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Contest: Baen Fantasy Adventure Award 2024


Deadline: April 30th, 2024 Prizes: The GRAND PRIZE winner will be published as the featured story on the Baen Books main website and paid at industry-standard rates for professional story submittals. The author will also receive a handsome engraved award and a prize package containing $500 of free Baen Books. SECOND place winner will receive a prize package containing $500 of free Baen Books. THIRD place winner will receive a prize package containing $300 of free Baen Books. Theme: Any form of fantasy Baen Books is excited to announce the eleventh annual Baen Fantasy Adventure Award. The award recognizes the best original adventure fantasy short story in the style of fantasy greats like Mercedes Lackey, Larry Correia, Jim Butcher, Charlaine Harris, Elizabeth Moon, Andre Norton, Brandon Sanderson, J.R.R. Tolkien, and David Weber. Contest Rules Write and submit a short story of no more than 8,000 words. It must be a work of fantasy, though all fantasy genres are open, e.g. epic fantasy, heroic fantasy, sword and sorcery, contemporary fantasy, etc. No entry fee. But only one submission per person...we suggest your best one! No reprints (i.e. the story must be unpublished). All entries must be original unpublished works in English. Plagiarism, poetry, song lyrics, settings and/or characters from published gaming worlds or another author’s works of fiction will not be considered. Any AI-generated stories will be automatically disqualified.   E-mail submissions only. Send entries as .RTF attachments to: [email protected] Please put BFAA SUBMISSION in the subject line when sending a contest entry and BFAA QUESTION in the subject line for questions to the contest administrator. Please include the following in the body of your email: the title of the work the author's name, address, and telephone number an approximate word-count The manuscript should be a RTF attachment, in standard manuscript...

Taking Submissions: The Quarterly Journal – WET

Quarter Press

Deadline: April 30th, 2024 Payment: $5 Theme: Wet A Literary Journal with Some Art, Comics, and Analysis Thrown in for Good Measure As Quarter Press continues to grow, we’re adding another coin to our pocketful of change. We want to offer a space for shorter works to mingle with art and other bits of nonsense, so we bring you The Quarter(ly): It just makes cents. Issues are themed; however, we consider all interpretations. 2024’s Themes and Deadlines: WET (April 30) hat’ve you got to show us? Stories and / or Poems For Stories: We’re open to micro works all the way up to 10,000 words. Just keep two things in mind: We want to be engaged and the submission must be completed (no pitches, please!) For Poems: We’d love to see up to five poems from you, but you can always just send one, too. Art As long as it has some tie to the current issue’s theme, we’re open to see any art created in any medium at any time. Just know that it will need to “work in print” and—might—be presented in black and white. We WILL NOT Accept any AI-Generated art. For ART ONLY, you may choose to submit via email by sending jpgs, PDFs, or PNGs to chrisatquarterpress(at)gmail(dot)com Graphic Stories Show us your comic strips or complete short works; we’d love to see them all! Please try to keep submissions to 20 pages or less. Feel free to also send a collection of comic strips / one shot comics, as well. (Please note that our publication size / dimensions might change between issues. Our “Norm” is 6x9”). These must be COMPLETE works. For Graphic Work / Comics, you may choose to submit via email by sending jpgs, PDFs, or PNGs to chrisatquarterpress(at)gmail(dot)com Analysis / Interviews /...

