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Death in the Mouth: an Anthology of Original Horror From People of Color



Description
Limited Demographic: BIPOC and other ethnically marginalized writers

Note: reprints are only allowed if they have not been published in prior paid publications.

What is horror to those living in the margins?
Where terror is systematized and in the very air everyone happily breathes?
A misheard word.
The thud of boots.
An impossible color.
A foreign growth.
DEATH IN THE MOUTH is a horror anthology showcasing BIPOC and other ethnically marginalized writers and artists from around the world.

Original manifestations of horror, dread, grief, fear, and anxiety. Embodiments of mania and displacements of faith. Harrowing ecstasy and debilitating hope. Consuming, relentless love. Transgressions of the body, the spirit, and the community. Quiet, creeping absurdities. Unique and terrifying alien mythology from the future. Weird and unsettling folklore from secondary worlds. Quiet contemporary techno-panic.
If that sounds broad, that’s because it is: our tastes run wide wide. We want to see stories written from places of boldness and tenderness. Stories that nauseate or introduce the smallest of psychic itches. Stories that span interstellar time or small, restrained fragments. Mixes of other genres (speculative, contemporary, “literary”, historical, etc) are great, but horror should be the focus.


This listing is permanently closed for submissions. This may mean one of several things:
  • It was always planned to be a limited-time project, such as a one-time anthology, and the limited-time submission window has ended.
  • The publisher has stated that they are permanently closed, or on hiatus with wording that makes it sound permanent.
  • The publication website is down in a way that appears to be permanent, and we haven't been able to find a new website for them.
  • The publication website is not down, but it appears to have been inactive for more than a year.


Market Genres
Genres
Fantasy
Historical
Horror
Literary
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Short Story
1000 to 6000 words
8 cents/word


Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Multiple Submissions?: Yes
Simultaneous Submissions?: Yes
Reprints/Originals?: Both
Translations: Original Language Only

Market Response Data
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Count:
There are 61 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 0 | Average: 7.08 | Median: 2 | Max: 61
Responded:
96.72%
Accepted:
11.47% - avg 8 days
Rejected:
81.96% - avg 6 days (22.00% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
3.27%
Dead Letters:
-
Lost/Returned:
-
Never Responded:
-
Withdrawn:
3.27%

Pending:
There are 0 pending responses.


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Listing added: 27 August 2021


Last officially checked: 27 August 2021


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