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Taking Submissions: Kolchak: The Night Stalker

May 15, 2022

Deadline: May 15th, 2022
Payment: $50 flat fee
Theme: stories from throughout Kolchak’s life

A Kolchak: The Night Stalker graphic novel anthology for the show’s 50th anniversary next year. Moonstone Books is the publisher.

A Kickstarter is coming soon. Sign up for the email alert here https://bit.ly/Kolchak50

As part of the campaign, we’re also looking for PROSE short stories. This call is NOT for comic scripts.


  • Payment: $50 flat fee (This will increase when we hit certain stretch goals through the Kickstarter)

  • Length: 1500 to 5000 words

  • Submission Period: Immediately following the Kolchak 50 Kickstarter campaign (probably some in February or March) until May 15, 2022 or filled

  • Expected Release Date: Late 2022

  • No multiple submissions


Here’s your chance to write a classic Kolchak story. Like the theme for the 50th anniversary graphic novel, the prose anthology will consist of stories from throughout Kolchak’s life, from the late 1930s to the late ’90s. Please, be familiar with Kolchak before writing your story and watch the TV movies and series! Here’s a bio for the character. While we’re looking for writers to submit full stories, you can send a story pitch to the editor before you write the story. But, please, don’t send stories before the submissions period opens.

Don’t get hung up on the personal details of Kolchak’s life. Like the TV shows, keep the focus on the investigation. You’re best off not adding a wife or long-lost cousin to Kolchak’s biography. 

A Kickstarter campaign for the graphic novel and prose anthology will launch early in 2022, after which we’ll open to submissions. Since this is a licensed character, you cannot retain rights to the story.

Use classic Shunn formatting. Send as an attachment in doc or docx. In the subject line, put “Kolchak 50 Prose Anthology,” the name of your story, and author name. Example: Kolchak 50 Prose Anthology – Story Title – Author Name.

Email story submissions, pitches, and inquiries to [email protected]

Follow the Kolchak Kickstarter here: https://bit.ly/Kolchak50

Via: James Aquilone.


May 15, 2022