CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS, Reel Dark: Twisted Fantasies Projected on the Flickering Page

Attention all writers with a dark side! Here’s the official call for a book I’ll be editing with Pamela Turner:Microsoft Word - ReelDarkCallforSubmissionsCALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: BlackWyrm Publishing is opening several positions in its spring short fiction anthology for general submissions. We offer professional rates (typically $.05/word, negotiable upon acceptance) for writers qualified to be full members of professional organizations such as the HWA, MWA, RWA, and SFWA; other stories accepted through general submissions receive a flat semi-professional rate of $25. All contributors receive copies. The collection, tentatively titled Reel Dark: Twisted Fantasies Projected on the Flickering Page, focuses on the infection of (prose-fictional or poetic) worlds by movies. We want innovative approaches: if you think endless references to films or characters stepping into or off of the screen is innovative, reconsider submitting. Although the anthology as a whole will be dark in tone, it will speak to a range of audiences interested in horror, science-fiction, fantasy, mystery/suspense, and/or romance (particularly paranormal). Stories should not exceed 3,500 words. Submissions are open now and close November 1, 2014. We intend to launch the collection at the World Horror Convention in May 2015. Submit stories in standard manuscript format via Direct questions about the focus, rates, etc. to Editor-in-Chief L. Andrew Cooper via Submissions sent directly to the editor will be deleted unread. Authors accepted or invited to submit may join the group at for more information.


  1. CH Kelly says:

    I have submitted my short story A Story of the London Fog. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

  2. ttaylor297 says:

    I have submitted my short, EMPLOY, a kind of prequel to a “chain” of events that took place in Texas a great many years ago.

    Enjoy and thank you.

  3. W.E.M. says:

    Are we talking about Movie monster tropes infecting the real world, or literally something from the silver screen tearing its way into the real world to suck the marrow from the bones of virgins?

  4. I sent an inquiry but decided to take my chances and submit my story about a cat. The title is The Cat and hope you enjoy it. Thanks for inviting me to participate.

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