Category Archives: Open Anthologies

Now Open: Zombies in Japan

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What We Want:

Flash Fiction about Zombies in Japan!

For this anthology, we want stories of up to 1,000 words. Flash is fast, fiercely flexible and a wonderful medium for eccentric experimentation with style, with characters, with genre.

As an art form, it promises a paradox: it’s both hard to do anything wrong with it — who cannot string a few hundred words together? — and at the same time it’s difficult to really get right — how can you put an entire world on such a small canvas?
Zombies and Japan must be integral to your story!

Word Count: 150-1,000 words.

Closing Date: June 10 2014 (final deadline). Submissions may close sooner if the anthology fills quickly.

Reprints: Yes.

Multiple Submissions: No.

Simultaneous Submissions: No.

Payment: This is a non-paying market. Payment for your story is exposure in the anthology.

How To Submit: Submit it as a .doc or .rtf attachment to dreamscapepress@yahoo.com with the subject line “Zombies”. Include your name, story title, word count, and a brief biography in the body of the email.

Now Open: Fear of the Unknown – A Tribute To H.P. Lovecraft

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“That is not dead which can eternal lie,
And with strange aeons even death may die.”

What We Want:

Lovecraft style horror stories, particularly new takes on the Cthulhu Mythos.

Lovecraftian horror is defined as a style of storytelling involving a set of supernatural, pre-human, and extraterrestrial elements. The hallmark of Lovecraft’s work is cosmicism: the sense that ordinary life is a thin shell over a reality that is so alien and abstract in comparison that merely contemplating it would damage the sanity of the ordinary person.

Lovecraft’s work is also steeped in the insular feel of rural New England, and much of the genre continues to maintain this sense that “that which man was not meant to know” might be closer to the surface of ordinary life outside of the crowded cities of modern civilization.

Word Count: 500-2,500 words.

Closing Date: June 10 2014 (final deadline). Submissions may close sooner if the anthology fills quickly.

Reprints: Yes.

Multiple Submissions: No.

Simultaneous Submissions: No.

Payment: This is a non-paying market. Payment for your story is exposure in the anthology.

How To Submit: Submit it as a .doc or .rtf attachment to dreamscapepress@yahoo.com with the subject line “Lovecraft”. Include your name, story title, word count, and a brief biography in the body of the email.

Now Open – Red Sky: Anthology of YA Sci-Fi Poetry

This anthology is accepting Young Adult Science Fiction poetry. The poems can be about anything as long as sci-fi elements are incorporated in some fashion, and there are no stylistic restrictions. Send us your best.

Closing Date: 15 April 2014 (final deadline). Submissions may close sooner if the anthology fills quickly.

Reprints: Yes.

Multiple Submissions: No.

Simultaneous Submissions: No.

Payment: This is a non-paying market.

How To Submit: Submit it as a .doc or .rtf attachment to dreamscapepress@yahoo.com with the subject line “Red Sky”. Include your name, poem title, and a brief biography in the body of the email.

Now Open – Clockwork Kiru: Steampunk Haiku

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What is Haiku?

A traditional Japanese Haiku is a three-line poem with seventeen syllables, written in a 5/7/5 syllable count. That’s it. Of course, there has to be some poetic merit. It can’t just be 17 syllables sliced into three bits. But it can be about pretty much anything. So why not steampunk?

What is Steampunk?

A cultural phenomenon. In speculative fiction, Steampunk is a subgenre usually set in an anachronistic Victorian or quasi-Victorian alternate history setting.

Closing Date: 15 April 2014 (final deadline). Submissions may close sooner if the anthology fills quickly.

Reprints: Yes.

Multiple Submissions: No.

Simultaneous Submissions: No.

Payment: This is a non-paying market. Payment for your haiku is exposure in the anthology.

How To Submit: Submit it as a .doc or .rtf attachment to dreamscapepress@yahoo.com with the subject line “Clockwork Kiru”. Include your name, haiku title, and a brief biography in the body of the email.