ANTHOLOGY submission CALLs - 2024

PLEASE NOTE: ALL ARTWORK (AND SOME TITLES) SHOWN HERE ARE MOCK-UPS ONLY!

HellBound Books' anthology of horror

No set theme or subjects for this anthology - just good, well-told horror and tales of terror! You can be classical, traditional, contemporary, or anywhere in between - just scare the pants off our compiling editors!

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!
* 2.5K - 8K word count
* Write 'HORROR' 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. 

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

- 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 1, 2024

NO REPRINTS - ORIGINAL UNPUBLISHED WORKS ONLY 

Payment - $5.00 for first rights.

Capped at 100K words in total.

SATAN rides out again

Following on from the resounding success of HellBound's satanic anthology "Satan Rides Your Daughter," our loving homage to the late, great British author Dennis Wheatley, we decided another outing for stories concerning Beelzebub and his denizens of Hell was in order!

We want your very best devilish and demonic tales - horrify us with your depictions of the darest, deepest pits of Hades or Hell on Earth...

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
* Write 'SATAN' 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. 

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

- 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 August 2024

NO REPRINTS - ORIGINAL UNPUBLISHED WORKS ONLY 

Payment - $5.00 for first rights.

Capped at 100K words in total.


HellBound Books' anthology of creature features

So many of God's creatures have been used to gruesome, horrifying effect over the decades - rats, spiders, giant centipedes (HBB's very own 'Pede!), crabs, rabbits, frogs, slugs, worms, myriad members of the insect class, and so many, many more...

Our challenge is for you to create something wholly unique using creatures that have been featured before, those who have not recieved a mention thus far (killer koalas, anyone?), or some hideous, creature of your won design - which ever way you choose, make it blood-curdling, terrifying, and as scary as Hell!

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
* Write 'CREATURES' 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. 

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

- 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 August 2024

NO REPRINTS - ORIGINAL UNPUBLISHED WORKS ONLY 

Payment - $5.00 for first rights.

Capped at 100K words in total.

 

HellBound Books' anthology of SUBURBAN NIGHTMARES

Owning your own home is a dream come true for so many people.

But..

What if your HOA just happens to be comprised of Satan's minions? What if your next door neighbor is batshit, tits-out loony tunes? What if the amazing house in that idyllic, leafy subdivision you just bought was actually built on an ancient Indian burial ground?

All hell breaks loose. Literally.

HellBound Books wants your most horrific stories of HOAs from Hell, horrific neighbors, terrifying properties, and everything else that goes along with the wonderfully human experience of owning your own home.

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
* Write 'SUBURBAN' 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. 

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

- 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 September 2024

NO REPRINTS - ORIGINAL UNPUBLISHED WORKS ONLY 

Payment - $5.00 for first rights.

Capped at 100K words in total.

 

HellBound Books' anthology of splatterpunk 2

It seems that HellBound readers just can't get enough of Splatterpunk!

So, without further ado, here's our second outing in this fabulously grotesque sub-genre!

Gross our editors out with tales of blood, gore, and sloppy bits - the bloodier and more viscera-strewn the better!

PLEASE read and adhere to our submission guidelines... 
* Word format saved in .doc, or .docx
* 12 pt times new roman
* Double spaced
* 0.3" hard paragraph indents (NOT spacebar hits, please!)
* Absolutely NO extra lines between paragraphs!
* 2.5K-8K word count (although we are incredibly flexible for awesome stories!)
* Write 'SPLATTERPUNK2' 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. 

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

- 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 September 2024

Payment - $5.00 for first rights.

Capped at 100K words in total.

HellBound Books' anthology of flash fiction

Announcing a new venture into short horror fiction - curated by Theresa Scott-Matthews.
 
We are looking for the very best short horror fiction stories - up to 1,500 words (approximately - we're not going to to turn away cracking tales for being a tad over the word count!).

Anything goes, subject-wise, as long as it fits HellBound Books' "Horror, Noir, and all Things Dark" philosophy!

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!
* up to approx. 1,500 word count
* Write 'FLASH' 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. 

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

- 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 August 2024

NO REPRINTS - ORIGINAL UNPUBLISHED WORKS ONLY 

Payment - $5.00 for first rights.

Capped at 75K words in total.