Monday, October 5, 2009

Sideshow 2: Tales of the Big Top and the Bizarre

Horror illustrator and artist extraordinaire, Mark Anthony Crittenden (who happens to be the cover artist) has asked me to pass on the word that Sam's Dot Publishing is still open to submissions for Sideshow 2: Tales of the Big Top and the Bizarre.

Per their guidelines, “We want unique stories about side shows, freak shows, travelling shows, carnivals, circuses, and fairs. Stories may fall into one or more of three genres: horror, fantasy, and science fiction (although typically we do not expect many science fiction stories). Although we are looking for original stories, we will consider reprints, but probably will accept no more than two--we really want original work. Story length should be somewhere between 1,500 and 5,000 words.”

They pay $12 for Original Stories & $7 for Reprints.

For those unfamiliar with Sam’s Dot, they offer a wide range of fantastic publications from managing editor, Tyree Campbell. Titles include Champagne Shivers, edited by Cathy Buburuz, The Drabble, edited by Terrie Leigh Relf and many, many more.

Please visit their newsletter for full submission guidelines:

Sideshow 2: Tales of the Big Top and the Bizarre

For general publication info:

Sam's Dot Publishing

BTW, in the very near future, A Rage of Angel will be featuring an Artist Spotlight with Mark Anthony Crittenden. The horror community should pay special attention to his work as he may be illustrating YOUR work very soon. Please stop by and view some of his effin’ amazing artwork currently on display at his blog:

Vision Primordial: The works of Mark Anthony Crittenden


  1. Angel,
    Your bulletins of small press/contests/submissions are appreciated - thanks. I'm actually working on a couple of short fiction horrors and was considering House of Horrors, even more so now.
    Thanks again!

  2. I don't know much about horror (though some people swear I write it... I have no idea what they're talking about)but I like the colors you use in your posts.

    *wide-eyed gasp* Pwetty colors!!!

    The info is great, too. Thanks for that.

  3. I checked out Crittenden's site. Great pics. I'll have to keep him in mind for future projects. ;)

    I just finished a freak show - painted lady story called Tainted Lady. Hopefully I can polish up in time to send.

    Thanks for the info, Ang.

  4. Angel,
    Thanks for posting. I am so glad to have someone like you have my back. And to all the people who have noticed my art...I am very humbled. thank you. Believe me when I say...I'm just getting started! I am particulary proud of this cover art. I wish I could preview it, but alas...editor's orders: it has to stay top secret for now. Rest assured that it will be a pretty sexy place to hang your story. I look forward to seeing you in it!

  5. It's way cool of you to look out for these publications, Angel.

  6. This looks interesting. Thank you for posting this :)