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.

WORD COUNT: 4K-9K
PAYMENT: 1cent p/word + 1 contributor copy
DEADLINE: April, 20 2011 or when filled
FORMAT:

  • 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.]

Taking Submissions: Malicious Malpractices

Malicious Malpractices

The Library of Horror is seeking original horror stories featuring Mad Doctors, Medical Science, Surgeries Gone Wrong. Be creative and scary! Creepy and scream worthy! Think outside the box on this one! This will cover ALL medical fields…. conventional, dentistry, elective, etc…

Word Count: A strict 3 – 6K
RTF Attachment
Courier Font 12
Indent Paragraphs 1 Tab
Single Spaced
No Headers/Page Numbers
Use Italics, no underlining
No Multiple Subs
No Reprints

Send submission to [email protected]

Include your Name, Address, Phone Number,Email Address and Approximate Word Count on title page. I will send a confirmation email when I receive your sub.

Payment is 1 Cent per word and 1 Contributer Copy.

Last Day for submissions is Mar 31

[via: Library of the Living Dead.]

Taking Submissions: Malicious Malpractices

Malicious Malpractices

The Library of Horror is seeking original horror stories featuring Mad Doctors, Medical Science, Surgeries Gone Wrong. Be creative and scary! Creepy and scream worthy! Think outside the box on this one! This will cover ALL medical fields…. conventional, dentistry, elective, etc…

Word Count: A strict 3 – 6K
RTF Attachment
Courier Font 12
Indent Paragraphs 1 Tab
Single Spaced
No Headers/Page Numbers
Use Italics, no underlining
No Multiple Subs
No Reprints

Send submission to [email protected]

Include your Name, Address, Phone Number,Email Address and Approximate Word Count on title page. I will send a confirmation email when I receive your sub.

Payment is 1 Cent per word and 1 Contributer Copy.

Last Day for submissions is Mar 31

[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: 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
REPRINTS: No
MULTIPLE SUBMISSIONS: Limit of 2, Maximum of 1 accepted
SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS: No
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).

[via: Library of the Living Dead.]

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