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Taking Submissions: The Book Of Queer Saints Vol II

June 30, 2023

Deadline: June 30th, 2023
Payment: 5 cents per word
Theme: Stories where unabashedly queer villains, anti-heroes, and outlaws reign supreme by all writers who identify as LGBTQ+

The horror anthology where unabashedly queer villains, anti-heroes, and outlaws reign supreme.


This anthology is open to all writers who identify as LGBTQ+

Simultaneous submissions are allowed. We just ask that you inform us if a story has been accepted elsewhere.

Only one submission per person.

Submission period: May 1, 2023 – June 30, 2023

Word count requirements: 1,000 – 4,000 words

Accepted submissions will be announced on July 24

Anthology will be published in print and e-book format October 31, 2023


Writers with accepted stories will be paid the Horror Writers Association pro-rate of $0.05 per word and receive one contributor copy in print upon publication.


Standard manuscript format only. No columns or other experimental formatting and no illustrations.

Send as a doc/docx attachment. Do not copy/paste your story in the body of the email.

Include your first and last name, the title of your story, and word count in the subject line of your email.


Exclusive First Worldwide Publication, Print, and Electronic Rights for three months, and non-exclusive rights thereafter.


Stories containing graphic depictions of sexual violence will not be considered.

All stories must be original works featuring original characters. No fanfiction, although those who have written fanfiction but have not otherwise been published are always welcome.

Writers who have never been published are strongly encouraged to submit.

Please note: Lor Gislason will be acting as first reader for all submissions. Submissions that do not make it through the first reader may be rejected early out of respect for the writer’s time, usually because the story does not meet our word count or theme requirements.

Email submissions to [email protected]

Via: Medusa Publishing Haus.


June 30, 2023


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