Sunday, 18 May 2008

The Black Garden

Corpulent Insanity Press have just announced a new anthology The Black Garden .

Taken from their guidelines:

Give us your best, most visceral horror tales. They can be surreal, bizarre, morbidly humorous, graphic (think splatterpunk), or any variation in between. All we ask is that they involve the maturation of evil. What does that mean, exactly?

The Black Garden is a metaphor for the underworld. It spawns Satan’s inglorious minions, and tends to them until they are ready to be released. Stories may involve psychotic puppies, mutated babies, or little girls who enjoy disemboweling themselves with corkscrews. That’s up to you. Just remember - they must involve the birth and/or growth of evil.


Word count is 2,000-5,000 words and they pay 1 cent per word.

The deadline is August 1st but it is one of those 'until filled' projects, so get writing like NOW! (I of course will probably ignore this advice and then have a breakdown trying to think of something mid July or will throw somehting at my computer when I see the words 'this anthology is now closed').



5 comments:

Wendy Withers said...

Bah. I have a short story that is perfect for it, but it's already been bought by a magazine. Now I'll have to try to throw something else together.

J.C. Tabler said...

Got one. Just gotta get the idea on paper now, a bigger challenge than it seems while getting my stepdaughter settled in...

Catherine J Gardner said...

Good luck guys.

Natalie L. Sin said...

I wrote mine but I'm procrastinating on polishing the rough draft. For one, the story gives me the shivers. Also, I'm trying to juggle one other short and two flash submissions. When it rains it pours!

Catherine J Gardner said...

Good luck, Natalie. I'm working on building up some ideas but have a nasty suspicion that as soon as I put fingers to the keyboard the market is going to close.