Tagged: Library Of The Living Dead

Taking Submissions: Wolfology : Howlings From The Library

Wolfology : Howlings From The Library

Deadline: August 31, 2011
Payment: 1 cent per word and 1 contributor’s copy

Edited by Bill Tucker & Mike Mitchell

We are seeking previously unpublished werewolf stories. The tales should include werewolves and the element of horror. Stories can be funny, romantic, scary, suspenseful, creepy, etc as long as they include werewolves and a horror element. We’re looking for originality and creativity.

No Multiple submissions

Word count is a strict 3k to 5k
RTF attachment
Single spaced
No headers or page numbers
Use Italics – do no underline

Include your name, address, phone, email and approximate word count on the title page.

Send submissions to [email protected]

Submission deadline is August 31, 2011.

Payment is 1 cent per word and 1 contributor copy.

[via: Library of the Living Dead.]

Taking Submissions: Before Plan 9

Before Plan 9: Plans 1-8 From Outer Space

PAYMENT: $50.00 and one contributor’s copy
DEADLINE: August 1’st 2011

WHAT IT IS: Before Plan 9: Plans 1-8 from Outer Space will take place within the continuity of the universe originally established by Ed Wood’s 1959 film Plan 9 from Outer Space. It will contain eight different stories, each tale detailing one of the 8 plans attempted and failed by the aliens. It will also contain a Prologue and an Epilogue, written by me, to not only help bind the stories together but to also tie the stories in to the original film.

WHAT WE WANT: A unique story that focuses on and describes one and only one of the eight Plans. This is important to note; stories that do not meet this very important requirement will not be considered for inclusion. So, as an example, if you have a story in mind that tells the tale of the first two Plans, your story will not work; while you can write about other plot points and story lines, the main focus of your tale should be one plan only.

WHAT YOU GET: Each of the eight authors selected to have their stories included in the book will receive a one-time payment of $50.00 and one free author’s copy of the book upon its release.


Stories can be written from a variety of standpoints (the aliens, human civilians/military, etc.) and may include elements of one or more genres (horror, science fiction, humor, etc.).
Word count must firmly fall between 7,000-10,000 words; stories that are longer or shorter than this set guideline will be returned to the author unread.

It is YOUR CHOICE if you decide to write your Plan as one that could be any of the eight Plans OR if you reference the Plan you are writing about as a specifically-numbered plan. That is to say, if you are dead-set that the story you are creating is about the very first plan, Plan 1, that is fine; just know that in doing so, you will not only be up against all stories written as a non-numbered Plan but are also directly competing with all other stories submitted that were specifically written as Plan 1.

IMPORTANT: Please submit your story as a Word Document (.doc) or an RTF file (.rtf). DO NOT use fancy fonts anywhere in the document; use a general font such as Arial, Times New Roman, or other “normal” font. Please double-space, number your pages, and put the following information at the top of the first page: your name, your e-mail address, your phone number, story word count, and story title if you have one (titles may or may not be used in the final version of the book). If your story was written to be a specific Plan number, please include that information as well.

The DEADLINE for submissions for this anthology is 11:59pm EST on Monday, August 1, 2011.

NO MULTIPLE SUBMISSIONS and NO REPRINTS will be considered for this anthology. Since the nature of these stories is so specialized, we are seeking your one best, unique tale; take as much time as you need before the deadline to make your story the absolute best that it can be.

Plan 9 from Outer Space is a public-domain movie and as such is available for free and legal download from a variety of sites, and it is also available on DVD. I HIGHLY encourage anyone who is planning on submitting a story to watch the original film before you begin writing, in order to re-familiarize yourself with the storyline and details that Ed Wood has established for this universe, in addition to fully understanding why the aliens are attacking the humans (the reason is given towards the end of the film).

Send all submissions to [email protected]. Please make the body of your e-mail a brief cover letter, outlining any previous works or publications you wish me to be aware of. I will send an e-mail confirming receipt of story, but will not be offering any acceptances or rejections until after the submission deadline has passed.

Any further questions you may have surrounding the nature or specifics of this project, feel free to send them to me at the e-mail address above or post them on this thread, as I will be checking back often. Thank you, and I look forward to reading your creations!

[via: Tony Schaab.]

Taking Submissions: Zombiality 2

Zombiality 2 : We’re Undead, We Eat Flesh, Get Used To It!

DEADLINE: June 30th 2011
PAYMENT: Payment is 1 cent per word and 1 contributor copy.

Stories must be about zombies and include an emphasis on gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered plots, themes, and/or character(s) to them.

This is horror with a queered twist with stories that can represent the horrific, gruesome, psychological, suspenseful, and satirical. If you need some guidance check out the first Zombiality.

The word count is 3k – 7k.

RTF attachment

No headers or page numbers

Use italics – do not underline

Single spaced

Please include your name, address, phone number, email, and the word count on the title page.

Submission period ends June 30, 2011.

Please send submissions to [email protected]

Payment is 1 cent per word and 1 contributor copy.

[via: Library Of The Living Dead.]

Taking Submissions: Made You Flinch–Again!

Made You Flinch–Again!

