SUBMISSIONS

At this time, we are primarily seeking short stories between 500 and 7500 words for themed anthologies. These submissions will be given priority.

We’re currently open to submissions of novels, novellas, and short fiction.

You will be notified whether your submission is accepted or rejected. For anthology pieces, you will be notified no later than four weeks after the submission deadline. For all other pieces, you will be notified within 10 weeks of the date of your submission. If you have not received a response by that time, please email us.

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Guidelines

First and foremost, all submissions must be horror.

However, we recognize that horror is a very broad and nuanced genre. To that end, we’ll read stories that fit into other genres (thriller, family drama, coming of age, science fiction, fantasy, comedy, romance, et cetera) as long as the story contains horror, and as long as horror is integral to the narrative.

ALL submissions MUST meet the following requirements:

Submit all documents as an attachment in .doc, .docx, or .pages format

12 point standard font (Times New Roman, Arial, Calibri, Courier, etc)

Double-spaced

Submit via email to soteirapress@gmail.com

In the body of the email, include your name and contact information.

Unpublished stories are given preference, but we consider reprints on a case by case basis, as long as all rights have reverted to the author.

If your previously unpublished piece is accepted for publication in an anthology, we take First Print and Electronic Publishing Rights, with exclusivity for twelve months from the date of publication.

If we accept your reprint for publication in an anthology, we take nonexclusive reprint rights.

A copy of our publishing contract is available upon request.

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Open Submissions: Anthologies

These are general guidelines for ALL anthology submissions.

We’re looking for stories between 500 – 7500 words. A few words under or over won’t necessarily disqualify a story, but please keep as close to the guidelines as possible.

Stories MUST fit within the horror genre.

What Monsters Do For Love

An anthology dedicated to both human and inhuman monsters, and the things – wonderful, monstrous, and everything in between – that they do for love.

Stories must be horror, they must be original, and they must fit the anthology theme.

Submissions close 31 October, 2019. Our target is 50 stories. There is no limit on the number of submissions per author, but we reserve the right to limit the number of accepted stories per author.

As payment, authors will receive royalties divided by word count.

Horror USA: Texas

The second entry in an anthology series showcasing horror in every state, “Horror USA: Texas” is all about the terrors, horrors, creeps, and shrieks found in Texas.

Stories must be horror, they must be original, and must take place in Texas.

The submission deadline is 6 October 2019. Our target is 50 stories. There is no limit on the number of submissions per author, but we reserve the right to limit the number of accepted stories per author.

As payment, authors will receive royalties divided by word count.

Horror USA: Washington

The third entry in an anthology series showcasing horror in every state, “Horror USA: Washington” is all about the terrors, horrors, creeps, and shrieks found in Washington State.

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PLEASE NOTE: Stories must be horror, they must be original, and they must take place in Washington State.

The submission deadline is 6 October 2019. The anthology target is 50 stories. There is no limit on the number of submissions per author, but we reserve the right to limit the number of accepted stories per author.

As payment, authors will receive royalties divided by word count.

UPCOMING

Upcoming Submission Opportunities

Please check back regularly for updates on upcoming projects.

A Monster Told Me Bedtime Stories

Horrifying bedtime stories to induce nightmares. Submissions opening soon!

Horror USA: Louisiana

The fourth entry in an anthology series showcasing horror in every state, “Horror USA: Louisiana” is all about the terrors, horrors, creeps, and shrieks found in the Pelican State. Submissions opening soon!