We are currently calling for submissions for a series of horror anthologies. The series will be based on the theme of the Four Elements, and will consist of four books. We are looking for short horror stories, between 3000 and 5000 words, on each of the themes; Fire, Earth, Air, and Water. You may submit to more than one book, but we will only include a maximum of one story from each author, in each book. Being accepted into one book, does not guarantee acceptance into one of the others.
The story must be your own work, to which you hold the rights. The story must not be available elsewhere and, if accepted, we will hold the rights to it for twelve months from the date of publication. After that time, you may use the story however you wish.
Any sub-genre of horror is suitable, even extreme, so long as the story does not include anything which may unnecessarily cause offence (glorification of child abuse, rape, bestiality, etc.).
Payment for the story will be £5, to be paid by PayPal, as well as a contributors paperback of the finished book.
We are looking at putting the books out in quick succession, so the deadlines for each are listed below.
Elements of Horror Book One: Earth
Submissions close May 31st 2019
Elements of Horror Book Two: Air
Submissions close June 30th 2019
Elements of Horror Book Three: Fire
Submissions close July 31st 2019
Elements of Horror Book Four: Water
Submissions close August 31st 2019
Please send submissions in a Word document to firstname.lastname@example.org with the title of the book you are submitting to in the subject line. If you have any queries, feel free to get in touch using the Contact page. We aim to respond to submissions within 28 days of the submission deadline. Good luck!