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© 2019 by Eerie River Publishing. 

 Anthologies

It Calls From the Forest

Submissions Open: Now
Submissions Close:
February 15, 2020 12:00 a.m. EST

Publishing timeline: April 2020

Horror/ Dark Speculative Fiction 

Theme: Give me your tales of monsters in the woods, urban legends, a family that mysteriously goes missing, a haunted cabin, a hiker that stumbles upon something unthinkable. Anything that happens in the woods or is from the woods is welcome. 

Word count: 1000 - 5000 

Compensation: Equal royalty split per story. PDF digital copy.

Formatting guidelines: See our Submission Format guide below 

How to submit: Please submit using this FORM. CLOSED

Multiple Submission: Yes - We will be happy to read up to five stories per author, but note we will only be accepting a max of three stories per book. Please send each story in a separate form.

Reprints: Yes we are accepting a small number of reprints.


What is speculative fiction? Think paranormal or anything that cannot be rationalized. Here is a better description. 


Things that are a hard pass: any animal erotica, rape or unnecessary violence. 

It Calls From the Sky

Submission Open: March 1, 2020
Submission Close: June 1, 2020 12:00 a.m. EST

Publishing timeline: August 2020

Horror/ Dark Speculative Fiction

Rated R

Theme: Send me your stories of lights in the sky, a storm that brings with it more than rain, comets that crash, aliens that secretly invade, or a wishing star that is hell-bent on revenge. The stories themselves do not have to take place in the sky, but the evil bad does need to come from it in some way or form.

We are requesting the stories take place in "our world". Fantasy and fantastic creatures are welcome, but they should occur within our reality.

 

Word count: 1000 - 10000 (preferably over 2k under 8k but we will read all within these)

Compensation: Equal royalty split per story. Digital copy emailed to you.

Formatting guidelines: See our Submission Format guide below 

How to submit: Please submit using this FORM when the submission window is open. 

Multiple Submission: Yes - We will be happy to read up to FOUR stories per author, but note we will only be accepting a max of two stories per book. Please send each story in a separate form.

Multiple Submission:  Yes - We will be happy to read up to five stories per author, but note we will only be accepting a max of three stories per book. Please send each story in a separate email.

Reprints: Yes we are accepting a small number of reprints.

Things that are a hard pass: any animal erotica and all forms of rape

Elemental 

Submission Open: April 1, 2020

Submission Close: July 1, 2020 

Publishing timeline: December 2020

Theme: Think Elemental Magic

 

This title is a work in progress

Think Elemental Magic

DARK FANTASY - Rated R Stories welcome

Theme: Elemental Magic - Earth, wind, fire, water and spirit. Dark versus light. We are giving a lot of leeway for story building, but magic must play a part in your world and there must be a dark fantasy element. 

Did you MC stumble into another world, or is there a secret underbelly of elemental magic here on earth? Fae and other realms, magic and witches, dragons or orcs, all magical and fantastic creatures are welcome. 

 

This one has opportunities for a lot of world-building so the call out is for larger stories. We will only be accepting a limited number of stories for this project, but volume II is under consideration. Stand-alone stories only, no to be continued.

Word Count is 7000 - 15000 (not a hard limit) we are looking for longer stories and small novella's.

Compensation: Equal royalty split per story. Digital copy.

Formatting guidelines: See our Submission Format guide below 

How to submit: Submission form will open in April 2020

Multiple Submission: Yes - We will be happy to read up to two stories per author, but note we will only be accepting one story per book. Please send each story in a separate form.

Reprints: No.

Multiple Submission: Yes - Please send no more than three. However, we will only be accepting one story per author per volume.  It must be sent in a separate email. 

Things that are a hard pass: any animal erotica and all forms of rape 

It Calls From The Sea

Submission Open: July 1, 2020

Submission Close: October 13, 2020 2:00 a.m. EST

Publishing timeline: December 2020

Theme: Think deep ocean creatures, lore of sea-folk and forgotten cities, ships lost at sea and beach side vacations. Anything that can happen on or near a body of water is acceptable.

Word count: 1000 - 5000 

Compensation: Equal royalty split per story. PDF digital copy.

