Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Queer Gothic Anthology

Open call for submissions for a *Queer Gothic Anthology* to be published by
*QueeredFiction* where genre is queered. Deadline is 31st August 2009. We're
looking for gothic tales of horror and romance. Your submission should be a
short story between 3,000 and 10,000 words. We are seeking fiction with
positive images of queer characters. We’re not looking for clich├ęs. We do
not want reprints. We are seeking first world rights for this anthology
which will be published as an eBook and in Print format. Full guidelines
here .

Submissions open: *1st June 2009 to 31st August 2009*

As a queer publisher, QueeredFiction would like to have an emphasis on the
queer community as a whole, rather than by segments. So ideally the perfect
submission would have 'queer characters' in the forefront and in the
background ... just mainly prominent!

*Gothic fiction (sometimes referred to as Gothic horror) is a genre of
literature that combines elements of both horror and romance. *
*[...]*
*Prominent features of Gothic fiction include terror (both psychological and
physical), mystery, the supernatural, ghosts, haunted houses and Gothic
architecture, castles, darkness, death, decay, doubles, madness, secrets and
hereditary curses.The stock characters of Gothic fiction include tyrants,
villains, bandits, maniacs, Byronic heroes, persecuted maidens, femmes
fatales, madwomen, magicians, vampires, werewolves, monsters, demons,
revenants, ghosts, perambulating skeletons, the Wandering Jew and the Devil
himself.

2 comments:

Mister Santiago said...

is it me or diod u guys forget the link or contact adress??

Queered said...

Mister Santiago: The full guidelines are up at http://www.queeredfiction.com/queer_gothic.htm and you can keep an eye on our anthology requirements at the QueeredFiction projects page and follow us on Twitter. Thanks for your interest in QueeredFiction.

James Rasmussen