"My work may be garbage but it's good garbage." Mickey Spillane
Originally published on July 19, 2013
An anthology of the aberrant
Edited by Christine Morgan
To be published in 2014 by Daverana Enterprises
What we’re looking for:
Short fiction, poetry, or non-fiction written darkly! Send us the indescribable, the transgressive, the controversial, the surreal, the darkety-dark, the gothic-as-hell! Traditional horror, horror targets, and stuff that could have come right out of a horror writer’s nightmare, or a metal album! Send us your “nods” to the genre’s greats! Send us arachnid domiciles, apocalyptic weather systems, obfuscated oculars, ghostly periodicals, intentions of scandal-sheets, archives of nameless dreads!
Are you a woman? LGBT? A fan-fiction hack? Conservative? Christian? Fine by us; we welcome authors of all kinds because, here, it’s the story that counts! We’re far less concerned with subject matter (even erotica, or extreme stuff like self-cannibalism!) than we are with good writing, a sense of humor, the ability to handle criticism and work with an editor, and just generally being personable and having fun.
Basically, if you’re reading this, you probably already have an idea of what we’re looking for, and why. Bonus points for stories set in, mentioning, loosely tied to, or in some way involving a ‘Fossil Lake,’ however you choose to interpret it.
Deadline: September 30, 2013
Word Limit: up to 5000
Compensation: comp copy, and 25% of proceeds to be distributed among contributors
Standard manuscript format preferred; Times New Roman or Courier 12-point
Send submissions attached as a .doc or .rtf to: firstname.lastname@example.org