Taking Submissions: Brute: Raunch, Scares, and Rough Trade
Deadline: August 1st, 2022
Payment: 5 cents a word, 1 cent per word for reprints, 2 contributor copies
Theme: dark and speculative short stories that address gay sexuality, desire, masculinity, and the aesthetics of “rough trade.”
Note: Reprints welcome
Brute is an anthology featuring dark and speculative short stories that address gay sexuality, desire, masculinity, and the aesthetics of “rough trade.” We do not want every story in the book to be so grim; if your inclination is to have your protagonist chasing a beast of a man who rapes and kills the character, please do not submit. That said, stories don’t need to end happily. The attraction to rough trade often involves a desire to embrace danger and risk the self. Because we are seeking a certain tone, we ask that before you submit your story, you query first with your details on your concept (and if you have any previous publications). We will consider reprints.
For an example of the kind of stories we are seeking, please look at Nick Mamatas’s tale “Last Night at Manscape” or “Dick Pig” by Ian Muneshwar.
Stories must have speculative elements: horror, dark fantasy, weirdness.
Stories should be 2,500 to 9,000 words. Standard formatting please (Times New Roman 12, double space, etc).
Payment for original fiction will be 5 cents a word for one-time print and digital rights. Payment for reprints is a bit more than 1 cent a word. Additionally, contributors will receive two copies of the finished book.
Publication in hardcover will be sometime in 2023.
The deadline for submissions is August 1, 2022
Via: Lethe Press Books.
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