Submissions for Fossil Lake V: WERE-WHAT?!? will
open this summer be delayed, sorry!
Theme: Shapeshifting and transformation. Preferably but not necessarily involuntary. The weirder the better, get out there, get unusual. Doesn’t have to be classic full-moon bit-by-something; super-science serums or curses or genetics or extreme makeovers or whatever; as long as something turns into something else. Doesn’t even have to be human –> animal; if you can make a were-toaster work with story-inherent plausibility, go for it. Dark humor, graphic gore, bizarro, and body horror are all welcome. Think Black Sheep, Zombeavers, Tusk. Surprise us, shock us, gross us out, make us laugh even as we cringe, make us smack our heads and wish we’d thought of that!
July 1st – July 31st, 2017. Please do not submit outside these dates without prior arrangement. Delayed, to be determined at a later date.
Word Limit: Poetry/flash fiction up to 1000 words; short stories 2000-5000 words.
Compensation: contributor copy; token payment of $5.00 for poetry/flash; $10.00 for short stories.
Rights: one-time non-exclusive anthology rights.
Reprints: sure, just let us know where and when it’s appeared before.
Format: Standard manuscript; double-spaced; Times New Roman 12-point preferred. Italics for italics and whatnot.
Send: attached as a .doc or .rtf to: firstname.lastname@example.org. “Fossil Lake V” in the subject line, please.