ANTHOLOGY submission CALLs - 2020

PLEASE NOTE: ALL ARTWORK (AND SOME TITLES) SHOWN HERE ARE MOCK-UPS ONLY!

madamE gray's creep show

The ultimate creep fest! Compiled and edited by Gerri R. Gray (Graveyard Girls, Blood & Blasphemy), and published by Hellbound Books Publishing, this anthology is looking for well-written, spine-tingling tales of horror infused with black humor (gallows humor).

We are open to all categories of horror: gore, psychological, killers, monsters, and occult/paranormal. Twisted and tacky is a plus.

Undiscovered writers, as well as established voices, are welcome to submit their work. If you can creep us out and give us a laugh at the same time, we want to hear from you!

Contributors are invited to send a bio (up to 250 words) with their submission. Multiple and simultaneous submissions are okay.

PLEASE read and adhere to our submission guidelines... 
* Word format saved in .doc, or .docx
* 12 pt times new roman
* Double spaced
* Absolutely NO extra lines between paragraphs!
* 2.5K - 8K word count
* Write 'MADAME GRAY' along with your name and story title in the header of your email
*The body of your submission email will be considered the cover letter. 
* The submission documents are to be separated and Word (.doc or .docx) documents are to be attached to your submission email. 

 To submit, email your polished story to madamegrayscreepshow@gmail.com

- Make sure that you check your mss for grammar and punctuation, use our guidelines to help you:
DOWNLOAD YOUR HBB GUIDE TO GRAMMAR HERE (PDF)

Deadline: September 30th, 2020

NO REPRINTS - ORIGINAL UNPUBLISHED WORKS ONLY

Payment: $5.00 for First Rights

Capped at 120K words in total.

ROAD KILL: TEXAS HORROR BY TEXAS WRITERS Vol 5

These are scary times. Horrors surround us.  Road Kill: Texas Horror by Texas Writers—the Lone Star state’s preeminent annual anthology of horror—is requesting submissions for Vol 5. 

Stories must take place in Texas and be written by Texans or naturalized Texans. Be original. Be scary.

Tell us your recurring nightmare. Share your terrors.

Submissions should be between 2,500 to 10,000 words in length, single-spaced. Include a bio.

Contributors will be  remunerated 1¢ per word (10,000 words = $100) for first publication rights.

Stories must be original, never before published. RK5 will be edited by award-winning author E. R. Bills and published by HellBound Books Publishing LLC.

Submission deadline is May 1, 2020—RK5 is accepting submissions NOW!

SUBMISSIONS COMPOSED ON OUIJA BOARDS WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED. SUBMISSIONS WRITTEN IN HUMAN BLOOD ARE STRICTLY FORBIDDEN. Please send your darkest, bone-chilling tales to erbillsthinks@gmail.com

PLEASE read and adhere to our submission guidelines... 
* Word format saved in .doc, or .docx
* 12 pt times new roman
* Double spaced
* Absolutely NO extra lines between paragraphs!
* 2.5K-10K word count
*The body of your submission email will be considered the cover letter. 
* The submission documents are to be separated and Word (.doc or .docx) documents are to be attached to your submission email. 

- Make sure that you check your mss for grammar and punctuation, use our guidelines to help you:
DOWNLOAD YOUR HBB GUIDE TO GRAMMAR HERE (PDF)

NO REPRINTS - ORIGINAL UNPUBLISHED WORKS ONLY 

 

satan rides your daughter

We are looking for the truly satanic and downright demonic for this anthology! 'Satan Rides Your Daughter' will be HellBound's loving homage to Dennis Wheatley, William Peter Blatty, Clive Barker, and every other documenter of hellish realms and their nefarious citizens!

So, send us your very best tales of Beelzebub and his generals, of hell on earth, and descents into the flaming pits of hades...

PLEASE read and adhere to our submission guidelines... 
* Word format saved in .doc, or .docx
* 12 pt times new roman
* Double spaced
* Absolutely NO extra lines between paragraphs!
* 4K-10K word count
* Write 'SATAN' along with your name and story title in the header of your email
*The body of your submission email will be considered the cover letter. 
* The submission documents are to be separated and Word (.doc or .docx) documents are to be attached to your submission email. 

 To submit, email your polished story to submissions@hellboundbookspublishing.com

- Make sure that you check your mss for grammar and punctuation, use our guidelines to help you:
DOWNLOAD YOUR HBB GUIDE TO GRAMMAR HERE (PDF)

Deadline: April 30 2020

NO REPRINTS - ORIGINAL UNPUBLISHED WORKS ONLY 

Payment - $5.00 for first rights.

Capped at 120K words in total.

20/20 VISIONS: Powers of the Mind

Your opportunity to regale us with your tales of telekenesis, mind reading, psychic powers gone terribly, terribly wrong, mind control, and any other form horror to do with the twisted human brain...

PLEASE read and adhere to our submission guidelines... 
* Word format saved in .doc, or .docx
* 12 pt times new roman
* Double spaced
* Absolutely NO extra lines between paragraphs!
* 2.5K-4K word count (although we are incredibly flexible for awesome stories!)
* Write '20/20 VISIONS' along with your name and story title in the header of your email
*The body of your submission email will be considered the cover letter. 
* The submission documents are to be separated and Word (.doc or .docx) documents are to be attached to your submission email. 

