Anthology Submissions

Guidelines

Made in Britain


... the title says it all – this exemplary anthology is open ONLY to writers from the Sceptered Isle  (England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales – Gibraltar and the Falklands too!)  - and ex-pats of course!  Your story needn’t necessarily be set in England, but should carry that unmistakable British tone that everyone knows and loves.
There’s no set theme – just good ol’ spooky, scary, horror stories – nothing extreme or gratuitous please!
The anthology will be compiled by the superlative horror author, Kevin Kennedy, and published in time for Xmas by the incomparable HellBound Books Publishing.

 To submit, email your polished story to kevinkennedy@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 'BRITAIN' 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 Sept 2018 - for Xmas 2018 release

NO REPRINTS - ORIGINAL UNPUBLISHED WORKS ONLY 

Payment - £10 for first rights (that's quid!)
Equal share of 50% of the anthology profits
Capped at 15 authors/150K words in total

 

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...

IMDB

 

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

Road Kill: Texas Horror by Texas Writers, Vol. 3.


Hello, E.R. Bills here. I am the editor of Vol 3 of the upcoming horror title, Road Kill: Texas Horror by Texas Writers, from Hellbound Books Publishing. Due to the popularity of the Road Kill anthology, I’m “scaring” up stories from Texas writers again. I’m looking for original horror stories, 1,500–10,000 words, give or take. If I receive a 14,000-word story that really blows my hair back, I will consider it. And the same for an 800-word tale. I prefer not to receive stories that have already appeared elsewhere.

 

Submissions should be sent to erbillsthinks@gmail.com

 

The primary objective of Road Kill is to promote new and up-and-coming horror writers in Texas, but the collection will include some works from established writers (previous contributors to Road Kill are invited to submit as well). The stories must be written and submitted by Texas writers and they must take place in Texas—hence the title. No one will be making a fortune, but we will be paying one-time fees (based on word count) and if the anthology sells over 5,000 copies, royalty percentages—1% per writer—will kick in. Every writer will receive two free copies and enjoy discounted wholesale pricing on any copies of the book that he or she purchases to carry and sell on their own.

 

The scale for writer stipends is as follows:
10,000 words – $100 / 7,500 words – $75 / 5,000 words – $50 / 2,500 words – $25 / 1,500 words – $15

 

All payments will be made upon official acceptance and when acceptance is communicated, each author will need to supply a short bio.

 

I will be requesting one-year non-exclusive rights. This means I will use your story in this anthology and we can print excerpts of it online and otherwise (for promotional purposes, etc.), but you can still sell it a year down the road to someone else, we simply request that you note in later publications that it appeared here first. Authors retain all TV and/or film rights—you own them outright—but, again, we request that the writer of any story that receives TV or film treatment note that the story appeared in Road Kill Vol. 3.

 

The deadline to turn in stories is June 15, 2018, and our intent is to have the book printed and available by October 2018, in plenty of time for Halloween. Hellbound Books and I will be promoting Road Kill Vol. 3 and submitting it for review to local, state and national media outlets. We will also be setting up signings and appearances around the state for the authors themselves to promote the book. Past venues have included Book People (Austin), Brazos Bookstore (Houston), Fleur Fine Books (Port Neches), Galveston Bookshop, The Twig Bookshop (San Antonio), etc.

 

If your work is chosen to appear in this collection of Texas horror, you will join a talented group of upcoming and accomplished authors and expand your reach in the competitive field we are all trying to excel in. Hope to see your work soon!

 

PLEASE read and adhere to our submission guidelines... 
* Word format saved in .doc, or .docx
* 12 pt times new roman
* Doesn't have to be double spaced
* Absolutely NO extra lines between paragraphs!
*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: June 15 2018 - for Halloween 2018 release

NO REPRINTS - ORIGINAL UNPUBLISHED WORKS ONLY 

 

Submissions should be sent to erbillsthinks@gmail.com

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