Taking Submissions: Book Worms Horror Zine Issue #5

Book Worms

Deadline: April 30th, 2024 Payment: 8 cents per word and a contributors copy Theme: “fun”, “80s style” horror that involve Rock n Roll Note: Only accepts Mail-In Submissions so don't wait until the last moment! Seeking short fiction for our Rock n Roll Issue! From hair-raising riffs to head-banging oblivion, horror and rock n roll are a match made in Hell! Book Worms Horror zine is a limited-edition print only publication sold on Etsy and selective bookstores. Frequently Asked Question: What kind of stories are you looking for? We generally enjoy “fun”, “80s style” horror reminiscent of the zine’s old-school vibe, but we’ve also been blown away by fresh voices that take the genre in a new direction. That being said, the best chance for your story being accepted by Book Worms is to follow the submission guidelines. Make sure your story is of the horror genre (you’d be surprised how many we receive that aren’t), mail in your submission versus email, meet the deadline, and don’t exceed the word count limit. And if your story doesn’t make it, please keep trying. We’ve had to turn down many excellent stories due to space constraints alone. It might be helpful to explain what we don’t want. Paranormal romance (Love the genre. It’s not right for Book Worms.) Anything with a political theme. We read to escape that stuff. Beyond the pale violence or pornographic material. Keep it fun, kids. Submission Guidelines Deadline: April 30, 2024 Payment is 8 cents a word for fiction and essays (1500 words or less). Includes one contributor copy. No reprints or multiple submissions please. Exclusive rights for six months after publication. ACCEPTING MAIL-IN SUBMISSIONS ONLY! Mail your submissions to: La Regina Studio/Grundy Commons/925 Canal Street/Bristol, PA 19007 *In the past, we’ve made some special allowances for writers living outside the USA....

Taking Submissions: manywor(l)ds March/April 2024 Window


Submission Window: March 1st - April 30th, 2024 Payment: $10 Theme: Stories of any genre by writers who identify with and as any of the following descriptors: trans, two-spirit, disabled, neurodivergent, Mad, queer, crip, nonbinary, genderqueer, intersex. We welcome submissions by those who identify with and as any of the following descriptors: trans, two-spirit, disabled, neurodivergent, Mad, queer, crip, nonbinary, genderqueer, intersex. This is a space for the words, works, and worlds of and by those whose bodyminds defy social expectations and invite new ways of thinking and knowing. We do not need to know the specifics of your identity/diagnosis/experience unless you want us to. We invite closeted and questioning people to share their work, as well as those whose experiences fall outside the confines of the language we used above. We welcome submissions from creators of all ages. We particularly encourage unpublished/emerging/young creators to submit. If you know an incarcerated/institutionalized creator who would like to submit, email us for information as to where to mail the submission, or clearly indicate in your message that you are submitting on their behalf. We publish on a quarterly schedule, with issues coming out on: February 15 May 15 August 15 November 15 We are open for all submissions EXCEPT during publication months. That is to say, we are open for submissions January, March, April, June, July, September, October, and December. Things to note This is a leftist magazine. We hate capitalism, “america,” cops, prisons, borders, neoliberalism, and all the rest. We don’t tolerate white supremacy, zionism, cisheterosexism, ableism, transmisogyny, xenophobia, fatphobia, intersexism, and anti-sex worker sentiment here. We reserve the right to reject and/or remove content from creators whose work does not align with our values. We do not tolerate AI-generated or -assisted submissions. Anyone found to be using AI will have their content immediately rejected/removed...

Taking Submissions: Charlottesville Fantastic

Whitaker Lyon

Deadline: April 30th, 2024 Payment: $20 Theme: Speculative fiction set in the Greater Charlottesville Area: Charlottesville City, the Counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Green, Nelson, or Shenandoah National Park. Announcing Charlottesville Fantastic edited by James Blakey and Catherine Simpson. Charlottesville’s a magical place, and we want to read all about it. We’re talking anything from vampires in the Rotunda to Cinderella set in Monticello, from a sentient Rivanna to sirens singing at a Rapunzel’s open mic. What We Want: Dazzle us with High Fantasy, Low Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Fairy Tale Retellings, Magic Realism, etc. Stories can be set in the past, present, future, or sideways (Alternate History). Smash genres and mix in Mystery, Horror, Romance, Science Fiction, Western, as long as you include a fantastical or supernatural element. Stories must be set in the Greater Charlottesville Area: Charlottesville City, the Counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Green, Nelson, or Shenandoah National Park. What We Don’t Want: Your trunk stories with a couple of Charlottesville references bolted on. Gore, Violence, Sex, Language: Nothing worse than you’d see in a PG-13 movie. Word Count: 1,800 to 5,500 (Hard Limits) with 3,500 being the sweet spot. Formatting Requirements: Shunn Standard or Modern Format. Courier or New Times Roman, size 12. Use Italics for Italics. DOC or DOCX file type. We are conducting Blind Submissions. Remove your name and all personally identifying information from your document/file. File name should be your story title in ALL CAPS. Example: THE WIZARD OF OLD RAG.docx Bio: In the submission form (not in your story file), include a 50-125-word third-person biography. Original Works Only: Your story should not have been published anywhere (in print, eBook, Patreon, etc.) with the exception of password protected critique forums. Simultaneous Submissions: Please don’t do this. Multiple Submissions: You may submit up to two stories (separately), but only one will be accepted for...

