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Taking Submissions: Timeless 2

Deadline: August 31st, 2021 Payment: Royalties Deadline – August 31st, 2021 Publication – November 2021 Word Count – 5,000-15,000 Theme – Anything involving a twist on old fairy tales, whether it be the classics or lesser known ones. Note: As long as you keep to the theme, originality is fully appreciated. Cliff-hangers are more than welcome. * Introduction of yourself should be a short biography in 3rd Person between 100-200 words. Upon acceptance, this will be used within the anthology. Send a bio with every single anthology submission. We work with hundreds of authors and will not take time to retrieve yours from a previous anthology. * Poetry submissions: All poetry needs to be contained within a single e-mail. Each poem should be in a separate document. Haikus may be grouped together. * All e-mails should be addressed to “Dear Editor.” After receiving edits back, the author has two weeks to return the submission for formatting. All submissions will be reviewed within thirty (30) days of the anthology’s submission deadline. This ensures submission calls do not close early and gives everyone a chance to submit. You will know your submission has been received for consideration by receiving a generic response. Whether accepted or rejected, you will always receive a response. View our blog articles on how to submit to a publisher and how to write a proposal.   Failure to submit following all of the guidelines will result in an immediate refusal. You are able to submit again before the submission call deadline.   Rating – Check each anthologies‘ rating. Word count – Check each anthologies‘ word count requirements. E-mail address to submit to – [email protected]   NOTICE –  Failure to submit correctly will result in refusal of submission. Via: Dragon Soul Press.

Taking Submissions: The Astronaut Only Rings Twice

Deadline: August 31st, 2021 Payment: $50.00 (CAD) per story Theme: Hard boiled detectives, in space Crime is out there, finding hiding places in the folds of the universe. Laws are being broken by all manner of beings. Murder is sometimes the outcome of shady deals.  Order needs to be brought to the chaos by beings who have the wit and nerve to do it. Sound like you? Tyche Books along with editors Jeff Campbell and Shannon Allen invite you to delve into the mash up world of the hard-boiled detective and science fiction in our anthology, The Astronaut Only Rings Twice. We are looking for stories that have the themes, characters and plot twists of noir crime fiction crossed with all the elements of science fiction. Let your inner Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Jonathan Lethem, Michael Chabon or Adam Christopher out and file your story with us. If you accept our challenge, you will need a look at what is in the file so far. Deadline is August 31, 2021 at 11:59:59pm There are no hard word counts, but ideally 5, 000 – 7, 500 words. Longer works will be considered. Stories need to be in keeping with the theme. Rate of pay is a flat rate of $50.00 (CAD) per story We ask that all submissions are in William Shunn format. Publication date is slated for August 2022. Gratuitous violence of any kind is not acceptable. Submissions should be sent to [email protected] Via: Tyche Books.

Taking Submissions: Bloody Good Horror

Deadline: August 31st, 2021 Payment: $5 Theme: Horror No particular theme, no particular sub-genres, no specific word length - as the title suggests, all we want is some bloody good horror for this anthology! So, send us along your very best horror stories, and see if you can scare our jaded team of readers! PLEASE read and adhere to our submission guidelines...  * Word format saved in .doc, or .docx * 12 pt times new roman * Double spaced * Absolutely NO extra lines between paragraphs! * 2.5K-4K word count (although we are incredibly flexible for awesome stories!) * Write 'BLOODY GOOD HORROR' along with your name and story title in the header of your email *The body of your submission email will be considered the cover letter. * The submission documents are to be separated and Word (.doc or .docx) documents are to be attached to your submission email. To submit, email your polished story to [email protected] - Make sure that you check your mss for grammar and punctuation, use our guidelines to help you: DOWNLOAD YOUR HBB GUIDE TO GRAMMAR HERE (PDF) Deadline: 31 August Payment - $5.00 for first rights. Capped at 120K words in total. Via: Hellbound Books Publishing.

Taking Submissions: Untitled Anthology Related To Ancient Greece

Deadline: August 31st, 2021 Payment: Short Stories: $.05 per word, Poetry: $25 per poem Theme: Ancient Greece, Her/Their Story Type: Anthology of short stories and poetry   Theme: Ancient Greece, Her/Their Story   Open: Unpublished and published authors (no reprints please). At least half of the anthology will be held for unpublished and newer authors.   When & How:   Submissions should be in Word format and submitted by 11:59pm CST on August 31, 2021. Email all submissions to [email protected] Include your full name, the title of your submission, word count, and your email address with your submission   What:   Short stories should be 3500 words or less Poems should be 350 words or less Short Stories: $.05 (five cents) per word Poetry: $25 (twenty-five dollars) per poem Submit up to two stories and four poems We will only print up to one story or poem per author   More on the theme:   Most of the stories and myths that come down to us from Ancient Greece are told from his point of view. It’s time to tell the story from someone else’s point of view. POC can be that of a human, creature, mythical being, or goddess. It can be told from her/she or they/them. Choose anyone identified as woman/female in history, plays, literature, or myth. It can be a classic retelling, a modern retelling, or just give a nod to the original but be a completely new story. All genres and poetry types considered.

