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Open Submissions: Deathcap and Hemlock


Deathcap and Hemlock: Pride Month Special


We’re looking for recipes with representation, or which touch on themes that would be appropriate.


Submission Window:

We will be open March 15-31, 2023.


WORDCOUNT:


The sweet spot is about 200-400 words. If a piece is over 500, make sure the length is motivated.


PAYMENT:


Pay is $10 USD per recipe, flat, via paypal.





 

WHAT THEY'RE SEEKING:


Recipes that hint at a deeper narrative without violating the recipe structure will catch our eye. We are looking for short pieces, formatted like actual recipes (ingredients list, steps, measurements (metric, imperial; weight or volume—you decide!)). A short introductory paragraph to the recipe is okay, but optional.


Themes that are likely to mean you have a lot of competition in the slush include: revenge poisonings, transformation magic (eat something and it turns you into x), unwitting cannibalism.



PLEASE DON'T SEND:


We are not looking for stories about food or prose descriptions of how to make something. We are also not looking for anything that threatens actual people or real recipes for a poison that could be followed by readers. This is not a how-to site: we want speculative elements, we want recipes that ignite imagination (not felonies). Think outside the box of cereal killers.


REPRINTS: [YES/NO]


SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS: [YES/NO] Please let me know if your story is no longer available so I can congratulate you!


MULTIPLE SUBMISSIONS: [YES/NO] *Please limit subs to no more than two recipes per submission.


EXTRA INFORMATION:


Our June recipes will be themed for Pride month. We’re looking for recipes with representation, or which touch on themes that would be appropriate. If you are an LGBTQ+ author and would like to submit a recipe for our June Special Menu, the subject line of your email should read “RECIPE SUBMISSION - [your name] - Pride” during the March submissions period.


FORMATTING GUIDELINES:


Email your recipe in the usual formatting (loosely, Shunn, but we do not need your address).


SUBMITTING:


  • Send it to deathcapandhemlock[at]gmail.com as an attachment .

  • Subject line should read: “RECIPE SUBMISSION - [your name]"

  • You should receive a receipt confirmation and all submissions will receive a response (acceptance/rejection).




RIGHTS REQUESTED:


We purchase worldwide first-rights for one month and a non-exclusive license to publish thenceforth.


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