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.

Guidelines

First and foremast, all submissions must be horror. However, we recognize that horror is a very broad and often 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 be within the horror genre, and MUST meet the following requirements:

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

12 point Arial, Calibri, or Courier font

Double-spaced

Submit via email to soteirapress@gmail.com

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

Reprints are considered as long as all rights have reverted to the author.

PLEASE NOTE: If your piece is accepted for publication, we take First Print and Electronic Publishing Rights. A copy of our publishing contract is available upon request.

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.

Horror USA: California

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

Stories must be horror, they must be original (no urban legends, creepypasta, or retellings of true crime), and must take place in California.

The submission deadline is 31 July 2019. Our target is 30 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.

The Monsters We Forgot

“The Monsters We Forgot” is an anthology with the theme of “forgotten folklore.” We’re looking for tales of urban legends, folktales, and fairy tales that nobody knows. In essence: we want you to make up an urban legend, folktale, fairy tale, cryptid, or piece of town lore and either write it, or write a story about people who are affected by it. For example: people who encounter the subject of the legend; how the legend came to be; how the legend affects people; people who lived through (or with?) it, and so on.

The submission deadline is 31 July 2019. Our target is 30 stories. Authors may submit as many stories as they wish, 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 Submission Opportunities

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. Submissions will open soon!

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. Submissions will open 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 Louisiana. Submissions will open soon!