Anthology Call: DYERS EVE
1/7/2010 4:53:00 AM
by Nickolaus A. Pacione
|The anthology call for the AuthorsDen.com Horror anthology -- Matt and company came to me years ago about this one. Now I thought it was time to do the guidelines.
This project doesn't have a title yet but when I get the stories I will come up with one. There will be three books planned for this. Since ralan.com isn't running my GL's I am relying on facebook and myspace to make it happen. When the first Tabloid was done, the guidelines were just on Xanga.com (so go and bombblast the message boards with this.)
This is what I am seeking, Gothic Horror Fiction without the erotic content (violent and visceral perfect. Think a Grindhouse take on gothic horror. Read House of Spiders 3 for an idea what I want. Hit hard -- very hard with it. I want this to go toe to toe with Chimeraworld, but on a more epic scale -- Mike be prepared to have run for your money. Go House of Pain on their ass, you House of Pain guys already know what I have in mind. House of Pain was a grindhouse horror site. As I said with TPII -- go hard or go home. In other words be ready to come in guns blazing. Something that gives a loud middle finger. Not horror that gets people laid, horror that is written to rule the world.)
What I am going for is similar to METALLICA's ...AND JUSTICE FOR ALL. DYERS EVE is the final track. The line -- "I've outgrown that fucking lullabye"
Be sure to include social commentary (drug abuse, suicide, anti-abortion [I'm pro-life -- my story for this is done. I needed a vehicle to unleash it}, political violence, mental illness, war, and God -- it's a secular anthology but I want to feature three Christian authors if they can do the Grindhouse style. Don't be preachy about it if you're going to a God story -- I want a raw vulgar display of power. If the story is able to hit me between the eyes, its in.)
Think H.P. Lovecraft, Rod Serling, John Milton, William Hope Hodgson, Bruce Dickinson (the novel, Chemical Wedding,) Barbara Shenouda, Stephen King, and Joe Hill.
Word count: 6000-20,000 words (I want opuses with this)
Send submissions to Lakefossilpress.gmail.com as a .doc attachment
This is a 4theluv project and will be distributed at night clubs when I do signings.
The Page count I am aiming for is 280 pages (And will be published with lulu.com in Association with AuthorsDen.com, with an ISBN so it would be sold on Amazon.com. Matt Miller been asking me for years to do the guidelines for the AuthorsDen project I didn't have a lot of time.)
I am trying not to repeat the Tabloid Purposes series, I want to create something new and a lot darker with it -- something that will deliver the scares, and a really dark scare at that. Spiritual warfare themes are fine -- just be visceral with it, don't hold back on the language either. I want this thing to be the most brutal and the darkest thing I ever produced as Grigori 3 said in the inside of their CD -- you will listen.
Fist time writers welcome, in fact they're encouraged. Just hit hard and fast with your story.
Feel free to spread these on your myspace bulletins.
The DEADLINE -- June 1, 2010. Pubdate -- my birthday.
Publisher: AUTHORSDEN.com with Lulu.com. I want to hit harder than TP and Library of Unknown Horrors.
Lake Fossil Press
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