Taking Submissions: Don’t Ask, Ghosts Tell

Tunda Swan Press

Submission Window: March 1st - April 30th, 2024 Payment: $0.03/word Theme: Strong, character-driven stories where your main characters struggle in some way with their ghosts—or the ghosts of others—against truths being either suppressed or exposed Note: Open to those who identify as LGBTQ+, especially the following individuals: Will be open for short story submissions on March 1, 2024. Do not submit early! The second of three charity anthologies loosely related to military life/service. Edited by Bram Stoker Award Winning Editor, Vince A. Liaguno and TSP Editor-in-Chief, Sirrah Medeiros Theme: “Truths can be hidden, pushed down, and repressed, from those around us. But the ghosts—of our past, our present, and our future—know our most intimate truths. We cannot hide from our ghosts. For Don’t Ask, Ghosts Tell, we’re looking for strong, character-driven stories where your main characters struggle in some way with their ghosts—or the ghosts of others—against truths being either suppressed or exposed. In these stories, the outcomes can be varied—truths remain hidden, or truths exposed—to whatever consequence(s) to the main character. Will your character(s) be silenced by their ghosts? Will the truth set them free—or doom them to some horrible fate? Your latitude with this basic theme is wide and interpretation is strongly encouraged.” ~ Vince A. Liaguno Title: Don’t Ask, Ghosts Tell Word Count: 2-5K words for short stories. Poetry will be by invitation only. Deadline: April 30, 2024 No reprints. Simultaneous submissions are okay. Just let us know if your story is accepted elsewhere. Author Pay: $0.03/word (USD) for short stories with potential for increase based on Kickstarter success. Who May Submit: Open to those who identify as LGBTQ+, especially the following individuals: With military service (active, retired, veterans welcome). Wanted to join a service organization but was denied. Served but forced out due to sexual orientation. Current or former military dependents who identify as...

Taking Submissions: Mythaxis April 2024 Submission Period (Early Listing)

Mythaxis Magazine

Submission Window: April 23rd-30th, 2024 Payment: €0.01 per word, with a €20 minimum. Theme: Diverse sci-fi and fantasy fiction. We are open to submissions within the following periods: January 23rd-30th April 23rd-30th July 23rd-30th October 23rd-30th Submissions received outside of these dates will unfortunately be lost and therefore not responded to. When open, we seek and offer the following: Length: 1,000-5,000 words. These are firm limits. Shorter or longer works will be considered, but the further a story goes outside these bounds the more it will need to impress. Compensation: €0.01 per word, with a €20 minimum. Please be aware that payment is via PayPal only. If you do not receive an acknowledgment within 24 hours of submission, please get in touch. We aim to accept or reject within 14 days of acknowledgment, but rl (real life) and rl (reading load) can get in the way. If you do not hear from us after 30 days, feel free to query. REQUIREMENTS We acquire First Print and Digital rights with a six month period of exclusivity from the date of publication. We also ask permission to potentially include accepted pieces in future anthologies; in event of agreement, an additional payment and digital copy will be offered in compensation. All other rights remain entirely with the author. See here for an overview of our editorial process. Simultaneous submissions are not only accepted, they are encouraged. Please tell us if you sim-sub, and we merely ask that you notify us of acceptance at another market as soon as possible. In the event that we accept first, we expect a positive and timely confirmation. Therefore we recommend sim-subbing to markets of equivalent status – we won’t wait for someone else you’d like better to turn you down. We do not accept multiple submissions. Please wait until your first submission has been rejected before submitting...

