As mentioned in the latest episode of The Bipolar Feminist Podcast, Beyond the Bounds of Infinity, published by Raw Dog Screaming Press, will be an anthology of cosmic horror and weird fiction written entirely by people from marginalised groups.
“The goal we have is to further aid in the reclamation of a genre from its hate-tinged roots by approaching it from a diverse perspective. Essentially, we want to bring forth stories that would make H.P. Lovecraft roll over in his grave,” it says on the Kickstarter fundraiser.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:
We are looking for original short stories of weird fiction and cosmic horror that coil up inside us and leave us begging (and fearing) for more. Any genre is fair game so long as it has a twisted knot of horror for a heart. While stories may contain violence, sexuality, and religion, we are not looking for extreme/splatter-punk, erotica, non-fiction, or religious diatribes.
Submission Window: September 15th – October 15th. Stories submitted before or after these dates will be deleted without being opened.
Word Count: 2000 – 4000 words. There is a limited amount of flexibility to these, but the farther outside of this range you go the less likely we are to choose your story.
Simultaneous Submissions: Yes. Just let us know in your email, and update us if the story is selected elsewhere.
Multiple Submissions: No. One submission per person.
Target Age Group: Mature Readers
Rights: World English first rights in print, electronic, audio, and ebook, including a six-month exclusivity period. All copyright belongs to the author.
Response Time: We hope to make selections and respond to authors within 1-2 Months from the close of submission.
Pay Rate: 8 cents per word.
Diversity – Our definition of diversity includes:
- Persons of Color
- Persons of Native American Heritage
- Persons identifying as LGBTQIA+
- Persons with disabilities
- Neurodivergent persons
- Persons adhering to historically marginalized or persecuted religions
Please email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “[Beyond the Bounds Submission – Story Title – Author Name]”. In your email include story word count, a brief bio, links to relevant social media and/or author websites, and a brief explanation of why you think you and your story are a fit for Beyond the Bounds of Infinity.
All submissions should be in Shunn Format.