Formatting guidelines: See our Submission Format guide below 

How to submit: Submission form will open in July 2020

Multiple Submission: Yes - We will be happy to read up to five stories per author, but note we will only be accepting a max of three stories per book. Please send each story in a separate form.

Reprints: Yes we are accepting a small number of reprints.


What is speculative fiction? Think paranormal or anything that cannot be rationalized. Here is a better description. 

Things that are a hard pass: any animal erotica and all forms of rape

It Calls Through The Doors

Submission Dates TBD 

Dark Fiction/ Horror/ Cosmic Horror / Dark Fantasy

Theme: Portals or Doorways

Give me your nightmares. Think rips in dimensions, portals to another universe, a forgotten or forbidden land, being pulled into something unknown. This is going to be a ride, and I want you on it.

 

Submission date and Call out will be announced in 2020

Word Count is 1000 - 5000

Compensation: Equal royalty split per story and a PDF digital copy of the final book.

Formatting guidelines: See our Submission Format guide below 

How to submit: Submission form will open TBD in 2020

Multiple Submission: Yes - We will be happy to read up to five stories per author, but note we will only be accepting a max of three stories per book. Please send each story in a separate form.

Reprints: Yes we are accepting a small number of reprints.

Multiple Submission:  Yes - We will be happy to read up to five stories per author, but note we will only be accepting a max of three stories per book. Please send each story in a separate email.

Things that are a hard pass: any animal erotica and all forms of rape

Forgotten Ones - Drabbles

Submission Open: CLOSED
Submission Close: CLOSED

Publishing Date: April 2, 2020

Horror/ Dark Speculative Fiction

We are looking for ancient gods, forgotten lore and mythology of evil creatures long thought dead and rituals we don't speak of anymore. Think Norse, Greek, old mythology and all the creatures and beasts that go along with it. Please note that we are not looking for a history lesson. Your drabbles should invoke an emotion, some sort of response. It should reflect a moment in time, the cut of a blade, the strike of Thor's hammer ... let your imagination run wild (and accurate)

 

Word count: 100 words exactly - NO REPRINTS 

Compensation: PDF digital Copy 

How to submit:  Please send as 12 pt Times New or Arial doc/docx file with title, your pen name, and email listed on the top of the document.

Label Email as "Pen Name - Title - Drabble"

Email to DrabblesERP@gmail.com 

Multiple Submissions: Accepting up to 5 drabbles per author accepted in the anthology, you may submit up to ten. Please send them in separate emails. Happy Writing!


This is our only Drabble call out for the year. This will fill up fast so get your stories in quickly and grab your spot among the lucky!

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

 Remember to read the submission guidelines in full. 

Failure to comply could result in your submission being rejected or sent back for correction. At this time we are only accepting manuscripts in English. 


Word count requirements, themes, and deadline dates are detailed against each submission call.
 

Submitting your work

From this point forward we will be accepting submissions via form documents only. Please review each call out and use the link provided in the button or wording, to direct you to the correct form. You will complete the questions and upload the manuscript directly. 

Formatting your manuscript

All manuscripts must be in .doc/.docx format.

At the top of the manuscript please include your author name, email address, story title, and approximate word count. 

Font: Times New Roman or Arial 12 point

Spacing: Double line spaced. Indent new paragraphs or set formatting to do this.

Spelling: American English

Rights

Unless specified on the contract we ask for Exclusive First Worldwide Publication and Electronic Rights for twelve months, and non-exclusive rights thereafter.

Compensation

Drabble Collections will include a digital copy of the completed works.

Unless specified on the contract our short story anthologies are a royalty split per story featured. 50% of royalties from all sales will be retained by the publishing house. The remaining 50% will be split evenly by the authors per story. Payment will be made via Paypal quarterly. 

What is Speculative Fiction

Speculative fiction is a broad genre encompassing fiction with certain elements that do not exist in the real world, often in the context of supernatural, futuristic or other imaginative themes. Horror fiction is a genre of fiction in any medium intended to scare, unsettle and horrify the audience. Historically, the cause of the "horror" experience has often been the intrusion of a disturbing supernatural element into everyday human experience. 

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