Taking Submissions: Hemorrhaging Flowers: A Collection of 100% Femme Rage

Bookslayer Press

Deadline: April 30th, 2024 Payment: $10 USD Theme: Poems inspired by feminine rage. All speculative tropes are welcome Opens: March 1s 2024, midnight EST  Closes: April 30, 2024, midnight IDLW Compensation: $10 USD Theme: Adult speculative poetry Submissions must be under 50 lines OPEN to any and everyone that identifies (now or in the past) as femme in the most inclusive of definitions. Expected release: March 2024 Submit to [email protected]   HEMORRHAGING FLOWERS: A COLLECTION OF 100% FEMME RAGE is a collection of speculative poetry showcasing the spectrum of femininity and the rage contained within.   What we are looking for: First exclusive (1 year) US rights for poems inspired by feminine rage. All speculative tropes are welcome.   Submissions must be under 50 lines Via: Bookslayer Press.

Taking Submissions: Haven Speculative 2024 General Submissions Call #2 (Early)

Haven Speculative

Submission Window: April 1st - 30th, 2024 Payment: 8 cent per word for fiction, $20 for poetry, 8 cent per word for non-fiction, $125 for cover art Theme: Speculative fiction It's our goal to publish diverse voices from around the world, and to do that, we are actively seeking stories, poems, and non-fiction pieces by authors from backgrounds that have been historically underrepresented in the science fiction and fantasy canon. Our submission cycle is therefore split into two categories, where every other month is explicitly reserved for submissions by authors of color, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and other underrepresented groups. The interposing six months remain open to everyone. As writers ourselves, we do our best to handle each submission with the care and attention it deserves. Every submission is an act of bravery, and we know that putting yourself out there as a writer can be tough. Just know that any submission we receive, unless it contains something illegal, will be kept in confidence. When in doubt, don't self reject! Submit submit submit! Guidelines for Fiction We like stories that are subtle in their telling and stick with us long after we've finished, and we're more likely to buy stories that balance a sense of wonder with a bold plot and emotional depth. For our two issues focused on the climate crisis, we're particularly interested in publishing stories from people displaced by or threatened by the climate emergency (see our themes below). For our other four issues, we're open to a wide variety of stories across the SFF and weird spectra. Pay: 8¢ per word for original fiction Word limit: 6000 words Language: English Rights: We buy first serial print and electronic rights for publication of the story in the English language and throughout the world. We also buy non-exclusive archival rights for...

Taking Submissions: Hentai Ectoplasm (April 2024 Window)

Book Slayer Press

Submission Window: April 1st - 30th, 2024 Payment: $100 Theme: Telling the cannibus-positive tales of the last survivors of a specific neighborhood. Details found below Opens: April 1, 2024, midnight est  Closes: April 30, 2024, midnight IDLW Compensation: $100 USD Theme: Adult horror, including genre-chimeras Submissions must be between 3,000 and 6,000 words Expected release April 2024 Submit to [email protected] On the night of April 19, 2021, something happened in the suburban town of Brookhaven that changed the course of humanity. In the fancy Southtown gated community, The Sanctuary at Lemongrass Lake, a cosmic event occurs, destroying most of it in the impact. Over on the North end, middle-aged, overweight, cannabis grower, Pam Goodall, determined to save her holy holiday—4/20, bands with unlikely neighbors to not just survive the night, but save humankind. HENTAI ECTOPLASM is not your average anthology. Twelve - fifteen authors will tell a story of survival as their neighborhood is cut off by the destruction, each delivering the perspective of their respective home. You can read the introduction here.  What we are looking for: First exclusive (1 year) US rights for cannabis positive stories written from the perspective of a residence stuck inside “The Danger Zone”. Submissions must be between 3,000 and 6,000 words. GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR ALL ANTHOLOGIES:  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...

