I saw this call for submissions on one of my loops and thought I'd share. Sounds like fun! Enjoy...
Editors: E.S. Magill, Angel Leigh McCoy,
and Chris Marrs
Deep Cuts: (1) songs on an album that do not get
commercial air time.
(2) great songs that get overshadowed by an album’s
Like the "deep cuts" on an album, there are good stories out
stories worth digging up and having another go at. In honor of
in Horror Month, we invite you to submit an original story and write
recommendation for a “deep cut” horror story written by a
Here’s what we mean by “recommendation”: each submitter
is asked to
write up to 150 words honoring a short story by a female
writer, telling why the story means so much to you and where it
published. If your story is chosen, this short piece will be
in the anthology.
We didn’t what Deep Cuts to be just a
reprint anthology. So we came up
with the concept of combining new stories,
recommendations, and select
reprints of some great horror stories by women
This will be a horror anthology. We do not want splatterpunk,
fantasy, or supernatural romance (even though we do like
subgenres). We will choose stories that do or don't
supernatural elements, but all the stories we choose will
have been written with the intent to make the reader uneasy with
Yes, we’re honoring women writers but anyone can
submit, man or woman,
so long as you’re over 18.
OPEN: June 1,
DEADLINE: August 31, 2012
PAY: $0.05/word and
• Include: your own short story submission
and a cover letter with
your name, address, and email address through our
• Include: a 150-word (max)
statement/recommendation honoring a short
horror story written by a woman
that moved you or influenced your own
writing. We will take this statement
into consideration when gauging
whether your story will fit in our anthology.
Make it literary. We’re
getting some beautifully written
• Name your file so that it makes sense. An impressive
filename for a
fiction submission is: (lastname)-(word from title).RTF [like
• Story word count: 1000 – 5000 (Query for
• Use standard manuscript formatting.
• No simultaneous
submissions to other publishers.
• No multiple submissions. We want to see
only your one best story.
• Story must be horror.
• Gore, sex, and adult
language welcome, but make sure it improves the story.
• Use good grammar,
double-check the punctuation, and do a
spell-check. We prefer Chicago Manual
of Style rules, and we will
reject a story if it’s a mess, even if it’s an
• We will accept reprints. Make double sure the rights have
to you. By submitting it to us, you affirm that the story is your
and that it is free from any commitments that will conflict with
rights you give us.
• We reserve the right to change these guidelines
RIGHTS: With this payment, we’re buying the worldwide
(exclusive for two years) to publish your story in print, audio,
digital formats, and to use portions of it and your name to market
anthology. You will be asked to sign a contract.
Response Time: We will respond within 90 days after the final
Direct any questions you have to deepcuts111@...
your entry via our automated system at
Cuts May Be Deeper Than They Appear