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Taking Submissions: People Eating People – A Cannibal Anthology

June 30, 2014


Deadline: June 30th, 2014
Payment: Even split of net profits between Editor, Authors, and Illustrator. Paid quarterly.

This will be a very small project. Many of the stories will be solicited from friends of mine, both IRL and online. That doesn’t mean they aren’t accomplished authors. So, there aren’t many open spots.

This idea was born as a reaction to an editor’s complaint about the volume of cannibal submissions he received through Apex’s slush pile. With large markets, themes and tropes tend to come in waves. Apparently that wave includes cannibals right now. So some of his friends, and mine, started joking about starting a cannibal-themed anthology. Well, here we are.

What are we looking for? Cannibals, obviously. But we aren’t looking for the same tired stories that feature inbred hillbillies capturing college spring-breakers and serving them up for lunch. You see it in film even more than fiction; The Hills Have Eyes, Dying Breed, Wrong Turn etc… Give us something fresh. Sexy cannibals. Philosophic cannibals. Lawyer cannibals. Quiltbag cannibals. Cannibal angels. Cannibal steampunk. Alt. History with cannibals. A cannibal family drama.

What we are not looking for. Rapey cannibals. Hillbilly cannibals. Racist cannibals. Tribal cannibals. There’s always exceptions to the rules, but if you use any of these things it better be a damned good story.

Poetry – Query, you never know.

Word Limit: 8,000 – Query for longer.

Format: Standard Manuscript Format http://www.shunn.net/format/story.html

Response Time: 2 weeks or less, depending on volume.

Pay: Even split of net profits between Editor, Authors, and Illustrator. Paid quarterly. Fewer authors = more money. So I’ll be favoring longer stories, though won’t rule out shorter ones depending on the quality and other factors.

Publisher: Self published in Kindle Format and possibly Createspace depending on interest.

Please send submissions to [email protected] using “Submission” in the subject line. Use this address for queries as well.

Deadline: Until Filled. This page will stay updated. If it’s not, feel free to query.

Editor: Dusty Wallace @CosmicDustMite

Via: Dusty’s Version.


June 30, 2014