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Taking Submissions: Shakespeare Unleashed

August 21

Deadline: August 21st, 2022
Payment: 6 cents per word
Theme: Dark and scary stories — no parodies or humor pieces — based on Shakespeare’s plays or characters

Shakespeare Unleashed, edited by James Aquilone and published by Monstrous Books and Crystal Lake Publishing, is an anthology of horror short stories and sonnets inspired by the Bard’s works.

Hamlet, Macbeth, King Lear, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet… all get the horror treatment…by some of the biggest names in the genre — including Joe R. Lansdale, Jonathan Maberry, Gemma Files, Seanan McGuire, Philip Fracassi, Lisa Morton, and Ian Doescher, author of William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, William Shakespeare’s Avengers and Deadpool Does Shakespeare.

SHAKESPEARE UNLEASHED SHORT STORY GUIDELINES:
  • Payment: 6 cents a word
  • Length: 1500 to 6000 words
  • Submission Period: July 22, 2022 – August 21, 2022
  • Expected Publish Date: April 2023
  • Kickstarter Launch: Summer 2022
No reprints, multiple subs or simultaneous subs
We’re looking for dark and scary stories — no parodies or humor pieces — based on Shakespeare’s plays or characters. Stories can be set in time periods other than the Elizabethan era, and can be updated or reimagined. Please, include which play or character your story is based on with your submission.
Use Classic Shunn formatting. Send to james at monstrousbooks.com and use this format for the subject heading: Shakespeare Unleashed Story – Title – Author Name. Include a short bio in your email.
SHAKESPEARE UNLEASHED SONNET GUIDELINES:
  • Payment: $35 flat fee
  • Length: 14-line Shakespearean sonnet
  • Submission Period: July 22, 2022 – August 21, 2022
  • No reprints, multiple subs or simultaneous subs
We’re looking for horror sonnets — no parodies or humor pieces. Sonnets should be based on one of Shakespeare’s sonnets or plays or characters (let us know which one when you submit) or they can be totally original, but they should still evoke Shakespeare in some way.
Use Classic Shunn formatting. Send to james at deadjack.com and use this format for the subject heading: Shakespeare Unleashed Sonnet – Title – Author Name. Include a short bio in your email.
Yes, you can send a story and a sonnet, but please send them in separately.

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August 21