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ESCAPE: An Unsettling Reads Horror/Thriller Anthology
Unsettling Reads

Note: limit one submission.

Picture yourself in an old theater. Velvet curtains, plush seats. Ornate sconces line dark walls. The smell of popcorn coated in sticky butter permeates the air. Lights dim, and the screen flickers to life. Film spools onto a spinning reel, and jittery images appear. Monsters and horrors come to life before your very eyes. But, what if they decide they don’t want to stay on the screen? What if their creators are equally as gruesome? What happens when abominations of imagination come to life? Help us discover what lurks in the shadows.

Respect the genre norms from the Horror/Thriller genres (and their associated sub-genres).

For an excellent overview of the elements within and differences between these genres, check out this link.

Feature the 1920’s prominently in the setting of the story

Feature film and/or cinema

We’re looking for stories that focus on the theme: IN THE SHADOWS

Read the contract terms carefully for non-standard terms that may affect an author keeping control of their own work, such as transfer of copyright, lack of time-based reversion of rights clause, or editing pieces without the authors approval.

Market Submission Schedule
  • Submission Window - Jun 1, 2023 thru Sep 30, 2023 (Ends 115 days from now)

Market Genres

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Short Story
1500 to 5000 words

Market Submission Types
AI Submissions?: Unknown Policy
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: No
Translations: Original Language Only

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Listing added: 25 May 2023

Last officially checked: 25 May 2023

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