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Ladies in Red Submissions Closed

lady_in_red_by_sirpsychosexy8-d8q740lJust a very quick note to let the world know that the submissions for Ladies in Red, the horror anthology I am editing for Horrified Press, are now officially closed.
It took me a while to nail the project shut due to personal hang ups and stuff, and I’m terribly sorry, but now this is it.

I’m happy to say that the number of exclleent stories and great poetry that hit me was simply staggering. I’ll start sending mails to all those that submitted fiction or poetry over the weekend, and on Monday I will start discussing the details with the publisher.

Hold tight!

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Ladies in Red Anthology: Second Call

As I have announced previously, I am working as the editor for a project called Ladies in Red, an anthology of strong, uncompromising horror featuring strong female characters, to be published by Horrified Press.


The call did go somewhat 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 a 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.

Now, there are still five or six available slots before we close the project, and we are working on a relaxed but careful schedule: I’d love for this baby to be out for Halloween.

So, please, think about submitting your story or your poetry.
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.
The stories will be paid with a share of the royalties.
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.


“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… Continue reading