From Tales of the South to Madness and even the Beyond, we have
traveled across a diverse landscape of literary genres. Now, NLSP will
take readers to a place of Horror in the fourth installment of our NEW
First Came Fear:
New Tales of Horror
Edited by Casey Ellis
From the editor who brought you Startling Sci-Fi: New Tales of the Beyond
comes a collection that will terrify. Horror remains one of the most
popular genres in television, film and, of course, literature. NLSP
wants to join the ghoulish party! Send us your unique, creative fiction
in the art of fear. Ghosts, werewolves, vampires and zombies are great.
We also welcome psychological horror, tales of witchcraft and black
magic, and the work of Old Scratch himself. Everyone is welcome to
submit. Take your work in any direction you like, but make sure it fits
into the great literary traditions of the genre. Think Mary Shelley,
Bram Stoker, and Oscar Wilde to Shirley Jackson, Ira Levin, and Anne
Rice. From The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
to The Babadook
and Get Out
the best horror, from the quietest gothic to the grisliest gore, uses
cleverness and craft. Above all else, whether it be spiritually,
intellectually, viscerally or a mix of all three, scare the pants off
Please include a brief cover letter telling us a little about
yourself, where you've published before, etc. But don't worry if this is
your first time out: we still want to hear from you!
should be 1,000 to 3,000 words. If you're not familiar with manuscript
formats, consult William Shunn's excellent guide (http://www.shunn.net/format/story.html).
can be in any visual medium (photography, painting, drawing, digital,
and beyond). If submitting a photo of a person, you must be able to
provide a model release upon acceptance. Files should generally be a
minimum of 1,000 pixels on the shortest edge but you must be able to
provide print-suitable hi-resolution versions if accepted.
and video submissions are welcome as well. While these pieces may or may
not appear in our final anthology, we may publish them online as part
of the anthology release.
If you wish to submit work that has been
previously published elsewhere, please provide us with complete
publication details which must include medium, date, title, and
availability (if known) of publication. We will consider reprints on a
case by case basis.
As a small indie press, we can currently
offer payment in the form of one free copy of the e-book and a
contributor’s discount of 30% off the print edition. But we'll also send
lots of love your way with links to your website and promotion on our
social media. Best of all, you'll be part of the NLSP family!