Call for Submissions: Franklin/Kerr Press Dystopian Horror Anthology | Due July 21

Franklin/Kerr Press has a call our for horror stories of the apocalypse. Stories should be 2,000–8,000 words (longer will be considered). Payment is $5 per 1,000 words plus a percentage of net royalties for one year after all production costs have been covered, in exchange for exclusive English-language rights for one year and non-exclusive English-language rights thereafter. Authors will also receive a print copy of the anthology. Deadline is July 21.

No simultaneous submissions and no previously published stories. Multiple submissions are okay.

Franklin/Kerr Press is looking for exceptional horror short stories with post-apocalyptic and dystopian themes or settings for our upcoming horror anthology Down with the Fallen. Stories can cover a wide variety of horror sub-genres such as sci-fi, splatter, psychological, suspense and the weird as long as they have a substantial dystopian or post-apocalyptic element. We will not accept works with erotic or extreme sexually explicit elements. We will choose eight to ten stories to include in the anthology from author submissions to be published in both print and e-book formats. …

How to Submit
Send your full manuscript along with a query letter, brief bio and social media URLs to submissions@franklinkerr.com in a .DOC or .DOCX format with a subject line of “DWTF Anthology Submission / Your Name,” i.e. “DWTF Anthology Submission / John Doe.” Submissions should be formatted according to the Shunn Short Story Manuscript Formatting Guide here. We will send out acceptance notifications a few weeks after the submission deadline.

Find the complete details here: Call for Submissions: Horror Anthology | Franklin/Kerr Press


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