Halloween Poetry Reading—See Web site. Address Adele Gardner. “The Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Assn. will once again host a Halloween Poetry Reading in 2019! Visit [the Web site below] for past years’ readings and to check out our 2019 content when it goes live.”
“Would you like to contribute? Starting September 1 and continuing through October 26, 2019, current SFPA members (http://sfpoetry.com/) are invited to submit an MP3 audio file of a Halloween or horror-themed poem. Poems must be the original work of the person submitting but may be performed by anyone. A brief bio (100 words maximum) and brief explanation of the poem (including credits, if previously published) should be provided with each submission, along with performer name (if read by someone other than the author).”
“Please note that we are equally happy to receive both reprints and new work (and if your work is available online, we’d love to share the link).”
“Up to one poem per member may be accepted; however, poets may submit up to five poems at a time for consideration if they so choose. Poems by nonmembers are not eligible.”
“Members are also welcome to submit artwork for the Halloween page (300 DPI resolution). Member artists may submit multiple images, though preference will be given to artwork submitted by poets to complement their poems. In both cases, please send your work to Adele Gardner [E-mail address below], with the subject line: ‘SFPA 2019 Halloween Poetry Reading: [Creator’s name].'”
“Thank you, and I look forward to listening to, looking at, and admiring your work!” [E-mail: email@example.com; http://sfpoetry.com/halloween.html]. Opens: September 1, 2019; Deadline: October 26, 2019.
Monsters, Movies, & Mayhem Anthology—WordFire Press; See Web site. Executive Editor: Kevin J. Anderson.
“Lights! Camera! Monsters?”
“We’ve all experienced a night out at the movies. Are you old enough to remember the drive-in? Do you dare build a movie theater in your basement and invite monsters and mayhem to your home? Monsters, Movies, & Mayhem is a collection of tales involving monsters and the chaos they create in the movie world.”
“Your monster may be that unidentifiable substance growing at the back of the popcorn popper at your local theater concession stand; the zombie who wants to be a movie star but is tired of being typecast; the scriptwriter’s muse who turns out to be an alien with an agenda; the diva director who comes in to ‘save’ your latest film. The monster does not have to be the main character, but does have to be vital to the story. (No copyrighted characters or REAL movies, please!) Movies can be interpreted as a story set within a fully conscious cinematic world, or involving the act of watching a film, or having a character who thoroughly enjoys movies. And mayhem should speak for itself.”
“Unleash your inner beast and keep the rest of us awake at night with your stories of humor, horror, or plain ol’ weirdness. Funny or grim, unsettling or cozy, we are open to anything. Make us laugh! Make us sigh! Make us scream!”
Genre: “Original short stories that feature a monster in a movie setting, to include a mix of science fiction, fantasy, horror, alien, magical, witchcraft, AI, and romance elements. Must be appropriate for a ‘PG-13’ audience. Please, no copyrighted characters and no real movies.”
Length: “Up to 6000 words.”
Rate: Pays “6¢/word, on acceptance.”
Rights: “First Anthology Rights; rights revert to author one month after publication; publisher retains non-exclusive right to include in anthology as a whole.”
Due: “We are open to submissions September 1 through October 31, 2019.”
“Submit stories in a Microsoft Word or RTF file in standard manuscript format to [E-mail address below].”
“One submission per person, please.”
“Edited by Kevin J. Anderson with an editorial team provided by Western Colorado University Graduate Program in Creative Writing, Publishing MA students.”
“Anthology made possible by a generous contribution from Draft2Digital.”
[E-mail: Submissions: firstname.lastname@example.org; https://wordfirepress.com/anthology-guidelines/]. Opens: September 1, 2019; Deadline: October 31, 2019.