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Taking Submissions: Muffled Screams Volume 1: Corner of the Eye

August 31, 2015

Deadline: August 31st, 2015
Payment: $0.01 per word up to $150 and a split of the profit if the anthology makes one.

Here at Wicked Tales we believe an author should write their stories the way they want to. It doesn’t matter what font you use, how big or small the print is, but please use .RTF,  .DOC, .DOCX or .OTD files when submitting to us.

Please remember NOT to use strange formatting. Ensure you have a return or enter keyed in at the end of each paragraph, not each line. Avoid using the “Tab” in your document.

Send your submission to our parent company at [email protected] with the subject “Short Story Submission – Muffled Scream”.

What we are looking for

Short Stories – The life blood of an author, short stories can fuel the imagination with so few words. Ranging from 3,000 to 20,000 words, your writing could easily be the pivotal story of our anthology series.

The theme for the first Muffled Screams is “Corner of the Eye”. Submissions for the first Muffled Screams opens June 1st and closes August 31st.

How to submit to us

Submitting to us is easy.

You only need two things – Your short story and a small two paragraph bio of yourself. This should be supplied with your manuscript.

Attach both to an email entitled “Short Story Submission – Muffled Scream” indicating which anthology you are submitting to and send it to our submissions email address. This email address is set to delete emails with no attachments. If you have a question, please use the contact us form. This is very important. Don’t run the risk of not having your short story published.

Please remember to include your bio. Several short stories were received without one, and your submission will be returned if one is not included.

We are starting to get busy!

Once the submission period is closed for an anthology we will evaluate each one, and decide which will be included. It can take two months to decide if your short story is acceptable for our anthology. Please do not email questions to the submissions email address for our system automatically deletes anything without attachments.

We will accept first time authors!

Yes, if you have never been published before there is a chance you are accepted for publication with us. All you need is a good query letter and a fantastic manuscript. Follow our submission steps and we will do the rest.

We look forward to your submission!


All short stories are paid at $0.01 per word (after editing) up to a maximum of $150.00. All payments will be made via PayPal and in the first quarter of publication. Then, if the issue your story is included in breaks a profit, 50% of the net profit will be shared between the contributors on a per word basis for two years after the publication date.


The author retains all rights to their submitted short story. The story may not be published with another publisher or self-published in any form for one year after the publication of the anthology’s release date.

Via: Wicked Tales.


August 31, 2015