Submission Call for The Bloodied QuillSeptember 12th, 2008 by Gabrielle Faust received No Comments »
The Bloodied Quill is a group newsletter and as such we need contributions from the group. We are looking for interviews, reviews (of books, movies, music, even video games), articles on writing, publishing, movie making, music and more, not to mention a piece or two of poetry or fiction. All contributions should be related to horror, dark fantasy or general dark genres. Please find the full submission guidelines below.
The deadline for September has been extended to September 20th. Anything received after that will be considered for the special Halloween issue, deadline October 10th.
IOHP Newsletter Guidelines (Updated 4-14-2008)
The Bloodied Quill is evolving. We are moving toward a more multi-media angle to reflect the variety of our membership.
The Bloodied Quill is a quarterly PDF publication for the members of the International Order of Horror Professionals, a group of professionals and fans from a wide variety of horror and dark-themed careers. From musicians to writers and movie makers, IOHP is a networking group for the genre, not just one part of it.
What We Want: reviews, articles related to horror, writing, movies or other media, dark poetry, dark art and fiction (reprints ONLY for creative works)
Rights: We ask for one-time non-exclusive rights to publish your work in our newsletter
Submissions: send in the body of the mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with SUBMISSION in the subject line. Mails with attachments will be deleted unread.
Response Time: 30 days or less
Notice: We reserve the right to reject work for any reason, including but not limited to inappropriateness or space/time limitations. Please see the sections below for more details. Make sure to include your email address with your submission and make sure that your mail program accepts emails from our address. We cannot send you a “Yes!” if we can’t send to you.
Submissions are always open, but there are deadlines for each issue.
March 10th for the April Issue
June 10th for the July Issue
September 10th for the October Issue
October 10th for the Special Halloween Issue
December 10th for the January Issue
We are actively seeking articles and columns related to the horror genre in all its aspects. Articles on writing, movie making, music, web pages, publishing and even make up how tos are all welcome. If you are unsure feel free to send a short (200 words) pitch to test the waters.
News, Happenings and Member Success
Do you have a bit of news, a release announcement, or an event to tell us about? Send your news tips, release and events announcements in 50-100 words to email@example.com.
We are looking for reviews of books, movies (theater releases, DVDs and classics), music and horror or dark fantasy games. Reviews should be 200 to 500 words, should not be attacks on the authors, actors, musicians or directors and should contain more than “I liked/didn’t like this…”. We reserve the right to refuse reviews based on content, space restriction or if we have already accepted a review on said book or movie. Please use the following format and send your reviews in the body of the email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Reviews are not the place for self promotion and reviews that reek of false positive, or false negative, will be refused.
Author or Director:
Publisher or Distributor:
Available: (New/Used/Theater Release/DVD)
Please query all interviews.
Poetry and Fiction
Fiction should be under 5k and should be a reprint. We cannot pay at this time, so we refuse to take first rights to a story. The same goes for poetry, which should not be of an epic length. Fiction and poetry should be horror or dark fantasy themed. While we understand that violence and gore are part of horror we will refuse stories that are nothing but violence and gore. Likewise we will decline stories that are nothing but hate, prejudice or sexism and we have no desire to read about molestation. Creative works should also be error free and show an understanding of grammar, plotting and story structure.
Please send poetry and fiction to email@example.com in the body of the email. Attachments will be deleted unread.
Questions, Comments and Feedback
Comments, questions and feedback are all welcome via email at firstname.lastname@example.org