Anthology Submissions

Guidelines

Schlock! Horror!


An anthology of short stories based upon/inspired by and in loving homage to all of those great gorefest movies and books of the 1980's (doesn't need to be set in that era!), the golden age when horror well and truly came kicking, screaming and spraying blood, gore & body parts out from the shadows...

 

It was the dacade that brought us everything in the cinema and on VHS from the Italian 'nasties' to Elm Street, The Lost Boys, Hellraiser, The Thing, Day of the Dead, Reanimator, Return of the Living Dead, My Bloody Valentine, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, Cannibal Holocaust….and superlative directors such as David Cronenburg, John Waters, Roger Corman and - of course - Clive Barker.

All of this was, naturally, reflected in the books we devoured - Guy N Smith, Clive Barker's Books of Blood, James Herbert, Jack Ketchum, Gary Brandner and Richard Laymon, to name but a mere handfiul.

 

Your 80's themed/inspired tales of terror wil be adjudicated and compiled by one Mr Bret McCormick, himself a writer, producer and director of many a schlock classic, including Bio-Tech Warrior, Time Tracers, The Abomination, Ozone: The Attack of the Redneck Mutants and the inimitable Repligator.  Check out his formidable resume here on IMDB...

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So, you get the picture - we want your darkest splatter, most horrific gruesomeness and stomach-churning detail, all wrapped up in a gripping story played out by the strongest of characters that will keep even the most hardiest of souls wide awake and trembling in the wee hours.

 

To submit, email your polished story to submissions@hellboundbookspublishing.com

 

PLEASE read and adhere to our submission guidelines...

* Word format saved in .doc, or .docx
* 12 pt times new roman

* Double spaced

* Absolutely NO extra lines between paragraphs!
* 5K-15K word count (although we are incredibly flexible for awesome stories!)

* Write 'SCHLOCK!' along with your name and story title in the header of your email

*The body of your submission email will be considered the cover letter.
* The submission documents are to be separated and Word (.doc or .docx) documents are to be attached to your submission email.

- Make sure that you check your mss for grammar and punctuation, use our guidelines to help you:

DOWNLOAD YOUR HBB GUIDE TO GRAMMAR HERE (PDF)


Deadline: 30 April 2018 - for June 2018 release

 

NO REPRINTS - ORIGINAL UNPUBLISHED WORKS ONLY

Payment - $10

Capped at 15 authors/150K words in total

The Graveyard Girls

An Anthology of Women's Horror - STRICTLY WOMEN WRITERS ONLY!

Calling all "Graveyard Girls!"

This anthology of the most terrifying horror stories created by women writers seeks submissions of original, previously unpublished fiction. From monsters to maniacs, send us a nightmare from the darkest realms of your imagination!


To reiterate: NO REPRINTS - ORIGINAL UNPUBLISHED WORKS ONLY


To submit, email your polished story to wicked-little-things@hotmail.com

 

PLEASE read and adhere to our submission guidelines...

* Word format saved in .doc, or .docx
* 12 pt times new roman

* Double spaced

* Absolutely NO extra lines between paragraphs
* 4K-10K word count (although we are incredibly flexible for awesome stories!)

* Write 'GRAVEYARD GIRLS' along with your name and story title in the header of your email

*The body of your submission email will be considered the cover letter.
* The submission documents are to be separated and Word (.doc or .docx) documents are to be attached to your submission email.

Make sure that you check your mss for grammar and punctuation, use our guidelines to help you:

DOWNLOAD YOUR HBB GUIDE TO GRAMMAR HERE (PDF)


Deadline: 1 March 2018

This anthology is for exposure only, your chance to show us - and our readers - what ya got!

Shopping List 3

 

Back by popular demand - an anthology of all things horrorific, dark and downright unpleasant.

HellBound Books are currently accepting submissions for this, the third installment of our bestselling anthology title.


PLEASE read and adhere to our submission guidelines...

* Word format saved in .doc, or .docx
* 12 pt times new roman

* Double spaced

* Absolutely NO extra lines between paragraphs!

* 4K-10K word count (although we are incredibly flexible for awesome stories!)

* Write 'SHOPING LIST 2'' along with your name and story title in the header of your email

* IMPORTANT! PLEASE INCLUDE WITH YOUR SUBMISSION YOUR SHOPPING LIST - THIS CAN BE AN ACTUAL LIST OF YOUR EVERYDAY SHOPPING, OR SOMETHING DARKER - USE THIS TO GIVE YOUR READERS A LITTLE INSIGHT INTO YOU AS A PERSON!

*The body of your submission email will be considered the cover letter.
* The submission documents are to be separated and Word (.doc or .docx) documents are to be attached to your submission email.
* Please include real name and pen name in submission

Make sure that you check your mss for grammar and punctuation, use our guidelines to help you:

DOWNLOAD YOUR HBB GUIDE TO GRAMMAR HERE (PDF)


* Send submissions to submissions@hellboundbookspublishing.com


Deadline: 30 August 2018

This anthology is for exposure only, your chance to show us - and our readers - what ya got!

 

Beautiful Tragedies 2

A Dark Poetry Anthology.

Following the close of submissions for Volume One, we are now accepting submissions for Beautiful Tragedies 2, an anti-romance poetry anthology. Give us your darkest nights, your most pain- filled and heart wrenching moments in prose.


PLEASE read and adhere to our submission guidelines...

* Word format saved in .doc, or .docx
* 12 pt times new roman

* Double spaced

* Write 'BEAUTIFUL TRAGEDIES 2' along with your name and poem title in the header of your email

*The body of your submission email will be considered the cover letter.
* The submission documents are to be separated and Word (.doc or .docx) documents are to be attached to your submission email.
* Please include real name and pen name in submission

Make sure that you check your mss for grammar and punctuation, use our guidelines to help you:

DOWNLOAD YOUR HBB GUIDE TO GRAMMAR HERE (PDF)

 

* Send submissions to submissions@hellboundbookspublishing.com

 

Up to 3 poems per poet allowed.

This anthology is for exposure only, your chance to show us - and our readers - what ya got!

The anthology will close to submissions once filled