Sunday, June 1, 2014

One month left - People Eating People

You've got 30 days to finish your submissions. If you're close to finishing or can get it done shortly after deadline, shoot me an email before June 30th and I'll likely give you an extension.

Now for a few notes.

NO MORE RESTAURANTS, or diners, or live-in chefs or anything having to do with the culinary business. I've got a good restaurant story and don't want any more. Which, happens to be what I'm being sent constantly. Some of them have been pretty darn good, but this isn't a cannibal restaurant anthology. And it would be kind of boring if it turned into that.

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX, I know I've said it before but it bears repeating. Remember, your story can't revolve around a mystery if the big reveal is cannibals. Why? Because it won't be a mystery if it's in a cannibal anthology. Also, I'd love to see some stories where the act of cannibalism isn't taboo. Give me a society, an alien race, a fantasy realm, where people eating people is just a way of life. Or maybe it has some cultural significance, or even a practical use. The cannibal doesn't have to be the bad guy, either. It's tempting to make the cannibal a villain, but maybe they're heroes.

I'm looking for something more akin to Soylent Green than Texas Chainsaw Massacre. That's the best way I can put it.

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