Wednesday, December 3, 2008

New Anthology Market

Thanks to The Other Aaron for the heads up.

The Monsters Next Door have called for submissions to The Devil's Food anthology. Quoted from the site:

Stories should be centered on humans as food for some type of monster. Stories should have a supernatural element. Classic monsters (vampires, werewolves, zombies, etc…) are okay, as well as new, creative and original monsters. The focus of the story should be the threat of being eaten; this should dominate the tone of the story. Gore, sex, and violence are fine as long as it is used to enhance the story and not merely for the gross out or the smut.

Stories should be 3000 to 7500 words in length, Times New Roman font, double spaced, two spaces after sentence ending punctuation. Please do not use headers or footers. Stories should be sent as .rtf or .doc documents. The author’s contact info should be on the first page of the manuscript as well as in the body of the email. A short synopsis should also be in the body of the email.

We will pay $25 dollars and a contributor’s copy for First North American serial rights for each story selected. Authors will be paid upon publication. All rights revert back to the author upon publication.

Send submissions to MonsterAnthology[@] (without the brackets) as attached .rtf or .doc file. On the subject line, put DEVIL’S FOOD: your story’s title. If you do not receive confirmation that we received your submission within 10 days, feel free to query.

Multiple submissions are fine as long as they are in separate emails. Simultaneous submissions okay as long as it is clearly stated in the cover letter (aka body of the email).

Submissions will remain open until April 1, 2009. All submissions will be responded to by June 1, 2009. Do not query on your status until after that date. Publication date is scheduled for late summer 2009.

I have a few in mind that could go here if they don't find a home where they are currently submitted.

Give it a go and good luck.



  1. I love the idea. I don't think there will be a lot of subtle violence in these tales.

  2. Probably not much subtlety, but we'll see. I remember reading some stories in the past which were very artful in the manner they implied cannibalism but never actually showed it.

    I've written a couple myself where a monster/creature gets its meal but the story deals with the fear approaching the final bite rather than the dismemberment - unfortunately, those are a little on the small side for this word count.

    Still I'm hoping it's more the subtlety which wins out here.