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Taking Submissions: Hush, Don’t Wake The Monster

September 12, 2022

Deadline: September 12th, 2022
Payment: $15
Theme: Stories inspired by Stephen King
Note: This anthology is for authors who identify as female

Deadline: SEPTEMBER 12, 2022

Payment: $15 flat fee per story (author must have a valid PayPal address as that will be used for payment)

Publisher: Twisted Wing Productions

Novelist Stephen King says writing is like leaving the ordinary world for a world of his own making: “It’s a wonderful, exhilarating experience.”


Every (unless you live under a rock) knows Stephen King, the modern-day master of horror novelist. With a career spanning so many years and over eighty books published between novels and short story collections there’s a lot of material to be inspired by! We’re looking for Stephen King retellings/homage of his novels or short stories with a feminist edge. Focus on themes he explores in his own writing (but not limited to this is only to give an idea) such as: Ordinary people dealing with extraordinary/supernatural events/entities, loss of innocence, coming of age, good vs. evil, and much more. The genre is HORROR. Stories MUST have elements of horror in them.

The author submitting MUST IDENTIFY AS FEMALE. The author must retain full rights to the work intended for our consideration and that the work itself is complete and not published anywhere else (including personal websites or social media). Having been previously published isn’t a requirement, if you have a compelling story, send it to us!

Format: Word doc, 12 font, double space Times New Roman.
Not a reprint.
We are asking for exclusive first worldwide electronic and print rights for 18 months and the right to keep the story in print, and nonexclusive right to continue to publish for the life of the anthology. We do not place any limits on what the author does with the story after the exclusivity period.
We are not looking for poetry or screenplays.

Bonus: Characters in stories are own voices, POC, or LGBTQ

Submission method: Please send story as an attachment (.doc or docx. Only) to azzurranox[at]yahoo.com

PLEASE put the following in email subject line: STORY TITLE/KING ANTHOLOGY
Please include the following with your submission:
Author (Legal Name)
Pen name (if applicable)
Story Title
Word Count

Which King Short Story/Novel Inspired your Story
Third person biography

The anthology will be published both in e-book and print formats with an estimated publication date of 2023.

Via: Azzurra Nox.


September 12, 2022