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Taking Submissions: Under The Pink: Music Inspired by Tori Amos

March 31

Deadline: March 31st, 2024
Payment: $100
Theme: Music inspired by Tori Amos
Note: Open to authors that identify (now or in the past) as femme in the most inclusive of definitions.

Opens: February 1, 2024, midnight est 

Closes: March 31, 2024, midnight IDLW

Compensation: $100 USD

Theme: Adult horror, including genre-chimeras

Submissions must be between 3,000 and 5,000 words

OPEN to any and everyone that identifies (now or in the past) as femme in the most inclusive of definitions.

Expected release: February 2025

Submit to under.the.pink@bookslayerpress.com


What we are looking for:

First exclusive (1 year) US rights for stories inspired by the music of Tori Amos. 


Submissions must be between 3,000 and 5,000 words.

General Guidelines:

Please read carefully. Submissions that don’t meet the guidelines will be rejected.

Open to any and all writers, both new and established, unless otherwise noted.

ALL horror subgenres and tropes are welcome, including comedy and splatter.  Genre-blending is highly encouraged. Queer retellings and gender swaps are our favorites. 

Writers should have a diverse representation of BIPOC, LGBTQ+, gender identities, disability, fat positivity, and neurodivergency.

What we are NOT looking for:

Submissions cannot contain sexualization of minors (under 18, yes that includes “17 almost 18”). Sexual assaults are encouraged to happen off-page and only if it serves purpose to the plot (revenge, social commentary, etc.)

Trigger warnings are encouraged and will be included in the back of the finished work. Here are some common triggers: ableism, abortion, blood/gore, body dysphoria, death of loved one, eating disorder, fatphobia/sizeism, gendered language, graphic medical situations, gun violence, homophobia, incest, intimate partner violence, labor/birth, lack of consent, loss of body autonomy, miscarriage, misogyny, needles, police/military violence, post-partum depression, pregnancy, racism, rape, religion, self-harm, sexual assault, stalking/harassment, stillbirth substance misuse, suicide, suicidal ideation, transphobia.

Label email subject line: Last, First – Title – Word count

Cover letter: Include a one-line pitch, any trigger warnings, and a 100-word author bio with your pronouns and socials. If you wish to self-identify, please do, if not, that’s okay, too. We will never ask for verification.

Please use a standard manuscript format. Shunn is a great example. (Omit physical address. We will only ask for this during contract signing)

American English spelling and punctuation, please. Bilingual characters are welcome.

Must be a .doc or .docx.

No reprints.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but you must own the rights to your story. Multiple submissions are not accepted. Notify us by email at hentai.ectoplasm@bookslayerpress.com if you need to withdraw your submission at any time.

Submissions close on deadline at end of day IDLW time zone. Submissions received outside the appropriate window will result in deletion without consideration.

Via: Book slayer Press.


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