(Got the heads up from Charles Tan’s Twitter)
This one is for all you Lovecraftian-horror writers out there: Innsmouth Press, “a fictional newspaper publishing faux news pieces – lovingly called Monster Bytes – in a Lovecraftian/Cthulhu Mythos universe, as well as original short fiction stories” is looking for stories to fill a “multi-ethnic” issue in 2010. As an example, the guidelines do specifically state that they “really, really want to read Filipino Lovecraft.” So what are you guys waiting for?
We’re running a multiethnic issue in 2010 and we want your scary, funny, exciting and plain-bizarre stories with a Lovecraftian twist.
- Must have a minority character in a major role. We are trying to produce an issue that showcases diversity in speculative fiction. We get a lot of slush with characters with English backgrounds, and a lot of stuff set in the United States. We are trying to do something different this time around.
- Special attention will be paid to writers submitting from outside of the United States, so mention it in your cover letter. ‘Cause we don’t get that many of them and we really, really want to read Filipino Lovecraft.
- If you’re a Pakistani-Canadian, we’d like to know it. We’re trying to represent different regions of the world, so this is an important factor.
Send only from August 1, 2009 to October 31, 2009. Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org, Subject line: Multi-issue, Story Title. Read our usual submission guidelines for pay rates, formatting info and tips.
The complete guidelines and a more in-depth FAQ can be found here. Also check out their usual submission guidelines (distinct from any special rules for the multi-ethnic issue). Note that the reading period starts in August, so don’t send anything in before then.
This one is way out of my usual proving grounds, but best of luck to everyone else!