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Taking Submissions: Killer Bees from Outer Space

July 14, 2014


Deadline: July 14th, 2014
Payment: 4% royalties after cost per story published in ebook and paperback form.

We all like a good B Movie. Especially those wonderfully cliche films from the 1950s and beyond such as Plan 9 From Outer Space, I Was a Teenage Werewolf or even the most recent additions to the genre such as Sharknado. There is a sort of guilty pleasure and a sense of fun to be found in these films, and we are hoping that the sense of fun can be transferred to the short story form.
To be edited by Theresa Derwin and published by KnightWatch Press, Killer Bees from Outer Space will be an anthology of stories playing with the cliches and ideas found in B Movies. But bee-ware, I do not want to be swarmed by stories about killer bees or other forms of insects, after all there are so many fun tropes to be used from the many examples out there. I have already received two bed stories so do not wish to receive anymore. Think outside the box. Escape of the 50ft Gorilla anyone?

All submissions should:

Be between 2,000 and 6,000 words in Standard Manuscript Format (http://www.shunn.net/format/story.html).

Be typed in Courier or Times New Roman 12

Include your full details (name/address/telephone number/email address)

Be sent to [email protected] as .doc or .rtf documents with the email subject header “SURNAME/BEES/WORDCOUNT”.

Previously published stories WILL be considered for this anthology. Authors will retain copyright.

Multiple submissions up to a maximum of two stories per author can be submitted.

We will write to you within approximately four weeks of the submission deadline to let you know if you have been successful.

We will pay [4%] royalties after cost per story published in ebook and paperback form.


July 14, 2014