ReadWave Short Story Anthology: Call-for-SubmissionsComments Off
ReadWave is looking for original, contemporary short fiction for its Short Story Anthology, 2013. ReadWave is a new digital publishing platform that enables writers to build up a fanbase and market their stories online.
ReadWave is home to writers of all varieties, from sci-fi to literary fiction, and the anthology will be equally eclectic. We’re looking for well crafted stories in 1,500 words or less. Stories with a twist at the end are especially welcome.
The anthology will be available in paperback and as an eBook, and free ebook copies will be distributed to all ReadWave members.
If you are interested in submitting a story for the anthology please upload it to ReadWave.com and then send a link of the story to email@example.com. For further information please contact Robert Tucker at firstname.lastname@example.org
Midnight Echo seeking submissions on a ‘mythical horror’ themeComments Off
Midnight Echo, the official magazine of the Australian Horror Writers’ Association, is seeking submissions for Issue 9 Mythical Horror (edited by G.N. Braun). Submissions are open from 1 October 2012 to 31 January 2013.
They are looking for “re-workings of myths and legends, brought into the modern world … the tale must have horror as a central theme.”
They state that although they seek to emphasise the work of Australian writers, they are open to international submissions too. Contributors do not need to be members of the AHWA. This is a paying publication.
For full submission information go HERE
Call for submissions for Best Horror of the Year #5Comments Off
She states: “I am looking for stories from all branches of horror: from the traditional-supernatural to the borderline, including high-tech sf horror, supernatural stories, psychological horror, dark thrillers, or anything else that might qualify. If in doubt, send it. This is a reprint anthology so I am only reading material published in or about to be published in 2012. Submission deadline for stories is December 1st 2012.”
See Ellen’s website HERE for full submission details.
Oloris Publishing seeks art submissions depicting armour, weapons, battle scenes and maps for new Tolkien non-fiction bookComments Off
Early next year, Oloris Publishing will release Glorious Warriors and That Which They Defend: War and Politics in Middle-earth by Timothy R. Furnish, Ph.D. Applying Primary (Real) World analysis to Tolkien’s Secondary one, this work will survey and analyze: the policies and governments of Elves, Dwarves and Men, with particular attention to the latter (focusing on Gondor/Arnor and succession strife); the fighting modes, tactics and strategies of not just the Free Peoples but also Orcs and invading Men (Easterlings and Southrons); case studies of selected battles from each Age; asymmetrical warfare and COIN (counter-insurgency) as it was waged in Middle-earth; other important military topics such as sieges, naval warfare, logistics and command & control; and, finally, the ideologies of warfare in Tolkien’s world, across space, time and racial boundaries, as well as the “feigned historicity” of such fictional combat and institutions.
This book should prove fascinating to fans of The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and The Silmarillion, but also to anyone interested in military history, real or fictional, as well as to gamers in The Lord of the Rings Online and related MMORPGs.
To enhance Dr. Furnish’s detailed analysis of this aspect of Middle-earth’s history, Oloris are seeking artists specialising in one or more of the following areas:
Interested parties are invited to contact the submissions editor at submissions [at] olorispublishing [dot] com with samples, scans or photographs from their portfolio for consideration, along with a brief description of their previous artistic experience.
Oloris Publishing is an independent publishing house dedicated to publishing exceptional works of fiction and non-fiction that will deeply engage readers across a variety of genres. To learn more visit their website HERE
Dog Horn Publishing call for submissions to planned “monster-free” anthologyComments Off
No Monsters Allowed is a forthcoming anthology from Dog Horn Publishing edited by Alex Davis.
Horror is a genre overrun by its monsters – whether it be bloodsucking fiends, shuffling undead hungry for brains, feral werewolves rampaging under a full moon, or the squamous terror that Lovecraft called Cthulhu.
No Monsters Allowed is an anthology which will feature none of these things. In this collection, the editor is looking for stories focusing on the horrors that humanity can inflict upon itself. He says: “I don’t want a ghost, ghoul, gremlin or goblin in sight – this is a completely monster-free zone! I’m looking for stories of ‘human horror’, stories that zoom in on the darkness that can surround us every day, filling our newspapers, televisions and radios. Themes might include, but are not limited to: the horrors and spoils of war; human trafficking and kidnap; sweatshops, factories and corporate colonialism; political torture and incarceration; espionage and conspiracy; domestic violence; plastic surgery, S&M and self-harm; murder and cannibalism; religious fanaticism, cults and terrorism; exploitation, neglect and abuse; health and science; etc. It’s the horror in our own minds and in our own lives – whether endured or inflicted – that this anthology will explore.”
Submissions information is as follows:
Abaddon celebrates sixth birthday with an open call for submissionsComments Off
For the past six years, Abaddon Books has been publishing genre-busting novels from break-out authors and in brand new formats. So to celebrate its birthday this summer, we are is calling for open submissions for our new e-novella series.
