Five Anthologies Seeking Submission: From Folk Horror to Poetry

Written by S. Kalekar | March 16, 2017

Here are submission calls for anthologies for a variety of topics and genres; poetry about rifts in America, romance fiction, apocalyptic and New England horror fiction, and more. None charge a submission fee.

Cat’s breakfast: an anthology of science fiction/satire

Third Flatiron pays tribute to Kurt Vonnegut on the 10th anniversary of his death. They want original speculative fiction stories that reflect his “sideways, humorous, sceptical view” (or gallows humour). For each of their anthologies, they also accept a few very short humour pieces, like Shouts and Murmurs in The New Yorker.

Length: 1,500-3,000 words, enquire if longer; about 600 words for the short humour pieces
Deadline: 15 April 2017
Pay: Unspecified
Details here.

Sixteen Rivers Press poetry anthology

They want poems that respond to the cultural, moral, and political rifts in America now; poems of resistance and resilience, of witness and vision. There is no fee for postal submissions.

Length: Up to three poems, totalling up to three pages
Deadline: 15 April 2017
Pay: Two copies of the anthology
Details here.
Zimbell House’s Summer Fling: Tales of Seduction

They want well-crafted stories of romances that began in summer, or lasted only through a summer. No erotica; a PG-17 rating must be maintained.

Length: 4,500-20,000 words
Deadline: 15 April 2017
Pay: One soft-cover copy of the anthology.
Details here.
Would but time wait: an anthology of New England folk horror

Orford Parish Books wants horror fiction in which the present, which can be a year/decade of the author’s choosing, collides with the history, folklore, traditions, and psychogeography of a region, with the collision having a significant impact on the present (as defined in the work). Stories should use the physical, historical, and social landscapes of New England – Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont – as a focal point. Writers can invent their own folklore, traditions, and fictional New England locations. They don’t want any stereotyping, including of economically disadvantaged or marginalized people, and prefer to avoid stories of sexual violence. Authors must query before submitting.

Length: 2,000-10,000 words
Deadline: 30 April 2017
Pay: $75
Details here.
SNAFU Judgement day: post-apocalyptic military horror

They want stories with invading space aliens, demonic invasion, DNA-grafted dinosaurs taking over the planet, manmade viral infections that nearly wipe out humanity, or artificial intelligence – anything that would bring about the end of the world. They want stories with soldiers, and action; about what happens during the worst of the fall of humanity or afterwards. No zombies.

Length: 2,000-10,000 words; query for shorter or longer
Deadline: 30 April 2017
Pay: AUD4c/word
Details here.