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Taking Submissions: Ominous Realities

May 5, 2013


Deadline: May 5th 2013
Payment: $100 flat rate per each manuscript accepted into the collection

‘Ominous Realities’ focuses on the dark side of the speculative street.

For this collection of short stories, we’re looking for work that fits comfortably into the Dark Science Fiction and Dark Fantasy genres, but that is a ‘cut above.’ If you’re an author whose subject matter is complex, disturbing, visceral, or brooding and thought provoking, then you’ll want it included in ‘Ominous Visions.’

If you make your home in dark horror science fiction or dark horror fantasy or anywhere in between, as long as you dwell near the center of all that is horrible, you need to have your work included in this upcoming anthology.
DEADLINE – May 5, 2013.

We are looking for your Speculative Horror Fiction. As long as it is dark and dreadful.

For our upcoming anthology ‘Ominous Realities,’ we’re looking for the darkest voices working in the areas of Science Fiction, Science Fantasy and Speculative Horror Fiction. Whether your vision includes alien intervention, biblical apocalypse, dystopian existences or simply fantastical and frightening concepts of life current or past, we want to see what you’ve got up your sleeve.

We do not want to limit the creativity or our authors, preferring instead to let each writer’s words speak to them from the place that is most comfortable. We’re looking to include the best and brightest new voices writing in Speculative Fiction today, and ‘Ominous Realities’ is intended to celebrate that creativity, without limitations.

Please review our Submissions Guidelines below, and feel free to contact us here on the site with any questions. or send a message to [email protected].

But, keep in mind we have a VERY short deadline!

*’Ominous Realities’ is a working title. Grey Matter Press reserves the right to change the title as necessary.


Word Count: 3,000 – 10,000 words

Deadline: May 5, 2013

Payment: $100 flat rate per each manuscript accepted into the collection

Formats: *.doc, *.docx, *.txt, *.rtf

Contact Address: [email protected]

Acceptable File Formats: Grey Matter Press wants to make your submission process easy and painless. We accept manuscripts that are *.doc, *.docx, .txt or .rtf file formats. If you have any questions about the formatting of your manuscript, feel free to contact us directly at [email protected]

Digital Submissions: Unfortunately, we cannot accept manuscripts of previously published pieces. Only previously unpublished work will be accepted. We will accept your submission via email at [email protected]. Subject lines should contain name of Anthology and the title of the story being submitted. (ex: OMINOUS REALITIES – ‘Title of Story.’

Font Usage and General Formatting: We request that all files be submitted double-spaced, using either Arial or Times New Roman 12 point font. Page margins should be no less than .5 inch on all borders.

Distribution: Upon acceptance into our anthologies, Grey Matter Press will hold all exclusive publishing rights for the period defined within author contract (generally 12-24 months). At the end of that term, intellectual property rights will revert to the original author, with Grey Matter Press retaining distribution rights for the format(s) originally contracted.

Contributor Copies: All contributors whose work is accepted and published in the anthology will, in the case of digital publishing, receive a digital copy of the complete anthology, and in the case of paperback publishing, will receive up to two copies of the anthology.

[via: Grey Matter Press.]


May 5, 2013