Filthy Loot is open to submissions from everyone. Baseless on age, sex, creed, or race. 

Anthology guidelines are included at the bottom.

Filthy Loot is a small press looking for interesting work from emerging and established writers and artists. While the press has become known for our horror anthologies and titles, I’m also looking for transgressive, thought-provoking works grounded in contemporary reality. Which is also how I would describe my predilection toward horror.

I’m the only reader here. Admittedly, that comes with its pitfalls. All submissions are being considered on the preferences of one person. All rejections are solely based on how well it fits the project and the press’s overall scope.

I’m available to people who want to drop me a “Hi” or “Would you be interested in something like this?” I’m trying my best to avoid submission platforms these days. You can contact me directly via email or social media.

Simultaneous submissions are welcomed, but please let me know as soon as you do if it’s been accepted elsewhere. Please and thank you.

Short Stories (2-6k words)

For submission to various anthologies and zines.

Novellas (approx. 30k words)

Our format (4×6) doesn’t lend itself to people who want to write the next Moby Dick or The Stand.

Collections (approx. 30k words)
Same with the novellas, we prefer highly focused and interesting projects. While we accept poetry submissions, my taste is highly subjective.

Alright, this is trickier than the poetry subject. We’re looking to do a few zines with interesting artists. Currently, there is no hard and fast rule other than. “I think that works for what I’m trying to get out there.”

NEW MEAT IN A COLD ROOM // Slots: 5(ish)

¢ per word + contributor copy (additional copies available at cost), 3-5k words, Reprints welcome, the author retains all rights.

One submission per author.

New Meat in a Cold Room (NMCR), the latest conceptual anthology from Filthy Loot. NMCR will be a unique mixtape of stories exploring hauntology, post-punk, and splatterpunk concepts. Before submitting, potential contributors should take the time to familiarize themselves with these terms.

What we’re not looking for: stories that feel too broad, stories featuring stock monsters/characters, and stories aimed at young audiences. We’re a press that focuses on amazing writers with strong aesthetics.

Mood Board:

We’re looking for things that are general, but very specific, so if you have any questions, please just contact us.

What we’re not looking for: sci-fi/fantasy, experimental, torture porn, anything too humorous or bizarro.

LITTLE BIRDS (GREEN) // August 30th // Slots: 5(ish)

¢ per word + contributor copy (additional copies available at cost), 2-5k words, Reprints welcome, the author retains all rights

One submission per author.

We are currently looking for submissions for our “Ill-Lit” anthology Little Birds (green). The first anthology took us over 2 years to complete, so this is a labor of love and might not be the best place to submit for a quick turnaround. 

If you want examples of what we are looking for, please either check out the first book in the series or check out the writers who appeared in it. Including—Elle Nash, Sam Pink, Nate Lippens, Shane Jessie Christmass, Brian Alan Ellis, and G.C. McKay. 

What we’re looking for: Autofiction, Transgressive, IndieLit, Alt-Lit, Outsider short stories. Some poetry, though poetry submissions will not be prioritized. (5 pages max)