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Taking Submissions: Stiff Things

March 1, 2016


Deadline: March 1, 2016
Payment: 3 cents a word

Comet Press is seeking short stories for an erotic horror anthology to be published in the summer of 2016. We are looking for the most gruesome, twisted, disturbing, erotic stories that push the boundaries of sex and horror and we don’t have any content restrictions (except for kiddie content, of course).

Reading period: From September 28, 2015–March 1, 2016 (or until filled).

Word length: up to 9,000 words.

Multiple submissions: Up to two stories per author can be submitted. Please send as separate emails.


We have a funding campaign on Kickstarter for this anthology. Payment is 3 cents a word, unless we meet our funding campaign on Kickstarter, then payment will be bumped up to 6 cents.We really want to pay authors the professional rate and that is the whole purpose of the crowdfunder. Help us fund this book on Kickstarter! Payment will be made upon publication.https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cometpress/stiff-things-an-erotic-horror-anthology

Reprints: No reprints.

Response Time: 3–4 weeks. Rejections will be sent as soon as possible. Stories that make the first cut will be kept until the end of the reading period. Authors will be notified right away if their story makes the first cut, then the final stories will be selected at the end of the reading period.

We will send a confirmation that we received your story within 2 days. If you do not get this confirmation, please feel free to inquire or resubmit.


  • In the body of the email please include:
    • your name, pen name if any, address and email address, and bio.
    • Include a brief blurb summing up the story and word count.
  • Attach the story in a standard formatted .rtf or word document
  • Put “STIFF THNGS SUBMISSION: TITLE OF YOUR STORY” in the subject of the email.

Email to Comet Press .

Email address if the above link doesn’t work is: submissions [at] cometpress [dot] us



Comet Press has been publishing horror, erotic horror, erotica, and dark crime fiction since 2008, and has gained a reputation for its no-holds-barred and discriminating approach to publishing.

Our anthologies consistently include top talent: George R.R. Martin, Ramsey Campbell, Graham Masterton, Bentley Little, Joe R. Lansdale, to name a few. Our 60+ titles are distributed through many retailers including Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple, Kobo, Scribd, Google Play, Oyster. Print editions are distributed through Ingram.

Via: Comet Press.


March 1, 2016