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    I've been feeling more and more anxious at night these days. Not sure why. But, I can't wait to get out of work tonight. They called me in early so I got some extra time on the clock.

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    Extra hours is good, no? More pay?

    I'm feeling more and more anxious these days, period. The kidlets don't return from Portugal until the 24th and I just want them home. *sigh*
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    Yeah, it's more money. I'll take it. Money is good and it pays bills.

    I can only imagine what you're going through while the kids are gone. But I'm sure they'll be just fine.

    The anxiety has been a new thing for me. Up until just a year ago or so, I never really had any anxiety, but it's just been a developing thing.

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    Here's an interesting little submission call. Might be worth taking a crack at it just for funsies.
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    I have one for that!

    OMG...I wrote it and forgot about it because it was...well, it was in the form of a newspaper article. But if I can dig it up, all it needs is some cleaning.

    Thanks!

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    Sorry for the over-sized graphic but the print is really small on this. The editor is hoping I'll sub something for it and I'd like to, I'm just not sure what. I'm still thinking about it.

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    Really sad to hear Darkfuse declared bankruptcy today. I have a good piece that I'd submitted six-months ago to the day that I was anxiously looking forward to a reply on.

    Ah well. Such is the writer's life.
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    You know, that sucks, but you're right--such is the life of a lot of publications.

    I'm hoping to get a webcam soon. Once I do, we should all have a group Skype session. Horror Hounds Unite!

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    Hi, Hounds! I've missed you guys. I hope someone has been feeding Selene and Elizabeth while I was away. It's good to be back.

    There's been some interesting things happening in Lilithville. I've been blogging. I finally found my niche: writing speculative fiction, including Horror. I also recently decided to move my blog from free hosting to paid hosting so I can provide life coach style help to writers struggling to get things done or with finding the process that works for them. I created a gofundme to cover the cost because I'm broke and both the epilepsy and depression have been kicking my ass. I won't bombard you with the link, but it is in my signature if anyone is interested.

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    Lillith! I've been wondering where you ran off to. I'm glad you're back. Sorry about getting your arse kicked around, but I totally understand it. I'm glad you found your niche. I hope you run with it.

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    So, the main places I was going to send my novella are now closed to submissions. Does anybody know of a place accepting novellas right now?

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    I don't know of any places offhand, Ted. But will keep my eyes open and let you know.
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    And he opened the coffins and set them all free. -- "The Chimney Sweeper" -- William Blake

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    I'd appreciate it.

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    *clears away cobwebs*

    *looks around*

    *puts cobwebs back*

    It's been a while since anybody has done anything in here. Sad, really, what this thread has come to.

    I'll just leave this here.

    CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FROM HORRIFIED PRESSHYPER-TOMB: CRYPT OF THE CYBER-MUMMY
    Deadline: October 15th
    Payment: Exposure and Royalties
    60% of profits received
    50% off RP paperback contributor copies (cost)

    Word Count: Up to 7000 words.
    Mummies, space rays, maps to the stars, pyramids, old gods, prophecy, magic, horror, science fiction… the possible outer space origins of Egyptian myth and culture have tantalised mankind for hundreds of years… oh, and NO STAR-GATES!!!


    I will accept poetry as well.

    Maximum word count 7,000 words. No exceptions.
    Reprints are OK as long as all rights have been reverted back to you.
    Submission guidelines:
    Multiple submissions: Up to 5 stories and 7 poems, but only one story or two poems will be considered for the book.
    Please submit your manuscript as a *.rtf, *.doc or *.docx file (all other formats will automatically be rejected. Contact me prior to submitting if this presents an issue for you.)
    No headers, footers or page numbers.
    Please check grammar.
    Upon acceptance into the anthology, you agree that Horrified Press holds exclusive publishing rights for six months from the date of publication. All intellectual property rights over the author’s work remain with the author, with the proviso that Horrified Press retains distribution rights in the format of the contracted anthology.
    This title will be available as an e-book and trade quality paperback.
    Alex S. Johnson will be presiding over this anthology.
    Email your submission as an attachment to: Trolleydogs@aol.com
    The email subject line must read: “SUBMISSION – HYPER-TOMB: CRYPT OF THE CYBER-MUMMY – ‘your story title’” or your submission will not be considered for this anthology.
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    I be writing the horrors. I have an excused absence.

    I'm going to poke my head in and see what I've missed around here, though.
    And by came an angel who had a bright key,
    And he opened the coffins and set them all free. -- "The Chimney Sweeper" -- William Blake

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    The whole lot of us have been busy. I think that's the story of the hounds. It's not like we have drama here. It's just that people get busy and most of us are busy being writers or other things.

