Submission-Calls - Madness Heart Press Trigger Warning Curses

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Madness Heart Press is now seeking submissions for its fourth edition of Trigger Warning. The previous editions have covered Speaking Ill of the dead, extreme Body Horror, and Hallucinations. This time around they’re looking for the most unspeakable, gut-wrenching, mind-bending stories about curses writers can drag out of their nightmares. The title really does cover it all. Everything past the title page comes with no further caution. This is not horror made for the faint of heart or passing casual interest. It is intentionally gross, violent, traumatic, and damaging on a criminal level. If you are up to the challenge, it also needs to be exceptionally well-written and creative.

This collection will be slushed by John Baltisberger and then passed to the one and only Christine Morgan for final selection and editing. You need to bring your A-game, recycling old tropes and bringing in subjects simply for the sake of the shock will not work. You need to tell good stories. Good, splattery, upsetting stories.

-Madness Heart Submission Call

Are you ready? Here are the details:

To Submit: Send a .doc or .rtf to john@madnessheart.press
with the subject: TRIGGER WARNING: [TITLE][Word Count]

  • We will not accept stories in which rape is portrayed in an acceptable or positive light.
  • No Bestiality
  • Racism/Sexism/Bigotry of any form will never be accepted here, unless it is followed by the violent and terrifying death of said bigots.
  • The minimum word count is 1500.
  • Double-check your grammar and spelling.
  • Format your story correctly.
  • Please submit all stories in DOC/RTF format. 
  • Please let us know if the story has been published previously.
  • We prefer to avoid multiple and simultaneous submissions.
  • We pay $10.00 for stories
  • Acceptance/Rejection letters will be sent out once submissions are closed.

Interested in previous anthologies of the same series?

Trigger Warning: Hallucinations Madness Heart Press, Bookshop.org, Amazon
Trigger Warning: Body Horror Madness Heart Press, Bookshop.org, Amazon
Trigger Warning: Speaking Ill Madness Heart Press, Bookshop.org, Amazon

We here at Bizarro Central ask you to strongly consider purchasing directly from the publisher. Buying from Bookshop is another great option for indie presses. Learn more about “The Rebel Alliance standing up to the Amazon Empire” according to the Chicago Tribune. No hard feelings if you must get that Prime shipping fix.

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