Taking Submissions: Short Story Substack April 2024 Window (Early Listing)

Short Story Substack

Submission Window: April 1st - 30th, 2024 Payment: $100 for the chosen story + 50% of subscription revenue Theme: Any genre, short story Mission = Revive the art of the short story, support artists, and produce something wonderful. Payout = Base Pay of $100 for the chosen story + 50% of subscription revenue to be sent by Paypal, Zelle, or check. Wait, you mean if this substack gets thousands of subscribers, the winner would get thousands of dollars? Yes! The New Yorker pays roughly $7,500 per story and I sincerely hope to go way past that. What does the timeline look like? Submit stories by the end of the month, winner to be announced on the 15th. There is ONE story that wins and receives the full payout. Where do I send submissions? [email protected] What are the rules for submitting? 1. No Fees 2. Send in Microsoft Word or Google Doc form 3. Any genre 4. 6- 10,000 words. Yes, just 6 words, like Hemingway's famous 6-word story "For Sale: Baby shoes, never worn." 5. Reprints are ok so long as you still have the rights to distribute. 6. Acknowledge Distribution Rights on this Substack - You can still sell your story elsewhere but we need to be able to save and publish it here. The goal is to create a library for subscribers. 7. Only the winner will be published and rights will only transfer for the winning story. What do I get for subscribing? One beautiful story every month. The complete library. The joy of supporting artists and doing something interesting. What if I can’t pay right now? That’s ok! If you publish a blurb about this site on your website, blog, or social media, I will send you one full story of your choosing. Best of all, it is...

Taking Submissions: In The Mood #10

In The Mood Magazine

Deadline: April 30th, 2024 Payment: $30 CAD for features, $20 CAD for film diaries Theme: TEN + Films Note: This outlet looks more for non-fiction though does take poetry and some fiction on their topics, see details below to see if your work will count! In honour of our 10th issue, we’re getting literal and asking for submissions on film, TV, music videos, and pop culture relating to the number 10! This could look like: Cinema’s 10 Most Ineffectual Therapists, movies with “10” in the title, 10 Times I Fell Asleep in the Theatre, or movies celebrating their 10-year anniversary. At In The Mood, we don’t believe in taking ourselves too seriously, and this might be our least serious theme yet!* *But on a serious note, please read our full guidelines below before submitting 😉 This special issue will only feature 10 pieces, so send us your best! - Theme: TEN - Deadline: April 30th, 2024 - Word count for completed pieces: max 1,000 words for features, max 300 words for film diaries - Honorarium: $30 CAD for features, $20 CAD for film diaries 💡 Some ideas for inspiration: - 10-year anniversaries - Movies from 1910 or 2010 (but not ‘11s to ‘19s) - Top/Bottom 10 lists - 10 blindspots (and what you thought of them after watching) - Movies with “10” in the title (e.g. 10 Things I Hate About You, 10, 10 Items or Less, Ten Years, How To Lose A Guy in 10 Days) - What you loved watching when you were 10 - If you had 10 days left to live, what would you watch? - 10 times I ___ during a movie (e.g. cried, fell asleep, got horny, screamed) - First 10 movies you remember seeing - 10 frames from a movie - Focus on 10 of something in a movie (e.g. costumes, meals, furniture) - A celebrity/ famous...

