Bloodstones Submission Call – news

Submissions are currently open for Ticonderoga Publications‘ forthcoming Bloodstones anthology, edited by Amanda Pillar.

The editor says in the submission call:

This is the first in a series of anthologies from Ticonderoga Publications that will focus on non-traditional horror. I want stories that are horrific, but that also fit within other genres—let’s look beyond the borders. This year’s anthology will focus on non-traditional urban fantasy. This means that I don’t want stories that feature vampires, witches or werewolves; if you send one, it probably won’t make it through to the final cut.

Give me tales of Sirens, Harpies, Bunyips, goblins, djinns, Mesopotamian demons, deposed gods…characters that spill from mythology and into modern suburbia.

Any stories involving cultural borrowing from indigenous cultures should be respectful of the beliefs of the traditional owners.

Romantic elements are acceptable, as long as the story is dark and has horrific themes/elements.

The story must be set on contemporary Earth, but it can take place in a fictional city.

The anthology will be published by Ticonderoga Publications in late 2012.

Full submission guidelines can be found at:

Horror World Anthology Submission Call – news

Horror World has announced that they are now accepting submissions for the Horror World Anthology of Short Fiction – Volume 1, to be edited by Christopher Jones and Nanci Kalanta. The anthology is to be published in e-book format at the end of 2012 and a trade paperback to follow in 2013.

The following are the guidelines for submission.

  • Manuscripts should be 500 to 5000 words in length. Exceptions will be made either over or under the word limit based on quality. Poetry will be considered.
  • Manuscripts should be single spaced with breaks instead of indentations to denote new paragraphs. Please use size 12 Times New Roman font. Manuscripts should be submitted in DOC or DOCX formats.
  • We accept electronic submissions only through the following email address: Please allow up to 3 months for a response.
  • No multiple submissions. Please wait until you receive an acceptance or rejection before sending another story.
  • We accept simultaneous submissions, but please let us know if your submission is accepted elsewhere.
  • Payment: Horror World pays 2 cents per word for First Worldwide Electronic and Print Rights. Payment is made upon publication.
  • We will be accepting submissions until July 1, 2012
  • Any type of horror-related story is acceptable but we are looking for stories that are scary and original or stories that bring a fresh perspective to a familiar trope.