Category: Horror

Submit to the 2017 Bloody Parchment Short Story Competition

Deadline: October 31, 2017. South African HorrorFest Bloody Parchment announces that its 2017 Bloody Parchment Short Story Competition is now open. It seeks fresh, disturbing and disconcerting new voices in SFF, most especially stories that fall under the horror and dark fantasy/SF genres. That being said, please don’t submit stories that rely purely on gratuitous violence and rape for its punch. That [ … ]

Closed: Bloody Parchment 2016 Submission Calls

Deadline: Oct. 31, 2016. The South African HorrorFest Bloody Parchment team opens its 2016 competition. The Bloody Parchment team seeks horror, dark fantasy and science fiction short stories and novellas. Any African writer can apply. The Bloody Parchment short story competition aims to develop talented voices in the horror, dark fantasy and weird genres. It offers a platform to boost finalists. A winner [ … ]

Closed: Omenana Open for Submission

Deadline: May 29. Omenana seeks works that explore alternative futures for Africa and people of African descent – with a preference for positive iterations. You can also explore the past as well as provide new interpretations of myths, folklore and magic. It does not accept graphic violent or sexual content. Omenana is a speculative fiction e-magazine that specializes in magical realism, fantasy, horror, and science fiction with African elements in them. [ … ]

Let Us In |Horror Anthology| pays 6 cents p/w

Time Alone Press is working on its first horror anthology: Let Us In. Time Alone Press seeks stories of approx. 4,000 words (but, let the story decide). Poetry that keeps to the theme may have a chance, as well. The anthology has no set theme. So, basically, write about horrors that we invite into our lives, whether willingly or with reluctance. These [ … ]