Edited by Michael S. Collins
Looking for a fresh dose of rampaging, brain-eating zombies to fill your night with terror? Or how about a killer catfish the size of a Honda that can churn a man into mush? If you're searching for a good scare, this selection of eighteen terrifying short stories from talented newcomers and seasoned veteran authors will keep you engrossed. Dish out a portion of Creature Stew!
Authors include C.C. Adams, Kate Bowen, Shenoa Carroll-Bradd, Michael Clark, Dave Dormer, Marc Ferris, Tom Folske, Ken Goldman, Daniel Hale, Robert Hart, Tessa Hatheway, Calypso Kane, Matthew Smallwood, Paul Stansfield, Chad Stroup, D.S. Ullery, Matthew Weber, and E.S. Wynn.
Open Call for Short Stories
Vampires, werewolves, zombies, demons, creatures from the deep, and all things hideous and terrifying in between! Monsters in exotic locales, monsters in space, monsters laying waste to entire cities, microscopic creatures wreaking havoc on the ecosystem. Use your imagination and scare us silly with your abominable creation.
Graphic violence is acceptable if integral to the story. We are not interested in excessive profanity or erotica. Focus on crafting a well-written narrative with a beginning, a middle, and an end. Be sure to give plenty of thought to the following elements: setting, character, plot, conflict.
No simultaneous submissions, multiple submissions, or reprints. We are only interested in original fiction. We do not discriminate on publication status. We are actively seeking emerging writers.
Please use standard manuscript format for all submissions. See our Short Story Submissions Guide.
Deadline: August 31, 2015 or until filled
Length: 500-4500 words
Payment: Royalty plus contributor e-book copy.
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