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Impressions Anthology Series

EMBERLETTER PRESS, in association with HAMLET PRODUCTIONS and STUDIOCOR3, presents IMPRESSIONS VOLUME 1, a new multimedia anthology series from the mind of author and filmmaker Geoff Emberlyn. Life and death, denail and loss, sadness and the surreal are all captured here in 22 tales of imaginative horror, dark fantasy, science fiction, the macabre, the cosmic, and the weird.

FROM EP’s EDITOR IN CHIEF GEOFF EMBERLYN: My tastes are all over the place, but what really clicks with me in general—and with this project more specifically—are stories that take me somewhere interesting. Imagination and experimentation are key. I value weird structures, novel narrative devices, new spins on old settings, and fresh perspectives. Basically, if you have a weird little story in your drawer that you love but haven’t been able to place, send it my way!

To be more concrete, I’m looking for horror, dark fantasy, and strange sci-fi. I gravitate toward the surreal, the cosmic, and the psychological. Themes that resonate with volume one of this project are death, loss, love, grief, trauma, self-exploration, discovery, and hope. Super-bleak endings are a harder sell—though I’ve certainly written a couple for this collection myself—and I’m not a big fan of body horror or anything extremely gory (though, again, I’ll read just about anything if it’s good and unique.)

This project will have highly visual and auditory elements, from podcasts to short films to artwork. So, the more I can see your story, the better. This does not mean I only want cinematic stories. That word gets bandied around too much and often has more to do with pacing and plot than the quality of description and prose. I’m talking about the ability to travel into your story—to find something tangible there that I can mold and play with and picture expressed in another medium. So whether you’re presenting a high-energy cosmic epic or a quiet, stream-of-conscious chamber piece, I should be able to visualize the tale you’re telling.

Market Submission Schedule
  • Submission Window - Apr 8, 2024 thru Apr 30, 2024 (Ends 6 days from now)

Market Genres
Science Fiction

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

Market Submission Types
AI Submissions?: Not Allowed
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: Yes
Translations: Original Language Only

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