Tagged: horror anthology submissions

Taking Submissions: Reclaiming Joy (Early Listing)

Submission Window: July 1st, 2022 to August 30th, 2022
Payment: $30 and a contributor’s copy
Theme: Reclaiming Joy

This year marks the third year of the WriteHive annual conference! Each year we’ve grown in the number of panels and workshops offered, all thanks to the generous time and money donated by our community. A very special part of our conference has also been our anthology. In collaboration with Inked in Gray, we seek to publish powerful, authentic stories from members of our community. And this year is no exception.

In deciding on the theme, we wanted to highlight and empower the positive. The last few years have been difficult in a multitude of ways, and we wanted to bring attention to how communities and people have found ways to reclaim some kind of joy or happiness amidst struggles, tragedies, and oppression, for it is those moments that fuel the light in the darkness.

 

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Taking Submissions: Hidden Realms

Deadline: July 11th, 2022
Payment: 8 cents/6 pence per word for original stories, 6 cents/4 pence for reprints.
Theme: A setting in an area that is normally hidden from regular people.
Note: Reprints Welcome

We’re delighted to let you know this new call for submissions is open! Please read through submission details carefully before sending us your stories and ensure you include HIDDEN REALMS first in the subject of your email.

Hidden Realms Short Stories

Open your mind to contemplate the ways in which places can be hidden – tucked away in remote corners of the world, buried underground, existing on another physical plane or a different dimension in time or on a quantum level, on another planet, accessible only to those with the secret knowledge, or even in plain sight under our noses… They may be inhabited by beings just like you and me, or creatures utterly different to us. Hidden Realms Short Stories will delve into the secret corridors, the hidden doors at the end of the alley, the hole in the trunk of an ancient oak. Your new submissions will sit alongside classic tales from many traditions, including classic literature (from Alice in Wonderland to Sir Gawain and the Green Knight) or even tales of the hidden city of Harar in Ethiopia, exploring the adventures of hidden places, secret gardens, and shadow lands in forests and mountains, in the swamps and wild places of our world, and beyond.

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Taking Submissions: Les Petites Morts (Early Listing)

Submission Window: July 1st – August 30th, 2022
Payment: 0.06 USD per word and a contributor’s copy
Theme: Erotic Horror Inspired by Fairy Tales, Mythology & Folklore

SUBMISSIONS OPEN JULY 1ST for this major new anthology edited by Evelyn Freeling. This will be our first pro-paying anthology, to be funded by a Kickstarter campaign in June 2022. We anticipate around a 50/50 split between invited authors and those chosen via our submission call.

We’re looking for erotic horror stories inspired by fairy tales, mythologies, and folklore from around the world. Retellings about sexuality, desire, and fantasies that take dark turns. We love a good spin on the classics, but want to see fairy tales, mythologies, and folklore from outside the Western Euro catalog as well.

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Taking Submissions: Tales from the Ruins: A Post-Apocalyptic Anthology

Deadline: July 31st, 2022
Payment: 20€ for original stories and 5€ for reprints
Theme: Tales of survival in a post-apocalyptic world.
Note: Reprints Welcome

We are currently OPEN to submissions for “Tales from the Ruins: A Post-Apocalyptic Anthology”. We’re looking for tales of survival in a post-apocalyptic world. There are no specific thematic guidelines and we’re open to submissions featuring sci-fi elements, but at the heart of your story must be a human struggle. Action and adventure is great, but more importantly, we want to feel for the protagonists. Make us walk in their tattered shoes and go through their struggles with them. Lean towards mystery rather than information overload. The nature of the apocalypse is secondary. The key is your story. Drop us straight in and leave hints so the reader can put the pieces of the puzzle together while the adventure progresses. 20 for original stories and 5€ for reprints regardless of length, plus one print copy. Preferred word count between 5,000 and 10,000 words. The preliminary deadline is the 31st of July, 2022.

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Taking Submissions: Dismember the Coop (Early Listing)

Submission Window: July 1st through August 31, 2022
Payment: $25 and a contributor’s copy
Theme: A charity horror anthology of stories inspired by the music of Alice Cooper, both the group and solo.

“Dismember the Coop” is a charity horror anthology of stories inspired by the music of Alice Cooper, both the group and solo. The proceeds from sales go to support the Solid Rock Foundation, an organization setup by Alice and Sheryl Cooper that benefits the disadvantaged youth in the Phoenix area. To learn more about it, go here:

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Taking Submissions: Home Sweet Horror

Deadline: June 15th, 2022
Payment: Royalties on 4k+ stories
Theme: Scary houses and dwellings, more details below!

Title: Home Sweet Horror
Opens: 1 February 2022
Closes: 15 June 2022 11:59 pm EST
Theme: Haunted houses, cursed dwellings, terrors close to home. Give us the squeaks and creaks in the middle of the night, the tension of the unknown that sends your heart racing, the things that haunt you in the one place you’re supposed to be safe. Big or small, bold & bloody, silent & psychological–we want it all!

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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.

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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!

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