Tagged: anthology submissions 2022

Taking Submissions: Still of Winter

Deadline: July 1st, 2022
Payment: $20
Theme: Fantasy, scifi, and horror stories set in winter where a tree plays an important role and are creepy

In winter, there’s a stillness – a silence. As wet snowflakes fall, sounds are muffled. A hush lingers in the air. Bare trees reach upward from the frozen ground, grasping with their spindly branches. Swaying in the frigid breeze, brittle bark creaks and moans as the trees whisper ancient secrets to one another. Sentries, standing in the stillness. Watching. Learning new stories to share with each other long after we have gone.

 This winter, we want to celebrate these majestic beings and what happens when the stillness is disturbed.


Taking Submissions: Extremely Bizarre

Deadline: July 1st, 2022
Payment: £30
Theme: An extreme horror/bizarro anthology.

An extreme horror/bizarro anthology.

Theme: Stories must feature elements of both extreme horror and bizarro. Can be primarily extreme horror with bizarro elements, or vice versa.
Length: 7000 words – 10,000 words. There will be fewer slots available for this one, so make your story count!


Taking Submissions: Dangerous Waters: Deadly Women of the Sea (Early Listing)

Submission Window: June 1st to June 30th, 2022
Payment: A contributor’s copy and Stories: $0.08 a word, Poems: $50 a poem, Drabbles: $50 a drabble
Theme: horror or dark fantasy stories, poems, and drabbles about malevolent mermaids, sinister sirens, scary selkies, spirits, and other deadly and dangerous women of the sea.

Submissions Open: June 1 st to June 30th

Title: Dangerous Waters: Deadly Women of the Sea

Type: Anthology of short stories, poetry, and drabbles

Editor: Julia C. Lewis


Taking Submissions: Campfire Macabre: Volume 2 (Early Listing)

Submission Window: June 1st to August 15th, 2022
Payment: $.08/word
Theme: When We Were Getting High, My Last Trick ‘r Treat, Body Grotesquerie, Ominous Visitors From Deep Space, and Out in the Fields, Forests, and Lakes

From June 1st until Aug 15th we’ll accept original 500-1500 word flash horror fiction for the second installment in our Campfire Macabre series. No reprints. Paying $.08/word. Send stories to [email protected] attached in doc or rtf.

There will be four to five themes. Please only write one story per theme. You may submit stories for more than one theme, but please submit all your stories at one time in the same email.

In the subject line of your email please put your story title, theme, wordcount. If you sub more than one story put the wordcount, theme, and titles of the other stories in the body of your email.


Taking Submissions: Exhaustion: Limited Reserves

Deadline: May 31st, 2022
Payment: $15 CAD upon publication ($10 for reprints)
Theme: Exhaustion: Limited Reserves
Note: Reprints Welcome

“Exhaustion: Limited Reserves”

Chapbook – Poetry and Flash Fiction

Deadline: May 31, 2022

A common human experience is exhaustion in its many guises. Feeling used up or worn out. Reaching the limits of our personal and collective resources. Tapping out. Laying waste to the planet. Burning fuel until there’s nothing left but fumes. Covering a topic in its entirety, until everything that could be said has been said.

This chapbook will engage these and other notions of exhaustion.

Taking Submissions: Electric Spec August Issue 2022

Deadline: July 15th, 2022
Payment: $20 per story
Theme: Electric Spec prefers science fiction, fantasy, and the macabre, but we’re willing to push the limits of traditional forms of these genres.

submissions at electricspec (dot) com
Please don’t query us about your story submission. We don’t have the manpower to answer such queries. An editor will email you back as soon as possible with the decision about your story. This can take a few days, or, up to three months. We make every effort to get back to authors in a timely manner but we get a lot of submissions so sometimes it’s not possible.

A note on our editorial policy: before publication we may work with the author to edit the story for length or readability. However, we always remain true to the spirit of the story and the author has final approval.

Issues are published at the end of February, May, August, and November. We reserve the right to shift publication date slightly, as necessary.

We have reading periods for each issue, though we never close to submissions.


Taking Submissions: Bound in Flesh: An Anthology of Trans Body Horror

Deadline: July 31st, 2022
Payment: $0.05 per word
Theme: Body Horror
Note: This anthology is only open to writers who identify as Transgender and Non-Binary.

Bound in Flesh: An Anthology of Trans Body Horror edited by Lor Gislason.


Hello, my name is Lor Gislason (they/them) and I will be the editor of BOUND IN FLESH. Body horror has been a part of my life for many years, in one way or another; From cartoons that stretch and twist characters, to personal favourites like Hellraiser and Possessor that push the human form beyond what is imaginable. While being uncomfortable with your body is not the case for all trans and NB folks, it is very common–hence why I think the genre draws so many of us to it. The cathartic nature of horror is the connective tissue that brings us together. I want to give other trans and NB authors the chance to showcase their work in a genre that so often is cis-centric, to tell their own stories and reaffirm that trans writers belong in horror.

This anthology is only open to writers who identify as Transgender and Non-Binary.