Horror Anthologies Guidelines

Posted on May 19, 2009


Rymfire eBooks is a brand new ebook publisher actively seeking submissions for a horror anthologies series. There are very few markets for short horror stories. So here’s a chance to get published and make a little – and I do mean little — scratch.

Please pay attention to the reading period for each volume. Stories submitted before the reading period or after the reading period will be returned unread, NO EXCEPTIONS!


Horror eBook anthology: “Vermin”

Reading period: April 15 – July 15, 2009

The “Vermin” anthology will be stories about those tiny, menacing feet inside the walls, creatures watching you from the darkness of the halls at midnight. Make it creepy! And PLEASE no generic “rat-creature in the attic, kills the exterminator, etc.” tales. Be original!


Horror eBook anthology: “Heavy Metal Horror”

Reading period: May 15 – July 15, 2009

The “Heavy Metal Horror” anthology will be horror stories with heavy metal as a theme, a background or a plot. Heavy metal doesn’t have to dominate the story, the horror element does! There you go, wide open, and remember, be original!


Horror eBook anthology: “Revenant”

Reading period: June 1 – August 1, 2009

The “Revenant” anthology will be. horror stories about ghosts that haunt a particular area, are bound to a place, whether it’s the graveyard, a haunted house, Wal-Mart, wherever! There you go, wide open, and remember… be original!


Horror eBook anthology: “I, Executioner”

Reading period: June 15 – August 15, 2009

The “I, Executioner” anthology will be horror stories, NOT fantasy tales! We’re looking for stories of executioners, carnifex, butchers.


Horror eBook anthology: “State of Horror: Louisiana”

Reading period: July 1 – September 1,  2009

The “State of Horror: Louisiana” anthology will be horror stories set in Louisiana. We are NOT looking for New Orleans Voodoo Queens stories, we’re looking for something different, but the state has to be featured in the tale! 


Anthology submission guidelines: We will return (unread) anything not within these guidelines.

Length: 2,500 – 7,500 words

How to submit: You can submit a story as either an attachment in Word or in the body of an e-mail to: subs@rymfireebooks.com
Please put the title of the specific horror anthology (such as “I, Executioner”) in the subject of the e-mail and give a word count in the e-mail itself, even if the story also has it listed.
We do NOT accept snail mail. Our reading time is usually 6-8 weeks. NO multiple submissions. NO exceptions. Reprints accepted.

Payment: We pay $3.00* for each story accepted via PayPal. That’s it. We are a brand new eBook-only publisher looking to get the name out there and get some quality releases under our belts without making the mistake of so many other small-press publishers and overdoing it in the beginning. We pay everyone once the anthology has been officially filled. If this is acceptable, kindly submit to us.

Our eBooks will generally sell for around $2.99. We offer the $3.00 flat rate, but an author can earn royalties after each 150 eBooks sold as follows:
1-149 eBooks sold = $3.00 flat advance
150-300 eBooks sold = an additional $3.00 per author
301-450 eBooks sold = an additional $3.00 per author

ALL of the authors will receive monthly sales statements to see where your eBook stands and how your sales compare to the other anthologies and novellas

For more information go to Rymfire eBooks Submission Guidelines

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