ProleSCARYet: Tales of Horror and Class Warfare will be an e-book anthology about the horrors of capitalism. We want monstrous bosses, jobs from literal Hell, working class folks fighting back against great cosmic evils, and any other wild idea you can come up with. As long as it’s anti-capitalist and horror, it’s good. We also welcome dark weird fiction and horror-adjacent sci-fi.
The anthology is open to all writers, but we would especially like submissions from anti-capitalist writers of marginalized groups.
Stories should be between 1,000 and 4,500 words.
Multiple submissions are not allowed. Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but withdraw your submission immediately if it gets accepted elsewhere. No reprints.
Open for submissions November 1st, 2020 – November 30th, 2020.
We will announce accepted submissions by January 15th, 2020.
Anthology will be published in spring 2021.
OTHER SUBMISSION CONSIDERATIONS
- If you’re retreading old ground and well-established tropes, make it fresh.
- We’re fine with horror that has erotic elements, but emphasis should be on the horror.
- Yes, make it anti-capitalist, but don’t be moralizing. We want nuance.
- Stories that deal with bigotry are fine, but bigoted stories are not.
- Splatterpunk is fine, but gore and extreme elements should serve story, character, and theme.
Use standard manuscript format. Send a doc/docx attachment. Do not copy-paste your story into the body of the email or submit it in any other format — we won’t read it if you do.
Please send submission to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name, story title, and word count in the subject heading (e.g., Karl Marx — “Capitalism Bad” — 3,500 Words”).
Include an author bio of under 100 words and no more than two links to accompany your story.
$75 via PayPal for a short story after contract signing and final edits, and a free e-book copy of the anthology following publication.
Half the proceeds from this anthology will go to Labor Rights, an organization advocating for the rights of workers around the world. The other half of proceeds will go toward funding a future anthology project.
Exclusive First Worldwide Publication and Electronic Rights for three months, and non-exclusive rights thereafter.