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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Looking for original, previously unpublished horror stories that would fit the title.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

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Taking Submissions: Live and Let Undead

Live and Let Undead

Shoot ’em in the head? Not always. What about actually using the living dead as baggage handlers, guard dogs, workers in nuclear power plants, bait for fishermen, and so on? I’m looking for different slants on using the shambling masses to benefit the living. Stories may range from humorous (the movie, “Fido” or the end of “Shawn of the Dead”) to horrific representations of servitude and slavery.

Please mention in your cover letter any genre twists (comedy-horror, war, science fiction, etc.) and any publication history. All acceptances and rejections will be sent out “after” the deadline.

DEADLINE: March 07, 2011
WORD COUNT: 4,000 – 9,000 words
PAYMENT: 1 cent per word + 1 contributor’s copy
MULTIPLE SUBMISSIONS: Limit of 2, Maximum of 1 accepted
FORMAT: Standard Manuscript Format (click here for an example).
FONT: Times New Roman size 12
TAB INDENT: ½ inch
SPACING: Double Space
PAGE NUMBERING / HEADERS: No page numbers or headers
CONTACT INFORMATION: Place contact information in the top left of the first page (Name, Address, Phone Number and E-Mail). Place approximate word count at the top right of the first page.

Send the story to [email protected] with the story title, your name and approximate word count in the subject line. Confirmation e-mails will be sent out within a week of receiving your submission. Questions may be posted here or emailed to the aforementioned address (place the words “Anthology Question” in the subject line).

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Taking Submissions: Attack Of The 50 Ft Book

Attack Of The 50 Ft Book


From Godzilla to Stay Puft, Cthulhu to the Iron Giant, giant monsters have been portrayed as everything from saviours of mankind to the ultimate destructors, and even tragic, misunderstood figures. Now we’re asking YOU to send us your best giant monster stories!

Reference points: Godzilla / King Kong / Lovecraft / Deep Rising / Night of the Crabs / Steve Niles’ Giant Monster/ Kingdom of the Ants / The Relic / You get the idea…

Giant robots are more than welcome, but remember this is coming out under the Fantasy imprint so your best bet is to avoid using spaceships/aliens/distant planets. Sword n Sorcery/High Fantasy is of course also welcome, but try to avoid obvious staples of those genres.

WORD COUNT: A firm 3K – 7K
PAYMENT: 1cent p/word + 1 contributor copy
DEADLINE: 1st March 2011 (so plenty of time to submit something )
Times New Roman or Courier 12pt font, please.
One press of the TAB to indent a new paragraph.
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, coloured “attention-grabbing” fonts, etc).

NO multiple subs.
NO reprints.
Simultaneous submissions are a-okay with me, provided you do me the courtesy of telling me if it gets accepted elsewhere.

Send all submissions to fiftyf[email protected] and I’ll send you a needlessly exuberant ‘Story received!!!’ email. If you don’t get one within 4 days of submitting, please query.

Please don’t query as to the status of your story until after the deadline, because if there’s one thing guaranteed to crumble my biscuits it’s impatient little monkeys 😉 Having said that, I’m going to try and read the subs as they come in for this one so I might well send rejections out before the 1st of March. If you sub and don’t hear anything before the deadline assume you’re shortlisted, but don’t get all cocky 😉

Anyone who doesn’t follow these guidelines will have their story dumped in toxic waste and turned into a giant rejection monster, which will then stomp all other publishers you send stuff to, thereby eliminating your chances of a happy life.

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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

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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]

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