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Bloody Rock Anthology 3

A project of Scary Dairy Press (see other related projects).


Scary Dairy Press is seeking short story submissions for an anthology that combines a rock song theme and creepy horror into a tale that rocks readers to their bones! Anthology title pending the kinds of stories submitted and selected. For now, “Bloody Rock” is a placeholder. This ear-bursting anthology draws inspiration from the terrifying tunes of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. Stories need not use the song title as the story title. Stories must not use the original song lyrics, however the song inspiring the tale should be clear. We are looking for stories that channel deathly waves on the air! Bonus points if tales champion animals or animal rights (animals can be our heroes!), focus on human rights, climate change, gender issues, and other important social issues. Any tale that combines terrifying tunes and creepy tales is welcome as long as we can pick it up, play it and shiver!

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2021

Publication Media & Frequency

Audio Publication Audio PublicationOne-time publication.
Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationOne-time publication.
Print Publication Print PublicationOne-time publication.

Fiction Open

Stories for this horror anthology may include additional elements of dark fiction, dark fantasy, speculative fiction, sci-fi or bizarro as long as horror is the primary venue. Your story may occur in any time, place or space. Mix it up, but make it thought provoking and disturbing to the human conscience. It’s up to you whether you curse the world with the Monster Mash or end the tale making every day Halloween.

01 December 2021 11:59 PM EST (in 34 days). 7
Open to a broad Audience.
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Cross-Genre, Dark Fantasy, Science Fiction Horror.
Open to all/most Styles, including: Mainstream.
Music (Popular music, See guidelines), Other (See guidelines).
Horror stories with rock songs of the 1950s, 60s and 70s02 Dec 2021 04:59 UTC14
TypeLength Details
Short Story Short Story2,000 - 5,000 words.
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).
OK No Unknown Unknown UnknownText format submissions
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Bloody Rock Anthology Submission Statistics — Free Preview!

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AccuracyWe have received 29 reports from 28 different members within the past 12 months, not including pending responses (see below). The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported1 min | 16.9 mean avg | 11.0 median | 71 max days (18.7 std dev)
Responses96.55 %
Acceptances0.00 % No publication has a 0% acceptance rate. This data is based on submission reports sent to Duotrope, and we have not received reports of any acceptances yet.
Rejections96.55 % (16.8 avg. days per rejection) | 7.1 % personal, 92.9 % form, 0.0 % unspecified
Non-Responses3.45 %
Never Responded-
Withdrawals3.45 % (22.0 avg. days per withdrawal)
Pending18 responses are pending (2 min | 38.6 mean avg | 37.5 median | 87 max days waiting | 32.8 std dev) from 18 different members This only includes pending reports of users who have been active on this site within the past 30 days

Other Information

Most submissions are acknowledged on the same day.
Most recent response reported was received on 25 Oct 2021.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 02 Oct 2021.

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Last Updated: 10 Aug 2021
Last Checked: 10 Oct 2021 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 17 Jul 2021 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 17 Jul 2021

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