazy. Think little haunted houses on the prairie, demonic gunslingers, creatures unearthed while panning for gold, vampire brothels, vengeful Indian spirits such as the Wendigo, etc.—a complete dark & weird free for all in an old west setting.

The central ingredients should be:
1) Takes place in the American Old West (Wild West)
2) Has a dark, horror element
3) Is weird, disturbing and/or unsettling


Expected response time is under THREE months (please query if you have not received a response within 90 days). We regret that, due to the volume of submissions, we are unable to give personal criticism.

No reprints, no multiple submissions, no simultaneous submissions.

Word count should be approximately 1,500-15,000 words


5,000 words & under –
¼¢ per word, payable upon publication; no contributor’s copy

5,001 words & above –
¼¢ per word, payable upon publication; one contributor’s copy

[via: Pill Hill Press.]


March 31, 2011
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