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Taking Submissions: Thuggish Itch: Close The Gate

December 20, 2019

Deadline: December 20th, 2019
Payment: AU$5.00 for stories under 2500 words / AU$10.00 for anything above 2500 words

Thuggish Itch is our horror and sci-fi anthology collection.

This is the place to submit your horror, sci-fi and speculative fiction stories. 

Current theme: CLOSE THE GATE

There’s something about a locked gate that just screams horror. The two ends of a thick metal chain linked by a strong and sturdy padlock. The signs warning passers by to keep out, stay clear, or that their presence is being watched by the nearby security camera. Is the gate locked to keep something in? Or to keep something even worse out?

For this collection, we would like you to send us stories in which a locked (or unlocked) gate is a major plot point. Are your characters trying to get in? Are they trying to get out? Are they the gate themselves or just those that control its usage?

Thuggish Itch is our horror, sci-fi and speculative fiction collection. Please make sure that your story falls within one of these genres. Be original. We also encourage new and unpublished writers to take the leap and get in touch.

Please ensure that you read through the general guidelines below and format your submission accordingly. If you have any specific questions please contact us using the form on the home page or via the listed social media accounts.

To help make sure that your submission gets to the correct place, please include the following in the subject line of your email: Thuggish Itch – Close the Gate – Story Title.

  • Word count: 1000 – 4500 words
  • DeadlineDecember 20 2019
  • Payment: AU$5.00 for stories under 2500 words / AU$10.00 for anything above 2500 words

Via: Gypsum Sound Tales.


December 20, 2019