Ends on January 5, 2018
Working Title: Cthulhu Speaks

Word Count: 5000 to 7000 words

Pays: $50 per accepted story on publication, plus an equal share of 50% of book's earnings.

What we're looking for: This will be the third book in a series of anthologies, aimed at modernizing and updating Lovecraft's style of cosmic horror, including making the writing more to modern tastes. That is, not so much exposition, more current settings, no racism,  and so on, but maintaining the eerie feel of Lovecraft's work. For this book in particular, we are looking for stories that include modern technology as a necessary component.

Please note: Must be cosmic horror or weird fiction. We shy away from rape or sexual assault in the books we publish, so include it at your own risk. Stories do not have to mention Cthulhu.

Previous books in this series may be seen here: Cthulhu Lies Dreaming, Cthulhu Lives!


Deadline: 5 January, 2018
The submissions to this category are only for free critiques and are not considered for publication.

Outside of Ghostwoods Books, our editors use their skills to help writers get their books into print with publishers both large and small, as well as helping self publishers polish up their work. We are offering free critique Mondays to help as many writers as we can.

Once you're signed into Submittable on your normal Submittable account, please  complete the form and attach a file containing the first page or 250 words of your work. If you don't have a Submittable account, you will need to sign up for one. It's free (and you may find places to submit your work through it.)

We'll get to as many as we can each week. We will notify you if we can't get to yours and you can resubmit the next week.

One entry per person, please.

To find out about our paid editing services, please visit Flourish Editing.