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American Psychos A Serial Killer Anthology 7 MATURE CONTENT

A project of Red Room Press (see other related projects).

Do not submit here! This project is permanently closed to submissions (October 2018). We provide the following information as an archive.

About

Red Room Press is seeking stories for a new dark crime/thriller/horror anthology, American Psychos: A Serial Killer Anthology. Inspired by the most disturbingly violent and graphic crime thriller novels of our time, including Bret Easton Ellis’s American Psycho, Shane Steven’s By Reason of Insanity, Michael Slade’s Headhunter, our goal is to make American Psychos a brutal, suspenseful, nightmare-inducing hard ride into hell.

Country of Publication

United States

Publication Medium & Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationOne-time publication.

Fiction Closed

Stories must be about a serial killer, obviously. The story can either be based on a real serial killer or a fictional serial killer. Stories should primarily be set in the USA, but the character may travel abroad. We want stories that are brutal, graphic, disturbing and violent. The above referenced books will give you a good idea of what we are looking for. Serial killers must be human; no supernatural elements, monsters, or vampires. They can have supernatural beliefs, however, and they can be any gender or race.

Audience:
Adults.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
Horror HorrorSubgenre: Extreme Horror.
Mystery/Crime Mystery/CrimeSubgenre: Crime.
Suspense/Thriller Suspense/ThrillerSubgenre: Serial Killer.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Dark, Mainstream.
Topics:
Society/Culture (Crime, See guidelines), Other (See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Short Story Short Story3,500 - 5,500 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK No No OK NoText format submissions
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Dates

Last Updated: 01 Oct 2018
Date Added: 02 Jul 2018

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