Submissions Open: May 1st-15th

Title: TBD

Type: Anthology of short stories (horror)

Editor: Kenneth W. Cain

Theme: Splatterpunk Western Horror set in the late 1800s in the Old West. All horror tropes welcome. Violence, gore, and explicit sexual content are no
replacement for story. These elements must drive the story forward, not distract from the story.

No explicit sexual content just for the sake of having it, no racism or anti-LGBTQIA+, animal cruelty, violence just for violence’s
sake. No reprints.

What: Submissions should be a Word doc or docx. On the first page of your piece, include word
count and any specific trigger warnings.

Please include an author bio (including any social media or website links you want displayed) as a
separate document.

Stories: 2,500-5,000 words

Single submissions only-please only submit one story for consideration. Simultaneous submissions
are fine, please let us know if your piece is accepted elsewhere.

This is an open submission call. No slots have been reserved for invitation pieces.

Where: Email all submissions to submissions@brigidsgatepress.com and put WESTERN
ANTHOLOGY in the subject line.

Compensation: $0.08/word, ebook and paperback copy of the anthology.

Questions about the anthology? Send an email to admin@brigidsgatepress.com



Submissions Open: June 1 st to June 30th

Title: Dangerous Waters: Deadly Women of the Sea

Type: Anthology of short stories, poetry, and drabbles

Editor: Julia C. Lewis

Theme: We’re looking for horror or dark fantasy stories, poems, and drabbles about malevolent
mermaids, sinister sirens, scary selkies, spirits, and other deadly and dangerous women of the
sea. Stories including the ocean or sea are the focus of the anthology, but we will consider stories
involving rivers as well.

No explicit sexual content, no racism or anti-LGBTQIA+, animal cruelty, extreme horror, or violence just for violence’s sake. No reprints.

What: Submissions should be a Word doc or docx. On the first page of your piece, only put the title, word count, and trigger warnings. Do not use headers or footers.

Stories: 500-3,500 words

Poetry: up to 350 words

Drabbles: exactly 100 words

Titles are not included in word counts

Multiple submissions will be accepted (up to 3 pieces per author), but only one piece will be printed. Simultaneous submissions are fine, please let us know if your piece is accepted elsewhere.

This is an open submission call. No slots have been reserved for invitation pieces.

Please include an author bio (including any social media or website links you want displayed) as a separate document.

Where: Email all submissions to submissions@brigidsgatepress.com. In the subject line put DANGEROUS WATERS.

Compensation: Copy of the ebook and paperback of the anthology.
Stories: $0.08 a word
Poems: $50 a poem
Drabbles: $50 a drabble

Questions about the anthology? Send an email to admin@brigidsgatepress.com