Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Calls for Submissions: Echoes, Eyeballs, and Ire

Hello all! It’s been awhile since my last blog, but I’ve been busy writing and revising, so I’m sure you understand. I’d like to make you aware of a few active calls for submissions. These are perfect if you need to be inspired by a topic.

SPECTRA MAGAZINE is hosting a Flash Fiction contest. Per their guidelines, “All you need to do is visit the Spectra Magazine forums and start a new thread in the Flash Fiction section, completing a science fiction, horror or fantasy story in 60 words or less that begins with the sentence: A sudden echo from the corridor said this place wasn’t deserted after all.”

THE NEW FLESH just announced they’re going to war. That’s right, a flash fiction war. Editors, William Pauley III and Brian Barnett are looking for 1,000 words or less on the theme: ...and that's why I keep my eye in a pickle jar.

This should prove quite interesting. All details can be found here.

HOUSE OF HORRORS is open for submissions to their latest anthology, Tales of a Woman Scorned. Per their guidelines, “This anthology will be a collection of all those stories of what women will do to get what they want. From bunny boilers, to black widows, we want to read your darkest stories about these psychotic women. We are looking for stories of between 2000-5000 words. Reprints are welcome as long as you have permission to sell your story again.”

The very cool thing about House of Horror’s anthology is that you get paid. Yep, paid. Paid for your story and for royalties on sales when buyers mention your name (and yes, this will slightly quell the rage of this particular angel).

Editor, S.E. Cox is a wonderful writer and a huge support for fellow writers. Read all about it here.


  1. A rage you are. Some good challenges you dug up. Congrats on the new anthology prints, The New Flesh and House of Horrors. A Pint of Bloody Fiction looks fantastic! We all need some coin in that jar for all those eyeballs to ogle at.

  2. Hey, thanks for the mention in your post. We hope to see you in that war!

    As Erin said, congrats on the House of Horror anthology. I can't really congratulate you on the TNF antho. Those stories would've made anyone's best-of, so it was a foregone conclusion that you'd be in. It was almost unfair to the other writers.

  3. Heya Ang,
    I've heard of Spectra but hadn't checked them out yet. Thanks for the link. The contest looks fun. I'll def throw my hat in for a kindle.

    The new flesh contest is RAD. I hope you write something for it.

    Liked your piece at Dog Days. Warped and all. Glad to hear you are plugging away.

  4. "Revising Angel" < now there's a load of thought patterns in two little words. Chiming in as the bell tolls the horror you present with a-peal. (like I could resist that one):

    -- You'd think Jodi would throw her head instead of that old floppy hat into challenges.

    -- Bloody Congrats on House of Horrors and how you do rage when you poke your head up outta the hunker-down hole.

    ~ Absolutely*Kate