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Taking Submissions: The Earth Bleeds At Night

June 30

Deadline: June 30th, 2024
Payment: 5 cents per word
Theme: Your take on the idea of what “The Earth Bleeds At Night” means, some examples and samples below

​We want you to get creative with this one and use the title for inspiration.

Looking for a suggestion? Take the theme ‘earth’ and write us an eco-horror, go full body horror and run with the ‘bleeds’, or use “night” and give us your nighttime stalkers, your dark dwelling monsters… Whatever you decide and however you spin the title, remember to give us your best!

We are NOT looking for stories that glorify sexual assault, rape, or bestiality.


May 14, 2024 – June 30, 2024

Payment:  Professional rate of ¢5 per word USD after approved edits.

​​Word count: 2000 – 5000  (up to 20% wiggle room. Please don’t email us asking if you can submit.)

Reprints? No

​Multiple Submission? No 💀 Only one submission per author per theme/quarter. 

​Formatting: Shunn – Follow the details on the link below, please.

Proper Manuscript Format for Fiction Writers | William Shunn


How to submit? 

We will be using a Google Docs form when the submission window has opened.

What we are looking for: Unique, clever, and terrifying stories. Well-written relatable characters with flaws and real dialogue. Take us on a journey and scare the sh*t out of us while doing it. 

What we are not looking for: Erotica (some sex is fine, just not all of it), rape, and animal abuse (kill the dog, but don’t f* it).

Curated by Holley Cornetto and Michelle River


Remember to read the submission guidelines in full. 

Failure to comply could result in your submission being rejected or sent back for correction. At this time we are only accepting manuscripts in English. 

Word count requirements, themes, and deadline dates are detailed against each submission call.

Submitting your work

From this point forward we will be accepting submissions via form documents only. Please review each call out and use the link provided in the button or wording, to direct you to the correct form. You will complete the questions and upload the manuscript directly. Double check your email before you send it. If this is wrong we have no way of contacting you.

Formatting your manuscript – SHUNN

All manuscripts must be in .doc/.docx format. PDF’s will not be read.


Unless specified on the contract we ask for Exclusive First Worldwide Publication and Electronic Rights for twelve months, and non-exclusive rights thereafter. Audiobook have non-exclusive rights for as long as there is a demand for the audiobook.


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If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us here or on our Facebook Page.

Via: Eerie River Publishing.


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