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Taking Submissions: The Grinch Has Eyes
Deadline: February 1st, 2020
Payment: Contributor’s Copy
Theme: What happens when we transform the much beloved style and stories and characters of Dr. Seuss into something much more nefarious?
Thurston Howl Publications is now accepting submissions for its horror parody anthology The Grinch Has Eyes.
Deadline: February 1, 2020
Word count: 100-8,000; a little above and a little below will be acceptable
Everyone knows Dr. Seuss. He is famous for works like Fox in Socks, Cat in the Hat, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, and many, many more. But what happens when we transform the much beloved style and stories and characters of Dr. Seuss into something much more nefarious? This horror anthology seeks to celebrate horror in a tongue-in-cheek way that is all too…grinchly.
I am anticipating three possible ways to read this prompt (but I am open to others):
Telling a unique horror story as if you were Dr. Seuss
Turning a Dr. Seuss story into a prose horror story
Throwing Dr. Seuss characters into a horrific world outside Dr. Seuss’ universe
All of these are fine and valid! I encourage all kinds of horror: sci fi horror, slashers, erotic horror, creature horror, body horror, etc.
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
Bestiality presented in a positive light
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.
We will inform all authors regarding decisions within a week or two after the deadline.