Burning Bulb Publishing is seeking Bizarro stories for an upcoming anthology:
Title: The Big Book of Bizarro
Publisher: Burning Bulb Publishing
Editors: Horror novelists Rich Bottles Jr. (Lumberjacked) and Gary Lee Vincent (Darkened Hills)
Format: Trade Paperback
Payment: Five-cents per word (upon publication) up to submission cap plus contributor copy
Story length: Up to 3000 words (note: the story may go slightly over, but compensation will be capped at $75.00 per story)
No multiple or simultaneous submissions
Deadline: Friday, July 1, 2011
E-mail submissions to: [email protected]
We will accept Microsoft Word .doc attachments only. We are looking for transgressive/bizarro stories. According to Wikipedia, "Bizarro fiction is a contemporary literary genre, which often utilizes elements of absurdism, satire, and the grotesque, along with pop-surrealism and genre fiction staples, in order to create subversive works that are as weird and entertaining as possible."
The publisher wants tales with a solid plot and good character development. Stories should grab the reader's attention quickly and hold it until the end (think powerful and emotional tales that are creepy, chilling, disturbing, moody and weird). Since these stories are intended for an adult audience, explicit submissions are acceptable.
Formatting your manuscript:
Use Times New Roman (12).
Italicize what you want italicized.
Single space after sentence-ending punctuation.
Be sure to include your name, address, email on manuscript.
How much does it cost you to submit a story or be published? Absolutely nothing, so send us a story since you've got nothing to lose.
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