EDITOR: ANTHONY NEIL SMITH
***WE ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED TO SUBMISSIONS (EXCEPT FOR THE "NEW SLASHER" ISSUE) BECAUSE WE ARE LAZY AND SLOW. WE WILL ACCEPT NEW SUBMISSIONS AGAIN IN JANUARY***
PLOTS WITH GUNS is an online literary journal for noir & trasngressive fiction, as long as it has a gun in it somehow, some way.
NEXT ISSUE: OCTOBER 2010: "New Slashers"
For our October issue of PLOTS WITH GUNS, we want horror. We want the sort of shit-your-pants horror that comes not like a sudden shock on the screen, but the kind that makes you increasingly nervous for hours and days after reading it. And we want the kind of nostalgia-bending fiction that reminds us of all those movies from the 80's where the slutty people died first.
Yep, we want some new slashers.
Make up a slasher and put him or her in a story that will make my balls shrivel up. It can be an origin story, or a "sequel", or anything in-between. As long as this is a completely new made up slasher that will freak us the hell out.
And the story has to have a gun in it.
Our typical "contemporary setting" restriction is out the window for this one as well. It can be a slasher from any age, past, present, or future.
We'd like 'em under 5K, please. Deadline will be in mid October. We will post around Halloween.
Shock us, you writer bastards!