A Midas Clutch: Tales of Opulent Horror (Lethe Press)



Avarice and a fealty to Mammon are elements of this forthcoming anthology slated for January of 2018. Lethe is seeking weird and eerie stories of people consumed by wealth. Each tale must be suffused with the trappings of the well-to-do. Decadence should be paramount. However, we do not want these tales to be moralistic; we're celebrating those who can buy the finest things in life...they just happen to be the leads in a horror story. The better stories will incorporate status and wealth as both character traits and elements of the plot. For an excellent example, we recommend "Dirty American" by Lara Elena Donnelly or "His Mouth Will Taste of Wormwood" by Poppy Z. Brite. Our preference is for stories that are contemporary but we are willing to read and purchase a few historical tales. No vampire or zombie tales.


Market Submission Schedule
  • Permanently closing for submissions on Jan 1, 2018 (Begins 189 days from now)

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Horror

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Short Story
4000 to 7500 words
5 cents/word

Novelette
7500 to 14000 words
5 cents/word


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