 To submit, email your polished story to submissions@hellboundbookspublishing.com

- Make sure that you check your mss for grammar and punctuation, use our guidelines to help you:
DOWNLOAD YOUR HBB GUIDE TO GRAMMAR HERE (PDF)

Deadline: Aoril 30 2020

Payment - $5.00 for first rights.

Capped at 120K words in total.

the toilet zone: NUMBER 2

It's time to take your seat once again...

And no, don't panic, we're still not looking for lavatory-themed tales of terror - although should your short story involve the smallest room in the house, we'd be more than delighted to read it!
The theme for this anthology is short horror stories that will make an ideal sit-down read, just long enough for those extended stays at the convenience, and terrifying enough that they really are best read whilst over water....
This anthology will once more be compiled by the incomparable author and filmmaker Bret McCormick, so be sure to write to impress!

We have based story length upon the average time spent upon the convenience (10-15 mins) and the average reading speed (200-250 words per minute), so that the stories within this exceptionally unique anthology will be the perfect 'per visit' length!

NOTE: we will also accept a handful of shorter stories - 'flush fiction' - if the fit is right!

 To submit, email your polished story to submissions@hellboundbookspublishing.com

PLEASE read and adhere to our submission guidelines... 
* Word format saved in .doc, or .docx
* 12 pt times new roman
* Double spaced
* Absolutely NO extra lines between paragraphs!
* 2.5K-4K word count (although we are incredibly flexible for awesome stories!)
* Write 'TOILET ZONE 2' along with your name and story title in the header of your email
*The body of your submission email will be considered the cover letter. 
* The submission documents are to be separated and Word (.doc or .docx) documents are to be attached to your submission email. 

- Make sure that you check your mss for grammar and punctuation, use our guidelines to help you:
DOWNLOAD YOUR HBB GUIDE TO GRAMMAR HERE (PDF)

Deadline: September 30 2020

NO REPRINTS - ORIGINAL UNPUBLISHED WORKS ONLY 

Payment -$10 for first rights
Capped at 120K words in total

 

the devil's doorbell II

...we are looking for dark horror with a twist of romance, or romance with a dark undercurrent of horror - you get the picture. Your story may be sweetly romantic,arousingly erotic, or anything in between, just be sure to keep within the bounds of common decency (no animals, children, rape, etc. please!). Thrill us, have us reaching for the tissues, but be sure to scare the pants off our readers!

PLEASE read and adhere to our submission guidelines... 
* Word format saved in .doc, or .docx
* 12 pt times new roman
* Double spaced
* Absolutely NO extra lines between paragraphs!
* 5K-10K word count (although we are incredibly flexible for awesome stories!)
* Write 'DOORBELL 2' along with your name and story title in the header of your email
*The body of your submission email will be considered the cover letter. 
* The submission documents are to be separated and Word (.doc or .docx) documents are to be attached to your submission email. 

 To submit, email your polished story to submissions@hellboundbookspublishing.com

- Make sure that you check your mss for grammar and punctuation, use our guidelines to help you:
DOWNLOAD YOUR HBB GUIDE TO GRAMMAR HERE (PDF)

Deadline: June 30th 2020

NO REPRINTS - ORIGINAL UNPUBLISHED WORKS ONLY 

This anthology is for exposure only, your chance to show us - and our readers - what ya got!

 

crime pays

... a first for HellBound Books, an anthology dedicated to all things criminal. We are looking for heists gone wrong, kidnaps that end badly, murderous plottings, and all things of a darkly criminal nature. And, whilst we love a horrific or supernatural flavor to our stories, anything goes with this one, as long as it is dark and has an unpleasant sting in its tail!

PLEASE read and adhere to our submission guidelines... 
* Word format saved in .doc, or .docx
* 12 pt times new roman
* Double spaced
* Absolutely NO extra lines between paragraphs!
* 5K-10K word count (although we are incredibly flexible for awesome stories!)
* Write 'CRIME' along with your name and story title in the header of your email
*The body of your submission email will be considered the cover letter. 
* The submission documents are to be separated and Word (.doc or .docx) documents are to be attached to your submission email. 

 To submit, email your polished story to submissions@hellboundbookspublishing.com

- Make sure that you check your mss for grammar and punctuation, use our guidelines to help you:
DOWNLOAD YOUR HBB GUIDE TO GRAMMAR HERE (PDF)

Deadline: SEPTEMBER 30th 2020

NO REPRINTS - ORIGINAL UNPUBLISHED WORKS ONLY 

Payment -$10 for first rights
Capped at 120K words in total

 

beautiful tragedies 2

A Dark Poetry Anthology.

Back by popular demand! we are now accepting submissions for Beautiful Tragedies 2, an anti-romance poetry anthology. Give us your darkest nights, your most pain- filled and heart wrenching moments in prose.

PLEASE read and adhere to our submission guidelines...

* Word format saved in .doc, or .docx
* 12 pt times new roman
* Double spaced
* Write 'BEAUTIFUL TRAGEDIES 2' along with your name and poem title in the header of your email
*The body of your submission email will be considered the cover letter.
* The submission documents are to be separated and Word (.doc or .docx) documents are to be attached to your submission email.
* This anthology is for exposure only, your chance to show us - and our readers - what you've got!
* Please include real name and pen name in submission

 To submit, email your polished story to submissions@hellboundbookspublishing.com

Deadline: SEPTEMBER 30th 2020