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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Couldn't have put it better myself.ReplyDelete
Sounds like a great antho! How long will submissions be open?
Until we fill em, Vickie. Looking forward to seeing a sub from you.ReplyDelete
oh wow. gottta give THAT a try.ReplyDelete
Yes you do!ReplyDelete
I think I have something for you, Chris...ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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.
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.
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...ReplyDelete
Then again... Obsession is almost finished... it will run around 3,000 words.ReplyDelete
Let me sharpen my pencils and see if I can't get this in.
And it's in the ether...ReplyDelete
Just sent mine in... let me know if you wish different formatting. :)ReplyDelete
Is there payment?ReplyDelete
I'm thinking up a piece as I'm typing and will submit in the next few days. Hopefully I'll make the deadline.ReplyDelete
Rob: No. Any proceeds will go toward covering costs. Anything beyond that will be donated to charity.ReplyDelete
Graham: I look forward to reading your submission.
Good stuff you two.ReplyDelete
I love that anything over and above costs, you are donating to charity. You and Nigel are incredible! :)ReplyDelete
Cool! Fresh faces and views.The last one was a blast to write for. The new one looks great too. Looking forward to it!ReplyDelete
Just took my shot. Hopefully my submission is on target.ReplyDelete
Too late to submit? And does sarcastic horror count?ReplyDelete
Send it over, DougReplyDelete