Taking Submissions: Open All Night
Deadline: June 30th, 2023
Payment: 3 cents per word and a contributors copy
Theme: Horror and fantasy that deals with the theme of “Open All Night”
For Open All Night, I want horror and fantasy (and all and any assorted sub- and cross-genres) based around the theme of “open all night.” While not strictly necessary, I’ll definitely be looking for retail and service industry-based stories. Give me graveyard shifts, overnight inventories gone bad, and haunted diners, shit so sordid and spooky that even the most seasoned of waitresses can’t handle what’s happening.
No nonfiction here, but if you want to deviate from the above genres, a little or a lot, that’s cool with me. I’m never going to turn down Clerks set in the commissary of a spaceship. Just make sure it sticks to the theme.
- pulp, bizarro, and transgressive writing are all a-okay; anything that could be a right-wing talking point is emphatically not
- to be clear, I’m saying that misogyny, sexism, racism, ableism, and/or homophobic and transphobic bullshit will not be tolerated
- pro-capitalism, pro-cop stances are also going to be a (very) hard sell
- no AI-generated anything
- up to 10,000 words, but between 2K – 6K is the sweet spot
- simultaneous submissions are cool, but please only send me one story per anthology at a time; if you’re rejected, feel free to try again
- submissions for both Greater Than His Nature and Open All Night will be open until June 30, 2023; I’ll try to respond to all stories within a month of receipt
- payment for accepted stories is $.03 per word and a paperback of the anthology you’re in
- the pay-rate will go up if we hit the stretch goals for our Kickstarter
- by submitting, you’re acknowledging acceptance of the above Kickstarter contingencies
- send your story as an attachment to electricalsweater [at] gmail [dot] com, with the subject line Submission, [Name of the Anthology You’re Submitting To]
- questions and queries go to carnivalatomic [at] gmail [dot] com
Via: Atomic Carnival Books.
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Stuart Conover is a father, husband, published author, blogger, geek, entrepreneur, horror fanatic, and runs a few websites including Horror Tree!