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Open Call: Werewolf Charity Anthology


Werewolf Charity Anthology

We need more werewolves in horror! This horror anthology is focused on getting a collection of horror stories that really showcase the significance of werewolves in horror! Show us how unique werewolves can be! Show us that werewolves can exist as a focal point of horror without other creatures (i.e. vampires)!


DEADLINE [or Submission Window]:


March 1st, 2024 to April 1st, 2024


WORDCOUNT:


1,500 to 4,000


PAYMENT:


This is an unpaid charity anthology, as all proceeds will go to Wolf Conservation in South Salem, NY. You can learn more about them here.



 

WHAT THEY'RE SEEKING:


We are seeking werewolf stories to really showcase how great these furry beasts are! We are looking for dark and unique takes on a werewolf classic. Horror comedies are accepted, so long as they are not strictly comedic in nature. Take werewolf lore and make it your own! Do something with these versatile creatures that hasn't been done before, or isn't done enough.


PLEASE DON'T SEND:


  • Stories that are not horror.

  • Stories that are not about werewolves.

  • Erotica

  • Nothing racist/sexist/homophobic/transphobic/etc. Bigoted characters are fine (we’d love to see a few of those get eaten), but we won’t be accepting stories with harmful takeaways.

  • This should go without saying, but we’re going to say it, NO AI GENERATED STORIES. We will blacklist you if you submit a story that you did not write.


REPRINTS: [YES/NO]


SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS: [YES/NO]


We are allowing simultaneous submissions BUT please include a note if it is being considered elsewhere, and please let us know as soon as possible if you have a piece accepted elsewhere or otherwise need to withdraw it from consideration.


MULTIPLE SUBMISSIONS: [YES/NO]


A total story count has not yet been decided for this call. We’ll read up to three stories from a single writer, but will not be accepting more than one piece per author. Please submit all your pieces in the same email if submitting multiples.


EXTRA INFORMATION:


We are accepting stories from all voices. We are not interested in excluding any voices based on sex, gender, orientation, or background.


We also won’t be giving preferential treatment to established writers. We will be looking only at the quality and thematic relevance of the stories. As such, we welcome and encourage submissions from writers with few or no publication credits.


FORMATTING GUIDELINES:


We ask that you put the title of the piece and your name/pen name at the top so we can easily track submissions. Otherwise…


Please keep documents plain, including no headers or page numbers. All of those things will be done in the editing and formatting stage.


We ask that you keep fiction in a .doc or .docx file.


If there is something else you think we might be interested in that we have not listed, or you have other questions, please feel free to query.


SUBMITTING:


All submissions should be sent to [voicesfromthemausoleum@gmail.com]


We are not super picky about cover letters, which can be addressed to Angel, Editors, etc. We do however ask that you follow the guidelines listed below to help us keep track of your submission:


Please email us with the subject SUBMISSION: [Title] – Author Name - Word Count

(Example: SUBMISSION: What Sharp Teeth You have - Angel Krause - 2,578)


Include your cover letter in the body of the email with any information you’d like us to know about you, your piece, relevant trigger warnings, etc. This should include author bio and any socials you’d like included if your story is selected.


Please remember to tell us if what you’re submitting is a simultaneous submission.


Don’t forget to attach your work as a .doc or .docx file, along with a short, third person author bio.


ESTIMATED RESPONSE TIME:


We will be returning from hiatus during the time this call is open, so please be patient with responses.


We will not be sending any acceptances/rejections until after the submission window has closed. (Unless a submission doesn't follow guidelines for this call.)


RIGHTS REQUESTED:


We ask for Worldwide First Publication Rights, and 6 Month Exclusivity following the publication of the anthology. Exceptions will be made for “Best of” considerations upon request if the anthology is credited as the initial publisher.


 

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