DEADLINE: March 21st 2011
PAYMENT: 1 cent per word and 1 contributor copy

Edited by Jonathan Moon and Bill Tucker

Looking for original, previously unpublished horror stories that would fit the title. Be creative, let your imagination run wild, and be scary.

RTF Attachment
No headers/page numbers
Word count is 3k – 6k

Please include your name, address, phone number, email address and approximate word count on title page

Send submissions to [email protected]

Last day to submit is March 21st 2011

Payment is 1 cent per word and 1 contributor copy

[via: Library Of The Living Dead.]

Taking Submissions: Hellology : A Devil’s Dozen

Hellology : A Devil’s Dozen

DEADLINE: May 26th, 2011
PAYMENT: Payment is 1 cent per word and 1 contributor copy.

Satan, Lucifer, Beelzebub, Mr. Scratch, Devourer, Hooven Cloof, the Great Antichrist….he is known by many names and presents himself in various forms and in various ways. This book will be all about devil stories in anyway that you can portray this evil force. Be imaginative. Be creative. Perhaps you will sell your soul for that perfect story – because only 12 will be accepted for publication!

Stories must meet a minimum word count of 4k and not exceed more than 7k in length

Please no headers or page numbers
Use italics – do no underline
Single space

Please put your name, address, phone, email, and apporoximate word count on title page.

Payment is 1 cent per word and 1 contributor copy.

The deadline to submit is May 26, 2011……if you dare! Send them to [email protected]

[via: Library Of The Living Dead.]

Taking Submissions: Through The Worm Hole

Through The Worm Hole

Editors : Wayne Goodchild &Bill Tucker

We want your most gnarly, whacked-out and downright mondo science fiction stories. We want you to really cut loose and give us scenarios we’ve never seen before.

We don’t want to see any obvious staples like ‘people answer a distress call to find a spaceship drifting empty through space…or is it?!’ or ‘a new friendly alien race turn out to be evil’ or anything like that. Be fresh, be creative, be utterly mental.

We’re also not after bizarre – but you are encouraged to take your story as far as it can go before it actually becomes that genre (i.e. surreal, but still grounded in reality).

Other than that, the usual genres are welcome, and stories can be set anywhere or anywhen, provided it’s fundamentally science fiction.

Word limit: a very firm 4K – 7K words

Payment: 1 cent p/word + 1 contributor copy

NO reprints
NO multiple submissions

Simultaneous submissions are okay, but please do us the courtesy of letting us know if your story gets accepted elsewhere.


Put name/by-line, approx word count, postal address and email address at the top of the first page.

NO headers on any other pages, please.

Indent by 1 press of the TAB key to start a new paragraph.

NO fancy formatting. Sometimes people have their writing software set up so it adds extra space between lines and/or paragraphs. Please remove anything like this, as it’s really annoying. Thank you!

Other than this, usual Shunn manuscript rules apply.

Send submissions to [email protected]

Deadline is March 1st 2011

[via: Library Of The Living Dead]

Taking Submissions: Technicolor Tentacles

Technicolor Tentacles

The Library of Bizarro Horror is proud to announce it’s second anthology ‘Technicolor Tentacles’!

What I’m looking for: Bizarro Horror! I want weird wild stories. I want strange and scary tales. I don’t just recommend reading some bizarro (at least one of the three Bizarro Starter Kits or Houdini Gut Punch) before hand and checking out www.bizarrocentral.com but I insist on it. I’m giving everyone four months so there is plenty of time to read some great bizarro before you try writing some. I’m looking for a good variety of humor and horror and long as its strange and spooky. I will be looking for a few shorter (1.5K-2K) stories. But since I’m only looking for a few little ones if that’s what you are subbing make it damn good. I want NOTHING under 1K, nothing. Please don’t even ask.

PAYMENT: 1cent p/word + 1 contributor copy
DEADLINE: April, 20 2011 or when filled

  • Times New Roman or Courier 12pt font, please.
  • One press of the TAB to indent a new paragraph.
  • Double-spaced.
  • Italics should be italics NOT underlined, please.
  • NO headers or footers except on first page [include an approx. word count along with your name/address/email].Please, please don’t use any fancy formatting as it drives me absolutely nuts (eg extra space between paragraphs, colored “attention-grabbing” fonts, etc).
  • Stories should be send as Word Docs or RTF only. I will not open zip files or PDFs, sorry.

Send stories to [email protected] with your last name and story title in the subject line. I’ll try to send you out an ‘I got your story email’ within a week, if you don’t hear from me after a week try again.

Thank you and I look forward to reading your stories!

[via: Library of the Living Dead.]


Ghostology : Hauntings From The Library

Edited by Stephanie Kincaid & Bill Tucker
Seeking original, creative, previously unpublished ghost stories. You may use any theme, time period, or setting.

Word Count is a strict 2k to 5k
RTF Attachment
Courier font size 12
No Headers/Page numbers
Use Italics – do not underline

No multiple submissions

Please include your name, address, phone number, email address, and approximate word count on the title page.

Payment is 1 cent per word and 1 contributor copy

Last day to submit is January 31st 2011

Email submissions to [email protected]

[via: Library Of The Living Dead.]