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“Ladies in Red” anthology open for submissions



woman redEditor is a word that scares me, when it is applied to myself.
And yet…
I am taking care of a new anthology, to be published by Horrified Press, as part of their Silent Fray line of physical horror books.

My project is called Ladies in Red, and it goes like this…

They have been the focus of horror movies for decades: the scream queens, the final girls, running upstairs to escape the masked killer…

The time has come for them to be brought center stage in an collection of blood and guts stories with a difference.

Uncompromising, in-your-face horror with a strong female focus.
Let’s get physical.
We are not looking for paranormal romance. No sexy vampires, no lustful werewolves.
We want hard-hitting, gut-wrenching tales of fear. Blood. Gore. Body horror. Twisted psychology.
And women, standing among the carnage and mayhem.

Because where angels fear to tread, a woman will hold her own.

We are looking for stories and poetry.
Reprints welcome.

You find all the sordid details here, at the very bottom of the page.

In Brief: 2000/6000-words stories, hard-hitting horror with a strong female lead.
Reprints ok, poetry ok.
Info: here in the comments, or using the contact module in the right upper corner of this blog, or should everything else fail davide(dot)mana(at)gmail(dot)com

Think about it.

Author: Davide Mana

Paleontologist. By day, researcher, teacher and ecological statistics guru. By night, pulp fantasy author-publisher, translator and blogger. In the spare time, Orientalist Anonymous, guerilla cook.

5 thoughts on ““Ladies in Red” anthology open for submissions

  1. I love that line, “Because where angels fear to tread, a woman will hold her own.”
    I’ll do my best to see if I can come up with something suitable, and in any case… can’t wait for the anthology! 😉

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  2. Davide. Are you up for some gore–not gratuitous or slasher-punk, but gore? I’m thinking a suburban housewife and professional who moonlights as a pick-ax hit-woman. She weighs the morality of her murders, only kills those she thinks deserve such a death, and has a particular dislike of human traffickers. Story will explore how she got where she is and how she began her rather exotic moonlighting job. Does it sound worth undertaking?


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