Calls for Submissions
for furry anthologies, go here
Night of the Howling Dead
Deadline: December 8th, 2023
Word count: Up to 8,000 words; a little above and a little below will be acceptable, but remember we are looking for flash fiction. If your story is excessively longer than 8,000 words it is likely to be rejected. You may send up to three stories, but we will only be accepting one per author.
Payment: Authors will receive $10 USD and a free contributors copy of the final book.
Tentative release date: Early April 2024
Zombies in film and literature have evolved since their conceptions. What once were lumbering, murderous corpses are now...well, still murderous corpses. But with the passing years, zombies have grown and they've become faster, smarter, more bloodthirsty, in some instances scarier, but also have had added depths and dimensions to each portrayal beyond lumbering, murderous corpses. Back in October of 2021, the paws of the undead clawed up and broke through the dirt, and The Howling Dead was released to strike fear into the hearts of the living.
And now, the dead rise once again, in this planned sequel NIGHT OF THE HOWLING DEAD!
In this second installment exploring the furry undead, we're looking for even more stories of the reanimated furry dead, ready to stalk and walk through the night. There is no hard and fast rule as to what type of zombie you wish to write about or what mythos or legend piques your interest. They can be reminiscent of the meandering, flesh-eating creatures as seen in George A. Romero's 1968 classic "Night of the Living Dead" or they can be the horrifyingly fast and brutal revenants from more modern works like "Train to Busan". We're looking for a variety of stories, featuring different takes on the zombie-subgenre, whether hilarious, horrifying, or heartbreaking.
Each story needs to be furry in nature and feature undead characters. Zombies are the traditional norm, but do not feel limited if your knowledge of folklore and myths go deeper to incorporate into your story!
Word Count: 2,500-8,000 words. A little above or a little below will be acceptable. You may send up to three stories, but we will only be accepting one per author.
Deadline: DECEMBER 8, 2023
Please have all your submissions
Things we will NOT accept:
Racism, sexism, or discrimination presented in a positive light.
Pedophilia or sex with characters under the age of 18 presented in a positive light.
Rape, torture, dubious consent, forced seduction presented in a positive light.
Snuff, necrophilia ((we understand that this is a zombie anthology but please, JUST DON'T GO THERE!)), or bestiality presented in a positive light.
If you are in doubt, ASK. Better to ask than to get rejected. (restrictions borrowed from Voice: https://t.co/MWykJ6RY36)
And if you are not sure about whether your story fits into our anthology, you can email us at email@example.com.
Please send all completed submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Howling Dead” and your name/penname in the subject line.