Bad Dream Entertainment wants short stories that teeter on the line between horror and humor for an upcoming anthology. The editors write:
For our first new anthology of short fiction after a two year hiatus, Bad Dream is now accepting submissions of humorous dark fiction. Editor Brett Reistroffer is looking for original horror fiction with a strong sense of comedy, and most themes, subjects, and settings are welcome but standard genre tropes are definitely discouraged (vampires, zombies, werewolves, etc.). The comedic aspect can be goofy and slapstick or black and morbid, just as long as there are equal amounts of darkness and humor. Horror has always been fertile ground for that unique juxtaposition and it’s exactly what we are looking for …
Submitting to Bad Dream Entertainment
- Publisher: Bad Dream Entertainment
- Publication type: anthology
- Editor: Brett Reistroffer
- Word count: 1,500–8,000 words
- Payment: 6¢/word plus royalties, split evenly among authors from 50% percent of the book’s gross sales profit
- Rights the publisher asks for: “First Rights for electronic and print mediums (in English only)”
- Deadline: December 31
- Response time: 2–4 weeks
- Format: Standard manuscript format in .doc, .txt, .odt, or .rtf. No PDFs.
- Will they take simultaneous submissions? Yes.
- Will they take multiple submissions? Yes, up to two submissions. Read more about multiple and simultaneous submissions.
- Will they take reprints? No. “First-time English translations are acceptable, however.”
- Who to contact with questions: email@example.com
Find more details at Submissions | Bad Dreams Entertainment, and don’t forget to tell them you found their submission call here!@BadDreamPub has a call out for humorous, short horror stories. Due December 31; pays 6¢/word plus royalties. Click To Tweet
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