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Taking Submissions: Road Kill: Texas Horror By Texas Writers Volume 8

Hellbound Books Publishing

Deadline: May 15th, 2023 Payment: Two cents per word Theme: Horror stories that take place in Texas by Texas authors DEADLINE: MAY 1, 2023 HellBound Books is pleased to announce plans for the 2023 edition of Road Kill: Texas Horror by Texas Writers, Vol. 8. Horror author and editor Patrick C. Harrison, III will edit Vol. 8 of the series, which has featured the works of Joe R. Lansdale, Stephen Graham Jones, Robert E. Howard, O. Henry, Jeremy Hepler, Madison Estes, David Bowles and others. Harrison is looking for original horror stories 1,500-10,000 words in length. The stories must be written and submitted by Texas authors and must be set (based) here – hence the title. Two cents per word and contributing writers will receive one free copy and a 50% discounted wholesale price on any copies of the book that he or she purchases to carry and sell on their own. Writer stipends will look something like this: 10,000 words – $200, 7,500 words – $150, 5,000 words – $100, 2,500 words – $50, 1,500 words – $30. All payments will be made after official acceptance, and when acceptance is communicated, each author will need to send a short bio. HellBound will be requesting two-year non-exclusive rights. This means we will use your story in this anthology and we can print excerpts of it online and otherwise (for promotional purposes, etc), but two years down the road you can do with it what you like. The Submission Period begins on February 1, 2023. The deadline to turn in stories is May 15, 2023, and our intent is to have the book printed and available by October 1, 2022 - in plenty of time for Halloween. Please send submissions to [email protected] CONTACT INFORMATION Questions / submissions: [email protected] - Make sure that you...

Taking Submissions: Eidolotry Digital #7

Pyschotoxin Press

Deadline: May 15th, 2023 Payment: $10 plus a contributor copy Theme: The best LGBTQ etc voices out there in the world of horror. No limits, no theme, just your very best stories. Come out, Come out, whoever you are. I know I'm getting ahead of myself, but I wanted to open up the submission call as soon as possible for our June issue. We here at PTP are all about good thoughts, good words, and good deeds. In June we will be celebrating Pride month and we're on the hunt for the best LGBTQ etc voices out there in the world of horror. No limits, no theme, just your very best stories. This issue will be double sized so we look forward to seeing your work. Oh and like all of our work, our writers and artist get paid. ​Pay is $10 plus a contributor copy. ​ Send submissions to [email protected] with Pride in the subject line, or upload a .doc, .docx, or pdf file below. Via: Pyschotoxin Press.

Taking Submissions: Unnerving Books Untitled Crime Anthology

Unnerving Books

Deadline: May 15th, 2023 Payment: 1 cent per word and a contributors copy Theme: Crime Fiction In the near future, Unnerving will be dipping its claws into CRIME fiction, and to launch into this avenue, I’m compiling an anthology. Meaning, I need stories. Short ones: 1,500-8,000 words, preference being 2,500-4,000 words in length. Renumeration is $0.01/word USD + a paperback copy. I’m asking for six months exclusivity. Reprints are okay, as long as they were last printed more than five years ago (personal collections excluded in this period) and are not available to read online (Audio excluded from this request). I want gritty stories. Think Jim Thompson, James M. Cain, Sara Gran, Jo Nesbo. I also like humorous stuff with a dark edge. Think Donald Westlake, Adam Howe, Brian Evenson. I like twists. I like oddity. I like violence. Now, for what I don’t want: no police procedurals, no copaganda, nothing supernatural, no rape revenge stories, nothing pro-religion, and nothing cozy or soft. ​ Stories written using AI tech will not be considered. ​ Send stories to [email protected] in a .docx or .doc file. No PDFs. Double-space your manuscripts. Please use the word ANTHOLOGY in the subject line. Submissions close May 15, 2023. Via: Unnerving Books.