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Taking Submissions: MALICE…The desire to do evil.

May 29, 2014

Deadline: May 29th, 2014
Payment: Exposure and Royalties

Flash fiction, Poetry, Short Stories (1,000 – 6,000 words)

Re-prints will also be considered but we prefer something fresh.

A thin line can sometimes be drawn between a deep seeded need for vengeance and the sheer enjoyment malicious souls reap from the suffering they cause others. For this anthology, submerse yourself in the evils of a blackened soul, a deranged mind, or a wounded heart; examine the threshold that is morality. Develop a character that was born a bad seed, or create the scenario that defined them. Will their actions be justified, or vilified? Delve deep into your imagination to deliver twisted tales from all avenues of horror.

Here’s the catch—these stories must incorporate a YA as a main character, and must be appropriate for the YA audience. (Think TV-14) They can be told from any vantage point, and can be first or third person.

Don’t be afraid to walk down the fiery road to Hell, or limit yourself to any particular time period. Post-apocalyptic scenarios and flashbacks are always clever writing tools to utilize.

After all, who doesn’t love a good villain…

Dark fairy tales, bizarre, horror, surrealism, dark science-fiction and steam punk are all cool here. Remember that this publication is for a YA audience.

Submission guidelines:

Deadline for submissions – May 29th, 2014 – or until full.

Word Count: 1,000 – 6,000 words.

Please submit your manuscript as a *.rtf, *.doc or *.docx file (all other formats will automatically be rejected. Contact me prior to submitting if this presents an issue for you.)

Font and formatting: Please submit in Times New Roman, 12 point font; single line spacing. Please format the document to 1st line indentation of 1″. The page margin should be set to .1″ on all sides.

No headers, footers or page numbers.

Please check grammar.

Upon acceptance into the anthology, you agree that Horrified Press holds exclusive publishing rights for six months from the date of publication; after that date has passed, all intellectual property rights revert to the author with the proviso that Horrified Press retains distribution rights in the format of the contracted anthology.

This title will be available as an e-book and trade quality paperback.

Suzie Lockhart & Bruce Lockhart 2nd will be presiding over this anthology.

Email your submission as an attachment to: [email protected]
The email subject line must read “SUBMISSION – Malice – ‘your story title’” or your submission will not be considered for this anthology.

Successful applicants will be notified before the deadline has expired.

Via: Horrified Press.


May 29, 2014