Taking Submissions: Chromophobia (Early Listing)

Submission Window: August 1 – August 31, 2021 Payment: $0.01/word Theme: Stories that use color in creative, unconventional ways This upcoming anthology will be edited by Bram Stoker Award-winner Sara Tantlinger and released by Strangehouse Books in the fall of 2022. From the editor: “The use of color in literature is something that has been studied, analyzed, and written about for decades. Think of classics like ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’ by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and ‘The Masque of the Red Death’ by Edgar Allan Poe. Descriptions of color can entirely change a story’s atmosphere and tone; the imagery can lull us into safety or sickness. I’m looking for stories that use color in creative, unconventional ways. Terrify me with pastels. Use watercolors to invoke dread. Take a classic trope and redye it into something unique. I also welcome stories of chromophobia, stories with characters who have never seen color or who are color blind, or who deal with visual disabilities.   You do not have to use the color in your title — I don’t want a hundred stories titled ‘Red’ in my inbox 🙂 Feel free to run wild with these guidelines; the interpretation of the theme is yours, just make sure it’s horror/speculative fiction.” All writers who identify as women are welcome to submit. One submission per author. Payment: $0.01/word. NO multiple submissions NO simultaneous submissions NO reprints. Submission Length: 1500-6000 words. Expected word count for CHROMOPHOBIA: ~90K The submission window will be open from August 1 – August 31, 2021. Submissions sent outside of this time frame will be deleted. Responses should take no longer than 3 months. Due to the anticipated volume of submissions, there will not be individualized feedback on declined stories. Send submissions to: [email protected] with name and story title in the subject line. Don’t stress about the cover letter! Just get those stories attached and...

Taking Submissions: Nafallen University – College Catalog

Deadline: August 31st, 2021 Payment: .01p/w for each course accepted Theme: A course catalog for a strange and horrible university in North Texas, (think Miskatonic of the south). Welcome to Nafallen University, located outside beautiful and destitute Crisp Texas, we offer an advanced education in butchery, beating CSI forensics, the blackest of rituals, swamp husbandry, torture, non-Euclidian mathematics, law, religious studies, sacrificial rites, and of course, business. Located near a Highway and a small Texas town, Nafallen is the perfect place to find an abundance of test subjects and sacrifices to aid in students’ academic studies. The isolated nature of North Texas also allows for those studies to remain undiscovered by those that would stand in the way of progress. This is a call for a new anthology chapbook from John Baltisberger and Matthew Henshaw. The conceit is that the chapbook is a course catalog for a strange and horrible university in North Texas, (think Miskatonic of the south). Submissions should follow the example below, with a department heading followed by course descriptions. Each description can be anywhere from 1-200 words long. They may be written to be funny, bizarre, or horrifying. We will take as many courses from submissions as we feel are a good fit. Contributors will be listed as Faculty, AGRICULTURE AGR 161: Fungal Studies I Prerequisites: None (AGR 161 recommended prior or concurrent) A 12 week course of study of Fungi on this planet, a history of cultivation and uses throughout time both past and future. AGR 181: Chlorophyllosophy Prerequisite: Permission from the instructor pending written application In this course, students will investigate the nature of chlorophyll-its origins and its adversarial relationship with the fungal kingdom. By the end of the course, students can expect to have the knowledge to combat the lie that chlorophyll is...

Taking Submissions: Camp Horror

Deadline: August 31st, 2021 Payment: £15 Theme: Horror with LGBTQ+ themes Camp Horror edited by Spencer Hamilton and Roxie Voorhees Submissions open from July 1st to August 31st. Please send your submission to [email protected] with the subject heading "STORY TITLE - AUTHOR NAME" and include an author bio (up to 150 words). ​ We're looking for stories between 1,000-7,000 words. There's no specific theme - but it must be horror, and it must be queer or have queer themes (by this, we mean to include everyone on the LGBTQ+ spectrum and do not wish to offend or exclude anybody). Please let us know in your email who you are and why this anthology - focused on highlighting the work of queer and LGBTQ+ authors - is important to you. Submit Now! IMPORTANT: Unless stated otherwise (for example in some of our charity anthologies), all accepted authors will receive a £15 flat fee and a free digital copy of the anthology. We hope to be able to offer more in the near future. Submission Guidelines Please refer to individual submissions calls for guidelines on theme, length, and where to send your work, etc. as these can vary from book to book. ​ In general, please follow these guidelines. Any submissions not following these guidelines may, unfortunately, be rejected. ​ 1. Email your submission to the email address that corresponds to the submissions call you are applying for. For example, email any "Pulp Harvest" submissions to [email protected] Please include your name and the title of your submission in the subject header. ​ 2. Please make sure your work is double-spaced and in a 12pt font. Please DO NOT use the "tab" or "space" key to indent your paragraphs - instead, use the ruler at the top of the page.  ​ 3. Make sure you're happy...

