With Volume 3 of our Women of Horror series doing well and Volume 4 currently in editing, we are delighted to announce our next project – Slash-Her.
Slash-Her is a Women of Horror slasher anthology which is a mixture of invite and submissions. The foreword, cover and TOC so far will all be revealed in time, but we can tell you that everyone involved is very excited about this.
I (Janine) will be editing in the main on this project but for anyone choking on their coffee at the thought of that, Jill will be holding my hand throughout the entire process.
We would like to see varied interpretations of this genre. Of course, we (Janine!) are hoping to see some splatterpunk submissions but this anthology will be filled to the brim with nuance. Wow us with your quiet horror, surprise us with your humour. You want an axe wielding soccer mom who has had enough of the other yummy mummies with their lattes, do your worst! Show us what you believe women can bring to the slasher sub-genre.
We also want this to be as diverse as possible and are looking for own voices to bring a unique twist to their narrative.
Open to anyone who identifies as a woman and we encourage all writers, whether you have pages of previous publications or still looking for your first acceptance.
This book will be published March 2022.
Deadline: October 1st, 2021
Word Count: 3000-5000 Words (we won’t bite much if you go over by a little)
Restrictions: No rape, child abuse, homophobia, transphobia, racism or animal abuse! And please, absolutely no toilet humour (Jill hates it, lol – we know it can be a thing in extreme horror but not for this call please.) If you have any questions in relation to this, please feel free to ask, there is room for individual judgement calls on subject matter if you are an own voice writer.
Multiple Submissions: Accepted
Reprints: Accepted as long as you have the rights to republish
Payment: Royalties through Paypal. Final percentage depends on how many authors are in the book. Each author will receive one copy in .mobi, .epub and .pdf formats.
Please be patient while we read all the stories, and whilst we will reply to every acceptance or rejection, we *may* be unable to give you a detailed reason for our decision if we receive a lot of submissions. We hope you understand.
Formatting: Standard 12pt font, please no large or coloured fonts. Standard margins. Please make sure to put your name, address and email address on the top of the first page. Also include your bio and social links.
Submission email/Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this. Please feel free to ask any questions. We hope to hear from you soon – Janine and Jill
Janine Pipe is a Horror lover and writer who was first introduced to the genre by her ghost story telling dad – and she hasn’t looked back since. Citing Glenn Rolfe and Hunter Shea as her favourite current writers and mentors, she likes to shock, and create twists and turns. There is usually a lot of gore and plenty of swearing … She is very thankful to her biggest cheerleaders, her husband and daughter and reviews for Scream Magazine, Beyond the Veil and is a friend of Nightworms.
You can find several of her short stories at Kandisha Press, the charity anthology, Diabolica Britannica, 25 Gates of Hell, and Campfire Macabre from Cemetery Gates Media. She is currently writing a splatterpunk vampire hunter novella and an 80’s slasher. You will also find her podcasting with fellow Brit and indie author, Lou Yardley on Cryptids, Crypts and Coffee or buddy read reviewing and interviewing with Ben Long on her YouTube channel. She is also the official press agent and spookswoman for Kandisha Press.