Saturday, March 10, 2012

Submissions Open: PULP INK 2

Pulp Ink is back--and like an HGH-injecting professional athlete, it's only getting stronger. We just hit 500 sales and are still in the top 100 mystery anthologies on Amazon.

That's why co-editor Nigel Bird and I are getting the band back together...

It's time for Pulp Ink 2. 

This collection will be a bit different than volume 1. This time we're looking crime AND horror stories. (Mash-ups of the two are also encouraged.) It's going to be a bit leaner than the original--fifteen stories.

But we still want that Pulp Ink attitude--fun, dark, action-packed fiction with characters who like to swear. (For more information, go buy the book.)

You want in?

Here's what we're looking for:
-- Crime, horror, and crime/horror
-- No traditional mysteries, police/PI procedurals, slasher/serial killer stuff, or people-talking-at-a-table stories
-- 1000-5000 words
-- MS Word documents only
-- One submission per author
-- Include a bio at the end of the story
-- No reprints
-- Unlike the first volume, this will not be tied to any particular theme

Got it? Good. Send it over to chris.rhatigan@gmail.com.

23 comments:

  1. Couldn't have put it better myself.

    Get writing.

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  2. Hello,
    Sounds like a great antho! How long will submissions be open?

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  3. Until we fill em, Vickie. Looking forward to seeing a sub from you.

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  4. I think I have something for you, Chris...

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  5. Are stories previously posted on my blog (flash challenge) precluded from entry? I've a short and sweet (1,000 word) piece I would love to give some exposure.

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  6. Hey Veronica!

    Unfortunately, yes, if it was up on a blog that does count as published. We're looking for fiction that hasn't appeared anywhere else.

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  7. Dang!

    Okay... thanks, Chris. Not sure I've got time to write something from scratch before the slots are filled... might still have a go... can always save it for something later.

    Best of luck with the anthology... let me know when it is published... I do want to read everyone's stories.

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  8. Hi Chris - is the word count super-strict? I have one about 5.2k that I'd like to submit... it's been pruned a few times though so don't think I will get it go any lower by further tweaking...

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  9. Then again... Obsession is almost finished... it will run around 3,000 words.

    Let me sharpen my pencils and see if I can't get this in.

    :)

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  10. Just sent mine in... let me know if you wish different formatting. :)

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  11. I'm thinking up a piece as I'm typing and will submit in the next few days. Hopefully I'll make the deadline.

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  12. Rob: No. Any proceeds will go toward covering costs. Anything beyond that will be donated to charity.

    Graham: I look forward to reading your submission.

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  13. I love that anything over and above costs, you are donating to charity. You and Nigel are incredible! :)

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  14. Cool! Fresh faces and views.The last one was a blast to write for. The new one looks great too. Looking forward to it!

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  15. Just took my shot. Hopefully my submission is on target.


    Kevin

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  16. Too late to submit? And does sarcastic horror count?

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