Blood Rites Horror Is Taking Novels, Novellas, And Collections

Deadline: August 31st, 2021 Payment: Royalties Theme: Horror novels, novellas, and short story collections Novel and Collection Submissions Looking for a publisher? From now until August 31st, we'll be considering novels, novellas and short story collections for publications. Please note that as a small press, we make use of services like KDP and IngramSpark to print our publications. For more information, get in touch at [email protected] ​ To submit your work, please email [email protected] with the subject heading "BOOK TITLE - AUTHOR NAME - SUBMISSION". Include the following in your email: ​ - The first three chapters of your manuscript, attached as a Word document. Please follow the submission guidelines at the top of this page. ​ - A cover letter and synopsis in the body of your email. Up to 100 words for the cover letter, and up to 500 for the synopsis. If you're submitting a collection, please include a general outline of the collection in place of a synopsis, and key details from some of the stories. Submit Now! Submission Guidelines Please refer to individual submissions calls for guidelines on theme, length, and where to send your work, etc. as these can vary from book to book. ​ In general, please follow these guidelines. Any submissions not following these guidelines may, unfortunately, be rejected. ​ 1. Email your submission to the email address that corresponds to the submissions call you are applying for. For example, email any "Pulp Harvest" submissions to [email protected] Please include your name and the title of your submission in the subject header. ​ 2. Please make sure your work is double-spaced and in a 12pt font. Please DO NOT use the "tab" or "space" key to indent your paragraphs - instead, use the ruler at the top of the page.  ​ 3. Make sure you're happy with the...

Taking Submissions: New Gothic Review #4

Deadline: August 31st, 2021 Payment: $50 Theme: Gothic fiction for the 21st century Submissions will be open twice a year. Jan 1 – March 1 July 1 – August 31 These dates are always subject to change. Check on our social media pages for any updates. – What we’re looking for: We’re looking for previously unpublished short stories that reimagine Gothic fiction for the 21st century. We want stories that are beautifully written, heavily atmospheric, and psychologically chilling. Also: Stories with Weird Fiction and Folk Horror elements are strongly welcome. You can’t have Gothic without a little bit of terror & horror… that being said, we are not a horror fiction magazine. We want stories that are: sticky, humid, moldy, decaying, soggy, electric, glowing, overripe, etc. Our previously published works will provide the best indication of what we are looking for. Past and current issues are available for free. Other authors who match are vibe are: Daisy Johnson, Samanta Schweblin, Yoko Ogawa, Andrew Michael Hurley, Jeff VanderMeer, Mariana Enriquez.   What we’re not looking for: Stories that contain gruesome violence, gore, cannibalism, animal abuse, or explicit sexual content. Stories written in Victorian Era prose. Fantasy. Stories with strong Science Fiction elements   Guidelines: Word count: 1,500 – 5,000 words Payment: We currently pay a flat $50 for stories (paid within 30 days of acceptance). Rights: Authors retain all the rights to their work. We ask for non-exclusive rights, meaning you are free to take your work elsewhere even after we publish it. How to submit:  Please submit your work to [email protected], using the subject line (Submission:) In the body of the email please include a brief 1-3 sentence bio. Your story should always be an attachment—never in the body itself. Please, only submit one work at a time. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere ASAP. Timing: We do...

Taking Submissions: Chlorophobia: An Eco-Horror Anthology

Deadline: August 31st, 2021 Payment: $5 Theme: eco-horror Tho’ Nature, red in tooth and claw With ravine, shriek’d against his creed — Tennyson, In Memoriam A.H.H A group of explorers stumble upon a new species of plant in the depths of the rainforest. A fracking operation unwittingly releases a malevolent force from underground. A tainted water supply leads to bizarre behaviour in a small town. We’re looking for punchy, eye-catching flash fiction and poetry that tackles the subject of eco-horror. Plants, animals, weather phenomena… It’s time for Mother Nature to fight back. Length: Flash fiction up to 1,500 words. Poetry of up to 50 lines. Author Compensation: $5 (USD) per piece plus one digital copy of the anthology. Publication: E-book and paperback. Deadline: August 31st, 2021 Rights: We request first worldwide and digital rights for three months following publication. Thereafter all rights revert to the author. All copyright remains with the author. We accept simultaneous submissions but no reprints please. Multiple submissions not accepted. All responses will be sent after the deadline. If your story is accepted elsewhere please let us know as soon as you can. Email your submission as a Word document to [email protected] with “Chlorophobia ” in the subject line. In case of publication please include an author bio in third person of approx. 50 words, including any links you’d like to share. Please see our Submission Guidelines for more information on formatting. Via: Ghost Orchid Press.