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Taking Submissions: Tumbleweed

August 31

Deadline: August 31st, 2024
Payment: ~2,000 to 5,000 words – $20 USD, ~5,001 to 10,000 words – $25 USD
Theme: Tumbleweed. Inspired by the eerie spectacle captured in this video

Do you have a tale to tell that will send shivers down our spines? Are you ready to explore the sinister depths of a mysterious phenomenon lurking in the desolate landscapes of Utah, or any other real or fictional setting of your choosing?

Black Hare Press is thrilled to announce an open call for submissions to our upcoming anthology: Tumbleweed. Inspired by the eerie spectacle captured in this video, we invite you to unravel the secrets hidden within the relentless advance of thousands of tumbleweeds.

What if tumbleweed isn’t just tumbleweed? Where does it originate? What dark forces propel its relentless advance? What horrors does it bring with it? Does it herald the onset of an apocalyptic upheaval, a world consumed by its sinister presence?

If your story is post-apocalyptic, delve into the shadows and unleash your imagination upon a world gripped by the Tumbleweed Apocalypse.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Word count: 2,000 – 10,000 words
  • Ensure your first 500 words compel the reader to want to go further.
  • Follow our blind read process; do not include personal information in your manuscript.
  • Include your personal information (name, bio, etc.) in the email body.
  • Co-authored submissions are allowed.
  • Reprints and simultaneous submissions are not accepted.

Author Compensation:

  • Monetary awards based on wordcounts after edits:
    • ~2,000 to 5,000 words – $20 USD
    • ~5,001 to 10,000 words – $25 USD
  • Plus one digital copy and print discounts.

Publication Formats:

  • Paperback, hardcover, digital, and audio.

Submission Email: short-stories@blackharepress.com

Submission Deadline: 31st August 2024

Please allow 12 weeks after the call closes for a response.

Dare to venture into the sinister world of Tumbleweed, where each gust of wind may bring forth unimaginable horrors. Submit your spine-chilling stories and join us in crafting an anthology that will haunt readers for years to come.

Via: Black Hare Press.


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