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Are you hardcore enough for Hardcore Horror?

Calling all writers, scenesters and Hardcore Kids… Are you hardcore enough for Hardcore Horror? Hardcore Horror is a forthcoming horror based anthology of short stories whose authors have been involved in, or are still active in, the Hardcore / Punk scene. It is due to be published by Earth Island Books in 2024 The book will comprise of thirty(ish) short horror stories, the subject matter of each is entirely up to the individual author but thematically, must be genre (Horror) specific.

Any, and all, short stories submitted for possible inclusion in Hardcore Horror should be in standard MS format (double spaced, good margins, contact details, approximate word count and page numbers) and attached to an email, as either an RTF (Rich Text File) or Word Document, that includes a brief biography detailing the author’s Punk / Hardcore related history. Story length should be between 3,000 and 10,000 words. There are no upfront payments for any successful submissions, but any stories that are featured in Hardcore Horror will be rewarded with author copies of the book and a royalty share for the writers.

The submission policy is by open invitation – anyone can submit a story, but please don’t be offended if your tale doesn’t make the cut this time. Submissions are now open and will close on 1st January 2024 and all stories submitted before, or on, the closing date will be considered for the anthology. Submissions for Hardcore Horror should be sent, and any enquires about the book directed, to horror(at)

All images / art by Rachel Evans

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