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Taking Submissions: Humans are the Problem: A Monster’s Anthology

May 15, 2021

Deadline: May 15th, 2021
Payment: 5 cents per word
Theme: Monsters adapting to the 31st century

Weird Little Worlds Press is looking for contributors to its inaugural Kickstarter science fiction, fantasy, and horror anthology. Bring your weird and help us tell the best monster stories you’ve ever imagined.

Monsters are losing their place in a world flooded with technology and false movie representation. Their hunting grounds are diminishing in an “always-on” world. These are the stories of how monsters are adapting to the 21st century and fighting back to regain their place of power.
Bring us your tired tropes reimagined for the new world. Tell us the story that no one has told from the monster that we all think we know. Funny, smart, sad…but always scary.
The Details:
Deadline: May 15th
Length: 1000 – 3500 words
Pay: .05 per word (.06 if we can unlock our stretch goal)
Rights: We retain full rights of the story for 12 months at which they revert back to you. This includes audio and reprint permissions.
Note: This is a Kickstarter project, so everything in contingent on us reaching our goal of $6,547. Once we hit over $8,000, we’ll be able to pay everyone .06 per word and give all authors a cool swag packages.

What we want: 

  • Something creative and fresh
  • Monster tropes that are turned inside out and upside down
  • Funny, scary, and/or plotty
  • Big stories that are told in a small way
  • Crisp writing with all the fat cut away
  • Diverse voices of all backgrounds, nationalities, gender identifications, sexual orientations, races, religions, and cultures

What we don’t want: 

  • Anything that reminds us of “Bright” or “Onward”
  • Fan fiction
  • Previously published stories
  • Boring monsters doing boring stuff
  • Excessive gore, sex, or swearing (we have a hard PG-13 bent, so we don’t HATE it, but it has to be pretty pertinent and defensible)
  • A narrative-disguised soap box — we aren’t your platform for preaching ANYTHING
  • Anything unedited. At least run it by another set of eyes before you send it.

Click here to submit your story.

Via: Weird Little Worlds.


May 15, 2021