general guidelines for zines/mini-anthologies
Please read the guidelines for each call.
• Stories 2-5k, edited & ready for print, reprints accepted.
• One submission per release, please include word count & name on the attached Word Document (or equivalent).
• You retain all rights.
• contact us with any questions.
I hate posting things like this, but it seems like it’ll save a lot of time in the long run. Beiing the sole reader for Filthy Loot, here is a small list of things I’m not really into. Westerns, Space Opera, Anything reading too PG/Anything reading too X, Tales from the Crypt endings. There’s more but the internet is already full of nonsense.
F*cked Up Stories #4, zine, (weird fiction, bizarro)
Deadline: Oct. 31, 2021
FUS is back and looking for strange and unusual stories, with an ear towards “bizarro horror” (whatever that means). Previous issues have included: Katy Michelle Quinn, Sam Richard, Tom Over, Betty Rocksteady, Madeleine Swann, among others. Hopefully, that gives you a little bit of the taste that we’re looking for!
Post-Modern Gothic*, mini-anthology, (horror, light sci-fi)
Deadline: January 1st, 2022
We’re looking for horror stories set in a thoroughly modern setting, bonus points for stories that involve rich people, “high culture”, etc. Putting out a vibe mood board: Ivy League schools, Ballardian high rises, tinges of Black Mirror, body horror, quiet horror, etc., etc.
Dirt in the Ground*, mini-anthology (horror, midwest-gothic)
Deadline: February 15th, 2022
We’re looking for horror stories set in the midwest/south/bible belt, the opposite of Post-Modern Gothic that we’re looking for stories that take place in “poverty”, on farms, etc. Looking for any kind of horror here.
* Name, subject to change with the development of the book.
Novella Submissions (horror, transgressive, late-stage indie-lit, etc.)
Novellas 10-30k words. Just send us a pitch / please don’t send us the full book unless we’ve talked about it. Thanks!
We’re open to other books but these are what we’re currently actively looking for.