Open Calls

Note: Read through the General Guidelines first.

GOREFEST: The title says it all. We at The Evil Cookie Publishing prefer our horror with a heavy hitting dosage of gore and carnage. First, we gave you BREWTALITY, then BLUDGEON TOOLS. There’s no better way to celebrate our first year of publishing horror than with a festival of gore. THIS IS AN OPEN THEMED ANTHOLOGY.


  • Short story MAX 3,000 word count.
  • No reprints
  • No simultaneous subs
  • No multiple subs
  • Nothing involving children (not even implied) or religious plots
  • Payment: 3 cents per word + 1 paperback contributor copy
  • Manuscripts: 12pt font, double-spaced and as .DOC or .DOCX
  • Do not send story in body of email.
  • Responses usually within a month, but could be longer depending on size of sub pile.
  • Send stories to:
  • Subject line: Gore Sub: (story title) by (author name)
  • Include brief bio, if I don’t already know you, just to break the ice.
  • OPENS: February 1, 2021
  • DEADLINE: March 1, 2021