Ticonderoga Year’s Best cover revealed – News

The Year's Best Australian Fantasy & Horror 2011Ticonderoga Publications have revealed the cover for The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy & Horror 2011 in all its glory over at their website.

The collection is now available for pre-order, and the full table of contents will be announced soon by editors Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene.

Click on the image to see a larger version, or go straight to the Ticonderoga article at http://ticonderogapublications.com/index.php/our-books/139-the-years-best-fantasy-a-horror-2011/210-the-years-best-cover-revealed

Dreaming of Djinn Submission Call – news

Ticonderoga Publications have announced submission details for the forthcoming anthology Dreaming of Djinn, to be edited by Liz Grzyb (Scary Kisses, More Scary Kisses, The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2010).

The editor says in the submission guidelines:

Scheherazade’s One Thousand and One Nights stories have captured imaginations for a millennia. Fairy tales and fables abound, telling of the fantastic and mysterious, the comic and dramatic.

This anthology, with the working title Dreaming of Djinn, will look at romantic Orientalism through a speculative fiction lens. You might find lost cities, magical lamps, mummies, thieves, intrepid explorers, slaves, robotic horsemen, noble queens, sorcerers, outcast princes, harems, dancers, djinn, assassins and even smart-talking camels and cats, set in exotic Persia, Egypt, Arabia, the Ottoman Empire, or a modern incarnation of these.

The anthology will be published by Ticonderoga Publications in 2013 and submissions are open between 1st March and 15th October 2012.

Full submission guidelines can be found at: http://ticonderogapublications.com/index.php/guidelines/dreaming-of-djinn

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: http://ticonderogapublications.com/index.php/guidelines/bloodstones

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: submissions@horrorworld.org. 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.

Source: http://www.horrorworld.org/hw/horror-world-announcements/

Night Terrors TOC announced – news

“What would you do if you received a phone call from a dead person? Or if aliens and zombies were killing everyone you loved? Or if your best friend offered you as a sacrifice? Or if you discovered a family secret that you’d prefer not to know? Do you know what’s waiting for you in the attic? Or at the cemetery? How would you react to the pressure of being pushed over the limit because you desperately wanted to fit in? How would you feel being locked in the dark with a hungry creature outside wanting … you? And can the children and the ancient ones really be trusted?”

The table of contents for Night Terrors, the new anthology from Kayelle Press has been announced and includes the following stories and authors:

  • A World Not Our Own by JC Hemphill
  • Corridors by Carole Hall
  • Death Crone by Jonathan Shipley
  • A Ghost Story by Mark Twain
  • Depths by C. I. Kemp
  • Failed Sacrifice by Sabrina West
  • Hangman by Lisamarie Lamb
  • Hunting Shadows by Mike Brooks
  • The Dead Girl by Guy de Maupassant
  • Last Night in Biloxi by Robert J. Mendenhall
  • Like Father Like Daughter by Robert Essig
  • No Man’s Land by Stephen Patrick
  • Product 9 by Lindsey Goddard
  • The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
  • Share the Love by Chris Donahue
  • The Lucky Penny by Tim Jeffreys
  • White Lines, White Crosses by Andrew J McKiernan

Night Terrors Anthology is due for a March 2012 release in both e-book and paperback formats.

For more information, visit the Kayelle Press website: