Monstrous Outlines



Monstrous Outlines will be an anthology of horror and weird fiction with a focus on the theme of camouflage: people, entities, monsters, gods, even concepts, that masquerade as things other than themselves. Predators in plain sight, deities on their down time, sublime extra-dimensional terrors slumming in 4D. We want to see stories of exceptionally well done camouflage, all the more baffling and frightening for its seamless nature. We want to see stories of seeming where the hidden thing is poorly hidden for a number of reasons: perhaps there are layers to its camouflage, or perhaps it doesn’t care how well it hides. Imagine the moment when the perfectly hidden thing reveals itself. When the poorly hidden thing reveals itself. We’re also interested in duplicates, doppelgangers, and shapeshifters. Think John W. Campbell’s Who Goes There? and its cinematic offspring, The Thing, for the latter. The seed story for this anthology will be Algernon Blackwood’s classic tale, The Willows, a story of two worlds touching, of men meeting the unnameable through the medium of the nearest natural analogue, the titular willow trees.


Market Submission Schedule
  • Permanently closing for submissions on Dec 1, 2018 (Begins 67 days from now)

Market Genres, Styles & Subjects
Genres
Fantasy
Horror

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Flash
0 to 1000 words
2 cents/word

Short Story
1000 to 7000 words
2 cents/word


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

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There are 23 completed reports in the past 12 months.
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3 min | 44.34 mean avg | 35 median | 113 max days
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100.00%
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100.00% - avg 44 days (0.00% of rejections are personal)
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