This summer, I’ll be editing ANTIFA SPLATTERPUNK, an anthology dedicated to–you guessed it–anti-fascist splatterpunk stories. In addition to pure splatterpunk, I’m also open to extreme horror with weird, bizarro, historical, or science fiction elements. Just keep it anti-fascist.
The anthology is open to all writers, but I would especially like submissions from antifascist writers of marginalized groups. Note that some writers have specifically been invited to contribute. The anthology will be a mix of solicited stories and stories selected from the open call submission period.
Stories should be between 2,000 and 4,500 words.
Multiple submissions are not allowed. Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but withdraw your submission immediately if it gets accepted elsewhere. No reprints.
Open for submissions July 1st, 2021 – July 31st, 2021.
The extended submission period for women and non-binary writers is August 1st – 7th, 2021.
I will announce accepted submissions by August 31st, 2021.
Anthology will be published as both an electronic and print book in winter 2021.
OTHER SUBMISSION CONSIDERATIONS
If you’re retreading old ground and well-established tropes, make it fresh.
I’m fine with horror that has erotic elements, but emphasis should be on the horror.
Yes, make it anti-fascist, but don’t be moralizing. I want nuance.
Stories that deal with bigotry are fine, but bigoted stories are not.
I don’t want stories with graphic depictions of sexual violence.
This is a splatterpunk anthology, so gore and extreme elements are encouraged, but make sure they serve story, character, and theme.
Use standard manuscript format. Send a doc/docx attachment. Do not copy-paste your story into the body of the email or submit it in any other format. We won’t read it if you do.
Please send submission to email@example.com. Include your name, story title, and word count in the subject heading (e.g., Firstname Lastname— “Fascism Bad” — 3,500 Words”).
Include an author bio of under 100 words and no more than two links to accompany your story.
A flat $100 via PayPal for a short story after contract signing and final edits, and a free e-book copy of the anthology following publication.
Exclusive First Worldwide Publication, Print, and Electronic Rights for three months, and non-exclusive rights thereafter.