Call for Submissions: DEEP CUTS ANTHOLOGY Looking for Short Horror Stories

Written by Laurel on June 29th, 2012



For submission guidelines, go to:  The submission deadline is August 31, 2012.

For kickstarter donation information, go to:  The pledge deadline is July 1, 2012.


Co-editors E.S. Magill, Angel Leigh McCoy, and Chris Marrs have put out a call for submissions and for Kickstarter pledges for DEEP CUTS, an anthology of short horror stories designed to celebrate Women in Horror Month, February 2013. Both men and women may submit stories to the anthology, but they will each be required to also submit a 150-word recommendation for a short horror story written by a woman writer. The submission deadline is 8/31/12.

The editors are doing a Kickstarter fundraiser to raise enough money to pay greater than professional rates to all writers on the project. The goal is $5000 and the end date for pledges is 7/1/12.

The three spotlight writers invited to the anthology are Nancy Holder, Yvonne Navarro, and Mehitobel Wilson. Lisa Morton will write the Introduction.

Nancy Holder is a New York Times Bestselling author. Her work has appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, LA Times,, LOCUS, and other bestseller lists. A five-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award from the Horror Writers Association, she has also received accolades from the American Library Association, the American Reading Association, the New York Public Library, and Romantic Times. She has sold many novels set in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Saving Grace, Hellboy, and Smallville universes.

Yvonne Navarro is the author of twenty-two published novels and well over a hundred short stories, and has written about everything from vampires to psychologically disturbed husbands to the end of the world. Her work has won the HWA’s Bram Stoker Award™ plus a number of other writing awards.

Mehitobel Wilson has been nominated for a Bram Stoker Award™. In addition, she received an Honorable Mention in the Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror five years in a row. Her work is featured in Sins of the Sirens, a Dark Arts book.

Lisa Morton is an award-winning author, screenwriter, and producer. She plays an integral role in the horror community as Vice President of the Horror Writers Association. In addition to her accomplishments and accolades, Lisa is also well-known for being a champion of women writers in the horror genre. Her most recent works is the graphic novel Witch Hunts: A Graphic History of the Burning Times, written with Rocky Wood and Greg Chapman, published by McFarland.


(Posted by Laurel Anne Hill, Voted “Most Wicked 2011” by the fans of