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Open Call: Eat the Rich


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Eat the Rich

A speculative fiction anthology of billionaires being eaten. That’s it, full stop. Give us carnivores, cannibals, kaiju, cryptids, and, of course, capitalist comeuppance. So long as some kind of obnoxiously wealthy fuck gets eaten — somewhere, somewhen, somehow — the sky’s the limit.




DEADLINE:

April 30th (or May 15th)


Submissions will be open from April 1 – April 30, 2024. Submissions will be kept open for BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, chronically-ill/disabled, and writers from other historically marginalized groups until May 15, 2024.


WORDCOUNT:


from 100 up to 8,000 words is acceptable, but between 2K – 6K is the sweet spot


PAYMENT:


*payment for accepted stories is $.05 per word and a paperback of the anthology you’re in





 

WHAT THEY'RE SEEKING:


Eat the Rich is a speculative fiction anthology of billionaires being eaten. That’s it, full stop. Give us carnivores, cannibals, kaiju, cryptids, and, of course, capitalist comeuppance. So long as some kind of obnoxiously wealthy fuck gets eaten — somewhere, somewhen, somehow — the sky’s the limit.

  • we’re looking for interpretations of literally being eaten, but what that means is entirely up to you

  • billionaires are the cause of 9 out of 10 problems, but if you want to set your sights on lower-tier wealth, go ahead

PLEASE DON'T SEND:


[hard limits go here]


REPRINTS: [YES/NO]


SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS: [YES/NO]


  • misogyny, sexism, racism, ableism, and homophobic and transphobic bullshit will not be tolerated

  • pulp, bizarro, and transgressive writing are all a-okay, so long as they don’t do any of the above

  • *anything that could be a right-wing talking point is emphatically not for us*to reiterate: pro-capitalism, pro-cop stances are a surefire way to get yourself an ice-cold form rejection

  • no A.I.-generated anything

  • ChatGPT can rot in Robot Hell



MULTIPLE SUBMISSIONS: [YES/NO]


*please send only one story at a time


*if you’re rejected, feel free to try again — once, for a total of two submissions per anthology



FORMATTING GUIDELINES:


  • try to keep your formatting to something vaguely resembling Shunn


SUBMITTING:


please include a cover letter


*something simple like “hey, here’s my story” is perfectly fine; we just like knowing there’s a human on the other end


*seriously, a fully-blank email is a good way to start off on the absolute wrong foot



*questions and queries go to TheEvilClowns [at] AtomicCarnivalBooks [dot] com



ESTIMATED RESPONSE TIME:


we’ll try to respond to all stories within a month of receipt (but please give us 8 weeks before querying)



 

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