    I need to make more of an effort to bring in new blood.

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    I'm not sure who all is checking in on these updates, but I'll keep posting them as if somebody is.

    I really love this call for subs. I have a paranormal detective I'd love to develop more.

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    I'll try to be more proactive in sharing sub calls I see.

    In the UK, Alchemy Press have a new open call. They're good folks - I've had stories in three of their previous anthos over the years.

    2018 sees the re-launch of the Alchemy Press Book Of… anthologies with a brand new title: HORRORS, edited by Peter Coleborn and Jan Edwards. We are looking for horror stories … but tales that can be described as “weird”, “strange”, “amazing” and “peculiar”: stories that would have found a home in Weird Tales, Unknown Worlds, Fantastic and Fantasy Tales among other illustrious publications.

    Your story can be set in almost any era, any place but glimpse at and pervert the usual perceptions of reality – and unreality. We do not want stories that deal with common horror tropes without stretching boundaries. Avoid zombies unless they are tackled in an unexpected and strange fashion. No urban romance – you know, heroine falling for a vampire and so forth. Nor do we want to see religious tracts, porn, and we really, really do not want gross-out horror tales.

    Please send your stories in a standard manuscript format (3,000-6,000 words [flexible – contact us before submitting]) to alchemypress@gmail.com to arrive by 31 January 2018 (contact us if an extension is required).

    Payment: 0.5p a word (20 for 4,000 words, 30 for 6,000 words), plus a copy of the book and royalties. The anthology will be in print for a maximum of five years and then the book will become OOP.


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    If I had more time to write horror shorts...

    I sold 3 this summer () and my other 2 are still out. I love writing horror. It's a good release from writing light, funny mystery novels. If only I didn't have to feed the family and pay the light bill...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TedTheewen View Post
    I'm not sure who all is checking in on these updates, but I'll keep posting them as if somebody is.

    I really love this call for subs. I have a paranormal detective I'd love to develop more.
    I pay attention to these, Ted, so thanks! And Willie, yours looks good, too.

    Speaking of finding these Antho calls, I started a thread the other day about common site resources you use because apparently I sucketh at finding them. If you have any advice you are willing to share, that would be cool. Linky to the thread.
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    Happy Friday the 13th!
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    And he opened the coffins and set them all free. -- "The Chimney Sweeper" -- William Blake

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    You DO check in on this place! Yay!

    Ok, it's Friday the 13th, as Soapy said, and that means we should make somebody's day unlucky.

    At least, I think that's how it works.

    Awesome links!

    Wait....did we have a newbie sneak in?

    Noizchild, do you like bbq?

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    Severed Press are open for action adventure horror and scifi novellas and novels. Several of my writing buddies have work with them and all say good things ( and I have a contract for a novel there now too ). Booms, bangs and big creature mayhem. What's not to like?

    What we want

    Killer sea creatures or monstrous kaiju fiction: Creature features about monsters that come from the deep, or maybe even somewhere more terrifying. Minimum word count 30k.


    Dinosaurs : Lost world adventures featuring terrifying creatures from the past. Minimum word count 30k


    Military horror/sci-fi: Like Predator or Aliens, a military unit faces off against an unknown threat from beyond the stars or from another dimension. Minimum word count 40k


    Apocalyptic or post-apocalyptic scenarios (including TEOTWAWKI or SHTF): Stories that explore the end of the world or life after it: zombie outbreaks, alien invasions or whatever else may serve as a harbinger of the end times! Minimum word count 60k


    LitRPG: Stories where characters are transported or trapped within an online game, usually a MMORPG . LitRPG blends traditional science fiction and fantasy with gaming elements and mechanics. Minimum word count 30k.


    LitFPS: Stories that blend fiction with First Person Shooters. Minimum word count 30k.


    That’s what we want, but the presentation is up to you. Fiction can be serious, downbeat, comedic and satirical, or maybe just scary as hell. Be creative and mix it up! A good story that’s well told is what matters most to us.

    What we don’t want?

    Erotica and pornography: we don’t shy away from adult content, but it has to work within the context of the story.


    Unsolicited submissions from published and new authors alike will be considered for publication provided that the manuscript conforms to the relevant genre(s) listed above and aligns with our general standards for publication.

    All fiction submissions should offer a strong plot with stimulating and logically ordered content, and feature fully developed and realized characters. Above all else, it must be well written.


    The procedure for submission is as follows

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