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Taking Submissions: Best New Werewolf Tales Volume One

Best New Werewolf Tales Volume One

DEADLINE: March 31st 2011
PAYMENT: 1 cent/word and contributor copy

Reading Period: Submission period starts now and ends March 31st 2011.
Word Count: Between 1,500 and 15,000 words.
What we want: This is a reprint anthology for Books of the Dead Press. Werewolf stories only. If your story does not have a werewolf in it – or more than one werewolf in it – your story is not right for this anthology. We are looking for the best of the bunch. The year your story was released does not matter; whether or not it was previously released does. If you have a story that has not yet been published, but you have previously sold a story to Books of the Dead, feel free to send it. If you have never had a story published by Books of the Dead, query first.
What we don’t want: Stories that do not have a werewolf, or have only been published on personal websites, blogs, etc.
Payment: Authors receive 1¢ per word, plus one contributor copy of the book.
Multiple Submissions: A maximum of two stories; please put both stories in the same email.
Submission guidelines: Email your manuscript as a doc attachment (not docx) to BestHorror (AT) gmail.com. Preferred font: Garamond. Please double space, number your pages, and use standard manuscript formatting. Keep italics in italics. We claim non-exclusive electronic rights and print rights; the author maintains all other rights.
Return time: As soon as possible, once the submission period has ended.

Submissions are to be sent to: Besthorror at gmail.com

[via: Books Of The Dead Press.]


Zombie Kong Anthology

Reading Period: Submission period starts now and ends Feb 15th 2011.

Word Count: 2,500 words – 8,000 words

What we want: Stories involving a giant zombie ape. Be creative; steer away from the King Kong films.

What we don’t want: While the similarities to King Kong will be obvious, stories must not infringe upon the messy-as-hell copyright issues that surround the King Kong character, and all the other characters and settings that were created by Merian C. Cooper back in 1929. This means that names such as “Skull Island, Ann Darrow, Carl Denhan,” and “King Kong,” must not appear in your story.

Payment: Authors receive 2¢ per word via paypal, plus one contributor copy of the book.

Submission guidelines: Email your manuscript as a doc or rtf attachment to [email protected]. Preferred font: Garamond. Use standard manuscript formatting. This includes putting your name and email address on the cover page. Italics may remain italics. We don’t need a cover letter with a list of credits; stories will be judged by their own quality and originality. We claim first world electronic rights and first print rights for a period of one year; the author maintains all other rights.

Return time: As soon as possible.

Estimated Release Date: Summer, 2011.

A note about KING KONG, copyrights, and court battles –

Wikipedia states:

While one of the most famous movie icons in history, King Kong’s intellectual property status has been questioned since his (1929) creation, featuring in numerous allegations and court battles. The rights to the character have always been split up with no single exclusive rights holder. Different parties have also contested that various aspects are public domain material and therefore ineligible for trademark or copyright status.

A court battle with Nintendo, in regards to DONKEY KONG –

Because Universal misrepresented their degree of ownership of King Kong (claiming they had exclusive trademark rights when they knew they didn’t) and tried to have it both ways in court regarding the “public domain” claims, the courts ruled that Universal acted in bad faith and were ordered to pay fines and all of Nintendo’s legal bills from the lawsuit. That, along with the fact that the courts ruled that there was simply no likelihood of people confusing Donkey Kong with King Kong caused Universal to lose the case and the subsequent appeal.

[via: Books Of The Dead Press.]