Upper Rubber Boot Books has an open call for creepy and terrifying speculative fiction by women and gender-minority writers. It’s called Sharp & Sugar Tooth: Women Up To No Good and will be edited by Octavia Cade for publication in late 2018 or early 2019. Payment is 6¢/word for up to 5,000 words.
Sharp & Sugar Tooth is looking for creepy, seductive stories about the dark side of culinary life. The emphasis should be on the preparation, or the consumption, of food—horrifying, mouth-watering stories that make us hungry despite ourselves. … subversive, diverse stories with protagonists who identify as girls/women are appreciated. We want these characters in the kitchen—and out of it—using their butcher knives and baking skills to create meals that are dark and lovely and empowering, because consumption has a dangerous and tempting taste…
Stories can be any variety of fantasy or science fiction, provided the element of horror is present. Strong language and sex is no problem, but we’re not interested in torture-porn of humans or animals (regardless of whether they end up on a plate). …
Works should be original, though translations of works previously unpublished in English are eligible. In that case, both author and translator will receive full payment.
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