Friday, July 27, 2012

May December Publications Call for Submissions

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
The deadline for at least one of these anthologies/projects is the END OF AUGUST (next month):

Guidelines for several new anthologies from MAY DECEMBER PUBLICATIONS (NOTE: Pay is not listed for all anthologies):

From http://maydecemberpublications.com/submissions/:

Submissions

Open Anthologies

MIDNIGHT MOVIE CREATURE FEATURE Vol 2.
A new anthology is opened. We are accepting submission for a new anthology Midnight Movie Creature Feature vol 2. You should probably read MMCF vol 1. We are looking for unique, quirky, b-movie esque, and even the truly terrifying. If it is something that the guys at MST3k would make fun of, then it is definitely the story for us. Deadline for this will be July 30th, 2012.

The story must be between 3000 and 10,000 words and should be e-mailed to submissions@maydecemberpublications.com attached as a .doc (preferred) or .rtf. Please send in your submissions using 12 font Times New Roman, single spaced, justified. No hard breaks between paragraphs (hitting return twice to break between paragraphs). Following paragraphs can be started on the next line. Scene breaks or changes in point of view need to be separated by a hard break, centered asterisks (* * *) and a hard break.

The title page should contain your contact info and word count.

Payment for this anthology is a contributors copy and shared royalties paid quarterly.

THE GHOSTS OF DC.
Welcome to the second anthology from THE HORROR SOCIETY.

Since this is an election year I thought that it might be interesting to publish a horror anthology about politicians. Throughout history many of our political figures have suffered painful events or tragic deaths.

What we are looking for is stories that twist this event--I.e. What if the doctors that treated George Washington were vampires, or the reason it took so long to bury Abraham Lincoln was because he kept wandering off. Don’t change history but feel free to play it.

Have fun while researching your politician. You will need to make your selection and contact May/December before you start writing. The reason for this is that you will need to reserve your choice to avoid multiple submissions on the President or the politician. We are looking for a wide assortment of figures for this publication.

There will be No political opinions allowed! We don’t care what political affiliation you are. This is about the horror not politics.

4000-10,000 words.--No less, and no more--No living politicians will be allowed. Message Denise Brown with selection, we will make a daily post (and keep it updated) of which have been selected to avoid duplication. Please e-mail: submissions@maydecemberpublications.com =Payment $25 advance paid upon publication with quarterly payments after advance has been met.= Times New Roman. Size 12 font. Single Space. First line indent by .3; =All stories will be stripped of author info and forwarded blind to editor who will score each story. Top (seeking a total word count of 70,000 words) will be accepted.=

All submissions are DUE AUGUST 31, 2012

ZOMBIE LOCKDOWN
A new anthology is opened. We are accepting submission for a new anthology Zombie Lockdown. What happens when you are an inmate in prison and the outbreak happens? Are you an inmate? Are you a guard? Is it safe inside? or are the monsters inside as well? Deadline for this will be September 30th, 2012.

The story must be between 3000 and 10,000 words and should be e-mailed to submissions@maydecemberpublications.com attached as a .doc (preferred) or .rtf. Please send in your submissions using 12 font Times New Roman, single spaced, justified. No hard breaks between paragraphs (hitting return twice to break between paragraphs). Following paragraphs can be started on the next line. Scene breaks or changes in point of view need to be separated by a hard break, centered asterisks (* * *) and a hard break.

The title page should contain your contact info and word count.

Payment for this anthology is a $25.00 per story upon publication.

E-LIT!!
We are looking for submissions for our new e-Lit line of ebooks. We are paying 25.00 for accepted horror novelettes of 9000-14,999 words and 50.00 for novellas of 15,000 – 40,000 words. Send your stories to submissions@maydecemberpublications.com or contact Denise we questions at dlbrown@maydecemberpublications.com