Thursday, July 29, 2010


A Pint of Bloody Fiction Submission Guidelines

What do we want?

200 word stories exactly – excluding the title and byline, filled with suspense. These 200 words must be able to tell a story from beginning to end, they should not be snippets from anything or quotes/passages. They must have at least one character and at least one form of action should play out.

How do we want it?

Please paste your story into the body of an email. No indents. Single spaced and a hard return after paragraphs. You can send up to three stories in one email accompanied by a bio of around 100-200 words. We do accept simultaneous submissions but if your story is accepted elsewhere whilst sitting in our slushpile, then please inform the editor. We also accept reprints, but please make sure that you have the rights to sell your work onto us. Please send all submissions to Sam at


We offer $3 for both stories and poetry and a copy of the book at a discounted rate with free shipping.


Open until filled. We will announce when we are almost there.

~S.E.COX – Editor in Chief, House of Horror


Tales of a Woman Scorned


This anthology will be a collection of all those stories of what women will do to get what they want. From bunny boilers, to black widows, we want to read your darkest stories about these psychotic women.

Story Guidelines

We are looking for stories of between 2000-5000 words. Reprints are welcome as long as you have permission to sell your story again.

Submission Guidelines

All submissions should be pasted into the body of an email. We do this simply to keep out any computer viruses as the editor’s laptops and computers are most precious to us, and also it makes for an easy transfer from editor to editor without constantly having to download an attachment. Anyone who sends us an attachment will not be read and their submission will automatically be deleted without notification.

Please only send one submission at a time. This means no multiple submissions. By all means, if we reject a story, then send us another – this goes for the poets too –one submission only! Simultaneous submissions are OK as long as you let us know if it has been accepted elsewhere whilst sat in our queue.

Put “Tales of a woman scorned/title/wordcount” in the subject line and send all submissions to  and please be aware that your submissions may be shipped around for second or third opinions.

Please note that anyone who is a friend of the editor or from another publication/eZine etc, their work will be stripped of identity and sent to another editor for reading. I do not want to be biased when reading for this anthology. Theoretically as Editor in Chief, I will have the final say, but I will take into consideration the comments and notes from the other editors before making my decision.

Please format your submission with the following:

12pt Times New Roman – no other font please. Single spaced with a 2cm paragraph indentation. No returns after paragraphs. Mark scene breaks with three stars with two spaces between each one e.g.
* * *

All em dashes – must be true hyphens – with no spaces between words. Sentences in Italics should be in italics, not underlined.

In the body of an email before your submission, please introduce yourself, maybe tell us a little about the story – we like to hear about writers that submit to us, not a lot of publications do, but we want to get to know our writers and also include an interesting bio of 100-200 words. Please make your bio’s interesting. We do not want a reel off of publications and websites, pick your favourite three and keep it at that.

Open to submissions now and closed when full. We’re looking for about 30 stories for this fun anthology so get yours in as soon as you can. Expect to be put on a short-list or a rejection. Acceptances will be given out when we have all chosen stories.

Expected Publication date:

Mid to late September 2010


We offer $5 per story and $3 per poem, Also we have a contributor's royalty scheme. Upon publication, each contributor will choose their own reference number. Any books bought quoting their unique reference number, said contributor will recieve a further $5 or $3 via paypal depending on whether they had a story or poem published. There is no limit to how many books you can sell quoting your reference number, the more books that you sell, the more money you make.

Have fun writing and I look forward to reading all of your stories!

~ S.E.COX – Editor in Chief, House of Horror

PULSE Is Accepting Poetry Submissions! Deadline: 9/15/2010

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PULSE Is Accepting Poetry Submissions! Deadline: Sept. 15, 2010

Dear Pulse Readers,

We are delighted to let you know that we are ready to accept poetry submissions for the coming year! We invite you to submit your poems from now until September 15, at which time we will review every submission and select those that will appear in Pulse between November 2010 and October 2011.

Here are some guidelines:
You may submit up to three poems for consideration;
  • Each poem may be up to two pages in length (but shorter is perfectly fine!);
  • The subject matter should be related to illness experiences and/or healthcare;
  • We welcome submissions from patients, family members, students and health professionals;
  • We prefer poems depicting personal events; and
  • Most of all, we want good poems that help us understand illness, health and everything in between.
We invite you to visit our Archives so that you can leaf through poetry that has appeared in past issues of Pulse.

When you're ready to submit a poem, please review and follow our Submission Guidelines carefully. This will allow us to consider your submission blindly--that is, without the reviewer knowing who the poet is--something we insist upon.

We look forward to receiving and reading your submissions!

With warm regards,

Judy Schaefer RNC, MA and Johanna Shapiro PhD

Poetry Editors
PULSE: Voices from the Heart of Medicine