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Taking Submissions: Sinister Sheets

October 1, 2018 - October 2, 2018

Deadline: October 1st, 2018
Payment: Contributor’s copy

Thurston Howl Publications is now accepting submissions for its first volume of its HOWLERS series, Sinister Sheets.

Deadline: October 1, 2018

Word count: 2,500-8,000; a little above and a little below will be acceptable

Sex and horror are often considered separate. Notable exceptions include the the “sex means death” rule of slasher films; Stephen King’s Gerald’s Game; and the danger of sex throughout Gillian Flynn’s dark novels. We want to see a collection of erotic horror at its finest. For this editor, erotic horror is best defined as literature that arouses the reader…and then makes them complicit in the horror that ensues because of that arousal.

We will NOT accept:

Racism, sexism, or discrimination presented in a positive light.

Pedophilia or sex with characters under the age of 18 presented in a positive light.

Rape, torture, dubious consent, forced seduction presented in a positive light.

Snuff or Necrophilia presented in a positive light

If you are in doubt, ASK. Better to ask then to get a straight up rejection! If you are unsure, just shoot me an email at jonathan.thurstonhowlpub@gmail.com. (restrictions borrowed from Voice: https://t.co/MWykJ6RY36)

You can submit up to three stories, but we will only accept one per author (if any).

Reprints are fine, but you have to own full permission of the work in order for us to consider it.

We will not accept simultaneous submissions.

Payment: Authors will receive a free copy of the print book.

Send submissions in .doc or .docx format to jonathan.thurstonhowlpub@gmail.com.

Title your email with the story title in all caps. If you are sending more than one submission, send multiple emails instead of putting them all in one.

We will inform all authors regarding decisions within a week or two after the deadline.


October 1, 2018
October 2, 2018