Taking Submissions: Stories to Take To Your Grave, Mortuary Edition

Undertaker Books

Deadline: April 30th, 2024 Payment: $20 Theme: Horror stories that center around undertakers, funeral homes, mortuaries, cremations, and other aspects of the funeral trade We are looking for 10 short stories that center around undertakers, funeral homes, mortuaries, cremations, and other aspects of the funeral trade for “Stories to Take To Your Grave”. We are open to all subgenres of horror, from suspense to splatterpunk! WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR -Complete stories with a beginning, middle, and end. -Stories that leave us feeling satisfied yet also wanting more. -Stories that make our reformed undertaker feel like he’s back in the business. WHAT WE DON’T LIKE -Boundaries. If you think it meets the call requirements, send it our way. Please read are standard submission guidelines if questions. WHAT WE WON’T ACCEPT -Depictions of sexual violence against children. -Racism, sexism, homophobia, or other displays of focused hatred that don’t further the story’s plot. -Animal torture. -Dealing with lawyers. No stories containing anything that might cause issues with copyrighted characters, lyrics, or anything of that nature. This means no Fan Fiction. SUBMISSIONS Submit via email to [email protected]. In the subject line, please put GRAVE – – PAYMENT $20 per story and a digital copy of the anthology. SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS Simultaneous submissions are accepted. Please notify us as soon as possible if your story is accepted elsewhere. MULTIPLE SUBMISSIONS Authors may submit up to two stories. REPRINTS No reprints will be accepted. LENGTH 3,000-6,000 Words FORMATTING Modern Shunn. Please submit your files in .doc or .docx format, named “CHAMBER--” CALL CLOSES April 30, 2024 Via: Undertaker Books.

Taking Submissions: Impressions Volume 1

Ember Letter Press

Submission Windows: March 15th to March 31st and April 8th to April 30th Payment: 8 cents per word Theme: Dark speculative fiction that transports the reader somewhere interesting, see below for details. Themes that will fit well are death, loss, love, grief, trauma, self-exploration, discovery, and hope. EARLY WINDOW — March 15 at 12:01 am EST to March 31 at 11:59 pm EST GENERAL WINDOW — April 8 at 12:01 am EST to April 30 at 11:59 pm EST REVIEW WINDOW — May 1 to May 26 OFFERS FINALIZED — May 28 to May 30 (tentative) WORD COUNT — 2000 to 5000 (hard limit) PAY — 8 cents per word SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS — Yes MULTIPLE SUBMISSIONS — No REPRINTS — Yes, but with some caveats (see TOC GOALS below for more info) AI-GENERATED SUBMISSIONS — Don’t bother ABOUT THE PROJECT “I knew they'd speak to you," the Curator says, anticipation in his tone. But his voice seems far away now, carried off on a hollow wind, and you swear you can hear the rhythmic ticking of a pocket watch, beating like the cadence of a gallows drum. "I call these works IMPRESSIONS," says your host, leaning in, quieter still. "They give you a glimpse into another life, a scene playing out in some other realm. And a mind as alive as yours, well... it just fills in the rest..." Fills in the rest? You think. What does that mean? But the question barely registers now, your thoughts little more than dreams fleeing the sunrise. The image—the impression—has its hold on you... EMBERLETTER PRESS, in association with HAMLET PRODUCTIONS and STUDIOCOR3, presents IMPRESSIONS VOLUME 1, a new multimedia anthology series from the mind of author and filmmaker Geoff Emberlyn. Life and death, denail and loss, sadness and the surreal are all captured here in 22 tales...

Taking Submissions: Eat The Rich

Atomic Carnival Books

Deadline: April 30, 2024. Submissions will be kept open for BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, chronically-ill/disabled, and writers from other historically marginalized groups until May 15, 2024. Payment: $.05 per word and a contributor's copy Theme: Speculative fiction about billionaires being eaten Submissions will be open from April 1 – April 30, 2024. Submissions will be kept open for BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, chronically-ill/disabled, and writers from other historically marginalized groups until May 15, 2024. The Rules Eat the Rich is a speculative fiction anthology of billionaires being eaten. That’s it, full stop. Give us carnivores, cannibals, kaiju, cryptids, and, of course, capitalist comeuppance. So long as some kind of obnoxiously wealthy fuck gets eaten — somewhere, somewhen, somehow — the sky’s the limit. *we’re looking for interpretations of literally being eaten, but what that means is entirely up to you *billionaires are the cause of 9 out of 10 problems, but if you want to set your sights on lower-tier wealth, go ahead *from 100 up to 8,000 words is acceptable, but between 2K – 6K is the sweet spot *close is okay, but please be reasonable *if you’re so far out of range you feel the need to query, you probably already know the answer *the answer is no *please send only one story at a time *simultaneous submissions are cool, just let us know, if, when, etc. *if you’re rejected, feel free to try again — once, for a total of two submissions per anthology *no reprints *misogyny, sexism, racism, ableism, and homophobic and transphobic bullshit will not be tolerated *pulp, bizarro, and transgressive writing are all a-okay, so long as they don’t do any of the above *anything that could be a right-wing talking point is emphatically not for us *to reiterate: pro-capitalism, pro-cop stances are a surefire way to get yourself an ice-cold form rejection *no...