Starting later this year, Abaddon will publish a series of brand new e-novellas – and authors can either play in one of our ten shared worlds or create their own! Whether you’ve an agent or are going solo, whether you’re an established writer or trying to get your first project, we’re interested. Our books are pacy and action-filled, but smart and sharp, with characters that pull you in and challenge you. And our stories are dark, whatever the genre.
Since 2006, we have published almost eighty original novels in ten shared-world series, and have given the world the talented and irascible Chuck Wendig his fiction debut, not to mention the wildly imaginative Al Ewing. It has uncovered Kitschie-nominee Scott K. Andrews, and gave the brilliant Gary McMahon, Pat Kelleher and Toby Venables their mainstream fiction debuts.
If you know Abaddon’s work, you’ll also know what we like. Choose a genre, make it fast, make it tense, make it dark. And make us care about your characters. Make it original! Make us want to come back and see what happens next.
Submissions will be open for the month of September 2012, from midnight BST on 31 August 2012 to midnight on 30 September 2012.
For full details on the submissions process, go to www.abaddonbooks.com
Cemetery Dance magazine reopening to submissions later this yearComments Off
Cemetery Dance magazine will open to submissions again later this year (please don’t send anything now – it’ll still be returned unread). However, they are only going to open to submissions for two months at the very most. Prior to closing to submissions, they state that they were receiving up to 500 stories per month, with a limited number of fiction slots available per issue, hence the change.
In addition, they will have a new electronic submission system in place, allowing quicker response, saving on the cost of postage and being more environmentally-friendly.
They will be seeking: “Horror, dark mystery, and suspense short stories up to 5,000 words. Originals, no reprints. We want tales that are powerful and emotional—creepy, chilling, disturbing, and moody. Suspense/mystery/crime tales with a horror element are always welcome. Both supernatural and psychological stories are fine. Most common reasons for rejection are: lack of power, lack of originality, slow pacing, poor writing, boring themes. Read the magazine, see what type of fiction we are publishing—don’t submit with a blind eye!”
Payment will be: “Professional rates, minimum of five cents per word, plus two contributor copies. Payable within 30 days of publication. Up to 5,000 words; maximum payment of $250. All rights revert to the author upon publication.”
Full details on how to submit will be posted on the website once the new submission system is ready. The publishers stress that writers must not submit until the appropriate time – all manuscripts submitted before they have the new system ready will be returned unread.
Submissions sought for anthology of short stories set in impossible spacesComments Off
Following the launch of their first anthology, a volume of dark fiction entitled Wolf-Girls: Dark Tales of Teeth, Claws and Lycogyny (seventeen new stories of female werewolves), Hic Dragones are seeking submissions for a new anthology of short stories set in impossible spaces. Impossible Spaces … and the Things we Find There will be edited by Hannah Kate.
They state: “From the conceptual impossibilities of China Mièville’s worlds, to the illogicality of Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland, the retro-futurism of steampunk and the Kafka-esque repetitions and restrictions of dystopia – we love fiction set in places that could not (or should not) be. We’re looking for new and established writers to contribute dark and weird fiction for a new collection of stories set in places that bend the mind.”
They are seeking “edgy, dark and weird fiction. While setting is very important, we’re also looking for compelling characters and original plots. Any interpretation of the theme is welcome – and we have no preconceptions about what ‘place’ and ‘space’ might mean. Any genre considered: dark fantasy, urban fantasy, horror, SF, steampunk, cyberpunk, biopunk, dystopian, slipstream. We’re looking for original and fresh voices that challenge and unsettle.”
The required word count is between 3,000 and 7,000 words, and the submission deadline is Thursday 13 December 2012. Since Hic Dragones is a new press they regret they are unable to pay contributors, but one contributor copy will be supplied. Full submission guidelines can be found HERE
Eibonvale Press seeks submissions for anthology of railway-themed storiesComments Off
Eibonvale Press – publishers of horror, magic realism, slipstream and the surreal – is open for submissions for an anthology of stories connected to the railway. The book aims to gather a collection of works revolving around the railway with a modern and innovative aesthetic ranging from horror to surrealism and beyond. The anthology, entitled Rustblind and Silverbright, will be published in 2013.
More information and submission guidelines can be downloaded from the website HERE
New SFFH magazine, Plasma Frequency, seeks submissionsComments Off
A new magazine of speculative fiction, Plasma Frequency Magazine, is launching soon and is seeking submissions. They are looking for stories ranging from 100 words to 7,500 words (stories under 5,000 words preferred) in all aspects of speculative fiction, including science fiction, fantasy and horror. They state: “We don’t care much for typical clichéd plots and characters with little depth. We want a story that engages us from start to finish.”
Plasma Frequency Magazine is a paying market, paying 1 US cent per word for fiction. They are also seeking cover and interior artwork and books for review.
Full details can be found HERE