Call for Submissions, New & Improved: now with posted response time and an announcement of our first accepted piece.
Editors: Mikel B. Classen, Rob M. Miller, and featuring all original art by the incomparable Melissa Stevens!
Due Date: Through to the end of October, or until filled. That’s code for get your story subbed now.
Looking for stories that spotlight an act or exhibit that one might see in a sideshow: Siamese twins, fortune teller, strong man, geek, bearded lady, transforming woman/man (wolf, ape, snake, etc.). The stories collected will be tied together with a character called “Barker,” who will introduce each attraction /story.
The anthology will be the best 10- to 12-stories collected, ranging 5k-8k. (If you’re some words over or under, don’t despair, but rather query. No, we’re not going to be accepting flash, but on the other three-hands, we’re not going to quibble and end up losing a winning piece.
Though a horror anthology, tone of stories that’ll be accepted should be more about atmosphere and suspense than blood-and-gore. We’re looking for strange, weird, surreal, and, of course, horrifying. Think of Bradbury’s “Something Wicked This Way Comes,” and then top it (good luck). Check back often (at http://netboundpublishing.com/), because as acts are filled, they’ll be posted (don’t want 12 stories about Zoltar, the Seer).
Manuscripts should be an attached .rtf or .doc file, Times New Roman, size 12 font, double-spaced, italicized words in italics, 1.5-inch margins all-the-way-around (that’s one-and-a-half-inches, NOT one-inch).
E-mail manuscripts/queries/questions to Rob M. Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rights asked: First Time Rights, all copyrights remain with the authors.
Payment: Payment is in royalties, divided among the contributors.
Response time: One to four weeks. Always feel free to query
ACTS OFF THE TABLE (Which means DO NOT submit a story featuring said act):
Tarot Card Reader
The Living Doll
(P.S.: If you’ve submitted a story and do not see your “act” on the above list, don’t presume that your story is slated for rejection. Might just be that I don’t think anyone else is likely to come up with another six-armed, 200-breasted Hindu anomaly.)