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Bloody Rock Anthology
Scary Dairy Press

Scary Dairy Press is seeking short story submissions between 2,000 and 5,000 words max for an anthology that combines a rock song theme and creepy horror into a tale that rocks readers to their bones! Anthology title pending the kinds of stories submitted and selected. For now, “Bloody Rock” is a placeholder.

This ear-bursting anthology draws inspiration from the terrifying tunes of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. Stories need not use the song title as the story title. Stories must not use the original song lyrics, however the song inspiring the tale should be clear. We are looking for stories that channel deathly waves on the air! Bonus points if tales champion animals or animal rights (animals can be our heroes!), focus on human rights, climate change, gender issues, and other important social issues. Any tale that combines terrifying tunes and creepy tales is welcome as long as we can pick it up, play it and shiver!

Stories for this horror anthology may include additional elements of dark fiction, dark fantasy, speculative fiction, sci-fi or bizarro as long as horror is the primary venue. Your story may occur in any time, place or space. Mix it up, but make it thought provoking and disturbing to the human conscience. It’s up to you whether you curse the world with the Monster Mash or end the tale making every day Halloween.

Market Submission Schedule
  • Submission Window - Aug 1, 2021 thru Nov 30, 2021 (Ends 42 days from now)

Market Genres
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Short Story
2000 to 5000 words
3 cents/word

Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Reprints?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: No

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Min: 4 | Average: 10.00 | Median: 9 | Max: 17
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Listing added: 20 July 2021

Last officially checked: 20 July 2021

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