Taking Submissions: SCREAM and CREAM: A Splatterphuck Collection

Deadline: April 30th, 2024 Payment: $10 + Contributor copy Theme: Gorey and Whorey works that seamlessly blend the Splatterpunk and Smut or Erotica subgenres. PsychoToxin X is seeking short stories and flash fiction for a new anthology, SCREAM and CREAM: A Splatterphuck Collection. Title: Scream and Cream: A Splatterphuck Collection Publisher: Crimson Cult Media Word Count: 2,000 - 8,000 words Pay: $10 + Contributor copy Format: .doc or .docx Font: 12 pt Times New Roman Spacing: Double spaced Send To: [email protected] Write “Scream and Cream” along with your name and story title in the subject of your email (Subject: Scream and Cream: Name, STORY TITLE) *The body of your submission email will be considered the cover letter. * Submit Word (.doc or .docx) documents as attachments to your submission email. Rights returned after six months of publishing date. Submission Deadline: April 30, 2024 Publishing Date: Summer 2024 Edited by: Marie Lestrange What We Want: Gorey and Whorey works that seamlessly blend the Splatterpunk and Smut or Erotica subgenres. What We Don’t Want: Any works that are not a BLEND of Smut/Erotica and Horror. Depictions of child r*pe or pedophelia of any kind will not be accepted. (I don’t want to read it.) Smut vs. Erotica: Smut refers to a work of fiction, typically written, that is highly sexual in nature and intended to arouse the reader. It is characterized by an excessive focus on explicit sexual details and descriptions. The primary purpose of smut is to provide sexual stimulation, rather than to develop a narrative or explore themes. Think “porn on the page.” Erotica is ALSO a type of literature that is intended to arouse sexual desire in the reader. It typically has a stronger focus on the emotional and narrative aspects, with sex scenes serving to advance the plot...

Taking Submissions: Hootenanny Horrorshow

From the Ashes

Deadline: April 30th, 2024 Payment: $25 and a contributor's copy Theme: Hillbillies and Horror 2024 is upon us, and with it comes From the Ashes From the Ashes first official open call from the newly minted press. We’re trying things a bit different with this in that this is only an announcement for the upcoming open call. The reason for this is to give authors who are interested in submitting a story extra time to hone in on the tale they want to tell, without the added pressure of rushing to get it completed. So, without further ado… HOOTENANNY HORRORSHOW We’re going to the mountains with this one, folks. The theme - HIllbillies, Rednecks, Mountain Folk, and all the lore and traditions surrounding these majestic creatures. Think outside the box with these tropes and archetypes. Or, if you go with the old cliches, put a fresh spin on them and make them your own, new tales. OPEN CALL SUBMISSIONS The actual submission period for stories will be the entire month of April, and only in April. Any submissions received before or after April 1st - April 30th will not be considered for publication. GUIDELINES A standard docx word file. 12 pt font (garamond is nice!) Word Count 3-7k No Indentions at all preferred. ***no reprints*** Authors of accepted stories will receive a flat pay out of $25 & a paperback contributor copy of the anthology—with the ability to purchase additional copies at printing cost. Send your submission to [email protected] Via: From The Ashes Facebook Group.