Call for Submissions: Unfairest

Red Sands is now accepting submissions for a new anthology: Unfairest: Fairy Tales Retold

ABOUT: Fairy tales can’t die. We continue to read them. They continue to affect us. Unfairest will be a collection of work that has the sense of relatability and humanity featured in all of the best fairy tales throughout history. Each story must be a new take on an existing, recognizable tale from around the world. The tale may be obscure, and connection may be quite loose, but the tale’s existence and your work’s relation to it must be justifiable in some way. 

Deadline: APRIL 1, 2020

Format: Short stories, flash fiction, novellas, poetry, and prose. 

Length: Stories 250 – 20,000 words and all styles of poetry will be considered.

Genre: All genres will be considered. Let the muse guide you! However, if you intend to submit “explicit” material such as hardcore erotica or extreme horror, please consider submitting your work to Throbbing Tales which welcomes work of that nature with open arms.

We strongly desire to promote diverse perspectives. We embrace challenging or experimental work, but special formatting or special characters may not be possible due to limitations of publishing and formatting for ebooks intended for a variety of devices.

If your piece does not fall under the submission guidelines, please query before sending it, otherwise it may not be reviewed. 

Submission Guidelines:

Only digital submissions will be accepted. Submissions must be in .doc, .docx, .txt or .rtf format. 

Email Subject line: “Unfairest Submission:” followed by “Title” and “X thousand words.”

Submissions without this subject line may not be considered. We will not accept submissions with the text embedded in the body of an email.

The first line of your submission’s document should contain the title, and the second line should contain the author’s name. We recommend that the document is in a sensible font, such as Courier, Ariel, or Times New Roman, 12 pt, double spaced, with no special characters. 

Please send submissions to [email protected]

Happy writing!

100 Best Horror Novels (up to 1987)

This cool book, originally published in 1988, asked famous writers to create the ultimate list of the Top 100 Horror Novels over history. I was so impressed by the obscure and classic titles they discussed, I copied the full list with Amazon links for reference. Check it out!

1592: Christopher Marlow – The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus

1606: William Shakespeare – The Tragedy of Macbeth

1612: John Webster – The White Devil

1794: William Godwin – Caleb Williams

1796: Matthew Gregory Lewis – The Monk