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Monthly Themed Contest

Submissions Open: 1st - 15th of the Month

OPEN TO PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED EERIE RIVER AUTHORS OR

MEMBERS OF OUR AUTHOR ONLY FACEBOOK GROUP
 

Horror/ Dark Speculative Fiction 

Theme: HORROR - Although the monthly theme will change, the running theme for this year’s monthly contest will be classic horror.

SEPTEMBER: HALLOWEEN

OCTOBER: CRYPTIDS

NOVEMBER: HAUNTED HOUSES

DECEMBER: SPACE HORROR

Word count: 1k - 6k

 

Who can submit? Author Group Only or a Previously published Eerie River Author

Reprints? No

Multiple Submission? No 💀 Only one submission per month per author

Formatting: Put your name, email, and title on the top. Please use a standard font, either 11 or 12 pt, and indent new paragraphs. I can fix everything else if it is accepted to match the book formatting.
 

Compensation: The top two will receive $5 (USD) and have their stories posted on the patron account for exclusive content. At the end of the year, we will collect all 24 stories and produce a "best of" anthology. Revenues will be split between authors and publishers.


The runner-up will receive $5 (USD) and have their story featured in the monthly newsletter, as well as our blog with their author bio.
 

How to submit? Complete the upload FORM HERE

It Calls Through The Doors

Submission Dates: 2021 

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: 2000 - 8000 some wiggle room allowed

Compensation: TBD

Formatting guidelines: See our Submission Format guide below 

All fiction manuscripts should be in standard manuscript format. Most important: Pen name, title and email on top, double-spaced, 12 pt standard font (e.g. Times, Arial, Courier), and page numbers.

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.

However, we will publish a max of two stories per author, per book. Please send each story in a separate form.

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

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

With Blood And Ash

Submission Open: April 1, 2020

Submission Close: August 1, 2020 

Publishing timeline: December 2020

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 an integral part in your world and there must be a dark fantasy element. Create a fantasy world for this to all play out in, or build something in ours. The choice is yours. The only requirement is that you must feature elemental magic. 

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 5000 - 15000 we are looking for longer stories and novelettes

Compensation: $25.00 CAD. Digital copy & discounted author copies

Formatting guidelines: See our Submission Format guide below 

How to submit: Access submission form here, or use the submit button

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: Yes we are accepting a small number of reprints. 

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: Sept 15, 2020 END OF DAY - last place on earth.

Publishing timeline: TBD

Theme: HORROR

Bring me your shipwrecks, your lost passengers and mysterious creatures. Tantalize me with gripping tales of horror and drown me in tears of sorrow as we discover what lies within the deepest crevasses of the ocean or in the innocent creek. The ocean is deep, dark and vast. There are real dangers lurk not only below but above. Raging storms or unrelenting heat can create madness. Storm drains and murky creek beds are also a great source of inspiration. 

As with all our "It Calls From" Series this one is HORROR, so I want to be scared. Be it real or mythological creatures of lore that attacks, make our hearts race and our nightmares come alive. We also want it to be within our reality, so please keep your stories on our earth. If you are doing a future earth story, we would still like it within our relative timeline, so don't go too far into the future. 

Word count: 2000 - 8000 Some wiggle room allowed. 

Compensation: Flat rate per story (after approved edits)

    - Up to 3000 words $10.00

    - Up to 5000 words $15.00

    - Above 5001 words $20.00

    

We are also hoping to be able to offer a bonus payment should the sales reach a specific target profit after expenses. Thes detail will be outlined within the contract

Formatting guidelines: See our Submission Format guide below 

We are reading these stories blind, so please refrain from adding your name or any identifying information on the story itself. All fiction manuscripts should be in a standard manuscript format with 12 pt standard font (e.g. Times, Arial, Courier), and page numbers.

Title your manuscript with "Title - Sea" - again no identifying names on the title of the document.

The form you fill out will have your name and bio, along with title so we can identify your story once it has been read.

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.

However, we will publish a max of two stories per author, per book. Please send each story in a separate form.

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

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

Dark Magic - Drabbles

Submission Open: AUGUST 15

Submission Close: CLOSED

Publishing timeline: 2021

Theme: dark fantasy

The genre on this one is Dark Fantasy, so it doesn’t have to be all blood and guts, but that won’t be excluded either. Rated R is welcome.

What is a drabble? It is a story told in 100 words exactly! No more, no less and does not include the title or your name. Think of these as a moment in time, a glance through a darkened window. We are looking for well written moments that invoke emotion within the reader. Capture our imagination within these few words and transport us to realities outside of our own.

Give us your dark magic-wielding fae, your beasts and dark magic conjured beings, your silly humans that find a grimoire and open a portal to hell. Think outside the box and into the den of a dragon with a dark heart and a bloodstone.

For those that were with us during our first Drabble collection, please note this one will have a longer response time. I am expecting up to two weeks for replies, so feel free to send us the max number of submissions at a time. (5)  

Multiple Submission: Five drabbles submitted at a time max. Make sure they are in separate documents if you are submitting at the same time. If you have a story rejected or accepted, you may submit more until you reach the maximum allowed in the collection.

 

Up to five drabbles will be accepted in the collection per author. This is not a guarantee, but a goal.

Compensation: Unfortunately, I cannot offer compensation for this collection. It just isn’t viable with so many authors being printed. You will be receiving a digital copy for you and my permission to share with a friend or family member, and a huge discount on author copies for paperback and hardcovers. Hoping to have this book released for by early 2021.

Side note: I am not going to debate the hyphen, I don’t actually care. Make it one word, make it two words, I am good with it. Just don’t hyphen-everything.

Formatting: Put your name, email, and title on the top. Please use a standard font, either 11 or 12 pt, and indent new paragraphs. I can fix everything else if it is accepted to match the book formatting.

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

Reprints: Nope

 

Things that are a hard pass: any human to animal erotica and all forms of rape and sexual violence. 

 
 
 

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. Double check your email before you send it. If this is wrong we have no way of contacting you.

Formatting your manuscript

All manuscripts must be in .doc/.docx format. PDF's will not be read.

Unless specified please do not include your name or any identifying information on the manuscript itself as we are reading these stories blind.  

Font: Times New Roman or Ariel 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. Audiobook non-exclusive rights for as long as there is a demand for the audiobook.

Compensation

Drabble Collections: No compensation, we will provide a digital copy of the completed works and discounted physical copies.

Anthologies: These are specified on the call out. Payment will be made via Paypal quarterly. We will also provide a digital copy of the completed works and discounted physical copies.

 

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us here or on our Facebook Page.

 
 
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