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Taking Submissions: Teeming Terrors

July 30, 2014 - July 31, 2014


Deadline: July 30th, 2014
Payment: 4% royalties after cost per story published in ebook and paperback form

Currently seeking stories for a nature-run-amok anthology!

Think Hitchcock’s The Birds or Herbert’s The Rats. Think plagues of locusts, and those stories on the news where it rains spiders. Night of the Lepus. Willard.

While we love giant monsters as much as anybody, this time it’s not about size, but sheer NUMBERS. Why have one huge mad killer thing when you could have hundreds of smaller mad killer things?

Send us otherwise ordinary critters, but send them in multitudes. Send us swarms, hordes, flocks, droves, schools, what-have-you. Just make it a LOT of them.

Make it creative. Make it different. Put some less-likely species in the spotlight, unusual settings, bizarre twists.

Maybe they’re on a vengeful, deadly rampage. Maybe they’re simply on the move and woe to whoever gets in the way. Maybe they’re being directed, or maybe they’re acting on their own instinct.

From the creepy-crawly to the cute-and-cuddly, from wildlife to livestock and from household pests to household pets, let’s see what horrors can happen when animals attack!

Email submissions as a .doc or .rtf to [email protected] with Teeming Terrors in the subject line. Standard manuscript format, Times New Roman 12-point preferred.

Deadline – July 30th

Word Count – 1500 to 6000

All submissions should:

Be in Standard Manuscript Format (http://www.shunn.net/format/story.html).

Be written in British English only.

Be typed in Courier or Times New Roman 12

Include your full details (name/address/telephone number/email address)

Be sent to [email protected] as .doc or .rtf documents with the email subject header “SURNAME/TERROR/WORDCOUNT”.

Previously published stories WILL NOT be considered for this anthology. Authors will retain copyright.

Multiple submissions up to a maximum of two stories per author can be submitted.

We will write to you within approximately four weeks of the submission deadline to let you know if you have been successful.

We will pay [4%] royalties after cost per story published in ebook and paperback form.


July 30, 2014
July 31, 2014