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Calling for Hardcore Horror submissions

The open submission deadline for 'Hardcore Horror' is approaching, so all of you punk rock writer types and fright friends, if you've got a scary story to tell that you'd like to see included in the anthology that's going to be published by Earth Island Books, we want to hear from you...

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, and are still active in, the Hardcore / Punk scene. It is due to be published by Earth Island Books in October 2024.

The book will be comprised of thirty (ish) stories, the subject matter of each is entirely up to the individual author but thematically, must be genre (Horror) specific.

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.

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 and will be, 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 (after publication costs are covered) for the writers.

Submissions are now open and will close on April 30th, 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 inquiries about the book should be directed, to horror(at)

Art by Rachel Evans.

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